November 21, 2016

This may seem like a confession only ever heard at a gathering of Meteorologists Anonymous, but I have a favourite windstorm. It's possible you've never heard of "The Greenhouse Low", but in terms of its severity, it's one from which we can learn things, especially with regards the type of event we might see when The Big One finally happens in Europe.

Over the course of two days in early Februar...

November 1, 2016

Given the number of years since a major hurricane landfall, naturally Hurricane Matthew drew a lot of attention. I'll leave the meteorological autopsy of the event to the many excellent summaries from catastrophe modelling companies, brokers and re/insurers that have appeared and offer up five observations that struck me during and after the event. 

Loss data for cat model improvements: "same old sam...

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