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Lightning Threat Zone API

Vaisala Lightning Threat Zone API boosts the thunderstorm nowcasting and alert information that software developers can easily leverage within their situational awareness platforms. This yields localized, actionable insights for their end users in times when people’s safety depends on their decisions.

Vaisala Lightning Threat Zone API starts with data from detection networks that capture more global lightning events than any other in the the world and analyses them utilizing a sophisticated algorithm to deliver simple and effective forecast visualizations. It can work with severe weather forecasting systems and weather tools to give greater insight into the potential impact a severe thunderstorm might have. Enable users to determine if or when a thunderstorm is likely to be a threat to their location. Even estimate when lightning will move beyond a user’s alert area so people can return to work. Lightning Threat Zone API lets users plan accordingly and continue to operate safely, because it localizes forecasting, warns you sooner, and lets you see how a storm is behaving. Bring thunderstorm forecasting clarity to your weather platforms. Lightning Threat Zone API Global nowcasts that easily integrate into your tracking or warning tools.

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Key Benefits

Enable greater situational awareness
Allow users to follow developing storm situations in real time and from farther away. Even create alerts for users on approaching weather that could pose a lightning threat or even have the potential for severe weather.
Better manage, visualize, and contextualize nearby storms
See storm trajectory displays and storm cell velocity vectors that include speed and direction, allowing users to identify when storm cells are beginning to
develop or decay.
Faster lead times
Start planning sooner with nowcasts of potential thunderstorm activity by forecasting up to 60-minutes out, in 10-minute increments, improving safety and increasing efficiency for your users.
More localized forecasts
Layer local, real-time context with other severe thunderstorm warnings, which are typically by county or multiple counties.