SPIA Index Damage Alerts
Want the piece of mind knowing you will be alerted if severe ice damage is predicted for your state or territory? NationalOutages.com will soon be providing subscription plans for access to SPIA Index ™ predictions.
These plans are being modeled to benefit the electrical cooperative industry and its members! Plans will include options for access to 48hr and 72hr predictions and SMS/Email alert management. We are nearing completion of this development and will be rolling out these features very soon!
If you would like to be notified when this is available please sign up below:
National Outage & Mutual Aid is proud to be the exclusive distributor of the SPIA Index for alert/warning markets!
The Sperry–Piltz Ice Accumulation Index, or SPIA Index ™, is an advanced predictive tool for ice accumulation and ice damage prediction index that employs a proven algorithm of researched parameters. By using forecasts from the National Weather Service, the SPIA Index ™ predicts the projected footprint, total ice accumulation, and resulting potential damage from approaching ice storms. This is the only tools of it's kind for ice storm risk management and/or winter weather preparedness.
The SPIA Index ™ is to ice storms what the Enhanced Fujita Scale is to tornadoes, and what the Saffir–Simpson Scale is to hurricanes. Prior to the development of the SPIA Index ™, no such ‘forward-looking’ ice accumulation and ice damage index had ever been utilized to predict the potential damage to utility systems – days in advance! This information is used to plan for outage duration possibilities, from freezing rain and/or ice storm events.