Tag Archives: winter storm

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Just How Rainy A Downpour? Time-Lapse Video Shows

As this week’s U.S. severe weather event made its way through Houston yesterday, ImpactWeather TropicsWatch Manager Chris Hebert took a few moments every ¼-hour or so to check one of the local bayou cams – the “Harris Gully Box Culvert” cam – and to trap the occasional image.   Here’s a 20-second compilation that spans a […]

U.S. Weather: Bumpy Travel Week, Potential for Business Disruptions

ImpactWeather StormWatch Domestic Supervisor Mike Venske weighs in on what we can expect from Mother Nature. The primary threats this week will be centered over the Gulf Coast, Tennessee Valley and Deep South as a slow-moving area of upper-level low pressure interacts with increasing Gulf moisture producing areas of locally heavy rainfall which will likely […]

2012 Begins with Monster Low That Will Effect Most of the U.S.

The U.S. has been experiencing a lack of weather for the past couple of weeks. Of course, that’s not scientifically true — there’s always weather: good weather, fair weather, bad weather, severe weather, changing weather, subjective weather. By “lack of weather” I mean that, for most of the country, high pressure has been in control with a noticeable lack of — well, bad weather.

Where’s the Snow? Skiers Holding Their Breath…and Their Skis

The current storm track situation — the past couple of weeks, this week and, to a large degree, next week — is making skiers across the country quite frustrated. It’s making those running ski resorts quite frustrated, too. Why? Both fall and early winter have been under the influence of La Niña and a positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation.

Scotland Battered Yesterday as Another Monster Low Takes Aim

It’s setting up to look very interesting early next week across parts of the U. K. and Ireland — again. Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Scotland took a huge slam from a North Atlantic low pressure system. Winds in some of the most exposed areas topped 100 mph with a peak wind recorded of […]

No Break As This Harsh Winter Yields To Severe Weather Season

It sure doesn’t feel like spring today across the northern U.S. from the Northern Plains into the Northeast as a fast moving low pressure system brings a good chance of locally heavy snow through Thursday morning. Snow will increase in coverage and intensity across Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michigan this afternoon and evening. Then it […]