Storm Risk

Actionable insights with solutions that predict weather severity and operational impacts

AI/machine learning analytics are available to organizations of all sizes to guide storm event planning, response, and resiliency measures. Storm Risk users restore normal business operations as quickly as possible while keeping their staff and customers safe.


Storm Risk Dashboard (for Mid-sized Utilities)
Storm Risk Analytics
(for Large Investor Owned Utilities)
Storm Impact Analytics
Combines advanced forecasting capabilities with weather-related hazard predictions Uses machine learning Uses machine learning
Delivered through the Storm Risk Platform Integrates with our industry-leading WeatherSentry solution Integrates with our industry-leading WeatherSentry solution
Next-hazard window showing the timing of the next event Archived events are accessible Archived events are accessible
Forecasts the duration and intensity of weather hazards Predicts the number of customers-out Predicts the number of outage incidents
Drop a pin, upload a GeoJSON file or draw a polygon to map out asset locations Regionally-optimized customer impacted and weather risk models Models created based on a utility’s own historical outage data and infrastructure
Email and text alerts with preset weather thresholds Self-serve event creation Events created by our experienced meteorologists
Weather risks identified in a seven-day time horizon Weather risks identified in a seven-day time horizon Professional meteorological guidance available 24/7

Storm Risk Dashboard



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Reduce storm impacts by accelerating your preparation and response.

  • Color-coded threat icons show expected hazard types.
  • Email and text notifications for all alerts, including custom hazard models for business and operational impacts with customized alert messaging.
  • Dashboard view of hazards, show the type, when and where it will occur, and the magnitude and duration.
  • Next-hazard window indicates the timing of the next event.
  • Hazard timeline shows a visual representation of the timing of threats.
  • Asset identification interface allows you to drop a pin, upload a GeoJSON file, or draw a polygon to map out asset locations.
  • Configure up to three different lightning alert rings for your chosen distances and set an all-clear time for post-storm activities.
  • View lightning, radar and other variables on a map against assets to see a time/space picture of the threats.
  • U.S. National Weather Service, tropical weather hazard, and German (DWD) agency alerts.
  • Single-line GeoJSON support when creating an asset.
  • Metric and imperial values of measurement.
  • Alert archives.
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Good data drives good decisions

  • Easily see the severity of the hazard and when and where it will occur.
  • Quickly identify asset locations in relation to the predicted weather threats.
  • Better manage staffing by accurately anticipating significant weather hazards.
  • Reduce revenue losses by securing resources sooner and minimizing downtime.
  • Support regulatory obligations and avoid penalties.
  • Stage crew in the right locations to minimize restoration time.

Storm Risk Analytics


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Actionable weather risk and customers-out predictions.

  • Use regionally-trained outage prediction models that include historic electric customers-out data and are updated every six hours.
  • Track multiple events up to seven days ahead.
  • Includes hourly electric customers-out forecasts, plus maps, tables, and trends.
  • Review archived events for post-storm event analysis and reporting.
  • An event creation notification is sent to stakeholders so they can access Storm Risk Analytics to review the outage forecast and monitor subsequent updates.
  • Query weather and outage prediction risk data to integrate into your own enterprise software applications.
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Minimize outage durations, optimize restoration efforts.

  • Get clear guidance on the incident command escalation level needed for each of your operations centers.
  • Reallocate and source additional restoration crews and materials, as needed, ahead of the event.
  • Shorten outages and improve SAIDI scores.
  • Save costs when using contracted restoration crews.
  • Eliminate and/or reduce regulatory performance penalties.
  • Quickly escalate emergency preparedness plans with AI/machine learning predictive insights on weather and power enabled by our API.

Storm Impact Analytics



Advanced and actionable analytics for a targeted response.

Storm Impact Analytics is a damage and outage incident prediction system that uses a sophisticated, machine learning-based approach to provide a set of quantitative predictions that support a more prepared response to service interruptions.

  • The model applies a combination of weather parameters — high winds, lightning, ice accretion, and more — to determine the strength of incoming storms and the associated risks at various time horizons.
  • Then non-weather data — such as vegetation, utility asset records, and other variables — create an application that predicts and displays severe weather threats as they move through a service territory.
  • Statistical modeling and predictive analytics determine the impact of weather on your assets at specific geographical locations. You see decision points, reports, and predicted impact scenarios for any incoming severe weather event within the WeatherSentry platform.
  • It is then translated into impact statistics, such as damage and restoration effort estimates.
  • All models are reviewed and managed by our experienced meteorologists online 24 x 7 x 365.


Not all forecasts are created equal.

Storm Impact Analytics is fully integrated with WeatherSentry and includes real-time 24/7/365 professional meteorological monitoring, making it far more sophisticated than other methods.

  • Improve your outage response strategy – use machine learning to see how your utility responds to storms and create models to accurately predict the impact of future events.
  • Boost customer satisfaction – precision insights can help you restore power even faster.
  • Act confidently – you can trust our proven, professional meteorological guidance, available 24/7/365.
  • Enhance damage predictions – incorporate your network infrastructure and factor in vegetation and tree trimming cycle data for more targeted insights.
  • Comply with public service commissions – it helps you do everything you can to properly prepare for storms and improve your cost recovery.


Storm Impact Analytics

They turn to you. Who do you turn to? Take outage and damage prediction to the next level.
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Customers, utility executives, and regulatory agencies all want the same thing — power that’s always on. When severe weather impacts service, they demand fast restoration. DTN can help. Our Storm Impact Analytics allow you to better plan staffing and power restoration with sophisticated, quantified outage predictions for your unique operations.