Special Report: A Look At Extreme Weather's Impact On Energy

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck recently took Hart Energy behind the scenes with a look at forecasting extreme weather patterns and the related disruption to the oil and natural gas supply chain as well as gatherers, processors and pipelines.

Smerbeck said in short-term forecasting AccuWeather looks for cold air coming down from Canada into the U.S. "A temperature departure of 10 to 15 degrees below normal over an extended period of time can put a strain on gas production and the usage of natural gas," he told Hart Energy adding that key indicators include the jet stream and climate signals.

Watch Hart Energy Video Reporter Jessica Morales' interview with Smerbeck to see how he illustrates these weather pattern changes.

Jessica Morales

Jessica Morales is the video reporter for Hart Energy. She contributes to the Digital News Group's interviewing and video production. 

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