Did you see that the Weather Pro weather monitor was featured in Angling Trade? It is tough to find shelter sometimes when storms roll in quick and you are on the water. We think fisherman will love having the Weather Pro in their gear bag.
When you are outdoors the INO Weather Pro is a great tool to give you the information you need to keep safe when the weather turns bad. The Weather Pro is the first handheld device that combines real-time lightning detection up to 40 miles away with traditional weather data like temperature, pressure, humidity, heat index, dew point, and altitude. Click the link to read the article and find out more about how the INO Weather Pro can help you monitor the weather where ever you are with no internet or telecommunication connections needed.
When it rains, it rains. When it snows, it snows. And when it thundersnows, it really snows!
Thundersnow is a weather phenomenon that excites and surprises weather enthusiasts in the winter precisely because it’s so rare. Jim Cantore’s reaction on The Weather Channel sums it up well: “You can have your $500 million jackpot in Powerball, but I’ll take this, baby!”
WARNING – Jim gets pretty excited so be careful your volume isn’t to high! 😉
The reason thundersnow is such a rare occurrence is because very specific circumstances must be present in the atmosphere to create the kind of instability needed for a thunderstorm to occur. Air close to the ground must be warm enough to clash with the cooler air above, but that same air must still be cold enough to produce snow.
What’s more, when these particular circumstances exist, the process that creates lightning within the cloud will also create a heavier burst of snow, leaving a flash of bright white light in the sky and a thick layer of white on the ground. According to a 30-year study by atmospheric researchers from the University of Missouri, there is an 86 percent chance that at least six inches of snow will fall within 70 miles of the lightning flash.
If It’s Thundersnow, You’ll Want To Know
That same study says thundersnow only occurs about six times each year, and most of those occurrences happen in the Rocky Mountain region and areas near the Great Lakes. For this reason, most people in the U.S. will never experience a thundersnow in their lifetime.
The next time you’re dealing with a snowstorm, you can track any occurrences of this rare winter weather phenomenon with the handheld lightning detector feature of the INO Technology Weather Pro. Any time lightning flashes and strikes the ground, the Weather Pro will alert you and log the event. You might witness more than one flash, like Jim Cantore above, but for your own safety, it’s best to witness this weather event from inside a safe shelter.
As always, safety is a top priority. Most thundersnow lightning travels horizontally through the clouds and doesn’t make contact with the ground, but not all. Lightning strikes are still a possibility, so take precautions by following all lightning safety guidelines. If you’re stuck outside during a thundersnow, INO Technology’s Outdoor Lightning Safety Card can help guide you as you find your safest options to decrease your chances of a lightning strike. Click here for your own copy of our Outdoor Lightning Safety Card.
Did you see that the Weather Pro weather monitor was featured in Utility Products?
If you work in the outdoors as part of a construction crew, mining, forestry, or any number of occupations, the INO Weather Pro is a great addition to give you the information to keep you and your crew safe when the weather turns bad. The Weather Pro is the first handheld device that combines real-time lightning detection up to 40 miles away with traditional weather data like temperature, pressure, humidity, heat index, dew point, and altitude. Click the link to read the article and find out more about how the INO Weather Pro can help you monitor the weather where ever you are with no internet or telecommunication connections needed.
Tamara Chuang with the Denver Post featured the INO Weather Pro™ in the paper’s Tech+ section today. The Weather Pro is the first handheld device that combines real-time lightning detection up to 40 miles away with traditional weather data like temperature, pressure, humidity, heat index, dew point, and altitude. Click the link to read the article and find out more about how the INO Weather Pro can help you monitor the weather where ever you are.
Your kids might think that even a short lightning delay of their soccer game is a TOTAL disaster, but you know a little time is well worth their safety. Next time they complain about a little lightning, you can have a few stories in hand to explain why weather is worth taking seriously!
These fascinating and detailed accounts of devastating lightning strikes is worth a quick read. Full article here.
1. Church of the Nazaire in Brescia, Italy, 1769. “Lightning and gunpowder don’t mix.”
2. Pan American Flight 214, December 8, 1963. Lightning strikes Boeing 707.
3. New York City Blackout, Summer 1977. What happens when “massive lightning bolts” strike a major electrical transmission line over and over.
4. Lightning in Space (sort of), 1969. Apollo 12 was struck thirty seconds into liftoff.
5. The Yellowstone Fires, Summer 1988. Lightning strikes, drought, and high winds combined wreak havoc.
6. Lightning vs. The Force, 2005. Star Wars “priceless and irreplaceable” toys and memorabilia were stored in a loft, close to where lightning hit the roof…
7. Lightning: Cure or Cause? A surgeon becomes obsessed with classical piano after being struck by lightning; claims of returned eyesight; a man doesn’t feel cold, and more.
Credit Sara Newton, Mental_Floss
Weather affects us all on a daily basis, but we can also learn to manage our time so that we can safely do the things we want to without getting ourselves in hot water. The INO Weather Pro™ will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision when inclement weather is in your area. Check out the website at www.inotechnologies.com for more information and sign up for our newsletter. We will send you more fun and informative information about weather.
INO Technologies founder and president, Michael Lands, caught up with Joshua Lindenstein at BizWest to talk about the INO Weather Pro™, the first handheld device that combines weather data and real-time local lightning detection. Check out the article to learn about the INO Weather Pro and how the technical advances in this handheld weather monitor will help protect you from lightning for years to come.
The National Weather Service was created 1870 by a Joint Congressional Resolution requiring the Secretary of War “to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and at other points in the States and Territories…and for giving notice on the northern lakes and on the seacoast, by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms” was introduced.
Congress passed the resolution and on February 9, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed it into law. A new national weather service had been born within the U.S. Army Signal Serviceâ€™s Division of Telegrams and Reports for the Benefit of Commerce that would affect the daily lives of most of the citizens of the United States through its forecasts and warnings for years to come.
Interestingly, the National Weather Station ranks in the top 15 percent of federal agencies for customer satisfaction, according to a public survey. With an essential public safety mission, the agency rates 84 on a scale of 100 â€“ a score considered â€œexcellentâ€ by independent survey firm Claes Fornell International (CFI).
During the early and mid-1800’s, weather observation networks began to grow and expand across the United States. Although most basic meteorological instruments had existed for over 100 years, it was the telegraph that was largely responsible for the advancement of operational meteorology during the 19th century. With the advent of the telegraph, weather observations from distant points could be “rapidly” collected, plotted and analyzed at one location.
Credit: National Weather Service
Inclement weather can affect your bottom line. Understanding what the weather is doing around you can save you hours.
The INO Weather Pro gives you all of the meteorological information you need to help you make an informed decision on whether to keep your crew on the job or pull them off.
The INO Weather Pro is the only product on the market that has lightning detection up to 40 miles combined with traditional weather data such as temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, heat index, dew point, and altitude.
By using the INO Weather Pro you will have this information right where you and your crews are and can quickly and easily obtain better local conditions at your site.
- Save time
- Save money
- Protect your crew
The INO Weather Pro is a handheld, battery powered, easy-to-use device that works in real-time, so you always have the latest weather conditions at your fingertips. Click here for more information on this one-of-kind product designed for commercial and industrial business.