Spring and summer bring about a bounty of natural beauty as the trees start to grow leaves and flowers bloom. While the warmer months give people the opportunity to get outside for recreation, they also present unique challenges from heat, humidity, thunderstorms, and other severe conditions. If you’re planning to spend time outdoors for work or play, it’s important to take steps to stay safe during harsh weather. Here are a few ways Earth Networks can help.

Know the Day’s Forecast While conditions can always change quickly, a detailed forecast can give you clues about how the day could possibly unfold. Earth Networks uses a massive network made up of more than 35,000 sensors to make predictions based on key meteorological indicators:

  • Wind direction and speed
  • Cloud cover
  • Dew point
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Temperatures

Once meteorologists release a forecast model for the day, use that information to stay safe by adjusting your itinerary. If the data indicates severe heat, you can pack additional water or schedule extra breaks in the shade. When thunderstorms are likely, you should change your plans to avoid wide open spaces and bodies of water. Preparation is a key component of safety.

Get Advanced Warning

It’s not always possible to cancel your plans if bad weather is in the forecast, which is why Earth Networks offers early warnings for severe conditions. A complete lightning detection network analyzes strikes as well as in-cloud occurrences to determine the intensity of inbound storms. If you’re in the path of the oncoming front, you’ll receive a proprietary Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert that gives you time to seek shelter.

Safety on the Stormiest Days

Between forecasts and early warnings, it’s clear that information is essential when trying to stay safe during rapidly changing conditions. If you regularly spend time outside, contact Earth Networks online today  or call 800-544-4429 to see how a weather tracking station can help during any season.