BAM Weather has been selected as the formal weather provider for the Iowa Department of Transportation.
GREENWOOD, IN – BAM Weather (BAMWX.COM) announced today that it will be providing weather data and forecasts to the entire Iowa Department of Transportation, including all 6 of their transportation districts.
BAM Weather’s service for Iowa DOT will include its proprietary “PaveCast” data for winter related impacts on pavement and direct access to BAM’s expert team of meteorologists for decision making support.
“Plow operations, highway painting, patching, weed control, crew scheduling and safety, and other critical tasks all rely on accurate and accessible road weather tools,” said Iowa DOT RWIS Coordinater, Tina Greenfield. “We’re looking forward to working with BAM to support our staff, especially as we are currently preparing for another busy winter season.”
Officials at Iowa DOT will have exclusive access to BAM Weather’s state-of-the-art Weather Porthole platform and will be one of the first to utilize BAM’s upcoming platform, Clarity. The platforms will provide detailed weather data on both an hourly and daily basis using the country’s most accurate, hi-res conglomeration of computer models. Iowa DOT will also have access to 24/7 chat support from BAM’s team of meteorologists to aid in critical weather related decisions across the state of Iowa.
“We are very excited to get the opportunity partner with the team over at Iowa DOT, a leader in the industry both at the state and national level for making lives better through transportation,” said President of Business Development, Kirk Hinz. “Our mission at BAM Weather is also to make lives better, by reinventing how weather is forecasted and distributed to make better decisions. With both organizations focused on excellent customer service and efficiency, we believe this partnership will create not just a big positive impact in Iowa, but across the transportation industry in general. We are looking forward to getting this off the ground and running in the months ahead!”
About BAM WX LLC:
BAM WX specializes in delivering a very simple yet unique and personal, location specific forecast. In addition to transportation and government agencies, BAM WX 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.
To learn more about BAMWX visit BAMWX.com.
Bret Walts, Chief Communications Officer
About Iowa Department of Transportation:
Iowa Department of Transportation manages nearly 25,000 lane miles of state and federal highways in Iowa, serving nearly 63% of all vehicular traffic in the state. Iowa DOT has over 1,000 heavy equipment operators at 101 maintenance facilities across Iowa, as well as hundreds of part time staff, managers, and administrative staff who all take part in the DOT’s weather-critical functions.
Tina Greenfield, Iowa DOT Road Weather Coordinator