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AWIS Weather Services, Inc.

How do we forecast?

Our forecasts are the result of proprietary models, developed over many years. Starting with the weather forecast model outputs generated by the NWS, we run our own proprietary forecast models and make further forecast changes based on our meteorological experience. How good are our weather forecasts? Our customers make million dollar decisions based on them!

Where does our weather data come from?

Most weather data are extracted from weather data feeds broadcast by the NWS over their NOAAPort satellite delivery system (see below). The data are from observation systems established and maintained by the NWS, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and other Federal and State agencies. We also utilize some data collected by state agencies. This data, usually called “Mesonet Data”, must first pass our standards for instrumentation, siting, calibration, and quality control. All data that we use has been rigorously quality controlled, eliminating errors in the original broadcast. Our weather data is clean, accurate and up-to-date.

Who uses our products?

Our clients usually prefer that we not advertise their names. Why? Many have told us that they don’t want their competition to get the same advantage that they enjoy by using our services. Needless to say, we have clients from the guy next store to Fortune 100 companies. We treat both the same. Each client, large or small, is equally important to us. We respect the confidentiality of all our clients.

What technology do we use?

We operate a dedicated satellite receiving station that gets all weather data and forecasts broadcast by the NWS on their NOAAPort system. Our 12 foot antenna receives about 20GB of traffic each day consisting of tens of thousands of individual products. AWIS servers process this huge flood of traffic, storing products on our file servers and automatically forwarding products to our clients. We have multiple servers crunching numbers, serving web content, transmitting products to clients, and performing other dedicated services. AWIS uses multiple internet connections from different vendors to ensure connectivity. All critical systems are on an instantly available natural gas power backup system.

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