October 12, 2022
New member benefit: KSMI Weather app
The idea to provide a weather service to members originated with the LO Snow and Ice Management Sector Group. An agreement was negotiated with KSMI Weather to provide the service at an annual cost of $40 per member. The Landscape Ontario Board of Directors approved the agreement at its August meeting.
Since 2014, KSMI Weather has been a private weather leader for a variety of industries, including public works departments, property maintenance, snow removal, transportation, education, agriculture, and special events (such as sports, concerts, festivals, parades). Features include:
Client portalThe KSMI client portal is your one-stop-shop for all weather data. Accessible on all devices, the portal contains: the latest forecast updates, interactive radar, mapping tools, weather alerts, live cameras, road surface conditions and more are always just a click away.
Real-time alertsGet push notifications (SMS/Email) to anyone on your team when short-fuse threats such as lightning, strong winds, hail, or rain are approaching.
Plan aheadThe app’s forecast discussions, site-specific hourly and day-part forecast, and map products give you the data you need to effectively anticipate weather risks and plan ahead.
Email updatesEmail updates include detailed forecasts, and a human-written discussion surrounding the forecast.
Archive and reportsWeather data from your event can be logged, exported, or documented for various reports, including evidence for insurance in the event of damage or loss.
Details on how to access the new service will be sent to all members by email and via LO’s weekly Enews in the coming weeks.