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Helping Business Weather the Storm

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 Nov 26, 2018 2:33:19 PM

If you watched the Macy's Day Parade while preparing your Thanksgiving meal, you heard that the record-breaking low temperature in New York City dipped down to 19°F. Numerous record lows …

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Topics:SnowWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 16, 2018 2:04:42 PM

Turn on the news, and you're bound to hear stories about the fires in the West followed by additional footage of heavy snowfall in the East. Some are dealing with …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSnowFrontierWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 8, 2018 3:40:33 PM

Residents of Butte County, California, are being asked to evacuate as a massive wildfire developed, then quickly expanded in coverage over the course of just a few hours. It has …

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Topics:Wildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 10, 2018 2:15:36 PM

Have you noticed that sunsets are more colorful lately? Have you caught yourself grabbing your phone or camera to capture a photo of spectacular red skies as the sun goes …

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Topics:Wildfire

by Mike Gauthier, on Aug 3, 2018 1:43:25 PM

Living on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies is an adventure. Most mornings I find myself waking up early as my inner clock dictates. But recently I find myself …

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Topics:WeatherOpsWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 31, 2018 3:34:30 PM

The Carr Fire in Northern California continues to burn out of control. It is now the 7th most destructive fire in state history. Over 110,000 acres have burned, more than …

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Topics:WeatherOpsFrontierWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 27, 2018 3:44:47 PM

The Carr fire, near Redding, California, has burned over 44,000 acres and is only 3% contained. As residents in Shasta County evacuate, the fire continues to spread due to gusty …

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Topics:WeatherOpsFrontierWildfire

by David Moran, on Jul 18, 2018 3:31:39 PM

The Ferguson Fire on the western edge of Yosemite National Park started on Friday night. It is currently unknown how the fire started, but the hot and dry weather in …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeWildfire

by David Moran, on Jun 20, 2018 2:36:48 PM

Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near Durango, Colorado that started burning on June 1. Will they get some help in the form of some rain? Low relative humidity, in …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRainFrontierWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on May 18, 2018 1:04:56 PM

On Friday, May 11, 2018, a wildfire in the Texas Panhandle played a role in the development of a thunderstorm. This storm eventually evolved into a supercell thunderstorm that tracked …

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Topics:RadarScopeWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 1, 2018 12:12:54 PM

As March begins, both the East and West Coast are being impacted coastal storms. Heavy rain, snow, and strong winds are in the forecast with these low-pressure systems. While this …

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Topics:WeatherOpsPrecipitationWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 31, 2018 2:53:38 PM

A prescribed, or controlled, burn is a fire that is strategically ignited for the benefit of communities, ecosystems, and the environment. It’s a useful tool for managing plant and animal …

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Topics:WeatherOpsWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 22, 2018 2:37:49 PM

It's windy outside, the air is dry, and so is the vegetation; these are variables that often lead to wildfires. However, there are more ingredients than just these that cause …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeWildfire

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 Dec 5, 2017 2:16:56 PM

When the Santa Ana winds combine with a drought and fire, Southern California ends up in major trouble. This is what is currently happening in Ventura County. The Thomas Fire …

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Topics:WeatherOpsWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 11, 2017 1:32:18 PM

While most people have heard of the Santa Ana Winds, few people know of the Diablo Winds. The recent fires in Wine Country of California have spread to cover over …

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Topics:Wildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 9, 2017 2:20:37 PM

An NWS Red Flag Warning is currently in effect for a large portion of California as wildfires burn across the state. The latest area to feel the brunt of the drought …

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Topics:Wildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 7, 2017 2:59:04 PM

Everyone has been paying attention to Hurricane Irma as she approaches Florida and the East Coast. However, western states are more worried about wildfires. The weather is currently as diverse …

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Topics:WeatherOpsHurricaneWildfireDrought

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 Mar 23, 2017 2:55:40 PM

March 23 is World Meteorology Day with a theme focusing on the importance of clouds. Whether it is forecasting or learning more about climate change, clouds are extremely useful in understanding …

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Topics:TornadoThunderstormWildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 1, 2016 12:56:38 PM

Drought and wildfires go hand in hand. "You need to evacuate due to a wildfire approaching" is one of the scariest phrases to hear. While you have plenty of warning …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeWindWildfireDrought

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 24, 2016 3:12:20 PM

Wildfires continue to rage across much of the Western United States today. In California, six wild fires are currently burning with five of those located along the populated Southern California …

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Topics:Wildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 11, 2016 12:03:52 PM

Reports of severe and unusual weather, in some areas, may have been caused by recent Pokemon Go battles. While wildfires and severe storms do occur in July, snow falling is …

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Topics:Wildfire

by Daphne Thompson, on May 6, 2016 3:02:33 PM

If you've watched or read the news lately, you have probably heard about the wildfire in Alberta, Canada. Nearly 80,000 people have been forced to evacuate Fort McMurray as the fire …

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Topics:WildfireDrought

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 Noah Lock, on Mar 23, 2016 4:47:18 PM

In addition to severe thunderstorm season, spring is also the grass fire season in the plains. While many ranchers execute controlled burns through the spring to clear dead grass from …

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Topics:RadarScopeWildfire