Index FREEZE: Freezing temperatures

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What is it? The freezing temperatures index indicates where air temperatures have been at/below 32F and when they may be at/or below 32F in the future. Who is interested? Carriers, especially those with reefers in their fleets; drivers.  What does it tell me? FREEZE is a measure of the average observed temperature in a U.S. county for the 24-hour period … Read More

Atmospheric/Air pressure (PRESSURE)

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What is it? A forecast of atmospheric/air pressure. Who is interested? Shippers, carriers (fleet and drivers managers), brokers What does it tell me? Pressure is expressed as the average forecast atmospheric pressure in millibars (mb) in a certain freight Key Market Area (KMA) for the next 48 hours. This is updated hourly. Sharp decreases in pressure often indicate impending inclement … Read More

Dew Point (DEW)

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What is it? A forecast of dew point values. Who is interested? Shippers, carriers (fleet and drivers managers), brokers What does it tell me? Dew point is expressed as the average forecast dew point value, in degrees Fahrenheit (°F), in a certain U.S. county for the next 48 hours. This is updated hourly. Dew point is the temperature to which … Read More

Wind speed (WIND)

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What is it? A forecast of wind gust speeds. Who is interested? Shippers, carriers (fleet and drivers managers), brokers What does it tell me? Wind is expressed as the average forecast speed, in miles per hour (mph), of wind gusts in a certain freight Key Market Area (KMA) for the next 48 hours. This is updated hourly. A gust is … Read More

Rainfall (RAIN)

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What is it? Rainfall amounts.. Who is interested? Shippers, carriers (fleet and drivers managers), brokers What does it tell me? Actual reported previous-day rainfall for a freight Key Market Area (KMA). Measurements come from the National Weather Service and are totals from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.

Snowfall (SNOW)

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What is it? Snowfall amounts.. Who is interested? Shippers, carriers (fleet and drivers managers), brokers What does it tell me? Previous-day snowfall for a freight Key Market Area (KMA). Measurements are based on data from weather stations and satellite, and are totals from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.