Weather issues

Finnish Meteorological Institute Tesbed is an interesting project that shows weather in Helsinki area in great details. Helsinki Testbed project goals broadly consist of mesoscale weather research, forecast and dispersion models development and verification, demonstration of integration of modern technologies with complete weather observation systems, end-user product development and demonstration and data distribution for public and research community. They have some Open Data services for weather information.

Finnish Meteorological Institute Tesbed shows weather in Helsinki area (Helsinki is the capital city of Finland).

Experimental LAPS analysis – Finland – tt shows the weather in whole Finland.

Experimental LAPS Scandinavia analysis – tt shows weather in whole Scandinavia (Finland, Sweden, Norway).

Looking at the weather is important for many uses. Severe weather can be a serious safety risk, especially for any events going on outside. Control Geek Show Safety series of blog postings tell about what can go wrong on bad weather and how to prevent the disasters from happening.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A new related posting in Controlgeek blog:

    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA): A Great New Weather Tool For Show Crews

    It’s spring, and that means the start of severe weather season, and also the time when many of us in show business start working on outdoor shows.

    There are three types of alerts: Presidential, Imminent Threat, and Amber. Imminent threats include weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), all of which most certainly could be an imminent threat to a show site.

    Tornado Warnings
    Flash Flood Warnings
    Hurricane and Typhoon Warnings
    Extreme Wind Warnings
    Dust Storm Warnings

    The alerts are special messages that are broadcast from cell towers to nearby phones, and they go through even when there is heavy voice or text network usage (like at a large event). Since the messages are broadcast, the issuer of the alert does not know your cell phone–the alerts are just issued to every cell phone on a certain carrier in a specific area.

    The service is “opt out”, meaning if your phone has the feature, it will be enabled by default. You can turn off all but the Presidential Alerts; I would recommend keeping your imminent threat alerts turned on.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:


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