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International Space University looks into Weather Forecasting and the Power Industry

This summer the International Space University brought its Summer Space Studies Program to the Netherlands. Partnering with Delft Technical University, Leiden University, and ESA ESTEC, hundreds of space exploration experts visited the Netherlands to exchange knowledge with participants from around the world. One of the their projects involved looking at the relationship of between weather forecasting and the power industry. International Space University students we able to have a discussion with meteorologists from MeteoGroup.

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Can weather intelligence and open roofs help win baseball games?

Open roofs help win games. And we know through experience that our weather intelligence has helped out music festival organizers as well. At the Rogers Centre baseball stadium, the Toronto Blue Jays cannot afford dampness on the field of play. Although baseball can be, and often is, played through rain, as long as it’s not too heavy, if a stadium has a retractable roof then why not use it? The Rogers Centre has such a roof and the organization likes to keep it open whenever possible. Concessions sell better. If we look at the 2015 and 2016 seasons, then the team is more likely to win. During those two years, when the roof was open from start to end, the Blue Jays’ percentage of wins was around 70 per cent while only about 40 per cent when it was closed.

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Forecasting temperatures and the costs of simplification

Why there will always be differences between forecasted temperatures. Between forecasters and between the forecast and the actual value. If there is such a thing as a single value for a whole city or region. 

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Long term weather forecasts predicted European dry heat over six weeks in advance

As the present heat and the lack of rain impact huge parts of the European economy, many organizations all over Northern Europe are asking themselves, ‘Could we have been better prepared?’ Long term (‘Seasonal’) forecasts are the solution. They have been predicting this summer’s dry spell several weeks in advance.

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Oxfordshire’s Winter Road Management successfully transferred to MeteoGroup

Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for gritting the main roads across Oxfordshire and Paul Wilson, Group Manager Area Operations, is responsible for coordination and delivery of the Winter and Adverse Weather Service in Oxfordshire, both in terms of operational delivery and customer service delivery.  He explains how the decision was made to hire MeteoGroup for the winter weather forecasts.

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'The Sun' case: Translating accurate forecasts into unambiguous icons - and how to read them

MeteoGroup is good at forecasting. Especially storms. But last week’s UK media storm we couldn't have predicted. Here's the full story.

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European End-of-Season Report for the Winter 2017/18

MeteoGroup has been a provider of this consultancy for many years already, and has developed several models and tools to support road services. This has resulted in an excellent forecast quality, delivered through meteorological experts in weather rooms in eight European countries. In many cases our hit rate for the prediction of the minimum road surface temperature was well above 90%. Here’s a small  recap on this past winter.

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Curative salting in Barneveld requires highly accurate ice forecasts

In the Dutch municipality of Barneveld, winter road management is the responsibility of the Public Space Management Department. The winter road management service has 10 salting trucks at its disposal and three tractors, if necessary. The municipality of Barneveld uses 'curative salting' and therefor relies strongly on the accurate forecasts of MeteoGroup.

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Curatief strooien in Barneveld vraagt nauwkeuriger gladheidvoorspelling

De gladheidbestrijding in de gemeente Barneveld  wordt uitgevoerd door de afdeling Beheer Openbare Ruimte (BOR). Het strooien gebeurt curatief en dat vraagt om de meest nauwkeurige gladheidvoorspellingen van MeteoGroup. "Wij krijgen van MeteoGroup twee uur van tevoren een waarschuwing dat het glad wordt. Dit werkt fantastisch."

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Will we see yet another active tropical storm season in 2018?

Hurricanes have no respect for humans or their calendars. The traditionally designated “hurricane season” in the Atlantic runs from June 1st to November 31st but named storms have developed as soon as January (Hurricane Alex on 12th January 2016). The latest date for the first storm to be named was 31st August 1967 (Hurricane Arlene). How active is the Atlantic likely to be between now and late autumn? This is what we expect at MeteoGroup.

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MeteoGroup presents WeatherSuite at the International Weather and Climate Forum in Paris

MeteoGroup is updating weather presenters from all over the world on the 'Future of Weather Presenting’ at the International Weather and Climate Forum in Paris.

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Winter 2017/18 UK End-of-Season Report

Britain went against the flow, having the past winter colder than average. The temperature was ~0.5°C below the average over England and Wales and ~1°C below the average over Scotland, compared to a climatology based on the most recent 10 years.

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