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Preparing for Emergency Weather Situations with the Right Data

Keeping the public safe in times of severe weather or natural disasters requires planning ahead and efficient communication. But when it comes to Mother Nature, ever-changing forecasts and hard-to-predict conditions make it even more difficult for public safety leaders to fully understand potential impacts and create solid plans ahead of time in order to properly respond to weather events.

For effective planning, you need timely, location-specific, and accurate information about current and future weather. Having the data and tools you need in order to make informed decisions about the weather can be the difference between minimal risk and a tragic catastrophe.

But unless you’re a weather expert, it’s difficult to know who provides the best data for your specific needs. On top of that, once you get the data, it isn’t always easy to understand or use effectively.

We believe that accessing and implementing the right weather data should be simple, and, when it means the difference between life or death, having the right weather data is absolutely vital.

Severe and Tropical Weather Data

When a severe weather event is approaching, public safety leaders need to have the right data in order to make the best decisions. Baron provides access to severe and tropical weather data, enabling them to accurately predict the path and intensity of these events. Unique Baron products such as the Baron Shear Detection and Baron Hurricane Index provide advanced warning and location specificity to weather observations. With this knowledge, officials can prepare their citizens for the potential dangers, keep them safe, and limit any damage that may occur. With Baron's weather at their disposal, public safety leaders can keep their communities safe during challenging weather conditions.

Flooding Data

By understanding how much rain has already fallen, how fast it’s moving, and where it’s headed, you can better pinpoint the threat to your event or community and effectively plan your response. Baron offers a variety of flooding and rainfall accumulation information and forecasted conditions that provide insights into where and when flooding threats may occur. With Baron, you can get all the information you need to keep people safe during a flooding event.

Watches, Warnings, and Observation Data

Be fully aware of the latest weather advisories. Track watches, warnings, and observation data in order to have a better understanding of the severity of any given situation. Utilizing the Baron alerts and notifications you can monitor specific locations in your community down to the street level. By having this information at your fingertips, you can make informed decisions that will help keep your people safe.

Road Weather Data

During the winter months or anytime flooding risk exists Baron’s road weather products help you determine what roads are safe or can potentially become hazardous. We offer current road conditions and forecasted conditions to help drivers plan routes and avoid weather hazards with unique road condition data that is unavailable anywhere else. By using this data, emergency response drivers can save precious time and event-goers can avoid potential accidents. By keeping your team and your community safe during emergencies, you can ensure that all goes smoothly no matter what the weather brings.

Integration with Mapping Platforms

Successful planning also hinges on coordinating all of your resources and assets efficiently. Integrating real-time and forecast weather information directly into your ArcGIS mapping platform creates a seamless environment where you have all the data at your fingertips. As an ESRI partner Baron has an easy solution for you. Baron also offers a robust Weather API. This easy to implement solution allows your developers to integrate all the weather information you need directly into your operations and existing platforms. If you need a mapping solution we also offer a web-based called BaronThreat Net that enables community and street-level weather observations.

That’s Not All!

From lightning strikes to winter weather, Baron’s accurate weather data provides you with the information you need to get the job done and keep people safe.

If you want to learn more about the superior data you can have available at your fingertips, visit our Public Safety page. There you’ll find more examples, integration information, testimonials, and even gain access to a Free Trial of the Baron Weather API.

Did you know that nearly 80% of disasters faced by emergency management and public safety professionals are Weather-related? Download our free guide: “The Best Data Products to Use for Severe and Flooding Events for Maximum Weather Awareness” so you’re more prepared.