Notre Dame uses DTN to help forecast weather for Notre Dame Stadium, where storms affected football games and a Garth Brooks concert last year. (Courtesy DTN) Private services help venue managers decide when to take action When thunderstorms roll toward an outdoor venue — whether a stadium hosting a football game or concert or a fairground hosting a festival — event organizers know about the inclement weather threat hours in advance. That threat often triggers an emergency preparedness plan that has the venue facing the decision of whether to evacuate or postpone. “Working with a venue on a particular day, we will be talking with them about their site-specific forecast so they will know if we believe there is a threat,” said Jon Porter, vice president of business services and general manager of enterprise solutions at Pennsylvania-based AccuWeather. “We will talk with them during the day to see how it […]
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