We all understand how the weather forecast can help us know what to wear to work or for exercising outside, or whether we should run our sprinklers in our garden or yard. From both a forecast and historical data perspective, there are numerous other uses for weather information, and some are a bit unusual.Topics: SkyWise |
Nike has set out to break the 2-hour mark for a marathon, something that has never been done. They have chosen the athletes, developed new high-performance shoes, determined the training plan for the athletes, the data they will gather during training, and the location for the attempt.Topics: SkyWise | Live Events |
As we head into the more traditional severe weather season, we will see many references to severe weather preparedness in the coming weeks. Invariably, a severe weather safety awareness campaign will discuss the need to have multiple ways to get weather information for the severe weather situations. A NOAA Weather Radio, television, and AM/FM radio are the traditional means of hearing about severe weather alerts (watches/warnings). However, over the last several years, the number of mobile weather apps that have come on the market on IOS and Android devices is astounding. Thousands of apps claim to provide you with notification of severe weather warnings, but how good of a job are they doing?Topics: WeatherOps | Tornado | Thunderstorm |
Your phone pings and as you glance at it, an alert informs you that you have traveled into a Tornado Warning. You immediately pull off the road, check where you are in regards to the storm and head for shelter. As strong winds pass over the location where you are hiding, you wonder what would have happened if you had not received this alert.Topics: WeatherOps | Tornado | Thunderstorm |
Do you know how much water is in the air? If you do want to find out, do you look at relative humidity or dewpoint? I often hear people talk about how it was a very humid day, when in reality the relative humidity was actually lower than normal or lower than the previous day.Topics: SkyWise | Precipitation |
One of WDT’s technical capabilities that we are very proud of is our highly scalable alerting infrastructure.
During November 25-30, 2015, a significant Winter Storm traversed the US bringing frozen precipitation across much of the MidWest generating numerous watches, warnings and advisories generated both by the NOAA NWS and WDT WeatherOps meteorologists.Topics: WeatherOps |