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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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Spliethoff optimizes efficiency with MeteoGroup SPOS9 Weather Routing

Weather Routing is an important tool for Spliethoff to ensure the maximum safety for crews, cargoes and vessels. At the same time it helps to save time, money and, of course, fuel. MeteoGroup SPOS is used on board about 100 vessels of the Spliethoff Group, as well as in the office.

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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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Winter 2017/18 Netherlands End-of-Season Report

Similar to the previous four years, the winter of 2017-2018 as a whole went quite smoothly.  However, the differences between the individual months were large. One of the top ten warmest months of January ever in De Bilt, was followed by the coldest February since 1996.

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27% chance of rain at 2 p.m., what does it mean?

'A 27% chance of rain at 2 p.m.' What does it actually mean?' BBC4 asks Nikki Berry, Senior Meteorologist on the MeteoGroup UK team, about how to properly read the BBC weather app.

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Road Weather Forecast Performance, Winter 2017-2018

We have measured our forecast quality, taking a strict user perspective. We apply scores which are scientifically sound and still intuitively understandable. We inspect weather situations where road services are most vulnerable. Still we accept the limitations of road weather observations for verification purposes. Following the suggestion of the Institution of Civil Engineers we compare the forecasted road frost against the actual observed.

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Efficient de-icing at Schiphol limits flight delays

The de-icing process at airports requires time and manpower and significantly impacts the airport’s departure capacity. Knowledge Development Centre Schiphol (KDC Schiphol) – a partnership between various governmental organisations and KLM – has requested MeteoGroup to develop a model to help them better predict when ice can be expected to form on the wings of an aircraft.

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Vliegen zonder vertraging: de-icing op Schiphol

De 'de-icing' van vliegtuigen kost tijd en mankracht en heeft grote invloed op de vertrekcapaciteit van de luchthaven. MeteoGroup is door het Knowledge Development Centre Schiphol (KDC Schiphol)- een samenwerking tussen verschillende (overheids)organisaties en KLM - gevraagd om een model te ontwikkelen om de ijsvorming op vliegtuigvleugels beter te kunnen voorspellen.

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MeteoGroup introduces new version of leading shipping weather routing solution, SPOS9

MeteoGroup, the global weather authority, introduces a new version of its market leading weather routing solution SPOS (Ship Performance Optimization System). The new version, SPOS9, enables captains to safely navigate the globe with minimal fuel consumption and emissions, by calculating and recalculating optimum routes and anticipating oncoming weather and sea conditions. With SPOS9 its easier than ever for captains and ship owners to save fuel and time and increase ship safety.

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