Weather Bytes

Storing Data With Snowflake for Analytic Success

In January, Børge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum, urged businesses to act immediately with regard to climate change upon the release of the Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report.  “For the first time in the report’s 15-year history, the top five risks to the global economy by likelihood—as ranked by 756 experts—were environmental,” reported […]

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Weather-Related Technologies to Watch in 2020

Weather Source closed out 2019 with the exciting announcement that Ontario-based Pelmorex Corp. had made a majority investment in our organization. As we take on 2020 with the backing of the third largest multi-platform weather company in the world, we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for our customers, employees, and […]

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Weather Source Models Reveal Australia To Experience Relief From Devastating Temperatures

Australia has been battling historic wildfires throughout the last few months due to some of the harshest drought conditions in its history. According to BBC News on January 13, “an estimated 10 million hectares (100,000 square kilometers or 15.6 million acres) of bush, forest, and parks across Australia has burned.” Of the fires referenced, most […]

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Pelmorex Corp. Makes a Majority Investment in Weather Source

Oakville, Ontario, December 17, 2019 – Pelmorex Corp., the third largest multi-platform weather company in the world, is pleased to announce its majority investment in Weather Source, a U.S. based organization dedicated to making hyper-local weather and climate data accessible around the globe and across all industries. Weather Source will expand Pelmorex Corp’s portfolio of trusted […]

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Predicting Flu Outbreaks with Weather Data

Weather data is one of many important factors necessary to anticipate and mitigate deadly influenza outbreaks. Though it’s possible to contract the flu year-round, it’s widely known that people are more susceptible during the fall and winter months. Colder temperatures don’t directly cause the flu, but the virus does survive better in colder, drier climates, […]

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Hurricanes and Supply Chains

The last few Atlantic hurricane seasons alone have demonstrated the need for supply chain organizations to make weather a key part of their business intelligence strategies.  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017 brought more than $200B in losses. Followed by Florence and Michael in 2018 and Dorian in 2019, it’s apparent that hurricanes are […]

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Hyper-Local Weather Data to Benefit the Study of Honey Bees

In addition to providing world-class weather data for its revenue-generating customers, Weather Source is committed to sharing its data free of charge with worthy causes and organizations. At Google Cloud Next ’19, Weather Source connected with Broodminder, a leader in the wireless gathering, monitoring, and disseminating of public hive information to enhance honey bee health.  […]

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Bloomberg Wildfire Analysis Shows Value of Geospatial Visualization

Weather Source geospatial products were featured Aug. 23 in a Bloomberg.com article analyzing the prevalence of wildfires currently blazing across large swaths of Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. While much of the world is paying attention to the devastation occurring in the Brazilian Amazon, Bloomberg’s analysis of Weather Source fire data revealed that more fires are actually […]

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Weather Source & The Snowflake Data Exchange

Weather Source helps organizations profit around weather by building relationships with top-tier platforms that allow customers to easily access its weather and climate data as well as engage in analysis for meaningful business intelligence. “Weather data is important to many companies because they have sensitivities to weather that impact their operations or revenue.” said Mark […]

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Life in the Fast Lane

Any industry with the word “fast” in its name is extremely sensitive to weather. Fast-food chains, fast-casual restaurants, and those who sell fast-moving consumer goods—sunscreen, umbrellas, Tylenol, candy bars—see their daily sales and operations directly impacted by weather.  Today’s customers not only want convenience, but they want quality products accompanied by a pleasant purchasing experience. […]

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