Thunderstorm Manager

Web-based worldwide thunderstorm tracking with the most accurate lightning detection including up-to-the-second lightning data and real-time lightning alerts.

    Web-based access

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    Thunderstorm Manager, part of our Xweather family of subscription based products, is a cloud-based software application that automatically alerts you of lightning threat and can be accessed from anywhere using a computer, laptop, or mobile device with an internet connection. You won’t be tied to a desk waiting for severe weather or be caught off guard when you’re out in the field. This means quicker decisions even with unexpected storms.


    Real-time tracking

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    Thunderstorm Manager's tracking system gives you real-time lightning event visualization as well as playback of storm activity for the last 7 days. It utilizes Vaisala's most accurate and comprehensive lightning detection networks anywhere in the world, the Global Lightning Detection Network (GLD360) and / or the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). You’ll get precise severe weather and lightning data how it matters most — wherever you are and right when it happens.


    Automated alerts

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    Define up to three levels of lightning alerts around a site and receive automated alerts via email, text, and web to multiple addresses, numbers, or devices. Option for on-site outdoor warning system ensures all of your personnel are safely alerted of threats. You’ll also get all-clear notifications when there haven’t been any discharges after a predetermined amount of time.

    The lightning alert coverage is truly global including oceans, the highest mountain peaks, and other geographic locations not covered by radar or meteorological instruments.


    Display options

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    Display both in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning on a single lightning map and filter strikes by any combination of location, lightning polarity, or peak current. All lightning data includes time-based color coding for easier visualization of storm paths.

    And, with Lightning Threat Zone, increase your situational awareness of nearby storms with up to 60-minute lightning forecasts to help you visualize if a thunderstorm is going to approach you or simply pass by without much safety risk.


    Try Thunderstorm Manager for Free

    Start your free trial today to get real-time lightning data and alerts with detailed lightning maps for your site locations and operations — all in an easy web-based interface. Simply log on and start tracking potentially severe weather.

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    Have Questions About Thunderstorm Manager?

    Contact us and we’ll answer all your questions about the world’s leading lightning intelligence — all powered by a modern, user-friendly interface. You can have the best insights and start improving your operations right now.