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Thunderstorm Manager

Protect your personnel, improve your operational resilience, and manage risks with real-time severe weather monitoring and automated lightning alerts.

Before you continue. . .

Thunderstorm Manager is an older, web-based software solution. For new customers, we recommend our new Xweather Insight weather confidence platform, which offers more flexible configuration options, additional features, and an improved user experience.

All-in-one solution for storm monitoring and lightning alerts

When downtime costs thousands of dollars per minute, a fast and accurate assessment of severe weather risks is critical for maximizing operational efficiency while ensuring worker safety.

Thunderstorm Manager delivers an all-in-one solution for lightning risk management, real-time storm monitoring, and lightning alert automation for any location worldwide. Cloud-based convenience and an intuitive interface let you monitor threats and alerts from any computer or mobile device.

Severe weather monitoring and lightning alerts

Lightning threat zone

Improve your operational decision-making with intuitive visualizations of storm cell paths and risk areas in 10-minute intervals up to 60 minutes in advance.

Lightning detection

Visualize storm paths with time-based color coding of in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning events with real-time delivery from flash to alert in 30 seconds or less.

Versatile display options

Configurable map layers include lightning, satellite infrared, radar, temperature, wind, tropical cyclones, meteorological service alerts, and more.

Lightning threat zone

Improve your operational decision-making with intuitive visualizations of storm cell paths and risk areas in 10-minute intervals up to 60 minutes in advance.

Lightning detection

Visualize storm paths with time-based color coding of in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning events with real-time delivery from flash to alert in 30 seconds or less.

Versatile display options

Configurable map layers include lightning, satellite infrared, radar, temperature, wind, tropical cyclones, meteorological service alerts, and more.

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Tropical cyclone map layer

The new tropical cyclone layer in Thunderstorm Manager v1.5 provides an intuitive visualization of the projected path and severity category of cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons.

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Maximize safety, minimize downtime

Thunderstorm Manager is a fully-featured lightning warning solution for organizations that are serious about safety and efficiency. With real-time alerts and connectivity to safety systems, Thunderstorm Manager helps you make important safety decisions with confidence. 

Powered by the world's most accurate lightning detection network, you can be assured of the same excellent quality at any location, even when your operations are spread across the world.

Real-time alerts for any location

Site-specific alerts

Three levels of alert (information, warning, and alarm), custom trigger distances, custom alert areas, and a choice of trigger criteria.

Alerts and notifications

Send alerts and all-clear notifications to multiple email addresses, SMS phone numbers, and IoT warning systems.

On-site warnings

Warn personnel about immediate and impending threats to safety with flashing lights, sirens, and on-screen displays.

Secure API

Integrate lightning alerts into your systems and safety protocols to get the right alert to the right people at the right time.

Site-specific alerts

Three levels of alert (information, warning, and alarm), custom trigger distances, custom alert areas, and a choice of trigger criteria.

Alerts and notifications

Send alerts and all-clear notifications to multiple email addresses, SMS phone numbers, and IoT warning systems.

On-site warnings

Warn personnel about immediate and impending threats to safety with flashing lights, sirens, and on-screen displays.

Secure API

Integrate lightning alerts into your systems and safety protocols to get the right alert to the right people at the right time.

All-in-one solution with no capital costs

Don't let rapidly-developing storms catch you off guard. Thunderstorm Manager delivers real-time severe weather monitoring and lightning alerts, wherever you are. Monitor thunderstorms and lightning events, and receive alerts on any computer, laptop, or mobile device. All without the need to buy, install, operate or maintain your own lightning detection equipment.

Start your free 30-day trial

Thunderstorm Manager supports many applications, from national-scale lightning surveillance to keeping local ground and maintenance crews safe.

Thunderstorm Manager tracks approaching thunderstorms and lightning activity in real-time and alerts you by email, SMS text message, or secure alerting API web when there is lightning near your managed locations. With Thunderstorm Manager you are always prepared. Fill in and submit the form to start your free 30-day trial.

Site information

Enter a name for your location to be used in the Thunderstorm Manager application.
Provide latitude in decimal degrees format, e.g. 40.01499.
Provide longitude in decimal degrees format, e.g. -105.27055.
Optional: By providing a mobile number, I agree to receive site-specific lightning alerts from Xweather via SMS message. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. You will be able to opt-out of lightning alert SMS messages at any time.

Prepare for lightning season with Xweather Insight

Live demo — May 29

Thunderstorms are more frequent and intense in the summer. See how you can protect your personnel while minimizing operational downtime in this live demo of the Xweather Insight weather confidence platform.

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  • Examples of alert configurations for different industries

  • Ask our experts your burning questions about lightning

Lightning risks for the wind energy industry

Watch this on-demand webinar to see new insights from our analysis of lightning activity around 75,000 wind turbines in more than 1,500 U.S. wind farms in 2023.

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  • How can the wind energy industry manage lightning risk?