CustomWeather Announces Partnership With TruWeather Solutions to Offer High-Resolution Forecasts for UAS/Drone Operators; Testing Commences With NUAIR Alliance
CustomWeather, Inc., a premier, specialized provider of high-resolution weather data and alert services, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with TruWeather Solutions, LLC to produce unique, high resolution forecasts to support UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System). UAS require close attention to weather conditions, particularly wind, temperature, and severe weather for mission planning and execution.
For those UAV operators in need of high resolution data, a proprietary model offered by TruWeather Solutions’ with terrain-capturing resolutions at 1,000 meters is complemented by CustomWeather’s own proprietary CW100 model to provide solutions at even more granular 100 meter resolution. Higher resolution data is most needed in locations that feature varying terrain or where operators need the most precise data available. Forecasts are provided for any altitude. Variables include wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts, temperature, visibility (surface), precipitation, cloud cover between the surface and 500 meters, and mean sea level pressure (MSLP).
"TruWeather is working with a consortium of partners to create and integrate the best proprietary micro weather capabilities to serve the rapidly emerging UAS industry with TruFliteUAS™," said Don Berchoff, CEO of TruWeather Solutions. "We are excited about our partnership with Custom Weather. We have seen how our micro weather predictions improve granular wind forecasts up to 30% in hilly terrain. Science-based micro weather predictions at sub-1,000 meter pixel resolution are fundamental to a safe and profitable UAS industry."
The TruWeather Solutions and CustomWeather forecasts will be deployed over the next few months in the state of New York, in conjunction with New York's NUAIR Alliance. The NUAIR Alliance has been set up to study UAS. Their research will help ensure safe UAS integration into the National Airspace System.
TruWeather Solutions entered the GENIUS NY program in January of this year and won an investment of $400K. It operates at CenterState CEO's Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse. To learn more about TruWeather Solutions click here.
About CustomWeather, Inc.
San Francisco-based CustomWeather offers the industry's most robust weather solutions for both decision support and consumer application. CustomWeather generates granular weather forecasts for over 200 countries, providing sophisticated weather services to leading companies in a variety of industries. For over a decade, CustomWeather has been the leading one-stop solution for historical, real-time, and forecast weather services. For more information, visit www.CustomWeather.com.
About TruWeather Solutions, LLC
TruWeather Solutions is a leading weather analytics company focused on improving weather sensing and predictions at a very granular scale for weather sensitive operations. With over 33 years’ experience in operational weather services and a critical understanding of the aviation and logistics industries, TruWeather adopts emerging science and technology to improve weather threat detection and predictions in the private sector and civilian government institutions, internationally. TruWeather’s translation of weather enables rapid decision making for better mission effectiveness and safety.