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The Important Difference Between Wet Snow and Dry Snow

The Important Difference Between Wet Snow and Dry Snow

Snow forms when water vapor in the atmosphere freezes directly into ice crystals and falls to the ground as precipitation.  When it falls heavily or for long periods, it can accumulate to several inches and become a travel hazard on roads and walkways.  This is common knowledge to people who experience cold winter seasons.  However,…

2020 Hurricane Season

2020 Hurricane Season

The 2020 hurricane season is officially over! November 30 marked the end of a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season with 30 named storms. Back in May, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicted an above average season, forecasting 13 to 19 named storms, of which 6 to 10 would become hurricanes, and 3 to 6 of these would…

Not Using a Weather Expert Can Cost You Your Case

Not Using a Weather Expert Can Cost You Your Case

Too often, witnesses without training and experience in meteorology are called upon to discuss the weather. The problem is not with the witness, but the fact that their expertise doesn’t include the necessary credentials to qualify them to analyze weather data with accuracy and precision. For example, in a slip and fall case, you’ll want…

The Value of a Weather Expert

The Value of a Weather Expert

Why Should You Retain a Forensic Weather Expert? Attorneys routinely rely on expert testimony from specialists in medicine, accounting, forensic science and other areas when they’re building a case and presenting arguments. But how often have you considered consulting with a forensic weather expert? While it seems like everyone has a story and an opinion…

Is That Photo Real

Is That Photo Real

Is that photo real? CompuWeather was retained by a defense attorney to determine the weather conditions for a slip and fall on snow and ice. After CompuWeather completed the analysis, the defense attorney was surprised to read the conclusions of the report. The report concluded that no snow or ice cover was present and the…

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Get a Weather Expert

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Get a Weather Expert

Getting a weather expert involved early can save lots of time and money. CompuWeather was contacted by an attorney in an insurance subrogation lawsuit where the defendant allegedly slipped and fell on snow and ice on the outside deck of an insured’s property. The case was past the point where the subrogating attorney could file…

A Weather Expert’s Area of Expertise

A Weather Expert’s Area of Expertise

A weather expert provides more value than just reconstructing the weather conditions for your case. Many times opposing weather experts have the same weather analysis but their opinions and conclusions vary depending on what evidence was reviewed. In one such case CompuWeather was hired by an attorney defending a firehouse that was being sued for…

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