BMS Tropical Update 8/29/2016 12 PM CDT

By: - August 29th, 2016

The next three weeks are traditionally the peak of the Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season. Mother Nature surely knows as there are now eight tropical systems to watch across the Northern Hemisphere: • Five are being monitored for landfall over the next five days. • Four threaten the U.S. coastline. […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/25/2016 12 PM CDT

By: - August 25th, 2016

In the past six days the insurance industry has waited and watched for tropical wave Invest 99L to develop into a named storm. Frankly, it’s getting tiresome. Six days ago at this time many models predicted Invest 99L would become a full named hurricane. Above is the 00z run of […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/23/2016 12 PM CDT

By: - August 23rd, 2016

It’s time for U.S. insurers to take careful note of tropical wave 99L that I blogged about on Friday. This tropical wave is currently 400 miles to the east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. At its current translation speed of 15-20 mph, the wave will reach the eastern Caribbean tomorrow morning […]

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Tropical Trouble In The Long Range Forecast

By: - August 19th, 2016

Tropical Storm Fiona A few weeks ago I mentioned the approaching peak of the Atlantic hurricane season (September 10). Peak season means that tropical waves will move off the African coast, and attention will focus on the main development region of the Atlantic Ocean. Peak season also means that every […]

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Peak of 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Approaching

By: - July 21st, 2016

It’s hard to believe, but the Atlantic hurricane season began 189 days ago when Hurricane Alex formed on January 13 and went on to become the strongest hurricane ever to form in the month of January in Atlantic Basin. The early season continued with three landfalling named storms that formed […]

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