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Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, has announced enhancements to the Baron Threat Net application — an active weather monitoring and forecasting tool for public safety, featuring an operations center and mobile- and web-based accessibility.
The improvements to Baron Threat Net are to its Lightning Proximity Alerting feature. Now, in addition to the standard lightning alerts, which notify users of lightning strikes within 15 miles of their marked location, Baron has added an alert for any time lightning strikes five, eight, 10, or 12 miles from a saved alert location. The user can also set an “all clear” alert once 30 minutes have passed since the last strike. Just like before, users can receive these lightning proximity reports as a pop-up on the Threat Net Map, as a text message, or in an email.
Another new and important feature of the new Threat Net Lightning Proximity Alerts is with the new, closer proximity alerts, it now conforms to NCAA lightning alerting policy for sporting events.
These enhanced lightning alerts went online in January, so the next time you visit Baron Threat Net, the lightning alerts will be ready to go. Please note that to receive the new alerts, you will need to enable them in the alert type settings for each saved alert location.
- Click one of your saved alert locations on the map.
- Click “Edit Location.”
- Next, click “Alert Types.”
- You will find lightning alerts within the Severe Weather Alerts category; enable the ones you want.
- Once saved, don’t forget to adjust the radius of your Alert Rings to match the distance chosen for your new lightning alert.
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