Protecting the public during severe weather or natural disasters requires planning 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 to respond to weather events appropriately.

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

But it isn’t easy to know who provides the best data for your specific needs unless you're a weather expert. 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 correct weather data should be simple, and when it means the difference between life and death, having accurate weather data is vital.

Severe and Tropical Weather Data

When a severe weather event is approaching, public safety leaders must have the correct data to make the best decisions. Baron provides access to robust 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 damage. With Baron's weather at their disposal, public safety leaders can keep their communities safe during challenging weather conditions.

Flooding Data

Water moving and flooding streets.

By understanding how much rain has 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 flooding.

Watches, Warnings, and Observation Data

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

Road Weather Data

Lines of cars, covered in snow, wait on snow-covered roads.

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 and forecasted conditions to help drivers plan routes and avoid weather hazards with unique road condition data unavailable anywhere else. 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 everything goes smoothly regardless of the weather.

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 lets your developers integrate all the weather information you need into your operations and existing platforms. If you need a mapping solution, we also offer a web-based app 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 the information you need to do the job and keep people safe.

If you'd like to learn more about the superior data you can have available at your fingertips, you can 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.