Herold is a weather communications app that allows users to view a high-resolution forecast for a specific, user-defined location. Basic forecasts at each location are available to all users for free. However, businesses or individuals who wish to see advanced products such as lightning and hail or have customized notifications sent to them when specific weather events are predicted to occur can purchase a Herold subscription plan. Subscription plans allow users to set custom notifications, grant access to multiple users, input additional locations, or even have our team develop customized forecast products to meet their needs. Call a representative today to see what Herold can do for you or your business!
HOW IT WORKS
Herold was created by Dr. Brian Ancell, a professor of Atmospheric Science at Texas Tech University who built the Texas Tech Ensemble Prediction System (TTEPS). TTEPS is a cutting-edge weather data assimilation and forecasting system that provides high-resolution forecasts along with associated forecast uncertainty over a majority of central United States. Herold’s forecasts are generated by TTEPS using state-of-the-art methods and are visually-enhanced for Herold users to easily view their forecasts. TTEPS generates two high-resolution 48-hour forecasts each day, and hourly forecast information is updated on the web interface as soon as it becomes available.
Herold provides weather forecasts of both standard variables like precipitation, temperature, wind, and humidity, as well as probabilities of exceeding high-impact thresholds such as hourly rainfall greater than an inch or wind speeds greater than 30 mph. Farmers’ operations such as irrigation and crop-dusting are both directly affected by weather variables such as these. In turn, farming can become very difficult and expensive when living in areas that have irregular weather patterns. Herold is a system, which provides accurate forecasts, and associated probabilities, of weather variables such as wind power, wind speed, thunderstorm potential, and chance of lightning. The high- quality probabilities in addition to basic forecasts allow decision makers to appropriately plan for upcoming weather conditions. Herold is a system that gives fast and up to date weather information so farmers can make more informed decisions such as when to irrigate and when to crop-dust. With Herold, Farmers will not waste water when it’s about to rain or use chemicals during high winds. Save money now by using Herold as your primary forecasting system.
Herold specializes in informing you and your clients about severe weather in the area. Two key features of this system are that it both runs at high- resolution and is an ensemble system, which involves a large number of simultaneous forecasts instead of one single prediction in order to provide useful probabilities involved with the weather. These forecasts will give you and your business an advantage by providing an accurate picture of the range of forecast outcomes. These forecasts can help you understand store tracking patterns and consumer buying habits such as when and where people buy at different times of the year.
Herold serves a variety of travel interests by providing fast and accurate weather forecasting that helps people control the way they travel. This probabilistic weather prediction system can help predict the unexpected weather that makes traveling so difficult. Herold can even be customized to find any forecast at any location to help you make the best traveling decisions. Herold will give your community much more reliable information to ensure safe and efficient travel.
In a market where there is a demand for faster more accurate data, clean renewable energy continues to grow and develop. Herold offers high resolution forecasts that accurately predict wind and solar power resource variability These high resolution forecasts can be customized to create any application to suit your needs. Herold is the preferred system for forecast information for those in the energy business looking to advance their research with accurate, probabilistic forecasts.
The platinum package is customizable to each customer based on their individual needs.
Customers can have access to unlimited weather variables and users that are normally exclusive to the bronze, silver and gold packages.