The Heat Load Data Network (HLDN) is an initiative of Katestone-Weather Intelligence and MLA that allows feedlots to send in your weather station data our servers and include these data in your site-specific forecast for the AHLU. The integration step involves re-calculating the forecast AHLU for the next time steps and for all thresholds based on the most recent observed HLI.
Let’s see the value of having a weather station on site. For instance, the forecast HLI might be 79 but the observed HLI (from the weather station) might be 82. In this example, the initial forecast of AHLU80 at that time would be 0 but after measuring HLI=82 (and not HLI=79) we know that now the AHLU80 would be 2, not 0. Then, the forecast of AHLUs for the next 7 days would be updated accordingly. Following the same example, if HLI=81 was forecast for the next hour, initially at that time AHLU80=1 but, as the AHLUs forecast has been updated, the new AHLU80=3.
By registering on this site and requesting to be part of the Heat Load Data Network here, you will receive all the assistance you need to get your weather station data uploaded and displayed as observations alongside your site-specific forecast.
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