The purpose of ImpactWeather is to provide a wide variety of forecasting, alert, monitoring and notification services. Our forecasts are detailed and site-specific. We rely on the latest software, hardware and scientific technologies to produce accurate, timely and personalized forecasts.
But that’s just half the equation. Even the most accurate forecast is worthless if you never receive it . . . or you don’t receive it in time. That’s why ImpactWeather employs multiple communication technologies to keep you informed with the latest developments that could impact your operations: email, text-paging, fax, personalized websites and even telephone. We keep you informed with up-to-the minute information so you can go offline – or otherwise adjust your assets and/or people – at the last possible minute and can be back online at the first safe opportunity.
ImpactWeather brings you the confidence to go about your business with the knowledge that your weather is being monitored by professionals.
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In addition to blogging for YourWeatherBlog, Lauren handles multiple roles at ImpactWeather. As an ImpactWeather marine meteorologist, she provides forecasts to ocean-going vessels, as well as production and exploration operations around the globe. As an ImpactWeather broadcast meteorologist, Lauren produces a wide range of video product, including Aviation Weather Today and the Global Offshore Weather Report. Lauren graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree, then continued with her Masters in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University; she is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Originally from Alabama, Lauren now calls Houston home and enjoys watching college football, traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.
After U.S. Air Force Weather Observer and Forecaster Schools, Dave’s early weather career included supporting Air Force One and later Marine One at Camp David, becoming one of the few to directly support both Presidential aircraft; his weather desk at Camp David was literally under the (non-spinning) blades of the hangared helicopter. A later assignment placed him in Oklahoma as a weather radar expert and instructor back in the days of analog tubes and hand cranks. Throughout, Dave’s primary duty was protecting resources with weather observations, alerts and forecasts, while providing aviation forecasts to almost every type of aircraft in the U.S. military. After the Air Force, Dave spent a year on-air with KFDX-TV (NBC) in Wichita Falls. Early-risers in North Texas may remember the Farm and Ranch Report with Dave and Farmer Joe Brown. Moving to Houston, he perfected his aviation weather skills over 13 years as a meteorologist with Universal Weather and Aviation. For many years Dave was the morning meteorologist for Houston’s KUHF-FM. Today, in addition to producing “Aviation Weather Today,” Dave oversees the video department and produces daily weather videos while developing additional video product. He holds the AMS® Seal of Approval for Radio Weathercasting and is a member of the American Meteorological Society. Dave was co-writer and narrator for the award-winning documentary film, “Into the Wind – the Sport of Powered Paragliding.”
With a B.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M University and more than 27 years of forecasting experience, Chris is ImpactWeather’s lead hurricane forecaster. His duties at ImpactWeather, Inc. include leading the hurricane team year-round. Off-season, Chris manages product development. One of his main duties during the spring is traveling the country to speak about hurricanes at conventions, seminars and corporate meetings. Topics typically include hurricane structure, hurricane awareness/preparedness, hurricane forecasting and reviews of the previous hurricane season. Chris spent some of his earliest years in meteorology on the deep sea rigs off the coast of southern Argentina. Later, at Universal Weather and Aviation, he progressed into the shift supervisor position overseeing all weather product reaching Universal’s clientele. Chris is the co-creator of the Hurricane Severity Index and was one of the earliest members of ImpactWeather, when ImpactWeather was only a small department of meteorologists at Universal.
Fred obtained his BA in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 1991 – quite a few years after he started a career as a freelance marketer and business developer – and signed on full-time with ImpactWeather’s parent company that same year. While at Universal Weather, Fred wore a number of hats including that of marketing manager, international trade show manager, event director, internal communications coordinator and press liaison. Fred was instrumental in the development of the ImpactWeather division at Universal in 1995 and continued to help share news about ImpactWeather solutions around the world thereafter. He joined ImpactWeather full-time as marketing manager in 2005.
One of the newer members of ImpactWeather, Nathan has become well qualified within most ImpactWeather divisions, including MarineWatch, StormWatch and Broadcast. When his busy schedule allows, he enjoys contributing to YourWeatherBlog. Prior to joining ImpactWeather, Nathan lived the life of the young television meteorologist, moving from town to town and station to station including weekend and morning gigs in Sioux City, IA and Omaha, NE. After obtaining his Bachelors Degree in Communications at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX Nathan then achieved his Masters Degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University. Like most at ImpactWeather, Nathan has a trail of memorable “weather moments” from his earliest years, including producing “TV weather shows” in his living room with the family video camera when he was quite small. Today he continues experiencing his weather moments by being an active storm chaser with trips to Tornado Alley each year.