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Helping Business Weather the Storm

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 Dax Cochran, on Aug 8, 2018 1:52:02 PM

On August 7th, the Phish show at BB&T Pavilion, in Camden, New Jersey, was temporarily disrupted due to lightning strikes within the tolerance of the production team’s weather plan. Having …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 23, 2018 2:23:30 PM

Many people look at radar images and associate bad weather with the bright colors. Most of the time this would be the correct thing to do. However, sometimes it is …

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Topics:WeatherOpsRadarScopeLive EventsWindThunderstorm

by Dax Cochran, on Jul 3, 2018 10:08:40 AM

The Event Safety Summit is an annual gathering of safety-minded event organizations and professionals. Having attended each year since its inception, I strongly encourage any of my colleagues or clients …

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Topics:Event SafetyLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on Jun 12, 2018 4:15:25 PM

Are you making the trip out to Dover International Speedway in Delaware for Firefly 2018 this week? We want to make sure you are prepared so that you don’t miss …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Renny Vandewege, on May 21, 2018 2:42:59 PM

WeatherOps is proudly assisting the NCAA Division I Golf Men’s & Women’s Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club, in Stillwater, Oklahoma from May 16-30. Saturday, May 19th provided one of …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsThunderstorm

by Dax Cochran, on May 18, 2018 2:33:37 PM

On Thursday, May 17, the opening party for the 2018 Hangout Music Festival was forced to evacuate due to unsafe weather conditions. The area experienced dangerous lightning, heavy rain, and …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on May 14, 2018 12:42:24 PM

Over the past year, I've sought to learn from industry colleagues and clients to achieve a high level of understanding of entertainment weather risk in its current state. I have …

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Topics:Live Events

by Chris Kerr, on Apr 26, 2018 11:53:18 AM

Oklahoma has experienced colder than average temperatures for much of the spring thus far. However, a more typical spring-like pattern will develop over the region the next few days, allowing …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

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 Feb 16, 2018 2:23:10 PM

With the coldest Winter Olympics in decades, many athletes are in their element, preferring the chill to warmer games in years past. With the cold has come strong and gusty …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 10, 2017 4:09:03 PM

The Midwest will see some cold temperatures, rain and even snow this weekend. People attending games both for college and the NFL should be prepared, especially for cold temperatures and …

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Topics:Live Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 25, 2017 3:19:03 PM

Are you planning to go to an outdoor concert or event this spring or summer? Do you check the weather first? Many times, people have waited so long for their …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsWindThunderstorm

by Chris Kerr, on Apr 28, 2017 11:18:50 AM

Cold weather is expected for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on Sunday, April 30. There can be a variety of weather conditions in late April when this marathon is run. Past races have …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 5, 2017 12:49:56 PM

The Masters Golf Tournament is ongoing in Augusta, Georgia this week and the WeatherOps team is monitoring the event for CBS, NBC and ESPN. Severe weather has already impacted the tournament …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 30, 2017 2:28:53 PM

On March 27, the National Football League (NFL) owners met to vote on the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas beginning in the 2019 season. The vote passed 31 to …

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Topics:SkyWiseLive Events

by JT Johnson, on Mar 21, 2017 1:24:53 PM

Nike has set out to break the 2-hour mark for a marathon, something that has never been done. They have chosen the athletes, developed new high-performance shoes, determined the training …

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Topics:SkyWiseLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 20, 2017 4:11:30 PM

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) has been the premier baseball tournament for national teams since the sport was eliminated from the Summer Olympics in 2008. The WBC tournament has been …

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Topics:Live EventsFrontier

by Renny Vandewege, on Mar 15, 2017 11:03:11 AM

Spring severe weather can bring major disruptions and threats to Utilities and their customers. Tornadoes, lightning, and damaging wind all bring respective threats that could danger field workers, cause power outages …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsOil & GasUtilitiesThunderstorm

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 Renny Vandewege, on Mar 1, 2017 2:17:53 PM

With pitchers and catchers reporting to MLB spring training, the NASCAR season moving into top gear at Daytona, and calendars full of festivals and concert tours, spring fever is running …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Dax Cochran, on Jan 11, 2017 12:32:29 PM

Will this be the warmest inauguration ever? Donald Trump will be sworn in as President and Commander in Chief on Friday, January 20. What comes to mind when you picture past inauguration …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive EventsFrontier

by Dax Cochran, on Dec 5, 2016 11:36:21 AM

The biggest names in the concert and event production business gathered November 29 to December 1 on the Rock Lititz campus outside of Lancaster, PA for the 3rd annual Event Safety Alliance (ESA) …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Dec 2, 2016 2:12:41 PM

Being located in Norman, Oklahoma means our company has many OU Sooner alumni (and a couple of OSU Cowboys) on staff. Football rules this town in the Fall. This Saturday …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, on Nov 23, 2016 2:00:00 PM

While flipping through the Macy’s Thanksgiving sale flyer, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of a particular weather-sensitive item. While I let you guess what item the meteorologist might …

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Topics:Live EventsRetail

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 16, 2016 10:25:34 AM

As the outdoor event season winds down for the year here in the states, things are just cranking up for festival and concert goers across the Southern Hemisphere. As is …

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Topics:WeatherOpsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 3, 2016 2:59:23 PM

After a 108-year drought, did a rain delay lead to the Cubs winning the World Series? The ninth inning was ending and the score was tied 6-6 in Game 7 …

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Topics:Live Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 1, 2016 2:02:46 PM

It's time for the Cubs to head back to Cleveland for Game 6 of the World Series tonight. There is a long list of Fall Classic games that have been …

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Topics:Live Events

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 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 Apr 29, 2015 3:00:08 AM

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Topics:Company NewsNewsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 26, 2014 12:41:21 PM

The Event Innovation Forum—South Florida is less than a month away and more speakers have been announced. In addition to understanding digital and mobile strategies, targeting millennials, and creating successful …

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Topics:Live Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 18, 2014 12:22:06 PM

Responding to requests from a wide range of professionals for a safety webinar focused specifically on producing safer outdoor events, Take1 Insurance, the leading insurance provider to the entertainment industry, …

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Topics:WeatherOpsCompany NewsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 5, 2012 1:52:55 PM

An outsourced expert weather team designed to safeguard attendees, assets and artists. NORMAN, OK - September 5, 2012 - The 2012 Heart Tour, has engaged the services of Weather Decision …

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Topics:Company NewsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 23, 2012 1:19:37 AM

A well-established National Weather Service recognition program transformed to safeguard attendees, assets and artists during large venue events. LinkinPark StormReady Award Presentation, December 2012 NORMAN, OK - August 23, 2012 …

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Topics:Company NewsLive Events

by Daphne Thompson, on May 15, 2012 12:05:28 PM

NORMAN, OK, May 15, 2012 - The 2012 Linkin Park World Tour, has engaged the services of Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc. (WDT), Event Safety Alliance corporate sponsor, to provide event-specific …

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Topics:Company NewsLive Events