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How does roof age impact wind and hail damage to your home?

Did you know that wind and hail are more likely to cause damage to your roof as it ages? In order to understand why, we need to take a look at how roof damage occurs when impacted by hail versus wind. Roof damage from hailAs shingles age they get stiffer making them more likely to… View Article

When Severe Weather Dictates Hardware Design Schedules

Understory produces weather data and insights. This information is collected with hardware that we design, deploy, and manage. And when severe weather dictates hardware design schedules, it gets complicated.Understory’s hardware detects what happens during severe weather. One of the unique features of our hardware is that it detects hail. As it turns out, hail is… View Article

How do you measure hail, wind speed and rain?

Measuring hail, wind speed and rain are critical when determining the property damage that can occur. But how do you measure them?Weather forecasting continues to improve, but any of these are approaching your home, there is little anyone can do to stop them. The best strategy is to be prepared, with regular maintenance on your… View Article

What Data Powers Your Weather App?

These days, weather data is everywhere. From our phones, we can access weather data from around the world instantly via a weather app and immediately see what current conditions are like. These weather apps help us know whether to bring an umbrella or plan on building a snowman, but what goes into weather data, anyway?… View Article

Home Insurance Claim? 3 Tips to Make Filing A Claim Easier

These simple steps make filing a home insurance claim much easier.It’s never fun dealing with damage to personal property, but when hail strikes, there are a few things you can do to make the process of filing a home insurance claim. Here are 3 tips for a smooth path to reparation of damage to your… View Article

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Weather Data

Have you ever wondered where your weatherperson or favorite weather sites are getting their information? How are they making their forecasts? Over the past several decades, weather-observing technology has allowed us to collect a wealth of information about the weather. All this data has helped scientists better understand, predict, and model the atmosphere. Here are… View Article

Finding your dream job often seems like an insurmountable task.

Dream jobs do exist!In fact, many people think it’s like a unicorn, it simply doesn’t exist. The fact is that dream jobs do exists if you know what you’re looking for and find the right company. Understory’s data scientist, Elena Willmot, explains “I was amazed that my dream job actually existed!” Read along as Elena… View Article

Weather for kids in the classroom

Using today’s technology, teaching climate and weather for kids has never been easier.Teachers are constantly looking for new ways to get their students engaged with technology. Ipads, fab-labs, and 3D printers are becoming ever-more commonplace in schools and classrooms. Today, improvements in technology can also give students a better understanding of what’s happening outside the… View Article

Weather Data For Improved Insurance Claims

The insurance industry is at a pivotal moment in time when it comes to claims processing. Gone are the days where customers will patiently wait for adjusters to visit their homes to assess damage. Gone are the days where customers expect the claims process to be one of the few communication points with their insurance… View Article

Why isn’t the forecast for weather accurate?

You hear it all the time: “Why isn’t the forecast for weather accurate?” The United States has the best weather data in the world, and it still is not good enough to use to make business decisions. Radar and satellite give us a fantastic view of the sky and allow us to forecast large weather… View Article