Articles Tagged: weather

Forecasts Predict Increase in Cold Weather and Fuel Usage

The United States is sitting pretty with an abundant supply of crude oil and low prices at the pump. And after last winter’s above average temperatures, the inventory of heating… Read more »

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Dream Big: The future of reliability for utilities

Reliability is at the forefront of utilities’ concerns, and rightly so. People expect power to flow 24/7 and any interruption is disruptive for customers and costly for utilities in terms… Read more »

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Weather Threats at Sporting Events

Today there is a greater awareness surrounding the importance of predicting weather conditions and keeping athletes and spectators safe with game delays and evacuations. Sports officials must have a clear… Read more »

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Bridging the Gap Between Unpredictable Weather and Flight Planning

Weather’s Impact on Aviation  The aviation industry faces many obstacles when it comes to flight planning and routing, but managing weather conditions is right at the top. Weather conditions before… Read more »

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Data Centers in the Extreme: From Mountain to Sea

There’s no doubt that site selection is one of the most important decisions when building a data center — availability and cost of power, connectivity, security, weather and topography are… Read more »

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Winterizing Your Energy Management Strategy

Mark Twain is often credited with the familiar quote, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” He might be right, but it doesn’t mean that’s the… Read more »

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When to Expect Lake Effect Snow

Recording Breaking Snow A record breaking lake effect snow episode occurred across the Buffalo, New York Metropolitan Area on Monday, November 17th through Friday, November 21st.  Incredible totals of more… Read more »

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Benefits of integrating geospatial weather data into applications – Part II

You can integrate weather data into geospatial applications with a couple different options: web map services and web feature services. Each option offers its own unique set of benefits. Whichever… Read more »

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Benefits of integrating geospatial weather data into applications – Part I

In recent times weather conditions, especially in the past year, have been much more volatile and severe.  It seems as if there is no “safe season,” as spring, summer, fall,… Read more »

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Examining the Amazon Plan for Re-using Data Center Waste Water

I have always believed that innovation is a team sport. So I read with interest the recent blog post about how Amazon is planning to use waste heat from a… Read more »

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Dream Big: The future of reliability for utilities

Reliability is at the forefront of utilities’ concerns, and rightly so. People expect power to flow 24/7 and any interruption is disruptive for customers and costly for utilities in terms… Read more »

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Accurate Turbulence Forecasts Can Reduce Injuries and Distress to Passengers

On January 16, 2014, United Airlines flight 89 departed from Newark for a fourteen-hour flight to Beijing. A mere forty-five minutes into the flight, five flight attendants were injured after… Read more »

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We Can do Something About the Weather: Adapt Traffic Signal Control Strategies

We can’t change the weather yet, but adapting traffic signal control strategies to account for severe weather conditions is something we can do.   A recent article in the magazine Public… Read more »

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Are you doing everything you can to protect your operation from severe weather?

As someone who has worked in the mining and metals industry for many years, I am always looking for new specialty solutions that  could be aligned with this industry.  One of… Read more »

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Call a Plumber…? There’s Water Dripping out of Electrical Conduits in the Data Center!

It’s summer, which is always a test for data center operators and data center design and preparedness. With the arrival of the “dog days of summer” occasionally comes an unexpected… Read more »

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‘Wise’ Signals ‘Experience’

Just to change it up a bit, we’re going to use a different term here. Instead of the ubiquitous term ‘smart energy’, we’re going to suggest Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation… Read more »

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Winterizing Your Energy Management Strategy

Mark Twain is often credited with the familiar quote, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” He might be right, but it doesn’t mean that’s the… Read more »

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Soaking Up the Sun: Advanced DMS and Weather Forecasting Make Renewables More Viable

Electric utilities are at a crossroads. New regulatory requirements and energy demands are placing an increased pressure on utilities to aggressively incorporate renewable sources into generation portfolios. In light of… Read more »

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Data Centers in the Extreme: From Mountain to Sea

There’s no doubt that site selection is one of the most important decisions when building a data center — availability and cost of power, connectivity, security, weather and topography are… Read more »

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GIS can help when minutes and miles count

It seems that large-scale natural disasters such as hurricanes, massive wildfires, and tornadoes are lining up for a chance to pounce on us. Their succession of occurrence reminds us we… Read more »

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Bridging the Gap Between Unpredictable Weather and Flight Planning

Weather’s Impact on Aviation  The aviation industry faces many obstacles when it comes to flight planning and routing, but managing weather conditions is right at the top. Weather conditions before… Read more »

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GIS can help when minutes and miles count

It seems that large-scale natural disasters such as hurricanes, massive wildfires, and tornadoes are lining up for a chance to pounce on us. Their succession of occurrence reminds us we… Read more »

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Surviving the Summer Heat Wave with Smart Energy Consumption

This week’s weather headlines are downright scary: the Weather Channel warns of the “Dangerous Situation on Tap for Southwest” and CNN notes that “Heat Scorches One Part of US.” My… Read more »

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Winterizing Your Energy Management Strategy

Mark Twain is often credited with the familiar quote, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” He might be right, but it doesn’t mean that’s the… Read more »

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Smart information now supporting aviation

Flight planners, dispatchers, and trackers have traditionally worked with flight hazard forecasts that are quite general in nature, such as ‘light’, or ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’ descriptions of turbulence or icing… Read more »

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Data Centers in the Extreme: From Mountain to Sea

There’s no doubt that site selection is one of the most important decisions when building a data center — availability and cost of power, connectivity, security, weather and topography are… Read more »

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Lightning Storms are No Match for Smart-UPS at Alabama Schools

If ever there was a case study that demonstrates the need for protecting network switches from power outages, it is the Mobile County Public Schools in Alabama. The system consists… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part One: Climate vs. Weather

The Earth’s climate has been changing ever since the planet formed an atmosphere. While some changes are natural and cyclical, some are influenced by human activities, and our awareness of… Read more »

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Climate Change and Its Effects Part One: Frequent Volatile Weather

In our previous blog series, we discussed the changing climate and various factors that could be affecting it, including human versus natural influences. The recent changes suggest a more volatile… Read more »

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Accurate Turbulence Forecasts Can Reduce Injuries and Distress to Passengers

On January 16, 2014, United Airlines flight 89 departed from Newark for a fourteen-hour flight to Beijing. A mere forty-five minutes into the flight, five flight attendants were injured after… Read more »

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