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BMS Tropical Update 9/1/2016 12 PM CDT

By: - September 1st, 2016

Historically, Labor Day weekend is no stranger to hurricane impacts to the U.S. Coastline, and this year is no exception. After all, the peak of the season is just ten days away. With winds of 65 mph, Tropical Storm Hermine is less than 10 mph from being classified as a […]

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BMS Tropical Update 8/31/2016 12 PM CDT

By: - August 31st, 2016

Update:  12:55 CDT  TD9 has officially been upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine.  Because of Aircraft observation from hurricane hunter.  Not because of satellite, ship, or drone observations.  Tropical Depression (TD) #9 The insurance industry needs to continue to focus on Tropical Depression (TD) #9 which has been trolling the industry for […]

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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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Already off to a head start – Hurricane season officially begins June 1

By: - May 31st, 2016

After two years of below normal named storm activity in the Atlantic basin most prognostication suggests that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season will be above average. Many of these forecasts are citing a weakening El Niño and warmer than average seas surface temperatures over much of the Atlantic basin as […]

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Fading El Niño – What’s Next For Insurance Industry?

By: - April 6th, 2016

A Q1 and El Niño wrap up With winter and Q1, 2016, behind us, the insurance industry can review the active weather pattern and resulting insured losses. As mentioned in my blog post last fall, Florida experienced lots of weather activity, which is typical during strong El Niño winters such […]

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First East Coast winter storm of the season

By: - January 21st, 2016

If you have been living under a rock the last few days, you might not know that the first big nor’easter of the 2015/2016 winter season is expected to hit the East Coast of the U.S. this weekend. This storm summary will focus on the insured impacts of and provide […]

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