Tag Archives: ImpactWeather

Hurricane Season? It’s Not Possible

If you’re like me, you are NOT ready for hurricane season. As I write this, there is snow on the ground in New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Michigan and Minnesota (as well as the usual higher elevations in the Rocky Mountains, of course). I haven’t yet flipped the home HVAC system from heat to cool […]

How Mighty El Nino? What it Means to You

The mighty El Niño’s reach is far and its effect is much greater than “simple” warming of the eastern Pacific.

The Polar Vortex Isn’t Going Away

I’d like to nominate polar vortex as Meteorological Term of the Year. It wasn’t too long ago that you couldn’t watch the evening news or visit your favorite online site and not see the term polar vortex. Not only that, but it was usually followed by “and if you think this one is bad (cold) […]

Traveling to the coldest location on earth? Better bring a jacket and a meteorologist.

It may have felt like a frozen tundra outside your home this morning, but imagine being stranded in temperatures plummeting to -30 degrees for several days. For a group of 74 passengers onboard the Russian-flagged Akademik Shokalkiy, this became a reality last week. According to CNN, a team of scientists and researchers travelled to one […]

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You just might get your wish.

It’s (considered) the best time of the year when children and adults alike share in the wonderment of the season of giving. Sparkling lights glisten on giant Fir trees, while holiday crooners Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. play softly in the background. Tales of sugar plum fairies and The Night Before Christmas […]

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 […]

Jack Frost Could Be Halloween’s New Villain

Halloween in America is a time to share our scariest, nail-biting tales or celebrate our favorite villains, such as the headless horseman, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and “Jason”. A new villain may also be among us this Halloween. He blows into town uninvited, freezing pipes, disrupting supply chains and wreaking havoc on everyone’s immune systems. […]

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 […]

The new definition of “emergency”: when hospitals are impacted by severe weather

Like a scene from a blockbuster horror movie or sci-fi thriller, the quiet town of Estes Park, Colorado, is facing the daunting reality of being cut off from the rest of the world with limited roadways available to and from the rural hamlet. Following the recent historic flooding in the state, a majority of the […]

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 […]