Vaisala has released the Thunderstorm Manager, a professional application for tracking approaching storms and warning of imminent threats from lightning for any location. Thunderstorm Manager combines data from Vaisala’s US National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) and Vaisala’s GLD360, the network that delivers high-quality, truly global lightning coverage, to deliver comprehensive lightning information.
With many thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year attributed to lightning globally, the situational awareness delivered by Thunderstorm Manager provides significant value for the protection of the public, such as at open-air arenas and for outdoor workers.
It supports a broad range of applications, from global or national-scale lightning surveillance, down to local-scale warning notices that can be used for safety, keeping local ground and maintenance-crews safe, and keeping operational downtime to a minimum. Thunderstorm Manager can also be used to manage personnel safety and manage assets at electric power companies or at wind farms.
Thunderstorm Manager makes it easy to monitor thunderstorm development, enabling the user to clearly identify increases and decreases of lightning frequency within each storm, providing more comprehensive information for better understanding.
Real-time displays & alerts
Thunderstorm Manager is a web-based application that empowers customers to track approaching storms. A desktop or mobile device browser can be used to access the real-time displays at anytime, anywhere around the world. Thunderstorm Manager employs a sophisticated alarm notification capability to alert customers when their sites or assets are threatened by lightning. It uses visual and audible notifications, including email and SMS to warn when lightning has crossed the threshold of the customer-defined range rings, or polygons.
Access to timely and accurate weather information is critical for organizations that need to keep operations running efficiently, assets protected, and communities or workers safe when severe weather approaches. Vaisala thunderstorm tracking systems have been providing this information for over three decades, delivering the detailed information required for weather monitoring.
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