Heat Stress and Lightning Alerts for Schools & Districts

Keep Your Students Safe and Your Staff Informed

Get precise, location-based weather information and automatic alerts aligned with district weather guidelines right to your phone or outdoor warning system. Easily monitor weather conditions for all schools in your district from one convenient dashboard.

Why Marietta City Schools Trusts Perry Weather

“Perry Weather helps us monitor heat stress, wet bulb globe temperature, and everything we need. What’s awesome about Perry Weather is it notifies everybody involved, so we know ahead of time whether or not we have to practice.”

Powerful Hardware. Easy to Use Software.

Weather From Your Precise Location

On-site weather station provides precise weather data from your specific location

District-Wide Weather Dashboard

Monitor all district schools through one simple dashboard, accessible via mobile app or web browser

Automated Policy Based Alerts

Receive automatic alerts aligned with district weather policies via text, push notifications, or outdoor warning systems

Automate Your Heat Stress Policy Management. No Handhelds Required.

Heat Stress Policy Based Alerts

Integrate your heat stress policies to guide your coaches and staff in taking the right actions

  • Automated alerts: Notifications and texts with instructions when WBGT limits are exceeded
  • Custom quiet times: Silence alerts on weekends or nights for undisturbed off-hours
  • Configurable settings: Tailor user preferences and alert parameters to your organization's requirements

On-site WBGT Monitoring Without the Fuss of Handhelds

Stationary 3.5" WBGT monitor for accurate readings, eliminating the errors of handheld devices

  • Accurate WBGT: Precise Wet Bulbs Globe Temperature readings from your precise location
  • Historical Data Log: Get historical WBGT data for any period, with easy-to-export reports, automatically recorded by Perry Weather
  • Set and Forget: No need to calibrate and remember to bring your handheld WBGT devices

Accurate Lightning Detection with Instant Alerts

Automated Lightning Alerts

Tailor alerts to your lightning safety policy  

  • Set up alerts to receive immediate notifications and text messages with automated instructions when lightning is detected
  • Enable ‘Quiet Mode’ for notifications to ensure peace during weekends and off-hours when activities are not in session
  • Configure specific user groups and warning settings that fit your organizational needs

Lightning Countdown Timers

Know the moment it’s safe to resume outdoor activities

  • Helpful, in-app countdown timers based on your organization’s safety policies
  • After a lightning strike is detected, initiate a countdown until given the all-clear and resuming outdoor activities
  • The timer resets with each subsequent strike, ensuring adherence to safety protocols before resuming activities

Integrated Outdoor Warning System

  • Personalized PA Warnings: Get custom alerts with our solar-powered, cellular lightning warning system for continuous safety
  • Strobe lights and audible sirens Strobe lights, loud alarms, and text-to-speech make sure you won’t miss lightning alerts, keeping places like sports fields and parks safer during storms
  • Affordable with no upfront costs No large upfront costs – simply bundle the outdoor warning hardware with your Perry Weather subscription

24/7 Access to Pro Meteorologists

Get Help Making the Right Call

Perry Weather's team of professional meteorologists are just a phone call or text away

When decisions are difficult to make, or if you have an upcoming event with storms in the forecast, lean on the Perry Weather meteorologist team! Available via email, phone, or text 24/7!

Storms on Graduation Day

You’re in charge of operations on graduation day and a storm pops up in the middle of the ceremony. Do you move indoors, or wait until it clears? We’ll help you make the call.

Proactive Event Forecasts

You’re an Athletic Director hosting an area track meet. Ask for a custom 10-day forecast and our met team will update you daily leading up to the event.

In-Game Lightning Advice

It’s Friday night in the second quarter when lightning strikes. Do you postpone the game or wait it out? We’ll use our custom weather models to help you make the right call.

Powerful Features Built for Schools

Real-time Lightning Alerts

Automated instructions for your team when lightning approaches

Follow Heat Stress Protocols

Keep your team safe with actionable wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) alerting

Know When Activities Can Resume

Countdown timers and all-clear notifications through text, push, on-site hardware, and more

On-site Weather Station Data

Base your alerts and actions on real-time conditions at your specific location

Text-to-Speech Public Address

Automatically broadcast text-to-speech to make sure everyone knows what to do when you’re not there

Policy Risk Forecasts

Find out when and how activities may be impacted today

Publicly Display Weather Widgets

Embed custom widgets with weather conditions on websites, hallway TVs, scoreboards, and more!

Ask a meteorologist

Call, text, or email our full-time meteorologists for custom forecasting needs

Effortless User Management

Create user groups so staff members get the notifications that are relevant to them


"Our district relies heavily on Perry Weather for keeping students and staff safe."
— Scott Arceneaux Head Athletic Trainer, Ascension Parish Schools
"Perry Weather covers our stadium and fields. Highest quality!"
— Ernesto Rodriguez Director of Safe and Secure Schools, Allen ISD
"We are extremely pleased with Perry Weather. First class!"
— Taylor Fielder Athletics Department, Carroll ISD
"Perry Weather makes our weather safety decisions easier and more reliable."
— Corey Eaton Assistant Director of Athletics, Dallas ISD
"Night and day compared to our old system!"
— Mike Garrison Athletic Campus Manager, Mount Pisgah Christian School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions we get from prospective customers about how Perry Weather helps school districts, or connect with our team to learn more.

What type of weather does Perry Weather monitor?

Perry Weather’s software and weather stations monitor real-time lightning strikes, live and forecasted heat stress measurements (Wet Bulb Globe Temperature), live and future radar, wind speed, temperature, humidity, wind chill and rainfall totals. 

Our system also tracks and stores easily-downloadable historical weather data for your location.

How is your Wet Bulb Globe Temperature measurement different from the handheld devices or other weather stations?

Portable devices are prone to human-error, especially if they require frequent calibration or if users don’t use them properly. 

For handheld devices to be accurate, they must be mounted on a tripod 4-6ft off of the ground and calibrated for 30 minutes prior to measurement.

Perry Weather’s outdoor weather station is equipped with a more capable 3.5” diameter black bulb, providing precise and timely WBGT readings without any need for calibration or waiting time.

Why is Perry Weather better than free weather apps on my phone?

Free weather apps are great for everyday personal use, but extremely limited for use in schools, organizations, and businesses.

You can’t build weather safety policies that notify your organization about what actions need to be taken in a weather safety situation. The data can be up to an hour old and coming from the nearest airport miles away, often painting a dramatically different picture than the true conditions on the field or at your location. Learn more by talking with our team.

How do you detect lightning?

Perry Weather detects all lightning strikes within your area down to 100 meters of accuracy, using the National Lightning Detection Network, the same system used by the U.S. government and military. 

No more scrambling to figure out what to do when lightning strikes. Our system gives you an accurate weather forecast, sends alerts based on your policies, and triggers an outdoor warning system to alert everyone else, ensuring a coordinated, swift response to keep everyone safe. Learn more about lightning detection and how Perry Weather’s advanced lightning detection system works.

How many of my staff members can access the software?

Our team will set you up with as many users as you need so you can assure your whole staff is on the same page when it comes to daily weather monitoring and alerting. Talk with our team today about our options for both full-access and notification-only users.

Can the public access your software?

Full access to Perry Weather’s software is intended to keep your staff on the same page. However our system can seamlessly integrate with school websites and scoreboards so you can put our forecast and real-time weather insights dashboard, including radar and lightning strike timers, for the public to access at all times.

Do we need to give you access to our Wi-Fi?

Perry Weather units are completely wireless and use cellular networks to provide strong connection at all times. Have poor cellular service in your area? Our built-in cellular VPN will always connect to the carrier with the best current signal ensuring a positive connection.  

How do we set up all of our users and our weather alert policies?

We take this out of your hands completely. Your dedicated account manager will get you all set up with your specific weather policies and get all of your users set up on the software so you can be ready to go upon install.