Understory Weather is dedicated to creating opportunities for classrooms across the country to study and learn weather analytics because weather impacts everything.
Founded in 2012, Understory—named for the area in a rainforest beneath the forest canopy—detects rain, hail, wind and other weather events directly at the earth’s surface, where the risk to life and property is greatest. While traditional, radar-enabled weather centers collect data by analyzing conditions observed in the atmosphere, Understory's ground-truth-based detection is a marked enhancement in both resolution and fidelity, providing real time datasets and graphical views of the movement and intensity of weather events, which leads to better insight and early detection of risks. Through its educational program, Weather Is Cool, Understory Weather provides free weather sensors to schools across the country to generate interest and excitement among students, encouraging students to understand the impact of atmospheric sciences in their daily lives.
Weather Is Cool
An Understory Weather Educational Initiative
About Weather Is Cool
Through this initiative, local schools are encouraged to request a free weather sensor from Understory Weather. Once installed at the school, students are able to harvest and learn from the data generated fropm the sensor for their local climate. Each participating school also receives a monthly donation for program participation.
Why Learning About Weather Is Important
Weather affects everything and plays a critical role in our world. It impacts what we do and wear each day to our local and global economies.
Weather Is Cool Communities
Understory Weather is proud to be in the following communities, with more communities being added on a regular basis.
There is much to learn about weather. Today's technology is changing the data we receive and analyze. Our hope is that this program generates interest and excitement among students and encourages a fascination wtih atmospheric sciences because it plays such a critical role in everything we do.
- Alex Kubicek, Understory Weather CEO
Weather Is Cool.
An Educational Initiative
From Understory Weather
28 Dane St, Somerville, MA 02143
316 West Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703
© 2016 Understory Weather
A Free Program
Because we believe education and introducing students to the importance of weather on their lives, Understory Weather provides the weather sensors, data access and a monthly donation to the school. The monthly donation can be put toward any educational resource the school deems necessary.
How To Apply
In order to participate, interested schools simply need to fill out our online form. We will contact you to further discuss our program. Participation in this program is limited so weather sensors are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.