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Midwest / Southeast Brace for Severe Weather Outbreak

by Jamie Robinson        February 24, 2011  |  12:43 pm  |  Category: Latest News

  

What a difference a mere couple weeks can make.  While many areas are just now enjoying snow free yards a large portion of the Midwest and Southeast are preparing for severe weather today.  The Storm Prediction Center shows many states with up to a 15% of tornadoes today (see map above).

It's days like today that Weather Defender can really pay for itself.  In addition to being able to watch the radar for approaching storms, there's a long list of other layers that can be added that help prepare you for what could be coming.  Some of these are:

  • Storm reports (review reports from spotters as the storm approaches)
  • Storm tracks (see where a certain cell is going and how fast it's getting there)
  • Lightning Strikes - Premium addition (allows you to see how much lightning is involved with a storm)
  • MESO (shows where possible mesocyclones, storms with rotation as indicated by radar, are)
  • Storm Attributes (helps pinpoint where hail could occur and how large it could be)
  • Watches/warnings (see up-to-date watches and warnings posted on your map as they are issued) 

As always, make sure you have multiple sources of information for severe weather including Weather Defender, other internet sources, weather radio and television. 

Minnesota Bound

by Rory Groves        February 7, 2011  |  11:43 am  |  Category: Company | Latest News

Great write-up today at tech.mn about our company (and our journey away and back to Minnesota):

Why One Tech Entrepreneur Left Minnesota…
Only to Return:

http://tech.mn/news/2011/02/07/swift-weather-rory-groves/

 

 

 

Monster Winter Storm Affects 30 States

by Jamie Robinson        February 3, 2011  |  9:15 pm  |  Category: Latest News

 

The snowstorm that pummeled much of the United States on February 1st and 2nd leaves a wake of records in its path.  Eight interesting facts about this week's weather:

  1. Oklahoma City had 10"+ inches for only the third time since they began keeping records in 1893.
  2. Blowing snow in Oklahoma City reduced visibility to 30 yards in places
  3. Interstate 70 in Missouri was closed from mile marker 5 to mile marker 218.  This is basically from Kansas City to St. Louis
  4. Warrensburg, Missouri had 21" of snow
  5. Chicago schools closed for the first time in 12 years!
  6. Snowfall in Chicago was over 20" (as recorded at both Midway and O'Hare airports)
  7. Official totals in Wisconsin - Milwaukee 19.8", Madison 18.7" and a whopping 26.5" near Racine
  8. At one point, over 100 million Americans were being impacted by the storm

 

This was one of those storms that will leave a mark on many lives. We here at SWIFT Weather will continue to work hard to provide products that will keep you ahead of the storms!

 

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