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Situational awareness depends on weather forecasting for utilities

February 4, 2019 / Jill Feblowitz / Data and Analytics, Weather Forecasting

The phrase, “you don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing,” applies less and less these days.

Between wildfires in California and flooding in the Carolina’s, utilities have been on high alert. In the past, utilities were limited to regional weather forecasts to aid storm and fire response. That is not the case today; advanced technology now enables near-real time localized situational awareness. Sensors from a panoply of sources (connected sensors on airplanes, weather balloons, satellites, rooftops and utility poles) deliver a steady stream of geographically dense data. For more see:  Situational awareness depends on weather forecasting for utilities

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