Getting the Most out of Winter Weather Forecasting Services

The author describes how Hamilton Township, New Jersey, rewrote its weather service specifications to require more information, including pavement temperature forecasts, starting and ending times of precipitation and frozen precipitation, precipitation intensity, and other vital information. The township also sought unlimited 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week access to a forecaster. With the new forecasting specifications, Hamilton Township can mobilize forces on the basis of what is expected to happen when the precipitation hits the pavement. For Hamilton Township, a good weather forecasting service has proved the single most valuable decision-making tool for snow and ice control managers.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p 8
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 265
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01149185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2010 12:57PM