Vitalweather and Vitalfireweather from CW Price and Co
With climate change on everyone’s mind these days, early warning of certain parameters such as the Fire Danger Rating (FDI) is now imperative. In conjunction with local weather forecaster, Vitalfireweather is such a system that can email or sms registered users with 10h00 and 14h00 local and regional reports along with a forecast for the following five days. Vitalweather along with Vitalfireweather was created locally to fill a huge gap in this arena as each forest or user was limited to his own data or even no data at all. By linking users together with an online platform, data is now able to be shared by multiple users to create a bigger picture. This bigger picture showing data in for example our Temp or FDI map again allows users to visualise what the dynamic parameters around them are doing.
With all this data and the bigger picture in mind, users can then plan ahead for their burning of firebreaks, trash burning and felling operations.
Adverse weather condition alerts such as high FDI along with high wind speed, high or low temperature’s etc can also be emailed and sms’d to selected users for their daily planning requirements.
One of our new projects that we are working on presently in conjunction with a global forecaster, is to present the FDI data in a more readable and understandable format. There is a lot of implementation and behind the scenes work that is still required until final release but as can be seen, a picture tells a thousand words.
Contact Kelvin Price
CW Price and Co
Tel: 011 805 4720