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Wyoming Flood Preparations Follow Flood Predictions

Fremont County, Wyo. residents and disaster response officials are making preparations for spring flooding. Predictions are that the county could see its biggest runoff from the mountain snowpack in decades. National Weather Service hydrologists say the Wind and Little Wind …

How Monsanto’s Climate Unit Is Changing Risk Profile of Farmers

It caught my eye when Monsanto Co. subsidiary Climate Corp. announced last week it was creating the “Industry’s First In-Field Sensor Network” and “the first Centralized Platform” digital agricultural technology development. The company said that its new sensor network will …

Climate Change Modeling is Closer than You Think

For the last few years you got a common response from catastrophe modelers who advise the property/casualty industry when asked about including the effects of climate change in modeling. It went something like: “The industry isn’t interested in what the weather …

New Mexico Weather Creating Dangerous Wildfires Conditions

Authorities are warning that weather conditions across much of New Mexico are creating conditions ripe for dangerous wildfires. A red flag warning has been issued for portions of southern, central and eastern New Mexico due to strong winds and low …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

El Nin᷈o Talk Growing Louder Amid Southern California Storms

A whopper of a winter appears to be brewing for the Western U.S. and more conversations are turning to preparations for what could be one of the strongest El Nin᷈os on record. Strong rains throughout much of California and snow …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado is asking federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Denver Post reported the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency …

Officials: Western Drought Could Create Perfect Storm Fire Season in Nevada

Drought and weather conditions across the West could create ideal conditions for simultaneous wildfires and make it tougher for Nevada to get out-of-state aid, fire officials said. Authorities from several agencies briefed Gov. Brian Sandoval this week in Carson City on …

HCC Specialty Partners with Weather Analytics

Specialty insurance underwriter HCC Specialty has formed a strategic alliance with Maryland-based Weather Analytics, a provider of precision climate, and weather data and analytics.  Through this strategic alliance, HCC Specialty will have access to historical and real-time global hourly data …

Heaven & Hail: Hail Insight and the Damage it Brings

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Hail Damage by the Numbers Damage from convective storms continues to capture the attention of both the public and insurers because of the increase in the number of extreme weather …