Have you ever said or heard expressions like, “it looks like it’s going to rain?” or “I can feel a storm coming?” These are everyday intuitive sayings that we have been speaking for centuries. In the past, man relied solely on his observation of the sky and the way plants and animals behaved to predict the weather. But as technology has advanced, we now know that there are better ways to predict the weather forecast.
But regardless of how advanced technology has gotten, there are some people who still look for their own observation of the weather when it comes to event planning. This method only leads the event holder at risk of cancellations and disappointed attendees. As an alternative, we recommend getting weather insurance as a tool to determine how and where the rainfall, snowfall, or temperature is recorded the day of the event. If the weather doesn’t go as planned, your investment in your event, won’t be a waste.
US Weather Insurance offers three options when it comes to measuring the weather for your big day.
National Weather Station
The first option is the most popular and also included in the cost of coverage, the closest national weather station or airport to the event. This option will always be listed on the quote along with the estimated distance from there to the event location. This distance is very important when the client makes the decision on whether to use the included airport location or choose one of the other two options. Our consultants usually recommend using the closest national weather station if you are within 15-20 miles of the event, any further and the weather can be completely different at the two locations.
Certified Weather Observer
The second option is for the client to hire a certified weather observer to attend the event and measure the weather from the event location. US Weather Insurance will have to approve the observer to make sure they are qualified.
The Doppler Radar System
The third option is to use a third party Doppler radar system that will measure the weather based on the zip code of your event location. This is the most popular option for events that are not located near an airport or weather station. There is a small daily fee for this option however it is the most accurate since it will be measured at your event location.
If you have any questions about any of our weather recording options, one of our weather consultants can certainly help you out. Give us a call at 888-982-5488.
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