Advanced Lightning Information

Exploring the Features of HazAlerting (Video Tutorial)

Here is a video tutorial showing some of the features of the powerful, HazardAlerting console! We are working on setting up demo accounts, but in the mean time, take a look at how your organization could benefit from advanced notification of a wide range of natural hazards!

Remember, for all generated alerts, there are instant text and email notifications. We are working on a variety of new, exciting features and we will continue to innovate this already exciting product! Some planned upgrades:

  • Audible alerts for threats in console
  • Ability to control desired alert (text/text&email/email) based on radius breach
  • Integration of alerts with SIP/VOIP phone systems
  • Various added overlays
Severe Storm Reports

Press Release: HazardAlerting System (Beta) LIVE

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Press Release

THE LATEST IN METEOROLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE FOR WEATHER RISK MANAGEMENT

Unique weather decision support system for fixed location alerting before and during the storm

Norman, OK August 21, 2014 – Until today, weather forecasts and notifications in relation to organizational risks have been unavailable at sufficiently localized scales to properly supplement the decision making process. In response, Hazard Notifications, LLC has created HazAlerting, the only full featured weather risk assessment system available on the market today that alerts up to two days prior to specific weather threats at one or more fixed locations.

HazAlerting assures business continuity with respect to environmental hazards by warning organizations of threats to workforce and assets up to 48 hours in advance; this in addition to immediate threats such as weather watches and warnings. Threats monitored and alerted for can include impending hail, wind, lightning, winter, extreme temperature and tornado threats, to name a few.

“Traditionally, concentration has been focused upon warning of immediate weather threats,” Brandon Sullivan, Managing Partner of Hazard Notifications advised. “HazAlerting ingests multiple weather model systems and applies our proprietary numerical analysis in order to assess specific risks at specific locations anywhere in the U.S.” He adds “Fresh new data sets are the future of meteorological impact analysis and that’s precisely the business model we have established.”

Use case

  • Respond to incoming weather threats in relation to personnel and asset protection with unprecedented lead time
  • Mobilize inventory based on potential hazardous conditions up to two-days in advance of need
  • Easily and accurately monitor large-scale environmental features as they apply to the fire protection, agricultural and transportation industries

Hazard Notifications, LLC Based in Norman, Oklahoma, Hazard Notifications is the culmination of efforts by several professional meteorologists and software engineers to create a set of weather-centric products that meet the needs of corporations and consumers. From weather modeling, to asset protection and meteorological consulting, Hazard Notifications is redefining the way weather information is consumed.

Console Screen Shots


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Detailed Weather Information

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Storm Cell Tracking With Color Coded Threat Levels

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Precision Lightning Data and Monitoring

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National Radar and Storm Reports

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Forecast Model Data

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Severe Storm Reports

Email Screen Shots


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Mobile Alerts

Text alerts

Text alerts

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Email Forecast Data Alert

Getting Started


Click Register

Click Register

Select your desired products.

Select your desired products.

Sett

Setup your locations using the guided system

Setup your asset locations

Setup your asset locations – (You can type in a street address and use “geocode” to locate your latitude and longitude)

Asset Protection Console

Asset Protection System to Launch August 20th

Weather impacts every face on the planet, every day. Such a continuous threat on a global scale calls for improved prediction of these hazards, aiming to better protect consumers as well as the businesses that serve them.

Based in Norman, Oklahoma, Hazard Notifications is the efforts by several professional meteorologists and software engineers to create a set of weather-centric products that meet the needs of both business and consumers. Going above and beyond traditional weather products, Hazard Notifications continues to innovate and develop products that require minimal effort for the end user.

Hazard Notifications’ latest culmination, “HazardAlerting” is set to launch Wednesday August 20th, 2014. This system notes recent events around the globe that underscore the increasing volatility of the weather and the different ways in which it can impair the economy. Although the majority of businesses are exposed to weather risks, many fail to adequately identify and manage the impact changes in climatic conditions can have on their revenue streams.

HazardAlerting will warn organizations of specific threats to workforce and assets up to 48 hours in advance; this in addition to immediate threats such as weather watches and warnings. including impending hail, wind, lightning, winter, extreme temperature and tornado threats, to name a few. Alerts will be instantly delivered via text and email with detailed descriptions of the impending threats.

Stay tuned for a full press release and more information on launch on Wednesday morning. Before launch, please visit the HazAlerting Website to learn more about this upcoming product.

 

Asset Protection Console

Asset Protection Console

 

 

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Advanced Asset Protection Service Nears Launch

Weather risk management solutions have an increasingly important role to play in enabling companies to protect themselves against natural hazards. These solutions enable organizations take control of financial impacts that may result from adverse weather conditions. HazardAlerting offers features that are critical for a wide range of applications, making us a complete source for asset and financial protection.

For months, Hazard Notifications brilliant team of developers, meteorologists and engineers have worked to perfect an advanced system to help mitigate the risk of weather as it relates to business. Additionally HazardAlerting offers new tools for emergency management and other local officials to monitor adverse weather and better fulfill their duty to protect and serve.

HazAlerting Home Page

HazAlerting Home Page

As our service nears completion, we continue to reveal new features which are available for viewing here. We are preparing a full press release and beginning our video tutorial process for this advanced service. We call upon the weather and business community to spread the word of our new, innovative services that promises to change many aspects of weather as it pertains to business.

Just a few user scenarios:

  • Public Transportation
  • Schools
  • Venues
  • Oil Field
  • Energy Sector
  • Manufacturing/Building Supplies
  • Agricultural

Please take time to sign up for our newsletter/announcement list on the HazardAlerting website and look for more information early next week!

Advanced Storm Tracking

Advanced Storm Tracking

A few days ago, we broke news about our new and innovative technology that promises to redefine weather business. Today, we talk about one of the features included in the powerful tools : Storm Cell Tracking. Our advanced radar processing algorithms monitor thunderstorm movement and strength including hail size, as it approaches your asset. Additionally, our street level lightning data can pinpoint the lightning associated with a thunderstorm. You can set a radius to be notified for, as a storm approaches. For example, say you are in charge of outdoor activities and need to know when a thunderstorm is within 30 miles for lightning concerns, set your radius to 30 miles and our system will tell you when a storm will be within 30 miles. This provides substantially more lead time than severe weather warnings (don’t worry, of course we have those too), as you can be told before your area is even warned!

Another fascinating component to our system is the ability to filter out alerts for storms that are inside your radius, but are moving away and will pose no threat. For example, storms may form 20 miles east of you, but move east, away from your asset. Unless you desire, there will be no alert to alert you to a non threat.

Stay tuned as we continue to occasionally post more and more information about this exciting new technology!

 

Storm Tracking Settings

Storm Tracking Settings

Advanced Storm Tracking

Advanced Storm Tracking

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Advanced alerting console

Something Big is Coming

Brought to life nearly 8 months ago, Hazard Notifications set out to redefine weather as it relates to business. In 2012 alone, the global economic loss from weather-related events was nearly $150 billion. Behind closed doors, we have been working feverishly to develop groundbreaking software to become the leader in asset protection and decision support. Our new technology is nearing release and promises to revolutionize many aspects of weather business, filling gaps and improving existing technology that competitors have failed to acknowledge. A wide range of industries will be able to immediately reap the benefits from advanced technology that provides alerts well in advance for potential impacts.

Users will be able to set a custom radius to be notified of various hazards including strong thunderstorms and lightning. Users will have access to street level lightning data, radar, weather alerts and much more. Instant notifications via email and mobile devices will be available for a wide range of alerts, including proprietary alerts developed by Hazard Notifications meteorologists.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we continue to announce features and show off screenshots of our advanced alert console.

 

Advanced alerting console

Advanced alerting console

 

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Storm cell alerts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forecast Radar & SPC Outlook

June 16th Severe Weather Threat

The risk for potentially significant severe weather exists across portions of the upper Midwest Monday, June 16th. Ample  amounts of shear and instability could combine to set the stage for severe thunderstorms along a boundary draped east to west across Iowa and Minnesota. Questions remain as to the exact evolution of morning thunderstorms which will have an impact on where and if storms form in the afternoon. Below are some maps from our forecast model website

Click the images below to explore the maps for yourself!

Upper level jet moving into the area.

Upper level jet moving into the area.

Supercell Composite Parameter

Supercell Composite Parameter

Morning storms will impact where the boundary sets up

Morning storms will impact where the boundary sets up

Position of the warm front/boundary

Position of the warm front/boundary

Overall Most Likely Severe Weather Area

Forecast Radar & SPC Outlook

Forecast Radar & SPC Outlook

5 hour forecast vs radar.. DIA supercell 5/21/14. Model was correct to within miles!

An Evaluation of our WRF

We are continuously developing products to meet the needs of various industries. In doing this, we constantly are testing products to see how they handle different situations. One of the products we run is the “HazWRF3″ which is an ARW core 3km high resolution forecast model. This uses a combination of micro-physics schemes that we choose to fit each region or desired phenomena to model.

Since we build models such as these for our clients, we have decided to put together a few images showing the performance of the model for various events. There is a gallery below of some cases, that will update as more events are captured.

To speak to us about a custom modeling solution for yourself, please contact us.

 

10/1/14 KS/MO Severe Weather Event

The night before severe weather hit the Midwest, including a plethora of severe weather watches and warnings, our model had a grasp on the situation and provided ample lead time before the event.

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7/21/14 Parkersburg, IA Tornado

Even 24 hours out, our WRF model predicted the supercell thunderstorm nearly perfectly. Actual radar is the top image with the 4 runs of the model leading up to the event, shown below,

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5/26/14 Watford, ND Supercell

We ran the HazWRF, using a run time at 3z Monday (Sunday evening at 10pm). The **19 hour forecast** (Valid 22 UTC Monday) showed a powerful supercell passing a mere few miles north of where the actual tornado occured. The actual tornado passed through this area between 00 and 01 UTC (0046 UTC radar shown). This is an example of INCREDIBLE performance from the model and attests to the hard work and incredible talent of the Hazard Notifications LLC team!

 

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5/26/14 West TX Supercells

Ran at 17 UTC, the 5 hour WRF forecast nearly perfectly forecasted the storms that produced severe weather.

5 hour WRF forecast vs actual radar. 5/26/14.

5 hour WRF forecast vs actual radar. 5/26/14.

 

5/25/14 West TX Supercells

At 15 hour forecast, the WRF did very well this day, capturing one supercell and hinting at the other ongoing supercell further south across Mexico.

15 hour forecast (right) vs actual (left).

15 hour forecast (right) vs actual (left).

 

5/21/14 Denver Supercell

The model at 5 hours perfect predicted the supercell that occurred later that afternoon. The model resolved the rotation path of the supercell 5 hours in advance, down to nearly perfect time and within a few miles!

5 hour forecast vs radar.. DIA supercell 5/21/14. Model was correct to within miles!

5 hour forecast vs radar.. DIA supercell 5/21/14. Model was correct to within miles!

Forecast Radar & SPC Risk %

Mother’s Day Severe Weather Outbreak

A potentially significant severe weather outbreak is possible tomorrow, Sunday, Mother’s Day across a large portion of the central United States. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a “Moderate Risk” of severe weather using the phrase “SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK WITH MANY TORNADOES AND VERY LARGE HAIL POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT”

Here is the SPC’s risk area along with the Energy Helicity Index – which shows areas of high instability and wind shear overlapping.

Moderate Risk - Sunday - Mother's Day

Moderate Risk – Sunday – Mother’s Day

Here is a map showing the forecast radar as well as the SPC’s risk percentages.

Forecast Radar & SPC Risk %

Forecast Radar & SPC Risk %

Please monitor your local media and weather sources! There are also a large amount of severe weather tools available at hazwx,com/maps

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Active Severe Weather Pattern Coming!

A very active severe weather pattern is setting up across the central and southern US over the next few days. Multiple rounds of severe weather are likely, some of which could be quite significant. All modes of severe weather are possible, including large hail, tornadoes (some could be strong) and damaging winds.

SPC Day 2-8 Outlooks

SPC Day 2-8 Outlooks

Day 2 (Saturday April 26th)

There is a risk of severe storms along a dryline in western Oklahoma through portions of KS and TX. These storms may be prevented from developing through much of the day due to a strong “cap” in place. When storms in the evening and overnight hours, they will have the potential to be severe with tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail all possible.

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Day 3 (Sunday April 27th)

A “moderate” risk has been issued by the Storm Prediction Center for Sunday. It is important to not always focus on these lines however! Severe weather is possible across a very large area from Nebraska through Texas (seen in the middle image at the top). The greatest risk appears to be across central and southern Kansas, southward into Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and northeastern TX.

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Day 4 (Monday April 28th)

Severe weather is likely, shifting further east/south on Monday as the powerful storm system continues to move east. Severe weather is possible from portions of the southern great lakes, southward through the Gulf of Mexico. The image below shows the “Energy Helicity Index” or combination of CAPE/Low level shear.

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Day 5 (Tuesday April 29th)

Tuesday also appears to have the potential for significant severe weather, though details and timing/location are still unclear. Each day will have impacts on the severe weather the next day, so it is important to monitor the latest conditions! Here is an image showing the available instability forecast for Tuesday evening. The main threat appears to be across Mississippi and Alabama where the most instability and wind shear will combine.

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