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Helping Business Weather the Storm

by David Moran, on Dec 20, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Terrain can play an essential role in various weather conditions. Winds that blow down the leeward side of a mountain can affect temperature and snow cover, as well as health …

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Topics:WeatherOpsWindSnow

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 13, 2018 2:29:08 PM

A strong cold front is currently heading towards the Gulf of Mexico and will produce elevated winds and seas from now through Saturday. Southerly winds of 20-30 knots are expected …

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Topics:WeatherOpsOffshoreOil & GasWind

by David Moran, on Dec 6, 2018 3:05:14 PM

Many blizzards are associated with rapidly intensifying cyclones known as bombs which produce strong winds. If snow is present in the area where the strongest winds are occurring, blizzard conditions may result …

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Topics:WindSnow

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 23, 2018 2:23:30 PM

Many people look at radar images and associate bad weather with the bright colors. Most of the time this would be the correct thing to do. However, sometimes it is …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeLive EventsWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 5, 2018 1:58:00 PM

Employee safety is critical at wind farms, so our WeatherOps and GIS products are vital to customers in the renewable energy industry. There are multiple large energy companies and wind farms who commonly …

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Topics:Renewable EnergyWind

by David Moran, on Nov 1, 2017 1:57:06 PM

Perhaps one of the most noticeable aspects of the weather is the wind. It can be a welcome breeze or a hazardous gale, and changes can occur rapidly. So, what …

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Topics:WindFrontier

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 30, 2017 3:23:18 PM

The Northeast has been battling with a strong coastal storm since Sunday. The area of low pressure is moving northward, out of upstate New York and through southern Quebec causing …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSkyWiseWind

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 25, 2017 3:19:03 PM

Are you planning to go to an outdoor concert or event this spring or summer? Do you check the weather first? Many times, people have waited so long for their …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 8, 2017 2:07:38 PM

By now, we have all seen the photo of the man mowing the lawn with a tornado behind him. Just take a quick look at the news every week and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningTornadoWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 2, 2017 1:59:49 PM

We have all experienced a gust front, or outflow boundary, before. It is a process associated with thunderstorms and can cause winds strong enough to cause damage. While tied to …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 1, 2017 2:20:00 PM

As summer approaches, you may notice when you go to the beach you experience a nice, cool breeze blowing inland during the afternoon. This is known as a sea breeze, …

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Topics:RadarScopeSkyWiseWind

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 David Moran, on Mar 23, 2017 2:22:06 PM

The end of the week could be stormy for portions of tornado alley beginning Thursday and continuing into Friday. Here's what you need to know to be prepared for the upcoming …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningWindHailThunderstorm

by JT Johnson, on Mar 7, 2017 1:00:26 PM

Are you a runner? If so, do you check the forecast before going out on a run? As a meteorologist, I’m keenly aware of what is going on with the …

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Topics:SkyWiseWindHeat

by Stephen Strum, on Feb 1, 2017 2:37:00 PM

As the number of installed wind generation facilities across the U.S. increases, so does the total available generation capacity. With total installed wind generation capacity now well past 75,000 Megawatts …

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Topics:Renewable EnergyOil & GasWindFrontier

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Tis the season for Nor'easters. This is the time of the year that we start seeing the formation of Nor’easters along the Eastern Seaboard. These powerful storm systems can paralyze metropolitan areas …

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Topics:WeatherOpsWindSnow

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 16, 2016 1:12:02 PM

That's snizzle fo shizzle! No, I have not lost my mind. Yes, snizzle is an actual weather term. However, it's not the only weather word out there that people don't think …

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Topics:WindSnowHurricaneThunderstorm

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Dec 9, 2016 2:09:55 PM

If Blizzards, Blasts, McFlurrys and Frostys weren’t enough to tempt your winter season palette, we bring you the deep-freeze deliciousness of Polar Vortex! Those icy wind swirls of cold surge, …

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Topics:WindSnow

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 Nov 28, 2016 3:33:15 PM

When most people think of the winter holidays, snow come to mind. Tornadoes? Not so much. However, as November comes to a close, we have a threat in the South of …

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Topics:TornadoWindHailThunderstorm

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 Daphne Thompson, on Oct 24, 2016 2:46:07 PM

WDT is currently installing a Radar Wind and Thermodynamic Profiling System (RWTPS) for the airport meteorologists at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Abu Dhabi airport is undergoing a major expansion – a …

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Topics:WindAviation

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 11, 2016 2:02:31 PM

The weather cues that signal bird migration are widely believed to have originated due to the preservation of behaviors adopted in response to species being forced by hundreds of millions …

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Topics:RadarScopeWind

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 22, 2016 11:42:06 AM

If you live in the Chicago to Cincinnati area, there is a high likelihood of severe storms today. Forecasts are suggesting a derecho could form in this area. Widespread damaging winds …

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Topics:Cross EnterpriseWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 13, 2016 2:21:48 PM

On this Friday the 13th of May, let's look back at some unlucky weather that occurred this week. We've had it all; from tornadoes to hail to wind damage. And the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsTornadoWindHailThunderstorm

by David Moran, on May 12, 2016 1:15:24 PM

Damage is one of the unfortunate outcomes of storms. In some cases, it is not always obvious whether or not a downburst or a tornado occured. In other cases, damage patterns make it quite …

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Topics:TornadoWind

by David Moran, on Apr 21, 2016 12:50:34 PM

If you watch the weather on the nightly news, you may hear about troughs and ridges. Have you ever wondered what they are and why they are important? Troughs and …

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Topics:Wind

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 25, 2016 11:15:52 AM

The movie, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", just hit the theaters. While Batman is clearly a mortal man born on Earth, how much do we know about Superman's planet Krypton? What …

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Topics:WindThunderstorm

by Marcus Hicks, on Mar 16, 2016 11:54:11 AM

Everyone has an interest in the weather. The old saying of “a little preparation goes a long way” holds true in just about every facet of your life. Deciding what …

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Topics:Live EventsLightningWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 4, 2016 12:10:48 PM

If you live in the South and have allergy issues, you are probably feeling like me today. Sinus pressure, a tissue constantly in hand, and thoughts about how the D …

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Topics:Wind

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 2, 2016 10:06:59 AM

There has been a lot of talk this year about El Niño, but what is it and is it really to blame for everything going on in the weather? Some …

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Topics:WindPrecipitation

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 26, 2016 9:46:59 AM

Early this week, severe weather affected the southern states extending up the East Coast. Tornadoes, hail, heavy rain and damaging winds lashed the land. Along with that were seven fatalities, …

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Topics:TornadoWindHailThunderstorm

by Steve Miller, on Feb 19, 2016 10:57:29 AM

1884 At least 50 tornadoes touched down over the southeastern U.S. states affected were Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. 182 people were killed and 1056 were injured …

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Topics:TornadoWindThunderstorm