Event Website

www.extremeweathermakers.com/indot-forecasts

Session Number

78

Session Title

Winter Weather Services and Forecasting Options for Local Agencies

Track Title

Maintenance & Operations

Event Description/Abstract

Students majoring in atmospheric science at Purdue's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences have organized a "forecasting club" to provide weather forecasting services to a wide range of customers. During the winter months, these students provide a detailed forecast of conditions across the state of Indiana that are expected to impact road maintenance operations. These forecasts are available via a web page as well as direct email. Other information regarding winter weather observations and predictions is rapidly increasing in availability. This presentation will discuss these freely available sources of winter weather information that can be used by local agencies to assist in their decision-making during winter weather events.

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Mar 11th, 12:00 AM

Winter Weather Services and Forecasting Options for Local Agencies

Students majoring in atmospheric science at Purdue's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences have organized a "forecasting club" to provide weather forecasting services to a wide range of customers. During the winter months, these students provide a detailed forecast of conditions across the state of Indiana that are expected to impact road maintenance operations. These forecasts are available via a web page as well as direct email. Other information regarding winter weather observations and predictions is rapidly increasing in availability. This presentation will discuss these freely available sources of winter weather information that can be used by local agencies to assist in their decision-making during winter weather events.

http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/roadschool/2015/presentations/6