We are proud to collaborate with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) in two very important ways to build a Weather-Ready Nation through the National Mesonet Program.

We support the Weather-Ready Nation initiative by developing innovative science and technologies that collect and communicate important weather information. We provide vital weather updates and alerts to organizations and schools nationwide that include:

  • Improved forecasts and severe warnings
  • Advanced lightning detection
  • Emergency and disaster response
  • School safety and education

The National Mesonet Program

An important aspect of building a Weather-Ready Nation is by being a proud commercial partner of the National Mesonet Program. The National Mesonet Program is a multi-functional, multi-faceted observational “network of networks” that delivers critical information required for improved weather prediction and warnings across the United States.

We are committed to continuing to building a Weather-Ready Nation prepared to respond to tornado outbreaks, intense heat waves, extreme flooding and drought, and other environmental challenges.

Improved Forecasts and Severe Warnings

Since 2002, we have been providing NWS forecasters with real-time weather observations. We issue all NWS warnings through our tools used by government agencies and businesses.

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Advanced Lightning Detection

Our Total Lightning NetworkTM (ENTLN) is the world’s largest lightning network that measures both cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning. The network powers our Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts, which are issued when lightning activity reaches a threshold indicative of increased potential for severe weather.

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Emergency and Disaster Response

More than 100 federal, state and local government agencies use our information and tools to aid emergency response and keep people safer. Organizations use StreamerRT, a web-based weather visualization tool, to monitor real-time radar, lightning, and hyper-local conditions and camera views during weather events.

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School Safety and Education

Weather stations bring live, local weather data into the classroom. Schools with our weather stations receive critical weather alerts that provide advanced warning of severe storms, dangerous heat and other threats. Schools equipped with lightning detection systems can receive lightning alerts directly to mobile phones, computers and visual/audible alarms.

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