97 heat deaths a year

The number of people, on average, that heat kills each year in the United States.

Source: NOAA Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services

Professional sport organizations — including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) — recommend safety protocols based on Wet Bulb Globe Temperature thresholds. WeatherSentry® has WBGT readings right on our dashboard and also alerting features for heat.

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Brad NelsonMeet Brad Nelson

DTN Onsite Event Meteorologist & Sports/Safety Product Manager

Brad is well known in the sports and event industry as an onsite event meteorologist at the PGA, Notre Dame Football Games and even Garth Brooks concerts. His career has been dedicated to keeping people safe from lightning, severe storms, and heat. He is excited to help you better protect your athletes, staff, and spectators.