Adjusting Well to Inclement Weather; Maximize the Melee

This current Forecast for North America is produced by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. It is normally updated at about 7am US Eastern time.
The source for this current Forecast for North America is the NOAA National Weather Service and is produced by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. It is normally updated at about 7am US Eastern time.

This time of year many wet and wintery mix weather conditions exist, not the least of which, the infamous ice storm. Such weather events make for catastrophic property damages due to downed trees and power poles on buildings, hillsides giving-way and pushing structures off their foundations and, of course, flood waters flowing through or bowling over anything in their path.

So, how does one stay well adjusted in the field when the working environment constantly changes, proving itself utterly unpredictable? The weather can’t be managed but your approach to dealing with it can. Continue reading…


Storm Events Look to Outpace 2021 Storm Season;

Time to Get Deployment Ready

Chart showing storm event pace by year, through the Month of April in all years. Data shows totals in bar chart form with overlay of averages/trends represented by solid/dashed lines respectively. (Data source: NOAA’s National Weather Service – Storm Prediction Center)
Chart showing storm event pace by type of storm type. Data shows totals in bar chart form with overlay of averages/trends represented by solid/dashed lines respectively. (Data source: NOAA’s National Weather Service – Storm Prediction Center)

Current data supports storm event pace to be at or slightly ahead of last year at this time, though with much of the month of April ahead of us it looks to outpace 2021 and 2018 easily, potentially rivaling 2020 and 2017 if it moves past the average for the month in the coming weeks. With only one week behind us and the event numbers already half way to the 5 year average, a super slow rest of the month would be needed to put a damper on things. Looking at the chart comparing storms by type, the tornado events this year have reached nearly to average levels with hail events coming in considerable less this year so far and wind ranging near average, already accumulating two thirds of event occurrences from last year. Take a look at the comparison chart, going back to the year 2000, to see the 21 year trend. Continue reading…