Weather Bytes

Planning for Severe Weather in the Midst of COVID-19

Much of the United States is on “pause” indefinitely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but unfortunately, severe weather won’t take a timeout for a viral outbreak. With seasonal spikes in perilous weather on the horizon, government leaders at all levels are grappling with how the pandemic could potentially compound the problems natural disasters […]

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Weather Source Visualizes Weather’s Potential Effects on COVID-19, Opens API to Research

The COVID-19 outbreak, colloquially known as Coronavirus, was officially declared a global pandemic Wednesday, and researchers are racing to understand the new pathogen. As correlations between weather and the virus begin to emerge, many experts believe colder temperatures and lower humidity levels could lead to greater COVID-19 viability and weakened immune systems. Therefore, the powerful […]

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Understanding the Storm in Tennessee

Powerful storms cut across middle Tennessee March 2 and into the early morning hours of March 3, creating a flurry of devastating tornado activity. As of 3:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, 22 people were confirmed dead and the death toll is feared to rise. At least 48 structures in Nashville alone were reported to be either […]

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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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