Helping Business Weather the Storm

Weather Plays Large Role in 2017 Running of the Daytona 500

by Steve Miller, on Feb 23, 2017 1:39:40 PM

Weather Decision Technologies to provide weather threats and deep analytics for competitors, track stakeholders and broadcast interests.
Norman, OK – February 23, 2017 — Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) is gearing up for the 2017 Daytona 500, as well as many of the festivities leading up to “The Great American Race”. WDT’s WeatherOps forecasters will provide forecast and alerting services to Daytona International Speedway track owner, International Speedway Corporation, to safeguard ticketholders and assets. In addition, the Fox Sports team will utilize WeatherOps information to protect operations employees as well as provide live broadcast content should a weather delay occur. During the race, Ford Performance will leverage deep analytics and forecasts from WDT for competition strategy purposes. The 59th annual Daytona 500 is scheduled to take place this Sunday, February 26th under clear skies and temperatures ranging from the mid to high 60s during the race.

“WDT’s WeatherOps weather risk mitigation product has emerged as the industry-leading platform for live events. We have established ourselves as the “Show-Go” guys, often helping events safely get through some challenging weather situations,” says Dax Cochran, Entertainment Safety Expert at WDT. “Expanding our integration of services with safety-minded brands further ensures the protection of fans, talent and assets.”

WeatherOps provides comprehensive weather forecasting services, ensuring Daytona 500 events this week are monitored from load-in to load-out. These monitoring services include 24/7 meteorological support, 7-day color-coded forecast planners for a quick look at weather vs. thresholds, a 48-hour weather check for the track, as well as weather threat alerting. Two of the largest threats for any outdoor event is wind and lightning. WDT will notify stakeholders when lightning approaches an event location and again when lightning is no longer a threat.

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About Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in Norman, OK, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) provides organizations with weather analytics and decision support on a global scale. The company utilizes big data solutions to develop and provide weather analytics such as hazardous weather detection and prediction, high resolution forecasts, decision analytics, APIs for web and mobile applications, as well as interactive mapping. WDT employs the expert WeatherOps forecast team, staffed by seasoned meteorologists who provide global asset protection and commodities trading decision support.