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Helping Business Weather the Storm

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 2, 2018 2:13:47 PM

Every year multiple people die from lightning strikes, cattle are killed, crops can be damaged, and fires started, impacting both homes and land. With a temperature 5x hotter than the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightning

by Dax Cochran, on Aug 29, 2018 12:56:30 PM

It is football week here in Oklahoma. To many, this week is the pinnacle of anticipation before your favorite college team, or alma mater plays their first game of the …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsLightning

by Nicholas Hunter, on Jul 6, 2018 1:55:00 PM

We are adding new features to our tile-based lightning display API, including support for Vector Tiles. These additions will allow fast, custom styling of lightning data in a map. Vector …

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Topics:DevelopersLightning

by Richard Reed, on Jun 27, 2018 1:51:10 PM

Lightning can be detrimental to the agriculture industry. On average, there are over 8 million lightning strikes on Earth every day. With over 4.62 billion acres of land being farmed, …

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Topics:AgricultureLightning

by Mike Eilts, on Apr 4, 2018 1:59:06 PM

Every year, stadiums, concerts, speedways, and amusement parks are frequently threatened by cloud-to-ground lightning. These types of venues are incredibly vulnerable to lightning due to the large number of people …

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Topics:WeatherOpsEvent SafetyLive EventsLightning

by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 11, 2017 2:12:01 PM

Let’s play a game. See if you can spot all the lightning strikes. RadarScope and North American Radar with Real-time Lightning How did you do? We have assumed that our …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightning

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 8, 2017 2:07:38 PM

By now, we have all seen the photo of the man mowing the lawn with a tornado behind him. Just take a quick look at the news every week and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningTornadoWindThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on May 24, 2017 2:51:44 PM

As summer approaches, so does the peak of lightning injuries and fatalities. More lightning fatalities happen in the months of June, July, and August that any other time of the year …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

by David Moran, on Mar 23, 2017 2:22:06 PM

The end of the week could be stormy for portions of tornado alley beginning Thursday and continuing into Friday. Here's what you need to know to be prepared for the upcoming …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningWindHailThunderstorm

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Mar 8, 2017 11:06:33 AM

As spring nears and Daylight Saving time brings opportunities for afternoon and evening outdoor activities, the inevitable threat of weather hazards becomes of great concern. Whether you have scheduled a …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsLightningThunderstorm

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Jan 9, 2017 2:40:35 PM

Tampa has a long history with lightning and football. When Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL was selected to host this year’s College Football Playoff Championship Game, the collective “cringe” …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Have you ever experienced thundersnow? It's not something that happens often, but is a bit thrilling for weather enthusiasts. It's like the best of both worlds - snowfall with lightning …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningSnow

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 22, 2016 1:57:45 PM

Do you think you are safe from lightning when in a stadium? If you are a college football fan, you probably noticed that the game between the University of Oklahoma …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 20, 2016 10:26:03 AM

Businesses create commercials every year that appear to glorify lightning. They show people playing in thunderstorms, driving through dust storms, and 4-wheeling in blizzards. Lightning can and does kill dozens …

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Topics:RadarScopeRetailLightning

by Matt Gaffner, on Aug 30, 2016 10:52:32 AM

Hopefully, Santa's 8 tiny reindeer weren't on summer vacation in Norway last Friday, as it was quite a sad scene for the legendary creatures. A coworker shared this article with …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightning

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 1, 2016 2:56:22 PM

Drum Corps International (DCI) performs all over the country during the summer months. Upwards of 3,500 college students march in the corps with an estimated 400,000 total fans viewing their shows …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 26, 2016 3:39:07 PM

Close to 30 people die every year from lightning strikes. Many more are injured. In the past week alone, there have been five fatalities. The yearly total is now 20, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightning

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 15, 2016 2:41:35 PM

When thunderstorms roll in, it isn't unusual for people to want to take a look outside. Some may want to stand in the rain, especially when it's not severe. However, …

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Topics:LightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 28, 2016 11:38:53 AM

One of the most critical tasks of any control center or dispatch operator is quickly pinpointing areas of system disruption. From power lines and substations, to wind turbines and pipelines, weather …

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Topics:WeatherOpsSkyWiseDevelopersLightningTornadoUtilities

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 17, 2016 2:35:38 PM

Thunderstorms on Thursday forced players at the U.S. Open to take cover multiple times at the Oakmont Country Club. As a few waves of storms moved through the area, players …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsLightning

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 15, 2016 2:04:31 PM

Many people think that it is the rubber tires that protect them when their car is struck by lightning. In reality, their car is becoming a Faraday cage. What is …

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Topics:Lightning

by Daphne Thompson, on May 20, 2016 12:08:55 PM

If you live in the Houston area, Thursday afternoon must have been quite loud. Highly electrical severe storms passed through the area on May 19, causing flash flooding along the way …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeLightningThunderstorm

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 29, 2016 11:36:23 AM

A thunderstorm is brewing. Suddenly there is a flash and bang! Loud thunder rumbles all around you. I hope you were inside, because lightning is extremely dangerous. In the US, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightning

by Marcus Hicks, on Mar 16, 2016 11:54:11 AM

Everyone has an interest in the weather. The old saying of “a little preparation goes a long way” holds true in just about every facet of your life. Deciding what …

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Topics:Live EventsLightningWindThunderstorm

by Steve Miller, on Aug 25, 2015 12:14:00 PM

This week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. In the United States each year, there are between 20 and 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. While lightning can be fascinating to …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLightning