Specials Events such as festivals, theme parks, sporting events, and concerts are all impacted by the weather. Severe weather and extreme temperatures can cause delays, cancellations and jeopardize safety while favourable conditions can lead to greater attendance and increased planning requirements. Organizers of these events require timely, accurate weather information to assist in the operation of these events.
The Weather Network Commercial Services (TWNCS) specialized Special Event weather solutions provides timely, accurate weather information services to assist event organizers in their decision making process. These solutions include the following products and services:
Real-time Lightning Detection Network to accurately pinpoint the location of lightning activity and its proximity to the event
Combined US and Canadian Composite Radar to monitor the movement, evolution and strength of precipitation
FutureCast Radar that forecasts the movement of precipitation over a 6-hour timeframe
Site specific Local Area Forecasts to anticipate upcoming weather on an hourly to daily basis
Meteorological Consultation to help qualify forecasts and provide details in rapidly changing weather conditions
Severe Weather Warnings/Alerts for critical weather events based on pre-defined criteria
Training to familiarize end users with the products and services received and their interpretation along with basic weather orientation as desired
By anticipating adverse weather conditions event organizers can prepare for potential alternative scenarios and improve human and physical resource planning. This will result in fewer event delays or cancellations, improved employee and customer safety as well as increased customer satisfaction.