Weather is unpredictable. It is important to be proactive to keep ticket-holders, staff, talent, and assets safe in order to never become a headline. But how can you mitigate weather threats while operating a live event?
We utilize the latest hi-res weather models and global weather data sources to determine threats well ahead of time. Weather monitoring is surprisingly affordable and can save thousands in a matter of seconds.
When severe weather threatens, one of the most dangerous places to be is in a crowded, confined area. Protection for your event is as easy as providing a date and a location. Event-specific reports trigger prior to your event and includes all expected threats, plus general weather information for planning purposes. Our WeatherOps staff understands the constraints and unique nature of the live event industry. Whether it’s a festival, stadium event or world tour, we’ve got your back.Protect Your Event
Our forecasts have saved millions. How? We alert you when weather threatens, but we also tell you when the threat will pass. More times than not, venues are able to allow the show to go on based upon our forecasts. Valuable information like this will reduce cancellations and associated ticket refunds will occur far less often.
With WeatherOps Commander, you can access your subscription products, customize weather alert thresholds, easily add and manage users, and access real-time weather information as it pertains to your asset(s) on the interactive map. This and more can be done in a single, easy to use portal.
You have enough to worry about on the road. WDT WeatherOps meteorologists monitor the weather from load-in until the last crew member leaves. You manage the show; we’ll manage the weather!
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Quickly assess the risk for lightning and prove or disprove the presence of strikes at any location by accessing our extensive database of strike information. We make it easy by streamlining the query process. We then create and send you a professional report, including map visuals, which contains strike information for a specified location and date or span of dates.
WeatherOps monitors your tour, venue or festival, helping you avoid becoming the next headline. Not quite sure about your decision? Our MetWatch service provides access to a meteorologist any time of day.
Our WeatherOps companion mobile app provides a powerful situational awareness view that can be accessed from any location, ensuring that whether you're utilizing Commander or the mobile app, you have the same weather decision support information at all times. Put the app in the hands of your users to optimize your action plan.
WeatherOps is a Preferred Provider and Diamond Sponsor of the Event Safety Alliance, a non-profit trade association of live event industry professionals committed to eliminating unsafe behaviors and conditions throughout our industry.
ESA publishes The Event Safety Guide: A Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Live Entertainment Events in the United States. WDT staff helped to set many of the standards for weather threats for this guide and we highly recommend its use in the field, and in conjunction with our WeatherOps suite of products.
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Dax Cochran has been with WDT since 2009. He leads WDT’s Global Entertainment Services sales and business development while serving as the solutions expert to leverage WDT’s WeatherOps, Skywise and Frontier product lines to help clients achieve a high degree of safety and success for all productions.Schedule a Meeting