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Ruth Favela
By Ruth Favela
Ruth Favela
Ruth Favela
Ruth Favela is Tomorrow.io's AI Marketer. She draws on over 5 years of experience as an editor, writer, and social media manager for AI startups, B2B SaaS, and B2C products. In her role, Ruth focuses on using AI tools to create customer-first content for the various industries Tomorrow.io has solutions for. She writes about weather innovations, AI/ML modeling, weather API applications, weather AI use cases, and much more.
Oct 13, 2023· 1 min, 39 sec

Lightning Countdown Enhancements: How Tomorrow.io Helps Operational Safety During Storms

Unpredictable weather events are on the rise, and businesses need reliable ways to track approaching storms and lightning strikes. 

Did you know that lightning is most common in the United States? In fact, lighting strikes the U.S. 20 to 25 million times per year. 

That’s why Tomorrow.io has introduced a new Lightning Countdown feature to help operations stay safe and keep track of incoming lightning strikes. 

What’s New? 

  • View lightning alerts from any zoom level in the Tomorrow.io platform
  • View lighting alerts in TV mode
  • View multiple alerts on the map at once 

Lightning strikes pose a major risk for many industries like aviation, mining, construction, and outdoor events. To mitigate this risk, companies follow strict protocols around lightning – they need real-time tracking on their dashboards with customizable alerts.

Tomorrow.io’s Lightning Countdown solves these pain points. The intuitive interface shows lightning strike icons on a map, along with concentric rings representing custom “ranges of interest.” 

Users can set these radii around key locations and receive alerts when lightning is detected within range.

A countdown clock tracks the time since the last nearby strike, resetting with each new hit. Once the set duration passes with no lightning, the rings turn grey and an “all clear” alert sounds. This clear visual timeline helps teams coordinate responses and safely resume operations after the threat passes.

By highlighting only the most relevant data, the Lightning Countdown feature cuts through map clutter to focus on what matters most. Teams can track strikes across multiple locations at a glance to keep personnel safe. Customizable range settings and countdowns align with each operation’s unique protocols.

With severe weather events increasing, innovative tools like Lightning Countdown will be key for businesses to adapt. By leveraging Tomorrow.io’s weather data and AI-powered platform, teams can feel confident they’ll have the insights they need before the storm arrives.

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