When seconds count, WeatherBug provides advanced notice of lightning and threatening weather through phones, computers, in the clubhouse and now on the golf course with an outdoor horn solution.
Earth Networks, the Germantown, Md.-based provider of WeatherBug® products and services, announced the newest advancement in lightning detection and severe weather alerting for country clubs and resorts. WeatherBug Club Safety now includes an Outdoor Alerting System with its arsenal of alerting notifications. The WeatherBug Outdoor Alerting System can be added to any WeatherBug Weather Station equipped with lightning detection technology.
Country clubs and resorts can now have the first, commercially available in-cloud (IC) and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning detection technology to be integrated with a mass notification solution. High rates of in-cloud lightning serve as precursory indicators of the potential for severe weather activity, including lightning strikes, heavy rain, hail, strong winds and the increased threat of tornadic activity. This detection technology provides management more intelligence and advanced warning of approaching severe weather.
The WeatherBug Club Safety solutions suite features a Professional-grade WeatherBug Weather Station and Lightning Sensor that:
- Provides the most advanced warning of lightning and severe weather,
- Detects in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning well beyond that of existing networks and single-node “prediction” or traditional detection systems, and
- Records numerous other weather measurements and parameters, including wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity and rainfall, in real time.
It also sends alerts where they are needed: Mobile devices, computers, indoor alerting beacons and now outdoors with the new WeatherBug Outdoor Alerting System that includes user-defined thresholds and proximity limits, and provides all-weather, real-time visualization though a Web- and GIS-based solution.
Designed specifically for clubs and outdoor facilities, the new WeatherBug Outdoor Alerting System is unique in both design and function. The patented design represents a new generation in omni-directional electronic sirens and is made from professional-grade components that operate in a wide temperature range, making it virtually maintenance free. The system is comprised of one or more 110 dBA horn units equipped with 170,000 peak candela strobe lights, which provide high-decibel output, attention-getting signals for maximum coverage from single or multiple siren sites.