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BMS Tropical Update 10/06/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - October 6th, 2017

Nate’s overall structure is finally beginning to improve, based on satellite imagery and observation from a hurricane hunter aircraft. Strong thunderstorms have developed over/near the center of the system, and organized outflow is developing in the upper levels. Banding structures are now beginning to organize around the system. This is […]

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BMS Tropical Update 10/05/2017 10 AM CDT

By: - October 5th, 2017

Tropical Depression 16 has been upgraded as of this morning to Tropical Storm Nate, but it remains poorly organized as it interacts with the Central American coastline. Nate’s center is now just off the Nicaraguan coast. A well-defined core has not yet emerged at this stage, and any banding features […]

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BMS Tropical Update 10/04/2017 9 AM CDT

By: - October 4th, 2017

Despite the lull in new activity since September 16, the hurricane season is not over yet. This is not a surprise, as even the very active year of 2005 had periods of inactivity. As I last talked about in my September 25 update, the next area to watch for tropical […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/25/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - September 25th, 2017

Maria is weakening at a greater pace than previously thought, and it will now likely have little impact on the insurance industry as it stays a safe distance from land and begins to race across the Atlantic on Wednesday. This is great news and should provide the insurance industry with […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/24/2017 10 AM CDT

By: - September 24th, 2017

Maria Still Has A U.S. Landfall Threat I just wanted to provide a quick weekend update on Hurricane Maria and discuss the final end game that will play out this week as it slowly tracks northeast of the Bahamas.  Maria is currently located 300 miles northeast of Great Abaco Island and moving […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/20/2017 4 PM CDT

By: - September 20th, 2017

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Records Continue To Fall The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which has already been memorable, continues to create long-lasting memories which will likely be talked about for decades. The newest talking point is Maria’s landfall at 6:35 this morning near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Maria arrived as a […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/18/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - September 18th, 2017

Although there are no current threats to the U.S. mainland, I would like to provide a brief update on the thoughts that were discussed in Friday’s Tropical Update. Below are a few key points about each tropical system: Tropical Depression (TD) Lee: TD Lee is currently 1060 miles west of […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/15/2017 12 PM CDT

By: - September 15th, 2017

More Tropical Troubles First and foremost, I had previously mentioned several times I thought the Atlantic Basin would shut down for a few weeks due to the suppression phase of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Unfortunately, the MJO is currently in a weakened state and the large-scale subsidence is not strong […]

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Hurricane Irma – BMS webinars discussing developments

By: - September 14th, 2017

Tropical Update Webinar one – 7 September 2017 Due to the special forecast situation and potential impact on the insurance industry, BMS Catastrophe Analytics held a webinar on September 7th which provided the latest on Irma, its forecasted track and impacts for the insurance industry. Tropical Update Webinar two – […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/11/2017 4 PM CDT

By: - September 11th, 2017

Finally Over I have been focusing on Irma’s insurance impacts since August 28th and what a ride it has been as we finally start to close the book on this historic event. Thankfully, its U.S. story will not be as historic as some of the early forecasts were suggesting last […]

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