Weather

February 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

It’s midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’re looking ahead to February with a review of historical catastrophe activity. In the ten years from 2007 through 2016, PCS® designated 28 catastrophes during the mont...

January 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

With winter on its way, we look ahead to January cat event risks. Catastrophic January storms since 2007 have caused nearly $5.9 billion in insured losses. PCS has designated 16 catastrophes during the month of Januar...

December 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season ended November 30 with two PCS ® catastrophe designations from Atlantic Basin hurricanes that made landfall in the United States. We discussed Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew in our previous...

November 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season will come to an end on November 30. So far this year, two catastrophes have been designated as tropical events. Hurricane Hermine affected Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina...

October 2016 Preview: Historical Cat Activity

As October approaches, so does the end of peak hurricane season, however, insurers should still be vigilant and prepared to assist policyholders in the event of a late-season disturbances. While the fourth quarter...

September 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Traditionally, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. While forecasters have predicted a relatively normal hurricane season for this year, there have been five named storms in the Atlantic thus...

FireLine Examines the Erskine Wildfire

To date, wildfires in California this season have burned more than 150,000 acres, and—with five major wildfires burning at this writing—that number continues to grow. California seems poised for yet another year of...

August 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Traditionally, hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. While forecasters have generally predicted a near-normal hurricane season for this year, there have been a small number of unusual storms thus far....

July 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Taking a look at significant weather activity in 2016 to date, we saw a rare January hurricane, Alex, as well as Tropical Storm Bonnie in May. June started the Atlantic hurricane season. In that month, Tropical Storm...

June 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Although forecasters predict average activity for this year, we’ve already experienced the first tropical event of the season, Hurricane Alex—unusual...