Contact: Michael Clark
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20th, 2020
BAMWX selected to serve as formal weather provider for Northern Kentucky University
Greenwood, Ind. – BAM Weather (BAMWX.COM) announced today that it has been selected as the formal weather provider for Northern Kentucky University. BAM Weather will provide weather data, forecasting and support for Northern Kentucky University’s operations and athletics to assist with imperative, weather-related decisions.
Officials at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) will have exclusive access to BAM Weather’s new state-of-the-art Weather Porthole platform. The platform will provide detailed weather data on both an hourly and daily basis using the country’s most accurate, hi-res conglomeration of computer models. NKU will also have access to on-call support from BAM Weather’s experienced team of meteorologists for detailed weather analysis. The Weather Porthole will be accessible for NKU through an online portal or mobile app.
Among the features that will be provided to NKU will be instant, location specific severe weather alerts. These alerts are based solely on the location of the campus, rather than typical county-wide alerts. BAM Weather hopes to reduce false weather alarms and increase situational awareness by using this method of severe alerts.
“We’ve seen numerous instances of events, businesses and other campuses unnecessarily taking shelter in situations of severe weather due to county-based alerts,” said Bret Walts, Assistant Director of Operations at BAMWx. “This type of county-based alerting can lead to complacency among the general public when severe weather doesn’t verify. We applaud Northern Kentucky University for taking steps to enhance the safety and awareness of severe weather by transitioning to BAM Weather’s alert system.”
High-resolution lightning data will additionally be provided by BAM Weather to NKU. Lightning alerts will be pushed to NKU officials based on specified proximity ranges from campus. Lightning strikes will be available for viewing oversight by officials on the Weather Porthole’s high-resolution multi-radar, multi-sensor (MRMS) radar.
BAM Weather’s unique combination of high-resolution data, radar, alerts and meteorological support will allow Northern Kentucky University’s officials to make informed procedural decisions in advance of and during inclement weather.
“We are excited to partner with BAMWX for our weather forecasting and monitoring services,” said Dan McIver, Deputy Athletic Director at NKU. “Having access to accurate data will enhance our ability to make critical decisions involving weather.”
ABOUT NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY:
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names.
ABOUT BAM WEATHER:
BAMWX specializes in delivering a very simple yet unique and personal, location specific forecast. In addition to universities, BAMWX also provides forecasting services for industries including school districts, professional sports, motorsports, concerts, fairs and festivals, agricultural, snow removal, landscape, energy, and more. With a focus and extreme attention to detail in both short and long-term forecasting, BAM’s #1 goal is to assist customers in high cost decision support based on accurate weather analytics.