Monthly Archives: November 2011

The End Of An Active Hurricane Season…Well, Technically

Earlier this year we went on record predicting the number of named storms, including the total number of hurricanes and major hurricanes (Category 3 and above), we expected to develop during the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Our prediction here at ImpactWeather called for 14 named storms, including 8 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes. So how […]

Coldest Weather Yet On Tap this Weekend For Many Parts of the Country

There’s a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including the weather, as it’s shaping up to be pretty nice across a good portion of the country. After some much needed rain fell here in Texas yesterday, it looks like we’re going to dry out the next day or two before an even stronger cold […]

Texas Drought Reveals Lost Pieces of History…Among Other Things

Climatologically speaking, this is the second worst drought the city of Houston has ever seen. The previous record is 17.79 inches for the year and as of right now, we’ve received 19.57 inches (this isn’t including today’s rainfall totals, which could be between 0.5-1.00 inch across some areas). In a 12-month period from October 2010 […]

Critical Elements of Post-Disaster Voice Communications Recovery – A Free Half-Hour Webinar

The Association of Contingency Planners presents its 8th free webinar in our year-long series of BC/DR presentations sponsored by ImpactWeather, Inc. The top priority during a disaster is communications.  Many people believe recovering the PBX will solve communications problems, but that’s not always true. This presentation will explain common industry terms and identify critical elements for […]

Thanksgiving Day/Black Friday Forecast…Should I Bundle Up or Take an Umbrella? Either Way I’m Heading Out!

There are so many things I love about the holidays and Thanksgiving is one of my favorites. Like most of you I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching football and of course, eating until I’m about to pop. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving to me without two of my favorites, which are cornbread dressing […]

A Fairly Long Look At What Will Probably Be A Very Long Winter – 27-minute recorded webinar

On Tuesday, ImpactWeather StormWatch Manager and long-range forecast authority Fred Schmude presented a detailed look at what we expect around the country over the next several months.  The presentation was made as part of the year-long series of business continuity webinars that ImpactWeather is hosting on behalf of the Association of Contingency Planners.  You can […]

“This smells funny. Here, taste it!” Time to Rotate Your Emergency Supply Food

After a brief but jarringly disruptive major snow event in the Northeast U.S. over Halloween weekend, the country finds itself in a relative lull, at least weather-wise.  However, the line of thunderstorms that rolled through the South last night, killing six in Georgia and the Carolinas, reminds us that there’s never, ever a time that […]

One More Gift For Your List; Make A Service Member’s Holiday Season

The employees of ImpactWeather and Universal Weather and Aviation just mailed 101 care packages to the troops of the 515th Engineer Company — the 515th Sappers. That should work out to one care package for each sapper, plus a few for a rainy day. But I’m sure your first question is the same as mine: What’s a sapper?

Severe Weather Impact…In A Very Positive Way

Community outreach is a passion of ours here at ImpactWeather. Several times a year we make it a priority to give back to the community and to lend a hand any way we can. Most recently we gave our support to the 515th Sappers by raising money and filling boxes of goodies to send overseas […]

36th National Weather Association Meeting Report: Severe Weather

A short report on some of the sessions of the 36th Meeting of the National Weather Association from ImpactWeather Meteorologist Jennifer Stein.