Contact: Michael Clark
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17th, 2020
BAMWX selected to serve as sole weather provider for Indiana Sports Corp.
Greenwood, Ind. – BAM Weather (BAMWX.COM) announced today that it has been selected as the formal weather provider for Indiana Sports Corp. BAM Weather will provide weather data, forecasting and support for Indiana Sports Corp operations to assist with imperative, weather-related decisions.
Officials at Indiana Sports Corp 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. Indiana Sports Corp 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 Indiana Sports Corp through an online portal or mobile app.
Among the features that will be provided to Indiana Sports Corp will be instant, location specific severe weather alerts. These alerts are based solely on the location of the event, rather than typical county-wide alerts. BAM Weather hopes to reduce false weather alarms and increase situational awareness by using this method of severe weather 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 Michael Clark, Co-founder & Meteorologist in charge of BAMWx. “This type of county-based alerting can lead to complacency among the general public when severe weather doesn’t verify. We applaud Indiana Sports Corp 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 Indiana Sports Corp. Lightning alerts will be pushed to Indiana Sports Corp officials based on specified proximity ranges from event. 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 Indiana Sports Corp officials to make informed procedural decisions in advance of and during inclement weather.
“Indiana Sports Corp is thrilled to partner with BAM Weather (Bamwx.com) as our sole weather provider for all Indiana Sports Corp events,” said Caleb Kolby Manager, Events, Indiana Sports Corp. “BAM provides incredible support by not only accurately predicting the weather, but providing additional support interpreting the weather forecast. We look forward to partnering with Michael and his team as we continue to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events which drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride, garner national and international media attention and create opportunities for our youth.”
About Indiana Sports Corp
Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit IndianaSportsCorp.org.
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.