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What Is StreamerRT?

StreamerRT is a comprehensive and user friendly tool to visualize current and forecast weather conditions at local, regional, national and international levels for critical decision making. 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 thousands of state-of-the-art weather stations, our camera network, and our Total Lightning Network, plus other 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. Receive custom notifications for any location via email. Professionals from across a broad 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 thousands of 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.

Product Features:

Geographic Views

  • 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

Precipitation Monitoring

  • 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)

Custom Notifications

  • 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:
    • Point
    • Radius
    • Zip Code

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

Enhanced Imagery

  • 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

    Stimulate and engage young minds with an award-winning, Web-based program that incorporates live weather data into dynamic and interactive tools and lessons.

    WeatherBug Achieve integrates science, math, geography, technology and more to improve student achievement using the live weather data from your school's very own WeatherBug Weather Station or from any of the other 8,000+ schools in the WeatherBug Schools® Network.

    Standards-Based Lessons

    Lessons are standards-based and can be used in self-taught or teacher-facilitated settings. These interactive lessons are supported by exciting graphics and the thrill of using live weather events from the WeatherBug Schools Network. View sample lessons:

    Visual Learning Environment

    Powerful graphics tools enable students to literally see what they're learning. Even the most complex mathematics and science concepts become easier to comprehend through advanced mapping and graphing features,including live/time-lapsed HD imagery.

    Graphing tools help your students to understand, analyze and manipulate all types of data using WeatherBug data. Multiple weather parameters can be plotted using historical weather information from any of the 8,000 WeatherBug schools. Your students can also chart changes to weather conditions; this will help them understand how to detect patterns and trends over time.

    Live and Time-Lapsed Images are available from over 1,500 WeatherBug Cameras within the WeatherBug Schools Network. Live and time-lapse images from WeatherBug Cameras can be incorporated into lessons. Your students watch and compare weather changes in different regions of the country.


    WeatherBug Achieve Map Gallery
    WeatherBug Achieve Map Gallery

    Map Gallery tools let students view, create and print maps. Map Gallery enables them to compare live weather data and develop skills in spatial relations. Students can gather information, categorize the data and choose the right symbols or colors to represent the data on a map. Radar and satellite maps are included.

    StormCentral keeps students updated with all the latest information during hurricane season. You will find satellite and radar maps of the Eastern and Central Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Windward Islands, the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic. Coastal U.S. Strike Probability and Storm Track maps allow you to follow the storms as they develop.The interactive Storm Tracker tool plots current and historical storms.

    Tools, Training and Special Programs for Teachers

    Activity Explorer includes tools for teachers to "search and select" lessons based on state standards and content area. Lesson plans and projects are easily generated and are in alignment with state standards. WeatherBug Achieve's standards database is continually updated, so teachers stay ahead of changing curriculum requirements. In addition, WeatherBug Achieve is regularly reviewed to ensure that it continues to comply with the latest advancements in technology and Web-based instruction.

    At Your Convenience Training can be accessed whenever and wherever it is most convenient for teachers — at home, at school, before class starts or in the evening. The Web-based training modules are divided into easy-to-learn topics that last no more than 15 minutes each and can be viewed as many times as needed on any computer with an Internet connection.

    The Lead Teacher Program provides recognition, visibility and credibility to the designated teachers who become resident experts of the program. WeatherBug Achieve Lead Teachers get immediate support including a Web-based user's manual and supplemental training materials. Lead Teachers also have access to special features in WeatherBug Achieve to keep them abreast of the latest updates, announcements and product enhancements throughout the year.

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