Forecast Radar and Forecast Lightning
At Indji Systems, we believe utility and gas transmission operations should have access to the most accurate real-time forecasting data available, giving you the ability to plan ahead for severe weather threats. With the Indji Watch advanced Forecast Radar and Forecast Lightning, you can see storms and potential lightning predicted for the upcoming eight hours, in relation to each of your assets. Our Forecast Summary provides daily or hourly forecasts for multiple environmental conditions and powers Indji Watch alerts for forecasts of extreme temperatures, high winds and icing events.
Knowing when your assets are in the path of an approaching storm is critical for making decisions about the grid and team safety. Indji Watch employs NOAA’s real-time, 3km High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) weather model. Developed by Earth Systems Research Lab in Boulder, Colorado, this atmospheric model is the only weather model in the world to update every hour. It can forecast the projected path of storms in the upcoming eight hours with greater accuracy than any other source.
Lightning can cause a line fault, damage equipment and more importantly, injure operators working on a line. For these reasons, Indji Watch has supplemented our world class real-time lightning alerting with a Forecast Lightning animation tool. This tool takes advantage of NOAA’s HRRR weather model which provides a forecast of lightning development and movement over the next eight hours and the density of the lightning storms. The Indji Watch Forecast Lightning animation layer will allow operators to assess the movement and intensity of lightning storms in relationship to their grid assets for potential outage planning and permit construction and field maintenance crew managers to better schedule their human and material resources while minimizing risk to employees.
The Forecast Summary will provide you with a seven-day forecast of multiple weather parameters including extreme temperature, high winds, and ice accumulation among others. The forecast locations are chosen by you to better reflect the forecasts for your grid assets and known problem areas within the service territory. This can be viewed daily or hourly for a seven-day time period. The weather forecast is updated hourly using the latest weather observations, radar data and model information so you can confidently schedule maintenance and repairs.
With Indji Watch, you have the ability to set extreme temperature, high wind or ice accumulation thresholds important to your organization. Indji Watch will monitor the set parameters and alert you if these thresholds are forecast to be exceeded in the next few hours or even 48 hours in advance, so you can focus on what matters and not watching the weather.
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