Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tangible New Weather Forecasting Service for Energy Traders Announced: Crystallizing the Mountain of Data

Research.  Rockefeller, Buffett, Jobs – all agreed that research is where the ideas come from, ideas for progress.  For productivity.  For profit. For years energy traders have been asking ImpactWeather for access to our proprietary tropical forecasting data so that the industry could know what the largest operators in the Gulf know and when they […]

Obscured Vision Leads to Fatal Air Crash? CFIT Again?

A recently released NTSB preliminary report on the fatal crash of a single-engine Cirrus SR-22 in Utah states that moments before the crash the plane was above 13,000 feet in the midst of clouds between 9,000 and 27,000 feet mean sea level (MSL). Light rain was reported. Both the pilot and his wife were killed in this July 14th crash. A local newspaper speculates that the pilot’s vision was obscured.

The Drought of 2012 Just Getting Started, Explained With Empathy

I have tremendous empathy for the drought-stricken residents of the Midwest and Mississippi River Valley regions. It was only last year that so much of Texas, including my part of Texas (Houston), was experiencing the exact same thing: temperatures so hot it was literally dangerous to spend more then just a few minutes outside, air […]

After a Storm, What You Don’t Know About Electricity Could Kill You – Easily (20-minute no-spin webinar)

Just about every month ImpactWeather hosts a free webinar on behalf of the Association of Contingency Planners to spread general preparedness wisdom and, honestly, to encourage increased membership to that fine organization.  And every month about a week before the live show, we host a full run-through to make sure we’ve got a tight ship.  […]

July Outlook for the Hurricane Season: Yeah, It’s Slow Right Now [3-min. video]

ImpactWeather StormWatch Manager and lead hurricane forecaster Chris Hebert takes a look at why this season — which started at a record-setting pace (never before have there been four named storms by July 1) — is slowing down and will continue to remain slow. Scratch that. Not slow overall, but slow as compared to last […]

Lessons on Static Electricity and Lightning. From the Top of a Thunderstorm. On A Motorcycle

Last week at this time I was on the top of Mt. Evans in Colorado and it was not a pleasant day. It was a great experience but it was stormy and cold, with rain, lightning and even graupel and, oh yeah — I was on my motorcycle with my wife Tonie as a passenger. […]