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WeatherBug's DTA Provided Fastest Warnings To Severe Weather on Thursday

February 22, 2013

By WeatherBug Sr. Meterologist, James West

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WeatherBug`s Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert (DTA) provides the fastest warnings to act and seek shelter during Thursday`s severe thunderstorms across eastern Texas and western Louisiana.

WeatherBug analyzed four cases from Thursday, two storms that produced damaging winds, a storm that produce a tornado and another from an unconfirmed tornado that killed one person. The time between when WeatherBug issued its exclusive DTA and other weather applications alerted, was significant. In three of the four cases, WeatherBug customers received 30 or more minutes advanced warning, an in one case a little over a dozen minutes.

Here is the quick glimpse of each storm:

Goodrich, Texas

  • 11:31 a.m. CST: WeatherBug Issues DTA
  • 12:01 p.m. CST: Other Weather Applications Warn
  • 12:16 p.m. CST: High Winds Hit
  • DTA Advanced Warning Time Over Other Weather Applications: 30 minutes
  • Storm Report: Barn damaged and trees downed.
  • Tyler County, Texas

  • 12:22 p.m. CST: WeatherBug Issues DTA
  • 12:52 p.m. CST: Other Weather Applications Warn
  • 12:54 p.m. CST: High Winds Hit
  • DTA Advanced Warning Time Over Other Weather Applications: 30 minutes
  • Storm Report: Wind gusts exceeding 60 mph and hail
  • Sabine County/Hemphill, Texas

  • 12:52 p.m. CST: WeatherBug Issues DTA
  • n/a CST: Other Weather Applications Warn
  • 1:30 p.m. CST: Tornado Reported
  • DTA Advanced Warning Time Over Other Weather Applications: 38 minutes; other weather applications did not warn
  • Storm Report: 25 homes damaged, 1 woman killed, 1 person injured
  • Read More: here
  • Kurthwood, La.

  • 2:40 p.m. CST: WeatherBug Issues DTA
  • 2:53 p.m. CST: Other Weather Applications Warn
  • 3:01 p.m. CST: Tornado Reported
  • DTA Advanced Warning Time Over Other Weather Applications: 13 minutes
  • Storm Report: Tornado detected on Radar
  • With 2013 severe storm season underway, we urge customers to get WeatherBug so they can receive the earliest and fastest, and in some cases the only alerts to impending severe thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes, damaging winds and flash flooding. WeatherBug`s DTA is a proprietary alerting technology that utilizes data from its exclusive state-of-art total lightning network.

    Minutes matter in severe weather, so be sure to have WeatherBug everywhere you go.

    Our Exclusive WeatherBug DTA is available via our desktop, smartphone, including iPhone and Android, and tablet applications.

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    Image: The screen shot provided shows the DTA warning issued for the Sabine County, Texas storm. The Yellow spots are the lightning detected by WeatherBug exclusive Total Lightning Network.

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