How Understory builds better weather insights Stacey on IoT

Nov. 27, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Weather data and insights is a huge business. IBM paid an estimated $2 billion for The Weather Company in 2015. In 2013, in the agriculture world, Monsanto purchased Climate Corporation for $930 million to get better weather data for crop insurance. Meanwhile, there are dozens of startups trying to use connected sensors and advanced modeling …



Understory detects rain, hail, wind and other weather events directly at the earth’s surface, where the risk to life and property is greatest. While traditional, radar-enabled weather centers collect data by analyzing conditions observed in the atmosphere, Understory’s ground-truth detection is a marked enhancement in both resolution and fidelity, providing real time datasets and graphical views of the movement and intensity of weather events, which leads to better insight and early detection of risks.

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