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El Nino Officially Here, Much Stronger than Expected. $

El Nino will be one of the stories of 2015, if Australian scientists are correct. They believe that what was supposed to be a mild El Nino setting up in the Pacific could turn out to be far more intense. The impact, just to be up front, will mean unseasonable activity all over the world:

The Quiet Disaster About to Beset Nepal $


  Most of you have seen or heard about the devastating second 7.3 earthquake that hit Nepal overnight. Although not as strong as the 7.9 that hit two weeks ago, this one went ahead and finished off a number of buildings that had already been weakened by the previous quake.

Way Early…a Potential Tropical Storm in the Atlantic. $

This is far earlier than we would normally get (the official hurricane season doesn’t start till June), but we have a tropical system developing off the coast of Florida.

H2N2 vs. Other Bird Flu Strains. $

There is a tremendous amount of information in the press about Avian Influenza. The culling of about 5.3 million hens in Iowa has a lot of analysts shaken and the risk to the state’s $2 billion egg-laying industry is a real risk. Scientists believe that migratory birds transmitted the virus to the domestic commercial population. […]

A Statisticians Way to Look at Drought. $

We are all geeks of some sort. At Armada, we tend to be statistical geeks – we love data, especially when it can help us tell a story. So, we were looking at today’s new Drought MonitorMap. It came out and we sat and eyeballed it and it looked like, on a national basis, that […]

Q1 2014 vs Q1 2015 Weather Comparison $

    We were asked by a client to look at the year over year impact of weather on Q1. Although we can’t share all of the intelligence that came out of the report at this time – the headline figures might surprise you just a little bit.

California Imposes “Unprecedented” Drought Measures. $

After trying to reduce water consumption by 20% last year and achieving “less than 50% of that target”, Governor Brown from California has implemented what he called unprecedented steps to try and conserve water. He has mandated that cities and towns to cut water use by 25%. There was also a measure to convert as […]

Areas Where Drought Will Intensify. $


NOAA has released its latest seasonal Drought Outlook updated as of March 19th.  We thought this view might be interesting for future planning purposes.

I Got a Lesson on the Weather.

When it comes to environmental impacts on business, there just isn’t much going on in the country aside from the drought in the West. That still has big economic impacts and if the drought condition isn’t resolved in the next year or so, we could be really talking about a historic crisis in trying to […]

Spring Flood Risks.

NOAA has released its projections on rain and snow-aided flooding this spring. This is going to be important to many of you, it will disrupt supply chain movement, could slow barge traffic on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and will create damage in the areas hardest hit.   Actually, given that the northeast in and […]

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