Weather Intelligence

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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Enhanced Weather Information Integrated into Websites and Applications

Utilities need access to accurate weather forecasts, and for many utilities, being able to integrate that weather information into their existing systems is critical.  A utility doesn’t want the wrong… Read more »

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Better Prepared for Unreliable Weather

Excessive heat, high wind gusts, snow, ice and pop-up thunderstorms are just some of the severe types of weather conditions New Hampshire experiences throughout the year.  When Liberty Utilities, a… Read more »

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Looking Back: More Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a variety of efforts are underway to minimize the impact of future catastrophic events. Those efforts over time are likely to… Read more »

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Water Management for Mining Operations: The big challenges and potential (technical) solutions

Over the last 3 years I was impressed to see an increase in mining congress and conferences focusing on water management. Water in mining is a key concern for operators, and… 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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Heading Off Catastrophe: Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Recent catastrophic events have cast a new light on cloud services and co-location providers. The question that must be asked is this, what happens if the cloud provider or colo… 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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Ready When You Are: Proper Equipment Storage

Data centers are continually pushed for shorter construction and installation periods to meet the growing consumer demand. Working with quick turn-around times during data center builds requires the on-demand availability… 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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Looking Back: More Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a variety of efforts are underway to minimize the impact of future catastrophic events. Those efforts over time are likely to… 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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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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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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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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Cloud Watching and Other Planned Activities

I recently had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with my 5 year old granddaughter. I am usually surprised at what I learn when seeing the world through… Read more »

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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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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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Battling the Northeast Blizzard With Intelligent Weather

The Northeast Blizzard brought record snow totals to the northeastern United States in February of 2013, with some areas receiving up to three feet of snow over a 46 hour… Read more »

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Knowing where your rough spots are

In a previous post, I described how advanced-technology weather forecasts and flight hazard forecasts are helping flight planners, dispatchers, and trackers make more appropriate routing decisions for flight safety and… 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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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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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 steps to optimize outdoor electrical installations

The outdoor electrical enclosures challenge Increasingly, electrical equipment is installed outdoors to be closer to where the action is taking place. Unfortunately, we have no control of the weather; therefore, the… 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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