Pima County ALERT System Upgrades
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00
Where: 9th Floor Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone, Tucson
Presenter: Lynn Orchard, Chief Hydrologist,PCRFCD
PCRFCD is in the final stages of a major revision of their ALERT (Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time) base station software and hardware. This revision includes modifications to the process by which ALERT data is received and stored as well as a complete overhaul of the user interface. Major upgrades include: two new data receiving base stations to insure data continuity, an expanded ability to automatically notify users of alarms, and a new graphical user interface that includes National Weather Service (NWS) radar overlays, USGS and NWS streamflow and rainfall data, and ALERT and weather data from neighboring counties. All told, the upgrades create a robust system that provides reliable access to weather data that will allow end users to better interpret that data both during and after storm events.