The United States Precision Lightning Network™ (USPLN™) was launched in 2004, responding to customer demand for an alternate lightning detection solution. From the start, the goals of the network were to deliver the highest level of performance for business and consumer needs, while ensuring this critical information could be obtained at a lower price point. With over 160 ground-based lightning detection sensors covering the continental United States, the USPLN provides comprehensive coverage that is timely and accurate.
The North American Precision Lightning Network℠ (NAPLN℠) is a geographic extension of the USPLN. The NAPLN incorporates over 70 additional sensors, including those from The Weather Network's Pelmorex Lightning Detection Network. Currently, the NAPLN supplies lightning data for Canada into Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico and parts of Central America.
The USPLN and NAPLN offer:
Complete cloud-ground stroke data with location, time, peak amplitude estimate and polarity
Average delivery to user within 15-20 seconds from event
Flexible format and delivery options via the Internet
Data from these lightning networks are the basis for a variety of products and services developed by The Weather Company and our value-added resellers. Please visit the Capabilities section for additional performance characteristics.
Today's customers have the benefits of choosing from multiple providers and determining the best solution for their requirements. We encourage potential users to read about our products and services. For additional information and pricing, please Contact Us.