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 »

1 Comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

1 Comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

2 Comments

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 »

3 Comments

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

2 Comments

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

A Pumping Operation That Is No “Big Easy”

When the majority of your city is below sea level and even minor rainfall can require activation of city pumps, you need to be prepared for rain. So it is… Read more »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

US Gasoline Market’s September Surprise(s)

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In a year when soothsayers’ crystal balls are as foggy as London in November, September encompassed a few unexpected surprises… Read more »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part Two: The Reality of Changing Volatility

In our last post, we examined the difference between weather and climate, and looked at some of the natural and man-made causes of climate change. Top Schneider Electric meteorologists have… Read more »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

Forecast Accuracy Helps Power Utility Weather the Storm – Literally

If you’re a power utility, you want to know what’s really going to happen with a predicted storm event, so your response crews and outage restoration teams can prepare responsibly for… Read more »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment

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 »

Leave a comment