Weather monitoring and forecasting tools track storms, lightning for informed decision-making
Huntsville, Ala. – Baron, a leading provider of critical weather solutions, announces that the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium has chosen Baron Threat Net active weather monitoring and forecasting tools to promote stadium safety. Access to critical localized weather intelligence enables stadium operations and safety professionals to better track storms and lightning, pinpoint their location in reference to the venue, and provide pinpoint warnings and alerts.
Stadium safety officials selected Baron Threat Net based on its ease of use, high level of detail, patented storm tracking and numerous exclusive features including real-time lightning strike data.
Baron Threat Net supports effective planning and operations by providing accurate localized, up-to-date information on weather events including tornadic wind activity and lightning strikes. The service offers relevant data for officials deciding whether to alter gate security checkpoint protocol. With alerts set to 8, 15, and 20 miles from the stadium, Nissan Stadium officials receive lightning proximity reports as a pop-up on the Threat Net Map, as a text message, or in an e-mail. These officials can also receive an “all clear” alert once 30 minutes have passed since the last strike.
“We don’t have anyone that’s constantly monitoring the radar, so it’s very helpful,” says Floyd Hyde, Nissan Stadium Safety Manager, who says Baron Threat Net enables the stadium to comply with NFL best practice to instate shelter in place status in the event of lightning within an 8-mile radius of the stadium. Nissan Stadium has successfully utilized Baron Threat Net to improve safety and security for sporting and other major events, including the CMA Fest.
Baron Threat Net includes detailed data and visual monitoring on current and forecasted precipitation and wind conditions. An exclusive Baron product features data on severe weather threats, such as damaging winds, hail, and flooding. The platform includes Baron exclusive location-based pinpoint alerts and standard alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS). These alerts can be delivered using onscreen display, text notifications, and via e-mail. In addition, Threat Net’s Critical Weather Indicators, a Baron exclusive patented product, highlights the most dangerous storm situations to users in real time.