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BMS Tropical Update 9/14/2016 12 PM CDT

By: - September 14th, 2016

I think everyone was surprised to the naming of  Tropical Storm (TS) Julia overland last night at 10 PM EDT. My jaw basically dropped when my iPhone alerted me that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded investigation area 93L to named storm Julia. This was a huge surprise for many […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/3/2016 9 AM CDT

By: - September 3rd, 2016

Hermine is about ready to write chapter four.  Chapter 1 – Unwillingness to develop across Atlantic.  Chapter 2 – Tropical depression in Gulf.  Chapter 3 – Southeastern landfall impacts ending the 10 year Florida hurricane drought.    Now chapter 4 is starting, which should be Northeast impacts.   Like many storms of […]

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BMS Tropical Update 9/2/2016 12 PM CDT

By: - September 2nd, 2016

Hermine made landfall near St. Marks, Florida, around 1:30 am EDT with winds of 80 mph, making it a strong category 1 hurricane at landfall. As predicted, flooding rains, storm surge and tree fall have been the biggest insured impacts and overall should result in a minimal loss for the […]

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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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