posted 2018-07-06T21:18:22 in Case Study
In South Bend, Indiana, excessive lightning, blistering heat, and other dangerous weather conditions are all too common threats that locals encounter on a daily basis. This is especially true for the University of Notre Dame’s football program as their home, Notre Dame Stadium, is an open-air structure.
With games constantly susceptible to severe weather, Notre Dame took the next step in ensuring the safety of their student-athletes, staff, and more than 80,000 fans on game-days. The Fighting Irish are utilizing accurate weather insights provided by DTN’s WeatherSentry Online Turf Edition professional package
“Notre Dame officials needed an accurate weather solution to help them make quick decisions in the name of public safety,” says DTN. “Notre Dame is fortunate to have a team meteorologist on staff who uses the solution to keep a watchful eye on weather before and during football games.”
With the ability to configure the WeatherSentry system to fit their specific needs, Notre Dame chose to monitor real-time lightning detection and subscribed to customizable weather alerts. The Fighting Irish also have the capability to consult with the expert meteorologists at DTN for added peace of mind.
“The configurable software allows the university to mark locations of interest on the system’s high-resolution map and overlay it with the weather conditions most important to the football stadium’s location,” DTN explains. “The university’s team meteorologist now has more insight into weather conditions than ever before, all in one easy-to-use and customizable interface.”