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BMS Tropical Update: 10/11/2018 11 AM CDT

By: - October 11th, 2018

Hurricane Michael became the most intense hurricane on record to strike the Florida Panhandle when it made landfall at 1:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. It will also be among the most intense hurricanes to ever have hit the U.S. At landfall, the storm’s 155 mph peak winds ranked fourth highest […]

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BMS Tropical Update: 10/10/2018 11 AM CDT

By: - October 10th, 2018

Based on the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 5:00 a.m. advisory, Hurricane Michael’s pressure had fallen 36 millibars in 25 hours and the wind speed had increased 46 mph over the same timeframe. Having moved into an ideal environment for maximum intensity, with little wind shear, warm water, and a moist […]

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BMS Tropical Update: 10/09/2018 11 AM CDT  

By: - October 9th, 2018

Just two years ago we were talking about Hurricane Hermine breaking the 11-year hurricane drought in Florida. With all of the recent U.S. hurricane activity, it’s easy to forget that this drought even occurred, but let’s remember that there are large gaps of the U.S. coastline that have not experienced […]

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BMS Tropical Update 10/08/2018 10 AM CDT

By: - October 8th, 2018

Twenty-one days ago, I made mention that the Atlantic Hurricane Season was not done yet and, overall, the tropical troubles in the Atlantic Ocean would be shutting down for a few weeks. This has been the case for the most part, with very few of the named storms since Florence […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/17/2018 12 PM CDT

By: - September 17th, 2018

Florence Event Summary Tropical Depression Florence is now transitioning to a non-tropical weather system, but it‘s still dumping rainfall over North Carolina and Virginia. As the historic rains and flooding slowly ease up along the North Carolina coast and the population is gradually let back into their communities, the insurance […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/14/2018 12 PM CDT

By: - September 14th, 2018

The content below is the same as what was sent in the e-mail. According to the National Hurricane Center, at 7:15 a.m. EDT today, Hurricane Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, NC, just east of Wilmington, NC, the largest city in the area with a population of just over 117,000. […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/13/2018 12 PM CDT

By: - September 13th, 2018

The End Game After tracking over 3,292 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, Florence will become one of only two hurricanes to make U.S. landfall from its origination point off the coast of Africa since 1851.  It also becomes the only hurricane since 1851 to make landfall from its location that […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/12/2018 10 AM CDT

By: - September 12th, 2018

Why is Florence Stalling and moving South? The recent development of Florence stalling at landfall versus inland is a pretty big change in terms of the overall impact to the insurance industry and, frankly, I think the NHC best summed it up in their 5:00 p.m. forecast discussion Number 50 […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/11/2018 12 PM CDT

By: - September 11th, 2018

T- 72 hours Although yesterday I mentioned that Florence is not just a point on a map and will have a wide-ranging impact far away from the center the storm, the center does still matter. With Florence about 72 hours away from its expected landfall around 7:00 a.m. AST on […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/10/2018 12 PM CDT

By: - September 10th, 2018

Hate Being Wrong Meteorologists hate being wrong, but with the magnitude of potential disaster that is ahead for the insurance industry this week, I hope I am. I have been working in the insurance industry for the relatively short period of 16 years, but I have also spent a lot […]

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