Providing First-Class Forecasts
WDT’s operational processing systems are located in a state-of-the-art, hardened, secure facility with redundant power, cooling, and network connectivity. With multiple Internet paths, fully redundant NOAAPort receivers, and a direct feed of full-volume raw radar data from all US and Canadian radar sites, our data ingest is designed for maximum reliability. This has allowed WDT to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Qualified Internet Communications Provider (QICP) for weather information.
Depending on your specific needs, we have a variety of protocols and
data formats that we support and we can create custom versions as
necessary. Our GeoPlex™ image tile service allows external applications
to access image products such as WDT’s quality-controlled radar
products and satellite imagery, providing the fastest and most scalable
image tile service on the market that can be readily integrated into
your mobile or online weather application. Our suite of standard
product feeds allow customers to retrieve current conditions, forecast,
and critical weather advisories in XML using a flexible, HTTP-based
API. Our engineers have worked with virtually every meteorological data
format in use and can readily assist in determining the most
appropriate format for your needs.
Methods: HTTP (GeoPlex™ image tile server, XML feeds), LDM
Formats: XML, CSV, NetCDF, GRIB, ASCII, KML, ESRI, Images
Using WDT’s exclusive implementation of McGill University’s MAPLE system.
Mesoscale Gridded (Model) Forecasts
produced by WDT’s operational NWP system that incorporates advanced data assimilation combined with the state-of-the-science Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model. WDT currently runs over 300 operational WRF simulations each day and can customize grids as needed. Additionally, WDT creates a suite of derived products such as aviation impact parameters from our custom NWP forecasts as well as from government NWP models
World Wide Point Forecasts
Combining a variety of NWP and digital data sources using WDT-developed algorithms to provide forecasts for over 120,000 around the world, covering virtually every populated locations and points in between.
providing accurate forecasts of potential wind power production tuned to each customer’s wind farms
Lightning Prediction Algorithm (LPA)
an exclusive WDT capability, determines where high lightning threats will be in the next 60 minutes. LPA looks at real time lightning strikes, lightning strike density areas, and storm cell movements to create an accurate moderate and high threat forecast area.
Brent Shaw, Vice Preisdent - Content
(405) 579. 7675 x246
International & Business Development
David VandenHeuvel, Sr. VP of Professional Systems @ (720) 635.2388
By : Brandon Lawson
Posted March 12, 2012 08:57
Severe storms will be possible across the Great Lakes through this afternoon, with an additional threat further south across the Lower Mississippi Valley through tonight. A winter storm will impact the Northwest region over the next several days with significant snowfall accumulations expected for the mountains.