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BMS Tropical Update 9/6/2017 1 PM CDT

By: - September 6th, 2017

One For The Record Books It appears that the global models have a common case of the flip-flops over the last 48 hours, which is typical with a complex forecast situation. We are also seeing some of the history books on hurricane intensity being rewritten. Based on information received from […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/5/2017 12 PM

By: - September 5th, 2017

Irma Heading Into The History Books I mentioned in Friday’s BMS Tropical Update that Irma would become a major hurricane, possibly a Category 5, near the Leeward Islands. As of this morning, Irma can be found 180 miles east of Antigua and moving at 14 mph, officially a Category 5 […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/1/2017 12 PM

By: - September 1st, 2017

As mentioned in the last BMS Tropical Update, it’s a bit early to determine where hurricane Irma will be heading 10 to 15 days from now, which is when it could be eyeing a potential U.S. coastline impact. However, as much of the U.S. insurance industry heads into a long […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/30/2017 12 PM

By: - August 30th, 2017

Harvey Help Over the week I have shared resources that can help the insurance industry understand the impact from Hurricane Harvey. Now that Harvey is moving slowly inland, with smaller creeks receding and damage assessments beginning, I would like to summarize and share more resources that will help the insurance […]

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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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