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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IT and OT: Allies or Adversaries?

Can IT and OT get along? It’s one of the pressing questions facing the business world as the Internet of Things, or IoT, drumbeat grows louder. As the two essential… 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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Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 | Part II

Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 The countdown of Schneider Electric’s Top 10 weather events for the year 2014 continues with with top 5. If you missed the first post of… Read more »

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Outdoor enclosures: Accounting for weather conditions

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get, according to humorist and author Mark Twain. Builders of outdoor control panel enclosures can benefit from that. By accounting for… Read more »

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Forecasters Are Predicting Another Active Hurricane Season In 2013

The Eastern seaboard has taken a beating from hurricanes over the last two years. Will 2013 bring more of the same? In a recent webinar, Schneider Electric’s Chief Science Officer,… Read more »

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Weather Risk Forecasting: Don’t Get Caught in a Blackout

As winter descends upon us, we must prepare for severe weather conditions. Harsh weather brings with it the potential for weather-related power outages, which can wreak havoc on power utility… Read more »

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Trends in Utilities Part 2: Proactive Customer Engagement

In the past, utility customers were simply energy consumers, power flow was one way from generation to load, and demand was fairly predictable.  This situation has inverted, as consumers are… 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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Why Utilities Must Invest in Data Analytics to Benefit from the Internet of Things

We hear a lot these days about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how connecting all sorts of devices is going to give us all the data we need to… Read more »

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Municipal water and wastewater utilities find silver lining of drought

If you want to see how water scarcity could impact the future for water and wastewater utilities, look no further than California. This November, Golden State voters will decide on… Read more »

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