"Weather Defender brings advanced warnings, accurate and reliable reporting right to my desk. With its advanced features, it provides the edge we need. And if you can get an edge like this, you need to take it. Winter weather is really hard to call.
"Winter weather is a life and death scenario. People make travel plans based on what they see and hear on radio & TV. We use Weather Defender because we need an absolutely reliable product. There are many alternatives which are not as reliable.
"In the case of winter weather for city government, we need predictive capabilities to be as accurate as possible because they use this information to make vital decisions, such as when and where to deploy snow plows, how many staff to allocate, pretty much everything on the decision side requires as much accuracy as possible. Having the edge on knowing when to plow, or how much snow to expect that can be a significant factor, making tens of thousands of dollars of difference.
"Finally, probably the most significant advantage is Weather Defender's e-mail based alerting. Being able to automatically e-mail people at various levels of the decision chain with specific threat information is crucial. Weather Defender keeps everyone on same page by bringing uniform information to all of us simultaneously."
General Manager of OaheTV and Webmaster for City of Pierre
Pierre, South Dakota
One of the most common compliments we receive about Weather Defender is how easy it is to use. Just how easy is it? Take a look at this weather forecast put together by one of our younger clients:
Custom snow forecast by KC Cornette (click to enlarge)
Kasey Cornette, age 10, writes:
"These colors show the amounts of snow i expect from the storm we are now experiencing which will not be over until Tuesday Feb 16th."
I asked Kasey how he created this forecast and he replied:
"I start with a blank Weather Defender page. I go to map,and I click on screenshot and save it to desktop. Then open,and left click on windows paint. I use a variety of modles to get snowfall averages, and coler the map accordingly."
Well done, Kasey!
Another major storm headed to snowy Mid-Atlantic:
CNN Reports: "Another massive snowstorm barreled toward the mid-Atlantic region Tuesday, as forecasters told residents still reeling from a paralyzing weekend blizzard to prepare for more of the same.
Hundreds of flights were canceled, and airlines were waiting to see whether they would have to cancel more. Federal workers and schoolchildren in the nation's capital were told to stay home for a second consecutive day.
The National Weather Service predicted another 10 to 20 inches of snow for northern Virginia, eastern Maryland and Washington beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday."