DTN has acquired MetStat, an industry leader in precipitation analysis and analytics. MetStat provides best-in-class high-resolution, real-time precipitation estimates, innovative analytics and post-storm analyses.
The “Bomb Cyclone” that made national headlines during the middle part of last week was a spectacular example of what a strong late-winter/early-spring storm can be in the central United States.
We at MetStat, now DTN, are watching with bated breath as Hurricane Florence tracks westward toward the Carolinas. At this time, the most widespread impacts will be flooding from torrential rain, though areas near the coastline will experience intense and destructive winds as well. National Hurricane Center Risk of Flash Flooding for Hurricane Florence National
It seems every time an extreme rainstorm results in flooding, inquiring minds want to know the rarity of the rainfall in terms of a frequency or likelihood (i.e., probability of occurring again).
At MetStat, now DTN, we employ a wide variety of precipitation data, from 5-minute automated gauge data to storm reports from the public at large. For the past twenty years, however, one of our most valuable daily datasets has been the CoCoRaHS gauge network.
Hurricane Harvey will likely be remembered for many years as one of the most catastrophic storms to ever hit the United States. It has been nearly a decade since a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) has hit the United States.
A dominant story in news headlines over the past few days has been the crisis at California’s Lake Oroville dam, the tallest earthen dam in the United States.
It has been over 10 years since the east coast of the United States has seen a major (category 3 or higher) hurricane hit its shores. Not since Hurricane Wilma in 2005 has a hurricane with such intensity moved ashore in the United States
An afternoon thunderstorm situated in just the right place can spark a chain of events that can completely change a community and how it learns to respond to a flooding disaster. Such was the case the evening of July 31st above the Big Thompson Canyon in Colorado, 60 miles northwest of Denver.
Phoenix, along with much of the rest of the country, has been battling with excessive heat for most of the summer. In the southwest this dry heat, combined with their summer monsoonal rainfalls, can create a virulent effect in the atmosphere that accompanies the rain, known as a microburst.