Tag Archives: severe weather

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Love is in the air and so is Tropical Storm Chantal

As a recent newlywed, and veteran bridesmaid, I’ve seen it all. From various (and weird) wedding traditions to the ultimate meltdown over a spray tan, it can be tough to be a bride or a groom. To reduce wedding stress, many modern day brides and grooms are escaping to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean […]

I’m not a Meteorologist but I play one on TV

We recently shot a video in our Operations Department in which I described ImpactWeather’s services and their value to our clients, while seated at the work station of one of our meteorologists (trust me, it’s a far more dynamic background than my office).  Prior to the “go” signal from our videographer, much joking was made […]

“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 […]

Helping a community recover following a natural disaster: Your business can make a difference

Spring is a time of tumultuous weather across the mid-section of the country. Growing up in Dallas-Fort Worth, I’ve heard my fair share of tornado sirens, rushed into our storm shelter multiple times and lived in North Texas when the infamous March 2000 tornado hit Fort Worth. It’s a very real threat, not just for […]

Complex Pattern Keeps East Coast Forecast Less Than Certain

It’s a complicated pattern as the Plains low follows quickly on the heels of a low pressure area now moving off to Nova Scotia as it brings snow to New England. Additionally, an area of strong high pressure moves into eastern Canada by the end of the week; it’s position and strength will directly influence the track of the low as it reaches the Mid-Atlantic in 72 hours time.