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Wave of New Tech Firms Targeting Farms as Weather Wars Mount

When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn’t to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it’s to his iPad. Nine mini-weather stations from the …

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 …

California Storm Could Dump Snow on the Northeast if Jet Streams Collide

A storm that’s swinging into southern California could end up blanketing New York and the rest of the Northeast next weekend, ending Boston’s snow drought, tying up traffic and halting air travel. That’s if everything comes together in just the …

Midwest Could Face Severe Flooding, Other Problems

Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. The weather already was blamed for several fatalities, including the deaths of four …

What’s Driving Repair Cycle Time?

This post is part of a series sponsored by CCC Information Services. Numerous studies have been completed over the years that show consumer satisfaction with auto insurance companies is tied to their satisfaction with the vehicle repair. Consumers say they …

East Coast Warmth to Put a Garden Stake in Heart of U.S. Winter

If you live in the eastern U.S., it’s almost time to put that snow shovel away and get out the gardening tools. After a slight hiccup later this week – which could bring a little sleet and even a few …

Most Powerful Lightning Strikes Peak in the Morning

Wherever you are, if it’s 8 a.m. it’s time for the kids to be in school, time perhaps for a second cup of coffee, and time for the most powerful lightning strikes of the day. Not the largest number of …

Weather and Competition Threaten Rising P/C Earnings: Moody’s

U.S. property/casualty insurers can celebrate higher overall earnings and premium levels in the 2014 third quarter versus the same period a year ago, Moody’s Investors Service said in a new report. At the same time, competition and winter storms could …

New Study Links Current Events to Climate Change

The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can’t be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a …

Maine Farmers Eligible for Disaster Assistance

Farmers in 13 Maine counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance for damages from excessive rain, cold, high winds, flooding, extreme heat and other weather events this year. Maine Congressman Mike Michaud said Wednesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture has …