1. Technology helped Fort Collins prepare for blizzard conditions

    Technology helped Fort Collins prepare for blizzard conditions

    While Colorado was dealing with Wednesday’s blizzard conditions, Fort Collins’ Larry Schneider was focused on it on Tuesday. Schneider, director of operations for the street department for the city of Fort Collins, said that when a weather event comes, much of the decisions on how the roads are going to be handled are made the day before. That’s because of the technology available to help make those decisions.

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    1. We have a pre-storm meeting where we're looking to see pavement temperature, wind direction, wind speeds, air temperature.
    2. If we didn't have these tools, we would be using NOAA and local forecasters, but they don't give us the pavement temperature and can't monitor how slippery the roads are.
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