Applied Weather Associates specializes in regional and site-specific Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) studies. We excel in developing applications designed to provide solutions using advanced hydrometeorological analysis. We provide quality high-resolution meteorological analysis and data for use in hydrologic model calibration and validation, forensic meteorology, and weather modification. Our team employs expert analysis, innovative approaches, and state-of-the-science technology to provide our clients with consistently reliable products accepted by appropriate regulators. We operate with integrity and strive to build and maintain strong relationships with our clients, partners, and community. Our PMP studies have received regulator (Federal/State/Local) approval.
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Applied Weather Associates, LLC (AWA) is a veteran owned small business located in Monument, Colorado, incorporated in 1996. AWA specializes in meteorological analyses and geographic information systems applications with emphasis on Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) and rainfall analysis. AWA employs numerous meteorologists and GIS specialists. Regional, statewide, and site-specific PMP studies have been the primary activity during the last several years, with more than 30 PMP projects completed over the last 15 years and several currently in progress. AWA PMP studies have been accepted by state and national dam regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the state dam regulatory offices in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. In addition, our studies have been accepted by Canadian dam regulators.
AWA has completed PMP studies for many locations across the US from Maine to Washington to California and throughout southern Canada. The sizes of the regions studied vary from entire states to one square mile basins. Each study is comprehensive in its approach for determining PMP values based on the unique geographic location, topography and climate of the region where the study is located. Emphasis is placed on using procedures outlined by the National Weather Service in its Hydrometeorological Reports and the World Meteorological Organization in its PMP manual while applying advanced analysis and data processing techniques.
AWA has also completed over 250 new storm analyses using our Storm Precipitation Analysis System (SPAS) across the US and Canada. These data are used in projects related to PMP determination, model calibration, model validation, and forensic testimony. AWA is a leader in identifying and incorporating new technologies and meteorological data into extreme rainfall studies and provides complete services related to meteorological databases and precipitation analyses. SPAS has incorporated NEXRAD weather radar data when available and calibrates the data hourly with rain gauge observations to provide rainfall for periods as short as every five minutes with a spatial resolution of approximately 1/3rd square mile. Extensive use of GIS provides detailed and reproducible PMP analysis results
The AWA Team
Former commander, weather forecaster and scientific services officer