Road Maintenance

Easy to use, visual tools for road maintenance decision making. With the help of Foreca's accurate and frequently updated weather forecasts, the right equipment can be sent off to clear the street of snow, ice and slush at the right time.

For cities, communities and others in charge of road and pavement maintenance, Foreca offers weather services via Extranet and mobile phones.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Timely decision making based on the latest weather information
  • Improves road safety and traffic flow in your area
  • More weather information at a glance
  • Clear, easy to interpret visualizations

KEY FEATURES

  • Road surface information
  • Precipitation forecast charts
  • Animated maps

FOR WHOM

  • Cities and other public authorities
  • Road maintenance companies

 

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Point forecasts for custom locations with the following parameters

  • Temperature
  • Dew point
  • Road temperature
  • Cloudiness
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation 12h
  • Probability of precipitation
  • Relative humidity

 

 

 

Animated maps with the following parameters

  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • UV index
  • Cloudiness
  • Wind
  • Wind gust
  • Precipitation type
  • Rain
  • Thunder
  • Road temperature
  • Road dew point
  • Predictive rain radar

Road conditions are shown by colour codes. For example, in the map above dry roads are highlighted in green. All the reported conditions, each indicated with its own colour, are: dry, wet, snow/ice, snow and water, dew, melting snow, black ice and freezing rain.

Historical statistics can also be saved in an archive.

Maps are available for limited geographical areas only, contact sales@foreca.com for information regarding the coverage.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Delivery format

Charts are available in ASCII, EXCEL and text formats. Rain radar, satellite and forecast maps are delivered in PNG, JPEG or GIF formats.

Delivery method

Services are available via Extranet and mobile.

Updates

Long range weather forecasts are updated at least twice a day, short range forecasts hourly. Rain radar and satellite information are updated with 15 minute to three hour intervals, depending on the data availability.

Weather forecast maps can be in hourly, 3-hourly, 6-hourly or daily intervals. Rain radar maps are usually shown in 15 minute intervals. Satellite images are shown in 15 minute to three hourly intervals depending on the data availability in the given geographical area.