NOAA lowers its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

The U.S. NOAA has released its latest update for its forecast for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The forecast from the NOAA now calls for an even greater likelihood of a below normal season, with less storms expected to form and less major hurricanes. Just earlier this week another forecaster Tropical read the full article →

NOAA raises 2012 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

As the 2012 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season progresses the chances of storms forming and making landfall is rising, according to the latest forecast update from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Their latest forecast which was published at the end of last week raises the number read the full article →

MDA EarthSat Weather expand wind generation forecast to include Europe

MDA EarthSat Weather, a consulting group for weather risk and commodity weather products and services, have announced the expansion of their current wind generation forecast product range. They are expanding their focus beyond the U.S. and will now offer forecast data and information for stations in the UK, Ireland, and read the full article →

Accuweather forecasts another above-average U.S. tornado season for 2012

Weather forecaster Accuweather is predicting another above-average U.S. tornado season for 2012. Last year saw a near record number of tornadoes over the course of the season, with 2011 seeing 1,709 officially recorded tornadoes which was just short of the record of 1,817. The average for the last decade is read the full article →

Nate, Maria & Katia: Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm update

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season is really beginning to hot up and there are currently three named storms to keep an eye on. Similar to last year though, it's hard to tell what, if any real impact they will have on the U.S. The 2011 season is certainly proving to read the full article →

Katia becomes a hurricane, destination still uncertain

Tropical storm Katia has now become hurricane Katia. The second hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, hurricane Katia originally formed way over to the east near the Cape Verde islands and is making her way slowly westwards. Forecast models diverge considerably on her eventual destination, with some showing Katia read the full article →

Tropical storm Katia forecast to become major hurricane

Tropical storm Katia is currently in the mid-Atlantic with maximum sustained windspeeds of 65mph. A fairly large storm already, with tropical storm windspeeds extending up to 85 miles from the centre, Katia is forecast to become a hurricane within the next few hours. It's likely that the next advisory from read the full article →

NOAA increases hurricane forecast for rest of season

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) have updated their hurricane forecast and have increased the number of storms that they predict to form over the course of the rest of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. The updated forecast calls for more tropical storms to form, read the full article →

Colorado State forecasters still expect high risk of landfalling hurricanes

Klotzbach & Gray, the well respected pair of hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University, have published the latest update to their forecast of Atlantic season hurricane activity and landfall strike probability for 2011. They stick with their original predictions of 16 named tropical storms during the 2011 season, with 9 read the full article →

Long-range weather forecasts to increase in importance for reinsurers

Many weather and peril re/insurance pricing decisions have tended to be made based on analysis of historical data rather than on forecasts. Historical data has always been seen as the best way to predict weather trends and assess riskiness of a specific peril in a specific geographic location. Forecasts were read the full article →