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Helping Business Weather the Storm

Chris Kerr

Chris Kerr

Chris has over 10 years of experience as an Operational Meteorologist, and joined WDT in 2012 to start WeatherOps, focusing on outdoor event safety. He is now the Director of WeatherOps Forecast Services where he oversees the day to day operations of the department. Prior to WDT, most of his career was focused on Marine Meteorology, with areas of expertise including knowledge of worldwide ocean climatology, tropical storm forecasting, and both offshore and cross-ocean vessel forecasting. His prior marine weather skills helped to launch the Marine sector of WeatherOps in 2013. In his time with WDT/WeatherOps Chris has provided top-notch nowcasting and mid-range forecasting and has forged several strong relationships with key figures within the outdoor event industry. He has also performed on-site weather support for numerous outdoor festivals and high profile sporting events.

Recent Posts by Chris Kerr:

by Chris Kerr, on Nov 5, 2018 1:38:03 PM

Those voting on Tuesday up and down the East Coast and into the Appalachians will likely need to have an umbrella handy and a plan to seek shelter if severe …

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by Chris Kerr, on Jul 27, 2018 2:15:27 PM

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season got off to an early start when Subtropical Storm Alberto was officially declared the morning of May 25. Since then, there have been two hurricanes, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by Chris Kerr, on Jun 14, 2018 1:52:33 PM

WeatherOps is proud to provide Forecast Services to Fox Sports during the 2018 World Cup. Our forecasters will generate customized weather alerts and make phone calls as needed. High precision …

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by Chris Kerr, on May 18, 2018 3:21:19 PM

While the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is still two weeks away (June 1), a tropical cyclone threat in the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico may emerge …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by Chris Kerr, on Apr 26, 2018 11:53:18 AM

Oklahoma has experienced colder than average temperatures for much of the spring thus far. However, a more typical spring-like pattern will develop over the region the next few days, allowing …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Chris Kerr, on Sep 8, 2017 4:31:21 PM

Irma remains a significant Category 4 hurricane late this afternoon with sustained winds around 155 mph. The sheer size of Irma is quite menacing, and spatially the hurricane covers an …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropicalHurricane

by Chris Kerr, on Apr 28, 2017 11:18:50 AM

Cold weather is expected for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on Sunday, April 30. There can be a variety of weather conditions in late April when this marathon is run. Past races have …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Chris Kerr, on Mar 28, 2017 2:18:13 PM

The first flight of the new Boeing 787-10, or “Dash 10”, is scheduled for 10 AM EDT Friday morning from Charleston International Airport in South Carolina. The 787-10, which has …

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Topics:WeatherOpsAviation

by Chris Kerr, on Mar 24, 2017 2:52:18 PM

The severe weather threat will continue across the Plains and into the Mid-Mississippi Valley this weekend and into next week. Areas from the central Gulf coast and northward into the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsThunderstorm

by Chris Kerr, on Dec 15, 2016 2:26:08 PM

Bone chilling cold is in store for several NFL games on Sunday. A much advertised Arctic air intrusion will grip most of the central part of the United States by Saturday and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsFrontier

by Chris Kerr, on Nov 17, 2016 3:06:31 PM

During the late fall, winter, and early spring one of the primary weather concerns for the Gulf of Mexico is the passage of strong cold fronts. Abrupt wind shifts, sustained …

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Topics:WeatherOpsOffshoreOil & GasTropical

by Chris Kerr, on Oct 31, 2016 11:12:11 AM

The Mediterranean Sea is not a region of the world that you typically think of as being a tropical cyclone hotbed. Over this past weekend a cyclone with both tropical …

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Topics:OffshoreWindTropicalHurricane

by Chris Kerr, on Aug 19, 2016 3:52:20 PM

We are rapidly approaching the peak of the 2016 Atlantic Tropical season. Tropical Storm Fiona and Invest 99L are currently in the Atlantic with more storms expected to develop. Tropical …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by Chris Kerr, on Aug 2, 2016 3:41:52 PM

While Tropical Storm Earl was officially designated late this morning by the National Hurricane Center, WeatherOps forecasters have been relaying important information to our clients over the past six days …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropical

by Chris Kerr, on Apr 5, 2016 2:04:49 PM

Despite a rapid greening of vegetation during the past few weeks across areas generally along and east of the I-35 and I-44 corridors, there are still several areas across the …

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Topics:Wildfire

by Chris Kerr, on Feb 15, 2016 4:24:14 PM

Valentine's Day was chilly for some people and not because they forgot to buy flowers or chocolates! As Arctic high pressure settled over the Northeast U.S. this past weekend bitterly …

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by Chris Kerr, on Feb 5, 2016 10:43:49 AM

After the AFC and NFC championship games were complete, the attention in the NFL world began focusing on Super Bowl 50. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical about the prospects …

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by Chris Kerr, on Feb 1, 2016 3:56:51 PM

A wide variety of weather is expected across the central and southeastern portions of the United States on Tuesday. A strong low pressure system, currently generating copious amounts of snow across …

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by Chris Kerr, on Jan 8, 2016 2:13:19 PM

Cold and wintry weather is a fairly common occurrence toward the end of the season and during the NFL Playoffs for those teams which do not play in an enclosed …

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by Chris Kerr, on Jan 7, 2016 6:50:20 PM

The calendar may say January, but there is an impressive non-tropical low pressure system currently in the southwestern North Atlantic about 400 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. This low is producing …

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by Chris Kerr, on Dec 3, 2015 11:04:42 AM

This past Atlantic Hurricane Season was unique in several ways. Early season forecasts predicted a lower than average number of storms would form, which was not a surprise given that …

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by Chris Kerr, on Oct 30, 2015 11:15:39 AM

Tropical Cyclone Chapala continues to exhibit a very impressive presentation on satellite this morning as it tracks to the west over the Arabian Sea. How rare is a cyclone like …

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by Chris Kerr, on Oct 28, 2015 2:58:20 PM

This past weekend tens of thousands of Formula 1 fans descended on the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) located just outside Austin, TX for the 4th annual United States Grand …

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Topics:WeatherOps