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Webinar Library

Access the complete library of recorded webinars from Earth Networks to improve your knowledge of severe weather safety and be better prepared when severe weather strikes. 


Earth Networks regularly hosts webinars to promote severe weather safety, advance the professional development of STEM education teachers, and partner with industry associations to cover the key weather topics that matter to you.
Register now to watch 'U.S. Lightning Activity in 2022: An Expert’s Perspective.' Presented by AEM Lightning Scientist, Dr. Elizabeth DiGangi, this on-demand webinar features her scientific perspective on the total lightning activity that AEM detected in 2022 across the U.S.


2023 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

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Join our AEM Meteorology team for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook. Drawing on climatological trends and our state-of-the-art machine learning model, the team will show what you can expect during the 2023 hurricane season.


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2023 Wildfire & Drought Outlook

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Large portions of North America appear to be in for a hot, dry summer with plenty of potential for wildfires. But, how hot? How dry? And how much fire danger? Register now to watch our 2023 Drought & Wildfire Outlook on-demand, where we'll break it all down. 

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Outlook Webinar: Data-Driven Preparedness for the Winter Storm Season

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Co-hosted by Dataminr, get a meteorologist's perspective on the 2022/23 winter season and learn how to use climate trend data and real-time public info to prepare and respond to winter storms.


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The Latest & Greatest

View some of our recently recorded webinars, including the latest Sferic Maps Product Overview, and our Seasonal Outlooks led by Senior Meteorologists from our Meteorological Services team. 
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AtmoSferic Lightning & Weather Safety Webcast

Featuring "Lightning, Dangers & You" and "Ask a Lightning Scientist"

This one-hour presentation focused on lightning safety and alerting was led by Dr. Michael Stock, Chief Lightning Scientist, and Anuj Agrawal, Chief Marketing Officer, for Earth Networks. View now.

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Sferic Maps & Historical Data

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See our newest feature in Sferic Maps, the Historical Lightning Archive. Director of Product Management, Jeff Mayerczak reviews the features and options for historical lightning data and we show some useful applications.

Want to learn more about Sferic Maps? Contact us at info@earthnetworks.com.

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Heat Stress Management with KSI

Protect student athletes and staff with WBGT.

Heat stress experts from Korey Stringer Institute discuss the latest techniques to prevent and treat exertional heat stress illness (EHI). Earth Networks shows how easy it is to automatically monitor and alert on heat stress parameters like Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and high heat. 

Learn more about WBGT. Contact us at info@earthnetworks.com.


Lightning Detection Early Warning for Wildfires

Lightning is the number one cause of dangerous forest fires that can threaten lives and cause damage to utility infrastructure and property.

Join wildfire mitigation specialist Shawn Bethel of our sister company FTS Inc. and lightning scientist Jeff Lapierre and meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli as they discuss lightning detection for forest fire events.



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Best Practices in Severe Weather Safety for Airport Operations

Weather is a daily concern for airports. In this webinar, we highlight some of the best practices for airport ground operations teams to mitigate the risks of severe weather. 

Speakers: Steve Prinzivalli, Earth Networks Program Manager and Meteorologist, and Mark Sprague, the Deputy Director of  Airport Operations and Facilities at St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

What you'll learn:

  • Best practices for lightning and severe weather safety for airport operations.
  • How one Florida airport uses automated weather intelligence to support airport operations and keep people safe.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

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Lightning: the Top Severe Weather Threat in Airport Operations

Explore the challenges airports and airlines face when it comes to lightning detection and alerting procedures along with current guidance from the NTSB, FAA, and IATA on this topic.

Speakers: Bill Callahan, VP of Federal Programs for Earth Networks, and Kevin Crowley, Sr. Analyst for Ground Safety Programs at JetBlue Airways

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This webinar is presented in partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Business Continuity

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How to Become a Weather Safety Expert for Your Organization

Extreme weather events and natural disasters rank among the top three threats to business operations. They're also the most predictable. Learn how you can be better prepared. 

Speakers: Ken Berryhill, Director of Safety at Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resorts, and Earth Networks Meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli

What you'll learn:

  • Everything you need to know about managing severe weather threats to your business.
  • Best practices on preparing your continuity plan for thunderstorms, hurricanes, high winds, extreme heat, snow and ice, and other types of severe weather.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Continuity Insights


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Building Resilience to Severe Weather Threats

In this webinar, we discuss how businesses can be affected by severe weather and what business continuity pros need to do in order to build resilience to severe weather threats.

Speakers: John Liuzzi, National Director of Business Continuity at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Earth Networks Meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli

What you'll learn:

  • Strategies for dealing with thunderstorms, tornadoes, high winds, snow and ice and other types of severe weather of concern to business continuity pros.
  • The weather challenges Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits faces and how they handle each one.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ).

Education - Athletics, Campus Safety

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Master Heat Stress Management in 6 Easy Steps

Heat-related athlete hospitalizations dominate the news regularly, leading to questions about heat safety procedures by parents, governing bodies and the media. Having an effective heat stress management plan and monitoring key indicators like Heat Index and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) has never been more important. 

Speaker: Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli

What you'll learn

  • The impact of heat stress on the human body.
  • How to measure and interpret Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT).
  • Six easy steps to effective heat stress management.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Coach & AD.


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Severe Weather Protection - 3 Pillars of an Effective Weather Safety Policy

The fact is that severe weather like storms, lightning, high winds, and heat remain a significant factor that threaten student safety on and off campus. How do you overcome this challenge? It starts with the right policy and technology. 

Speaker: Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli

What you'll learn

  • The different types of severe weather that threaten safety on campus
  • The 3 key pillars of a weather safety policy
  • The right technology supporting an effective weather safety policy
  • How the emergency management team at Western Carolina University manages weather threats

This webinar is presented in partnership with Campus Safety Magazine.        

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Is Your Weather Safety Policy Getting the Job Done? 

The challenge severe weather presents to athletic programs remains daunting. This fact is all the more relevant in Texas, which sees all kinds of severe weather events like lightning and heat. In 2017, Earth Networks detected a total of 12,638,315 cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning strikes in the state. Each one of those represented a threat to student athletes outdoors. Learn how to build a practical safety solution at your school.

Speakers: Alief ISD's Communications Manager, Gerard Tafallo, and Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist, Steve Prinzivalli

What you'll learn

  • The science behind severe weather events in a region like Texas.
  • Weather safety policies you need at your school.
  • The technologies and key features you need. 
  • How Alief ISD tackles severe weather threats with their automated weather solution.

This webinar is presented in partnership with THSADA and TAPPS

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Overcoming the Threat of Severe Weather to Student-Athletes, Staff, and Visitors

Severe weather is a concern for coaches across the country, which is why an effective weather safety policy is a must for Athletic Directors both at the school and district level. Learn about the different elements of an effective weather safety policy as well as how Carroll County Public Schools keeps students and athletes safe across seven campuses.

Speakers: The Supervisor of Athletics at Carroll County Public Schools, Dr. Dave Dolch, and Earth Networks Senior Education Manager, Matt Spencer

What you'll learn

  • The challenge severe weather posses to athletics. 
  • How to build an effective weather safety policy.
  • How Carroll County Public Schools uses automated severe weather monitoring and alerting to manage weather threats.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Coach & AD

Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS)

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Protecting Employees from Severe Weather Threats

Severe weather threatens your employees when they are at work, at home, and on their way to work. Being prepared for this highly predictable threat is key to ensuring employee safety. 

Speaker: Jeff Mayerczak, Director of Product Management for Earth Networks

What you'll learn:

  • Tools and technology to help you keep employees safe from severe weather - the most predictable threat to employee safety.
  • Review different severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms, air quality, and lightning to learn how to identify weather-related job hazards before they occur. 

This webinar is presented in partnership with EHS Today

Golf Clubs

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Your Club Vs. The Weather – What are the 3 Pillars of an Effective Club Weather Safety Policy?

Severe weather like lightning is still a major factor impacting the safety of patrons and golf staff at clubs across the nation. In our recent club safety survey involving over 200 golf clubs, more than 80% of them identified the weather as being a top concern. Weather safety policies are no longer a luxury but a requirement! So how do you prepare? 

Speakers: Plantation Preserve's Director of Golf, Brian Schuler, and Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist, Steve Prinzivalli

This session explores

  • Severe weather challenges facing golf clubs.
  • 3 key pillars of an effective weather safety policy.
  • Supporting technology you should be getting.
  • Plantation Preserve's effective severe weather solution.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club


Is Your Club Ready for the Weather?

You hear it all the time, should I monitor severe weather like lightning at my club? Am I even liable? How should I effectively do it and what technology should I be using? Find out the answers to all those questions during this fascinating weather safety session hosted by the CMAA.  

Speakers: Army Navy Country Club's General Manager, Patrick King, and Earth Networks's Club Safety Manager, Brian Smack

Expect to learn about

  • Key weather threats and their impact to golf and country clubs.
  • Weather safety options open to .clubs 
  • Automated weather alerting technology and how it works.
  • How Army Navy Country Club uses automated weather detection technology to monitor, alert, and manage weather threats. 

This webinar is presented in partnership with CMAA


Parks & Recreation

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9 Easy Steps to Managing Lightning at Your Facility

It only takes a split second for tragedy to strike from the sky, literally! Severe weather like lightning and dangerous thunderstorms continues to threaten park staff and visitors especially during the warmer months. However, there is good news. Lightning can be planned for, monitored, and alerted upon effectively at your facility. Let us show you how.

Speakers: Recreation and Sports Tourism department at the City of North Myrtle Beach's Superintendent, Matt Gibbons, and Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist, Steve Prinzivalli

Key takeaways

  • Get an in-depth understanding of lightning.
  • Learn to effectively plan for lightning events at your facility.
  • Find out how best to monitor and alert on lightning threats.
  • Discover how the Recreation and Sports Tourism department at the City of North Myrtle Beach keeps their visitors and staff safe from lightning.

This webinar is presented in partnership with NRPA



Peace of Mind: Best Practices in Lightning and Severe Weather Safety for Parks & Recreation

One of the main concerns for park managers and facility operators is ensuring visitor and staff safety. One safety issue that cannot be overlooked is severe weather, specifically lightning. How are you managing the threat of lightning? 

Speakers: Deputy Director of Lee County Parks and Recreation, Alise Flanjack, and Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist, Steve Prinzivalli

Expect to

  • Learn about the threat and impact of severe weather, particularly lightning. 
  • Discover your weather and lightning monitoring options and the right way to manage theses threats. 
  • Find out how Lee County Parks & Recreation uses an automated weather monitoring and alerting solution to manage lightning risks in Florida, the lightning capital of the U.S.

This webinar is presented in partnership with NRPA


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Plan for Severe Weather Like a Pro

Here is the harsh truth: you can’t stop weather from disrupting events and potentially endangering visitors at your venue. But you can plan for it and drastically reduce its impact on operations. Taking the weather into account when planning for your events is not a new concept, but getting it right can be tricky. The secret is understanding what you need to focus on, how to go about it and what technologies you need. 

Speakers: Director of Parking, Safety, and Security at NRG Park, Ryan Boros, and Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist, Steve Prinzivalli

Key takeaways

  • Understand severe weather and its threats.
  • Learn how to develop an effective weather management plan.
  • Get a crash course on weather technologies.
  • Find out how NRG Park overcomes weather challenges during anyone of their 500+ yearly events, including the Houston Texans games.

This webinar is presented in partnership with IAVM


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How to Manage Weather Worries – Faster, Safer
and Easier

Weather is an important part of any outdoor athletics program. Whether you are an Athletic Trainer supervising practice, an Operations Manager managing a sporting facility or an Athletic Director with multiple outdoor athletic venues to worry about; managing weather can take a lot of your time, taking you away from your primary focus: Managing a successful athletic/recreation program or facility.

Speakers: Director of Operations at Maryland Soccerplex & Discovery Sports Center, Keith Lenert, and Earth Networks Program Manager & Meteorologist, Steve Prinzivalli

Key takeaways

  • The people, process and technology behind an effective severe weather management plan.
  • What a winning weather management solution looks like in practice.
  • How Maryland SoccerPlex makes weather management look easy using automated severe weather monitoring and alerting tools.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Athletic Business

Weather Safety Warmup Series 

The Weather Safety Warmup webinar series features a new weather safety topic each month presented by the weather safety experts at Earth Networks. The live session aims to provide actionable insights on managing weather threats, all in just 30 minutes!
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How Should You Be Monitoring Lightning?

This month the Assistant Athletic Director of James Madison University, Ty Phillips, and Earth Networks Postdoctoral Researcher, Jeff Lapierre, got together to talk lightning monitoring about the science behind lightning. Ty and Jeff also covered the difference between lightning prediction and lightning detection (spoiler alert: there is no such thing as lightning prediction). 

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Severe Weather Alerting 101

During this episode, GM/COO of Siwanoy Country Club, David Cecil, was joined by Earth Networks Sr. Meteorologist, Chad Merrill to explore severe weather alerting. They go over the different types of alerts and explore how each are best used during a severe weather event.

How many types of alerting do you use?

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Staying Ahead of Severe Thunderstorms

This time, Earth Networks Postdoctoral Researcher, Jeff Lapierre, sat down with the Manager of Sports & Events at Tulsa Sports Commission, Laura Porth, to take an in-depth look at severe thunderstorms. A key highlight was Laura's experience using Earth Networks tools to monitor, alert, and manage storms during city-wide sporting events.  

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Planning for Severe Weather 101

Earth Networks very own Principal Lightning Scientist, Michael Stock, took center stage this month and talked in-depth about severe weather planning. This fascinating session covered everything from severe weather planning best practices to safety tips. He also broke planning down to 4 simple steps, watch the video to find out what they were!

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Mastering WBGT and Heat Stress Management

This highly requested topic about heat stress and using wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) to prevent heat stress was led by Earth Networks Chief Meteorologist & Director of Meteorological Operations, Mark Hoekzema. Although WBGT is a more advanced indicator of heat stress, heat alerts from the National Weather Service are based off of the heat index. Learn all about WBGT in this webinar!

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Heat Stress & Lightning Health Risks

This month, Attending Physician at Children’s Hospital, Dr. Sam Zhao, started this webinar on heat stress and lightning with a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. This timely and health-focused session then focused on recognizing the health risks associated with heat and lightning, the long term health impacts, and prevention tips and first aid recommendations.


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STEM Education Professional Development Webinar Series

The STEM Education Professional Development Series is a monthly webinar series. During the session, we explore STEM education using the weather! Learn how to bring weather-related lesson plans into your classroom and use weather data to engage young minds. Every month, we go over a new exciting topic using Earth Networks tools and the GLOBE Program platform.


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Using Weather Visualization Platforms to Teach STEM

Earth Networks Support & Training Consultant, Nathan Parker, led this hands on session that explored how to use weather visualization tools like the Earth Networks Sferic Maps and The GLOBE Platform in the classroom to teach STEM concepts. Amazingly, he focused on just real world practical use cases. You don't want to miss this! 


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Integrate Weather-Related Topics into 5 Key STEM Concepts 

This month, Earth Networks Support & Training Consultant, Nathan Parker, went over 5 key STEM concepts that could be taught using the weather. He explored each concept on in real time using a weather visualization platform. Be sure to look out for the data mining part which is a powerful learning tool in the classroom! 

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All About Tornadoes! 

Nathan Parker, Earth Networks Support & Training Consultant, led a fun session on tornadoes this month. The discussion covered interesting facts about tornados, the science behind how they form, safety tips, and even the types of National Weather Service alerts. Don't miss a special treat at the end of the session (Hint: it may or may not be a tornado lesson plan).


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Lightning in Focus!

Lightning was the focus of this month's session which was led by our Support and Training Consultant, Nathan Parker. Did you know that there are in-cloud (IC) lightning and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning? That is just one of the items covered during this fascinating session which looked to showcase the topic's STEM learning capabilities in a classroom using The GLOBE Platform and Earth Networks STEM solution.  

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Your Weather-Related Lesson Plans in Focus! 

This very special session led by Earth Networks Support & Training Consultant, Nathan Parker, took a close look at the top 7 weather-related lesson plans submitted during the 2019 Teacher Appreciation Week lesson plan contest by teachers across the country, including the winning lesson plan using innovative STEM learning tools. Which of the 7 lesson plan is your favorite? 

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Exploring Hurricanes in the Classroom

During this session, Earth Networks Support & Training Consultant, Nathan Parker, focused on hurricanes. He lead the discussion on topics like how hurricanes form, how they are named, and their impact! He also looked at how to explore weather-related events like hurricanes in the classroom using STEM learning tools. 


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Top 8 Deadliest Severe Weather Events 

This episode was pretty special! We asked the Earth Networks team of meteorologists to pick the most dangerous weather events out there and they put together a top 8 ranking! Earth Networks Support & Training Consultant, Nathan Parker, presented the big reveal and explored each type of weather event using the GLOBE Platform and Earth Networks STEM solution. Can you guess which weather event ranked 1st

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Weather & Agriculture

Agriculture is a key pillar for any economy including the U.S. and weather heavily impacts it. Earth Networks Support & Training Consultant, Nathan Parker, took on the challenge of exploring the relationship between weather and agriculture. Find out which type of weather events play a key role in agriculture.