Tag Archives: hurricane season

One Year Later: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Superstorm Sandy

This time last year, millions of people along the East Coast were recovering from the destructive effects of one of the costliest storms in United States history – “Superstorm” Sandy. Considered the deadliest storm of the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy showed our country and economy just how susceptible we were to flooding, power outages and […]

Storms at sea – rising waves and worries for offshore operators

After churning in the Gulf of Mexico last week, Tropical Storm Karen dissipated into the quiet of the night without so much as a blip on the radar screen in her final hours. Even before this storm created any kind of disturbance, many offshore operators, including several ImpactWeather clients, were paying close attention to weather […]

Mexico’s tourism is ready to say “No Más” to more tropical weather systems

Mexico seems to be attracting more than just tourists this fall. Tropical storms, including Hurricane Manuel along the Pacific coast and Tropical Storm Ingrid from the Gulf of Mexico, stirred up trouble for the Mexican government, its citizens, and visitors over the last ten days. After these two systems served up a double whammy to […]

(Un)Fashionably Late

Last June, Mother Nature threw open the doors to her hurricane season only to find guests would have arrival times diverging so far off traditional paths as to rival the most ardent cocktail party-attending Hollywood diva. With nine named storms already on the books, including the most recent, Tropical Storm Ingrid moving into Mexico and […]

To shut down or not to shut down…That is the question

Far from Shakespeare’s existential oratory that famously characterized the opening of Hamlet, the question of shutting down, or evacuating an offshore rig in the face of severe weather is one that carries enormous consequences. In addition to the logistical challenges of aligning evacuation methods (aircraft or boat), there are the costs associated with lost production […]

Halfway Through Hurricane Season, We Are Not Out of the Woods Yet

Unlike many heatwave haters, August is one of my favorite months. School is starting to ramp up (for those of us in the South), football pre-season is upon us, and most importantly, my birthday is in two weeks. For others, it can be the worst time of year, with uncomfortable heat and humidity scorching much […]

The prescription for “alert fatigue”

Each year, we coastal dwellers enjoy the long days of summer in the beautiful paradise we call home. We let friends and relatives stay with us, and we beam over their jealousy – I mean their praise – of our proximity to such a wonderful beach locale. Before we allow our egos to swell too […]

“If you see it, flee it.”

You have probably heard the following slogans regarding lightning: When thunder roars, go indoors If you see it, flee it   If you hear it, clear it Lightning kills; play it safe Sunday, June 23, marks the beginning of Lightning Awareness Week, which promotes awareness and safety, and brings attention to the growing number of […]

“The Lion King” was right: We are all connected in the great circle of…weather

In my opinion, The Lion King is arguably one of the best animated motion pictures (and Broadway plays) of all time. After many years of watching the Hamlet-based movie as a child and recently with my young niece, there are still life (and business) lessons to be learned. Whether it’s to be patient with a […]

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 […]