What Is StreamerRT?
StreamerRT is the most comprehensive and user friendly tool available to visualize live and forecast weather conditions at local, regional, national and international levels for critical decision making. Users configure multiple views from more than 150 layers of real-time weather information and severe weather alerts. StreamerRT taps into live data from our global network of more than 10,000 state-of-the-art Earth Networks weather stations, the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network, our exclusive Camera Network, and sources of public weather information, including the U.S. National Weather Service.
Who Uses StreamerRT?
Professionals using StreamerRT can gain operational advantage by accessing the most current, localized and relevant weather information available. Users receive custom notifications for any location via email.
Professionals from across a broad and diverse range of weather-sensitive sectors use StreamerRT to track up-to-the-minute, hourly, daily, weekly and seasonal conditions. StreamerRT users include:
- Emergency managers and public safety officials who coordinate response and recovery efforts.
- Amusement parks and outdoor attractions that must monitor the weather to help ensure visitor safety.
- Utility companies and energy traders who must anticipate sudden shifts in energy demand.
- Parks and Recreation officials in charge of keeping people safer on the ballfield, at the pool or at the fairgrounds.
- Airport operations staff that must react quickly to severe weather and lightning.
- Golf club managers monitoring the approach of disruptive and dangerous weather.
What Sets StreamerRT Apart?
The backbone of StreamerRT is our weather network of more than 10,000 weather stations. Each station records more than 25 weather variables and updates every few seconds. This live, hyper-local weather information is exclusive to Earth Networks, enabling an unmatched view of current conditions at and around locations that matter to you and your operations or business. In addition, StreamerRT displays live lightning information from the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network™, the largest lightning network detecting both cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning, the latter being an important precursor of severe weather such as damaging winds and tornadoes.
- National map
- Customizable maps
- Detailed dashboard views of all sites
Multiple Layers of Weather Data on the Same Map
- Current weather from the largest live network in the world
- Current surface weather contours
- Current weather radar (precipitation)
- Current weather satellite
- Lightning strike location
- Storm cell track visualization and details
Total Lightning Visibility
- Lightning data from the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network™
- Lightning strike symbology for positive and negative cloud-to-ground (CG) and in-cloud (IC) strikes
- Time lapse lightning animation
- Summary information for area specific lightning analysis
- Extensive lightning strike information for each individual strike
- Historical lightning data recall for Google Earth
- Real-time station data from our own network, in conjunction with NWS/MADIS data
- Accurate representation of precipitation type, location and forecast
Advanced Radar Mask
- Differentiate between rain, wintry mix, and snow
- Critical data for real-time decision making
Flexible Looping Capabilities
- Animate data layers from any map extent
- Loop in any view, from tightest to widest views
- One- and three-hour animations are updated every 5 minutes
Precision Alerting Capability
- NWS watches and warnings
- WeatherBug severe weather alerts (i.e., for regions likely to experience strong wind, lightning or heavy precipitation in the next 30 minutes)
- Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts by Earth Networks - DTA (advanced notification of the increased threat of severe weather)
- Dynamic interface enables user to create notification rules for specific locations Rules based on user defined weather thresholds, threats or concerns
- Weather categories for data elements including observation, weather service alert or lightning
- Notifications sent through both visual and audible delivery, and delivered to desktop and mobile emails
- Notification locations may be set by:
Single Site Radar Locations
Radar data layers including:
- Base reflectivity and velocity
- Storm relative velocity
Storm Cell Identification Tracking (SCIT) layers:
- Storm tracks
- Hail index
- Meso cyclones
Weather Data Collection
- Temperature, temperature rate, daily highs and lows, wind speed and direction, humidity, wind chill or heat index, rain rates, pressure, dew point and other real-time data
- Lightning data from the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN), the first fully integrated intracloud and cloud-to-ground lightning detection network
- Current radar, radar loops and satellite views
- Four-hour radar reflectivity forecast maps
- Data display containing current weather for selected view
Forecast and Analysis Tools
- Multiple forecast parameters viewed simultaneously
- Current forecasted temperature
- Forecasted high and low temperatures
- Deviation from forecasted data
- Current conditions, forecasts and forecast deviation views
- Individual site graphs and tables displaying current and historical weather conditions
Tropical Weather Monitoring
- View storm data organized by ocean basin
- Single storm selection of active and historical plots
- Storm data and bulletins for each historical, current and forecast point
- Multiple views of storm for location specific analysis and interpretation
- NHC forecast tracks, hurricane cones, wind swaths and forecast model tracks