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Helping Business Weather the Storm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 18, 2019 3:25:34 PM

Rivers that were once frozen recently experienced rapid melting from a combination of warmer temperatures and heavy rains. In Plattsmouth, NE the Missouri River crested at 40.62 feet, nearly four feet higher than …

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Topics:Flood

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 25, 2019 3:14:11 PM

Just about every type of weather happened somewhere in the US over the past weekend. Heavy rains, tornadoes, blizzards, flooding, and even a typhoon near Guam caused, and continue to …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeTornadoSnowHurricaneFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 30, 2018 3:38:34 PM

It's been a rough month for many in California. First, they dealt with massive wildfires in both northern and southern parts of the state. Then, the rain came. While the …

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Topics:WildfireFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 16, 2018 1:33:43 PM

The Llano River, located west of Austin, approached record level flooding today. Evacuations were ordered overnight as the water rose multiple feet and flooded homes. Rain chances remain high for …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 24, 2018 3:01:41 PM

"Turn around, don't drown" is an actionable tagline and something we should all keep in mind when rain begins to fall. Late last week, Oklahoma and Texas both experienced flash …

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Topics:RadarScopeFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 17, 2018 2:28:09 PM

While Florence may have moved away, the water is still rising across North Carolina. Towns are cut off by floodwaters, and people continue to be rescued from their homes. While …

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Topics:WeatherOpsFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 14, 2018 3:12:22 PM

New York was hammered with storms earlier today that has led to flash flood warnings in many parts of the state. Rivers are high, and flooding is closing roads and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeFlood

by John Tharp, on Jul 11, 2018 2:04:31 PM

After the past few days, to say that we are all profoundly relieved by the outcome of the cave rescue operation in Thailand would be an understatement. Tremendous credit is …

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Topics:WeatherOpsNewsFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 9, 2018 2:43:44 PM

WeatherOps is working alongside those handling the Thailand cave rescue operation to provide accurate weather support. High water has been a significant issue with the attempt to rescue 12 boys …

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Topics:WeatherOpsNewsFlood

by David Moran, on Jun 22, 2018 1:40:00 PM

Heavy rain fell over portions of southern and southeastern Texas earlier this week as tropical moisture streamed northward from the Gulf of Mexico, causing flooding across much of the region …

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Topics:RadarScopeRainFrontierFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 11, 2018 3:23:51 PM

Overnight storms in Philadelphia led to multiple inches of rain and a flash flood warning. So much rain fell that part of I-76 had to be shut down. Stranded cars …

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Topics:FloodGIS

by Daphne Thompson, on May 31, 2018 3:58:38 PM

While many may think of WDT as the parent company of WeatherOps forecasts or RadarScope, we are much more than that. We also work with all types of weather data …

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Topics:RadarScopeDevelopersTropicalFrontierFloodGIS

by Daphne Thompson, on May 29, 2018 3:21:38 PM

In 2016, Ellicott City, Maryland experienced a major flood when 6 inches of rain fell in two hours. Many buildings damaged in that flood had either recently been repaired or …

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Topics:FloodGIS

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 20, 2018 3:15:35 PM

From tornadoes to floods, wildfires, and snow, this week will see it all. Spring is here, and the changing weather patterns mean that all types of severe weather are on …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoSnowThunderstormFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 29, 2018 2:54:36 PM

Parts of France and Switzerland are currently under water after heavy rains caused the Seine, Rhine, and Rhone rivers to rise. The lower floor of the Louvre is at risk …

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Topics:FrontierFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 19, 2017 1:52:36 PM

As 2017 comes to an end, let's look back at some of the significant weather events we blogged or socialized about this year. From blizzards to wildfires to hurricanes, it …

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Topics:TornadoSnowHurricaneThunderstormWildfireFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 7, 2017 1:05:40 PM

Weather and climate disasters are occurring at an alarming rate in the US. Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes; all can cause a catastrophic loss in a matter of seconds. But are …

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Topics:TropicalThunderstormDroughtFloodFeatured

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 31, 2017 2:10:02 PM

When Harvey struck the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, he caused much damage. Not only were people affected in the direct area, but flooding has destroyed thousands of …

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Topics:HurricaneFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 30, 2017 3:13:37 PM

Founded in 1836 where the Buffalo Bayou met White Oak Bayou, Houston has faced many floods. Not long after being established, the settlement flooded. Initially swamp land, people began to …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropicalHurricaneFlood

by Stephen Strum, on Aug 29, 2017 1:43:55 PM

After seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, you might want to find a safer place to live than the hurricane prone Gulf Coast. While both the Gulf and East …

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Topics:TornadoSnowHurricaneWildfireFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 28, 2017 2:55:34 PM

Rain continues to fall in the Houston Metro area as Harvey moves very slowly towards the Gulf of Mexico where he may re-strengthen and have another landfall near Galveston. Many neighborhoods …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSkyWiseTropicalHurricaneFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 26, 2017 3:27:00 PM

Harvey struck the Texas coast last night as a Category 4 hurricane. The peak gust recorded during landfall was 132 mph at Port Aransas. While Rockport, Texas took the brunt of …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropicalHurricaneFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 25, 2017 3:07:00 PM

Heavy rain leads to flooding in North Carolina. A constant flow of moisture over the Raleigh-Durham area lead to rainfall totals over 8-inches in some areas on Monday. This area …

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Topics:RadarScopeFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 21, 2017 3:13:02 PM

Everyone has heard the saying: "April showers bring May flowers." What if those showers are torrential downpours with hail and high winds? Yeah, flowers don't really like that and such …

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Topics:RadarScopeWindThunderstormFlood

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Feb 16, 2017 2:05:23 PM

The recent heavy rains in California and the impact of that water on man-made infrastructures like dams and reservoirs made national news this past week. So much rain fell in …

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Topics:WeatherOpsPrecipitationFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 7, 2016 12:02:55 PM

Hurricane Matthew continues to grind along the coast toward the north-northwest parallel to the east coast of central Florida. The core of the storm has stayed just offshore for the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeHurricaneFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 27, 2016 3:10:59 PM

Dos and don’ts during flood catastrophes are secondary to simply remaining calm. Without a clear head, the many dangers introduced by rising waters can cause panic, which can make things …

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Topics:ThunderstormFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 26, 2016 2:57:27 PM

If you missed the news over the past few days due to football or election coverage, then you may have missed how much water is currently in Iowa causing massive flooding …

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Topics:SkyWiseFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 25, 2016 1:15:55 PM

Updated projections of hurricane season 2016 are highlighting ripening conditions in the Atlantic. NOAA now forecasts a 70% chance of seventeen named systems, eight of them hurricanes, with two to four …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTropicalFlood

by Noah Lock, on Aug 18, 2016 1:36:26 PM

Heavy rain fell for much of the past week across parts of the Gulf Coast, but by far the worst of the deluge was August 11-13 in Louisiana, where rainfall over …

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Topics:SkyWisePrecipitationFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 15, 2016 3:17:10 PM

If you were watching the Olympics and missed the national news this weekend, then you may not have heard of the devastating flooding occuring in Louisiana. Rivers are at record flood stages, …

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Topics:SkyWiseFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 3, 2016 2:02:03 PM

Phoenix, Arizona experienced severe flooding on Tuesday as slow moving storms moved through the area. This is monsoon season in the Southwest when the normally dry area receives the majority of …

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Topics:WeatherOpsFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 13, 2016 2:04:42 PM

Slow moving thunderstorms dropped over 10 inches of rain across Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday night leading to Flash Flood Warnings. At one point, the Duluth NWS office was issuing messages …

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Topics:Flood

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 30, 2016 11:10:36 AM

Which do you find scarier, a flood or a flash flood? Many don't realize there is a difference. All floods lead to damage of property, but which type leads to more …

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Topics:Flood

by Noah Lock, on Apr 18, 2016 4:57:34 PM

Last night and into this morning, a major flooding event unfolded in the Houston, TX metro area in the same region that suffered through multiple similar events last spring. Areas on …

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Topics:SkyWiseFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 21, 2016 2:48:33 PM

Let's look back at a historic weather event that happened on this day over 100 years ago. It was Easter Sunday, and as a strong storm system moved across the …

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Topics:TornadoFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 15, 2016 2:36:46 PM

Flowing for 510 miles, the Sabine River forms part of the border between Texas and Louisiana. After recent heavy rain, the river is at record flood levels. So, those wanting …

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Topics:PrecipitationFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 8, 2016 1:45:49 PM

The next few days are offering an unprecedented event for early March which will cause havoc for any commercial growers trying to get emergence in the arklatex region. This impacts …

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Topics:AgricultureFlood

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 9, 2015 2:19:44 PM

Alderaan, Tatooine, Naboo, and Hoth. These are all well-known planets, that is if you are a Star Wars fan. Do you remember the fog on Dagobah where Yoda lived? How …

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Topics:HeatSnowDroughtFlood