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Monday, 13 January 2014 22:18

Big Storms and Small Changes

Written by  Bob Arnold

The weather is something we discuss nearly every day. It can be a passing comment to a store clerk or an in-depth conversation with family or co-workers. But it occurs almost daily. As business continuity practitioners, many times weather is one of the biggest challenges – and one that is always on-going and hard to forecast over a long range, despite the fact some publications and meteorologists do try. The 2014 Farmers’ Almanac has forecasted below average temperatures for most of the country this winter. The Almanac boasts their predictions are 80 percent accurate. I don’t know if there are statistics to prove that, but I will say that as of this writing, much of the country has been in the grip of major winter storms, ice storms, blizzards, and severe cold. The impacts have been high in some areas, forcing road closures, airline delays, and closings of many businesses and services. These