For the love of weather
I guess it all started at a young age growing up in a small Texas town. My brother and I spent a lot of time outside, with friends, sports, yard work, getting into trouble mostly. In those days, kids spent time outside, not inside playing X-Box all day. Living on the Gulf Coast also brought Hurricanes and a multitude of severe weather, and to be honest, I loved it from the first lightning strike, and boy was I hooked.
My love of storms and my late teens took me right into storm chasing, it was like a drug and I was an addict! I Still chase to this day, not as much when I was in my teens but I still get out about four or five trips a year and I love every minute of it! Still living the dream.
To speed ahead so that this doesn’t turn into an autobiography, later in life I found myself wanting to become more involved with the “Weather Community” so a friend of mine and I started My GPS Tracker – Basically, a way to track multiple storm chasers in real-time while displaying their locations graphically in google maps.
My GPS Tracker turned out to be the first project of many but like most things time moves on and with it so did GPS technology. In working with mapping technology we soon moved into weather mapping and Xtreme Weather was born, with weather mapping, advancements in technology and time you start to rethink the system. At some point, you have to ask yourself the all-important question; “How do we stop all the needless tragedy and loss caused by these horrific natural disasters?”
Through Awareness, Preparedness And Education We All Advance
Today our world revolves around severe weather and natural disaster communication. How to efficiently and more expeditiously disseminate, translate and communicate severe weather information to the masses in this online, social networked world. Be sure to read on to get a feel for our direction now and in the future.
The story is not over yet, truly it’s just beginning. I think I will leave this section as “A work in progress” and let you read on…. but check back for updates.
Our preparedness and education programs
Stay aware, Be informed, Plan Ahead, Take action.
Launched in February 2017, Aware is a National public service campaign designed by XWDR to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. All current articles
Aware and its Spanish language version Consciente ask individuals to do four key things: (1) stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) build an emergency supply kit, and (4) get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies. Make a plan | Build a preparedness kit
We all can agree that today we live in a social networked world. With our primary social partner Xtreme Weather, Llc., and in conjunction with their numerous affiliated social networking sites, vendors, user group, blogs, websites and podcasts we have launched our 2019 “Stay Weather Aware” campaign. We have concentrated on delivering detailed, extensive and highly informative media to educate the public on how to prepare as well as what to during and after a number of specific natural disaster situations. Get involved
In 2019, XWDR in partnership with some of its affiliated national grocery, hard-goods and hardware chains have started distributing targeted natural disaster preparedness and educational print materials as well (I.E.) pamphlets, leaflets and brochures to better inform the communities where they are located.
Our Current Social Network Distribution
Our awareness / alert programs
In 2019 through Xtreme Weather’s podcast vehicle we are decimating current weather and potentially life saving information daily.
Our daily audio severe weather advisories / alerts are provided directly from the National Weather Service and we believe by our listeners staying “Weather Aware” with our alerts could even possibly save their life!
Every citizen should own, or be near an active, alarm-ready Weather Radio. We know that’s not always possible, and this one example is sufficient: Millions of folks work in situations where Weather Radios aren’t available, but computers and mobile devices are handy.
Our audio cast can be heard in English and in Spanish. We also provide closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
Weather in under a minute
A daily U.S. Weather briefing on the days potential weather threats.
Daily Weather Advisories
Severe U.S. weather advisories or critical weather events as they develop.
Tropical weather advisories
A daily tropical advisory throughout the U.S. Tropical storm season.
Special weather advisories, synopsis or alerts
Severe weather is unpredictable and can strike at any moment. These alerts are deployed on our podcast network at a moments notice.
How our technology works
Our weather information is initially derived from: USGS, NOAA, National Weather Service, The National Weather Service; Weather Prediction Center and The National Hurricane Center.
After our redundant severs receive the critical weather or natural disaster information, our proprietary A.I. Engine automatically decimates the information by type, then translates the text information *(Via our TTS engine) into a verbal / voice .mp3 file *(In English and Spanish at this time) and then automatically distributes said information via several podcast, social and media platforms.
When available, (I.E. – Facebook and Youtube) our system provides “Close Captions” support for the hearing impaired. *(please use our social network list) or check podcast CC availability.
Current Podcast platforms
Here is a list of our current podcast distribution platforms
Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jYzRiMThjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/xtreme-weather-severe-weather-ale-GmVVPN
XW Podcast: https://podcast.xtremeweather.org
We are always looking to expand our reach. If you have any suggestions or would like to help please contact us at: [email protected]
Whats Next, Where will technology take us now?
Today we are working on a 100% A.I. driven weather alert system that will not only derive its information from the NWS, NOAA and others but will be able to interact as well as answer all of your daily weather related questions and concerns. Today this system only delivers one way information but the current delivery chain as well as the (Closed Caption) and Subtitles are all 100% A.I. driven.
Daily Weather Forecast 7/25/2019
Here is your daily weather forcast for 7.25.2019 – Isolated severe thunderstorms may occur Thursday across portions of the northern Plains and upper Midwest. Large hail and damaging winds appear to be the main threats. Meanwhile, monsoonal moisture will produce a localized threat for flash flooding in the Southwest region through at least Friday, while heat risk impacts will continue across portions of the Desert Southwest through at least Sunday.Https://podcast.xtremeweather.orgPlease Support Our Podcast: http://bit.ly/2SGRE1p
Posted by Xtreme Weather on Thursday, July 25, 2019
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