By: Tom Cosgrove, Senior Manager, Industry Relations, FMI

Winter Weather Warning

The weather—we all talk about it, watch it intensely and constantly wondering what the weather will be. In a business sense, knowing possible long-term weather trends and potential conditions can help the food industry prepare for supply chain hurdles, operations issues and proactively respond.

We may not be able to predict the weather, but we do have Early Alert, which can help us make plans for upcoming winter weather. In a recent digital seminar, Early Alert’s chief meteorologist provided an outlook on what the weather will look like this winter and into the early spring. Topics included:

  • Temperature and precipitation model outlooks.
  • Drought outlook and impact of the drought.
  • Snowfall outlook.
  • Influence of current atmospheric variability.
  • The current status of Teleconnections (La Nina, Arctic Oscillation, and North Atlantic Oscillation).
  • Polar Vortex.
  • Regional 2022-23 Winter Outlooks.

Recording of Early Alert Weather Digital Seminar

We plan to have a series of digital seminars focused on weather trends and predictions to help you better prepare for possible supply chain and business operation challenges. Our next digital seminar in this series will be prior to the 2023 hurricane season.

Additional Early Alert Services

FMI partners with Early Alert to bring members a discount on Early Alert’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP). This program includes:

  • Situational awareness/critical decision support.
  • Incident management services.
  • Continuity services.
  • Access to a risk dashboard.

Early Alert is offering a six-month free trail to their all-hazard reports to interested FMI Members. Visit Early Alert online for more information.