Weather Intelligence

Weather: This Decade’s Geolocation – Part 3 of 3

The evolution of weather intelligence In our previous blog in this three-part series, we examined specific kinds of weather data and how they can be used to help organizations improve… Read more »

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Weather: This Decade’s Geolocation – Part 2 of 3

In our previous blog in this three-part series, we examined how weather information is becoming this decade’s geolocation. In this installation, we will look at specific kinds of weather data… Read more »

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Conditions are Favorable for a Mild Hurricane Season in 2014 – Maybe

If it seems like we’ve seen more bad hurricanes and tropical storms in the U.S. in recent years than usual, it just that – a perception, not reality. So says… Read more »

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Weather: This Decade’s Geolocation – Part 1 of 3

“Geo-weather” the next big thing Over the last decade, geolocation — the technique of identifying the geographical location of a person or device by means of digital information processed via… Read more »

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Under Increased Pressure to Speed Restoration?

If you are under growing pressure to speed power restoration, you are not alone. An increase in high-profile weather events, aging infrastructure, and customer expectations is creating a “perfect storm”… Read more »

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El Nino Not the Fix-All California Hopes For

Across the board, the forecast for this summer is oceanic warming west of South America. Colloquially, this is known as “El Nino”, an oft talked about phenomenon that affects the… Read more »

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To Play or Not to Play: Ensuring Athlete and Spectator Safety

Have you noticed this year’s extreme weather? It makes it even more important that sporting event officials understand the impact on players. Extreme weather not only impacts the decision to… Read more »

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Preparing Your Data Center for the Polar Vortex

March is upon us and in February the groundhog said there would be six more weeks of winter. That is not good news for those who have been living through… 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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Climate Change and Its Effects Part Three: Why Integrating Weather Forecasting is so Important?

In our previous blog post, we discussed flooding trends and frequencies and how public safety officials can be prepared for potential floods. In our final post that wraps up this… Read more »

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Arming your Smart Utility for the Future

In a recent post I covered the new and increasing challenges presented by Distributed Generation (DG), Energy Storage (ES), Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and microgrids, as well as the benefits… Read more »

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El Nino Not the Fix-All California Hopes For

Across the board, the forecast for this summer is oceanic warming west of South America. Colloquially, this is known as “El Nino”, an oft talked about phenomenon that affects 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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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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Weather Data: A Powerful Tool for Consumer and Utilities Alike

It’s not difficult to get weather reports these days, with any number of smart phone apps putting the information at your fingertips. So, at first glance, it may not seem… Read more »

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Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens to Rain on Your Parade – Is your Disaster Recovery plan ready for hurricane season?

As Tropical Storm Arthur churns off the coast of Florida and threatens to become a hurricane by the time it reaches the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it is a… Read more »

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Eight Ways Computers Can Make Decisions for Your Hospital

It is fairly easy to conceptualize that computers can compare, analyze and compartmentalize data according to rules dictated by a human created program. But, this is just a small part… Read more »

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Top 10 Weather Events of 2014 | Part I

Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 Here is a quick look at Schneider Electric’s Top 10 weather events for the year 2014- we’ll start with #10 through #6. The events… Read more »

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Recounting Hurricane Preparedness Tips as Arthur Threatens Fourth of July Plans

A little more than a month ago we published a blog post titled, “Conditions are Favorable for a Mild Hurricane Season in 2014 – Maybe.” I’m very glad now that… Read more »

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Preparing Your Data Center for the Polar Vortex

March is upon us and in February the groundhog said there would be six more weeks of winter. That is not good news for those who have been living through… Read more »

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Maybe your city needs information management instead of another highway?

For years, cities have attempted to alleviate traffic congestion by constructing more roads, tunnels and bridges.  Often, these very expensive capacity improvements created more problems than they solved – disjointed… Read more »

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Some figures about renewable energy

  Production factor of renewable energies Newspapers and the Net are full of reports about the installation of wind and solar farms, all over the world. Good news! The electricity… Read more »

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Wind Energy Shouldn’t Be Risky Energy

They’re big. Those huge wind turbines stand tall with their dynamic faces to the wind, challenging the planet to “bring it on.” They reflect highly advanced engineering and are monuments… 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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2014/15 Winter Weather Outlook

If you don’t remember what the weather was like last winter, we don’t blame you. Most of us are trying to forget the brutally cold temperatures that lingered over much… Read more »

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Outdoor electrical installations : determining the right thermal management solution

Considering thermal management solutions for outdoor electrical installations Electrical, electronic and telecommunications equipment increasingly operates outdoors to meet demanding client specifications in rugged applications. The enclosures that house equipment need… Read more »

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Reliable Weather Forecasts Support Smart City Operations Decisions

Weather usually has the greatest external influence on the efficiency and performance of city infrastructure, from electrical distribution and traffic management to airport operations and public safety – which is… Read more »

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Under Increased Pressure to Speed Restoration?

If you are under growing pressure to speed power restoration, you are not alone. An increase in high-profile weather events, aging infrastructure, and customer expectations is creating a “perfect storm”… Read more »

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Do You Know Where Your Assets Are Buried?

When I first got into the sales game years ago, I would sometimes hear this about a veteran salesperson: “He knows where the bodies are buried” (accompanied by a nod… 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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