Supporting Public Safety, Educational Outreach & Economic Development


Meteorological Experience and Leadership

Baron Critical Weather Institute is a nonprofit, stand-alone Institute inspired by 30 years of Baron Weather innovation, research, and development in applied meteorology. Baron delivers critical weather intelligence when precision matters. Baron products are used in numerous industries such as automotive, transportation, aviation, insurance, marine, government and media.

More than 226 million people have access to Baron weather intelligence through major media outlets in North America including major brands like CNN, AccuWeather, WeatherNation and The Weather Network.

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Public Safety

Baron Critical Weather Institute is working to expand Alabama’s Safety Net, the weather alerting service donated to the State of Alabama in 2012 by Baron Services, Inc. a worldwide leader in weather detection and alerting. Alabama’s Safety Net allows residents to receive precise, location-specific weather alerts, free of charge, from the National Weather Service, state and Emergency Management Agencies and Baron patented technology.

Educational Outreach

The Institute develops strategies for educational outreach which includes work with student scientists with a goal of deeper understanding of how weather instrumentation enhances our knowledge and understanding of the weather.

Economic Development

The Institute is focused on the unique weather and safety challenges of many industries. The first goal is to create a comprehensive MesoNet, a state-wide weather monitoring network to observe road, river, and atmospheric conditions, enhance safety and increase business efficiencies. Harnessing the power of Alabama’s strengths in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), the new Baron Critical Weather Institute will focus on accelerating the growth of science and technology as it is applied to the transportation industry’s unique needs.

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A High-Density Weathernet will soon be operational in Madison County with much higher goals.

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