A weak El Niño is likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere summer 2019 (65% chance) and possibly fall (50-55% chance). Weak events can still produce moderate or strong temperature or precipitation impacts in some places…
The El Nino weather pattern has caused more cloudy and rainy days than normal. So far in 2019, out of approximately 90 workdays, 31 of them have been rained out (or “clouded out,” which has the same effect on real estate projects). Yes, over one-third of all available work days have been lost or severely hindered due to bad weather! This is the worst spring weather we’ve experienced in ten years of real estate photography.
Due to the seasonally high demand we always see in spring, combined with the awful weather, we are currently experiencing a much larger backlog than we normally see this time of year. We are currently looking at wait times of about six weeks.
We are very sorry for the delays and we wish we could improve the weather! Thank you for your patience during this time.
Bad Weather Policies
We have no cancellation penalty for weather cancellations. When a project is canceled due to weather, we immediately add the project to our “weather standby” list. This list has priority rights to any and all cancellations. We also add these jobs to our first available calendar date. All rain-outs will be made up as quickly as possible, but be aware that if you have deadlines or “must-have” dates, we recommend exploring other options, because the backlog and wait times this year have been extreme.