The Weather Impact Ranking System (WIRS)™

Example of the Weather Impact Ranking System (WIRS) dashboard, tracking and analyzing a weather event. The Weather Impact Ranking System (WIRS) is a turnkey web application that enables your business to identify weather conditions or perils that have the potential to impact operations or to cause damage to physical assets.  The visualization tool works by establishing a baseline for how weather affects your organization. Using OnPoint Climatology and historical OnPoint Weather data, WIRS ranks the potential impact from each supported weather parameter or peril then monitors weather conditions in real time and provides notifications tailored to your business. WIRS visualizes your business locations and weather rankings in an interactive and dynamic dashboard that includes: Real-time monitoring of weather events and perils that exceed your designated WIRS ranking thresholds.The ability to efficiently view and monitor all of your locations of interest, including facilities, distribution points, supply routes, and more, all from a single pane of glass.

Track and Analyze Relevant Weather Events

The Weather Impact Ranking System (WIRS) is a turnkey web application that enables your business to identify weather conditions or perils that have the potential to impact operations or to cause damage to physical assets.

Our patent-pending visualization tool works by establishing a baseline for how weather affects your organization. Using OnPoint Climatology and historical OnPoint Weather data, WIRS ranks the potential impact from each supported weather parameter or peril then monitors weather conditions in real time and provides notifications tailored to your business.

Easily Adapted for Any Industry

WIRS is highly configurable to nearly any industry, empowering you to identify and track the weather conditions most relevant for your business needs. For example, sports arenas and other outdoor venues are highly concerned with extreme weather events such as lightning storms or strong winds.  

Maintain real-time communication with your management, staff, contractors, and customers to maximize the most efficient use of company resources. WIRS visualizes your business locations and weather rankings in an interactive and dynamic dashboard that includes:

  • Real-time monitoring of weather events and perils that exceed your designated WIRS ranking thresholds.
  • The ability to efficiently view and monitor all of your locations of interest, including facilities, distribution points, supply routes, and more, all from a single pane of glass.
  • Automated notifications via email, text messages, or text to speech.

WIRS in Action

A nationwide property management company used WIRS to identify what perils most often cause damage to their properties. The company was then able to monitor the weather in real-time for conditions that prompt a need for maintenance or construction services.

A large food shipping service with a farm-to-consumer delivery commitment of 72 hours used WIRS to monitor weather conditions and perils that were likely to result in distribution delays. All of the customer locations and distribution points were plotted by lat/lon in WIRS, allowing the customer to monitor conditions in real time and to make corresponding adjustments.

A large fast-casual restaurant chain plotted all of its locations that offer outdoor seating in WIRS and monitored real-time weather for incidents of hail, lightning, thunderstorms, and other conditions that result in less footfall traffic for outdoor seating. This enabled its establishments to modify staffing levels accordingly.

Learn How WIRS Can Help Your Business

 

Example of WIRS embedded in Looker dashboard with real-time analytics tracking Hurricane Harvey and identifing weather conditions or perils that have the potential to impact the construction industry and affect pricing for roofing, sheet rock, and other industry-related materials and have an impact on construction equities.
Example of WIRS embedded in Looker dashboard with real-time analytics.

 

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