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Report Forecasts ‘Above-Normal’ U.S. Wildfire Season, Worse in Drought-Plagued West

The U.S. has in store an “above-normal” wildfire season if a prediction out on Wednesday from fire weather experts holds true – “intense” may be a better word for the expectations in Western region. Early predictions for the 2022 fire …

Claims Business: Davies, Liberty Mutual, EFI Global and

Davies Acquires SKWeston and IAS Davies, an international claims management provider based in London, continued its expansion in the United States with acquisition of SKWeston & Co and IAS Claim Services. SKW, headquartered in Towson, Maryland, has been re-branded to …

Hurricane Sally Reaches Gulf Coast With Flash-Flood Threat

Hurricane Sally made landfall in U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could inflict as much as $5 billion in damage and losses across Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle from “catastrophic” flooding in the region. Sally came on land near Gulf …

Rainstorms Over Bahamas Watched as Possible U.S. Threat

Within five days, heavy rains now hitting the Bahamas where Hurricane Dorian struck could become a dangerous tropical system over Florida, and possibly the Gulf of Mexico. The odds were 50-50 a couple of days ago; now they’re at 80%. …

Dorian Set to Lash Puerto Rico Before Hitting Florida Coast

Tropical Storm Dorian is about to lash Puerto Rico with torrential rains, and then is expected to gain strength and become the first major hurricane to hit Florida’s east coast in 15 years. Chances are increasing that the storm will …

Heavy Rain and Widespread Power Outages Hit Southeast Texas, Louisiana

Hailstones the size of golf balls accompanied by as much as four inches of rain pelted the U.S. Gulf coast from Texas to Louisiana, flooding highways, downing power lines and closing some schools, officials said. About 150,000 homes and businesses …

Wall Street Embraces Weather Risk in New Era of Storms, Drought

Every uptick in wind speed along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is of enormous interest to Mike Eilts. Eilts, senior vice president for weather at DTN, a Minnesota-based analytics firm, knows that an unexpected cold front in Louisiana, nudged southward …

AccuWeather Blames NWS for Bogus East Coast Tsunami Warning

A private forecasting company took a routine National Weather Service test message and sent it to people’s phones as an official tsunami warning Tuesday morning, the latest in a spate of false alarms since last month. The National Tsunami Warning …

2013 Spring Forecast: Six More Weeks of Winter for Northeast

AccuWeather issues a spring outlook for the U.S. every year, focusing on the major highlights of the season. AccuWeather’s Long-Range Forecasting Team is predicting that winter will hold on the longest, into March, across the Northeast and Northwest. A near-normal …