BMS Tropical Update 8/28/2017 12 PM

By: - August 28th, 2017

Harvey the Good and Bad News If there is a bit of good news, it might be that Harvey is pulling in dry air which is giving some reprieve to the heavy rainfall near the center of Harvey.  The bad news is that Harvey as forecasted to moving out over […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/27/2017 12 PM

By: - August 27th, 2017

Bad Situation Getting Worse Another day that I am overwhelmed with data and the impacts from Harvey and unfortunately today the data is suggesting the rainfall amounts are likely higher than what was predicted to fall over the seven-day period starting this past Thursday.  I will once again try to […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/26/2017 12 pm CDT

By: - August 26th, 2017

What a Week What a week meteorologically that shows the opposite ends of how great and devastating nature can be.  The week started with a rare eclipse that crossed the U.S. and ended with a tropical system that went from a depression to a Category 4 in 48 hours. With […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/25/2017 12 pm CDT

By: - August 25th, 2017

There is now a plethora of information regarding Harvey’s impact but in this update I will attempt to focus on the specific impact to the insurance industry. For exact weather detail, with the most up to date information, it is always best to follow the watches, warning, bulletins and advisories […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/24/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - August 24th, 2017

Harvey’s Hazard Affecting Land • This is a serious situation • It is likely that 12 year hurricane drought will end with Harvey • 6-10 feet of storm surge • Up to 30” of rainfall in isolated areas • At least category 3 but a chance at category 4 hurricane […]

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BMS Tropical Update – Mid-August

By: - August 22nd, 2017

It has been 45 days since I last provided a tropical update, mostly because there has been little to write about in term of U.S threats. However, with the peak of the season approaching, I would like to provide an assessment of the seasonal outlook that was outlined at the […]

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July Tropical Update

By: - July 7th, 2017

With the formation of Tropical Depression Four (TD4) on July 5th, I wanted to remind the insurance industry of what to expect this hurricane season. TD4 is now located 690 miles to the east of the Lesser Antilles and is not currently a threat to the insurance industry due to […]

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BMS Tropical Update 6/22/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - June 22nd, 2017

Cindy made landfall around 4:00 a.m. CDT this morning near the Texas and Louisiana border as a weak tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. I have been scouring social media and NOAA local storm reports and have not seen any significant damage. The biggest impact has been […]

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BMS Tropical Update 6/21/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - June 21st, 2017

Just after the tropical update yesterday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) proceeded to upgrade Potential Tropical Cyclone Three to Tropical Storm Cindy. Currently Cindy is located 170 miles SSW of Morgan City, LA and may be the ugliest organized named storm that meteorologists have seen in the Gulf of Mexico […]

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BMS Tropical Update 6/20/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - June 20th, 2017

Update:  12:39 PM CDT  the NHC will be upgrading PTC3 to Cindy.  The most recent ECMWF 12z landfalls TS Cindy into Houston.  Has some strong winds with a landfall pressure of 990 mb which is a minor hurricane pressure.   Yesterday afternoon the National Hurricane Center (NHC) found enough evidence […]

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