A new software may be able to provide more accurate weather predictions.


From Engineering News-Record:

A software developer with a focus on quantifying weather risk in the insurance industry has branched out to apply its chops to the development of a hyperlocal software-as-a-service weather risk-management system for construction that launched Jan. 29. The developers partnered with the Associated General Contractors of America to trial the software[, GaugeConstruction, developed by Athenium Analytics,] with industry users. They claim the system can help contractors predict and mitigate downtime or damage due to foul weather delays.

Athenium [Analytics] has accumulated weather data from the National Weather Service and many other sources throughout the world for 40 years. The data is aggregated and used to predict weather for localized areas as granular as 0.3-sq-miles. The dashboard can deliver weekly risk scores so contractors can schedule around predictions.