12:30 | 25.10.2017
CustomWeather Introduces Innovative Models for the Ag, Wine and Grape Industries With Evapotranspiration, Powdery Mildew, and Downy Mildew Forecasts

Inc., a premier, specialized provider of high-resolution weather
data and alert services, announced that it has released several new
worldwide forecasting models to support the global agricultural
industry. Utilizing research from some of the world’s top agronomists,
CustomWeather has developed sophisticated and complex models for
Evapotranspiration (ETo), Powdery Mildew, and Downy Mildew forecasts.

CustomWeather has developed an Evapotranspiration (ETo) plug-in for the
CustomWeather Cloud Weather Service (CWS). The ETo plug-in works
globally with multiple weather models to produce ETo at the native
resolution of the models. Like other CWS products, the ETo can be output
as gridded netCDF data or point data in XML, CSV, or JSON formats. At a
more technical level of detail, CustomWeather utilizes the CIMIS
equation for ETO, a version of the Modified Penman Equation with a wind
function developed at the University of California-Davis. ETo data is
available in hourly, every 3-hour, or daily increments, depending upon
the particular model. The ETo is currently available as a forecast
product but it can be run on past data as well.

Vineyards can toast to the availability of the Powdery Mildew and Downy
Mildew forecast models. CustomWeather’s mildew indices rely on past and
future weather conditions that are sourced from local weather station
reports and CustomWeather’s proprietary high resolution forecast model
to produce values. The mildew indices are currently available as a point
product for specific agricultural growing areas and can be applied to
growing areas around the world.
About CustomWeather, Inc.
San Francisco-based CustomWeather offers the industry’s most robust
weather solutions for both decision support and consumer application.
CustomWeather generates granular weather forecasts for over 200
countries. For over a decade, CustomWeather has been the leading
one-stop solution for historical, real-time, and forecast weather
services. For more information, visit

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