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The Weather Network Commercial Services (TWNCS) provides complete weather solutions for a variety of industries including Transportation, Energy, Natural Resources (Forestry/Water), Public Safety and Special Events. For our clients we bring to bear all of the resources of Canada's largest private sector meteorological team, leading edge atmospheric visualization and forecasting tools and the ability to deliver the weather story independent of medium.

TWNCS continues to be a leader in bringing best in class weather solutions to market. We invest heavily each year in developing our technical and meteorological tools to better interpret, analyze and present weather data to our customers. TWNCS has a proven track record over the last 20-years of providing weather solutions by offering:

  • Precision weather forecasting
  • Services and products tailored to the specif
  • ic weather sensitivities of our clients
  • 24/7/365 technical and meteorological support
  • Consultative advice and training

Focused on industries with weather sensitive operations, TWNCS has developed a deep understanding of operational realities and the mission critical nature of our weather information. We do not stop at the generation of weather data nor in the distribution of weather reports, instead we go deeper, and bring to our clients a vast amount of knowledge on the weather event and its potential impact on their operations.


The Weather Network Commercial Services (TWNCS) specialized Road Transportation weather solutions provide the necessary tools to be proactive to the onset of adverse weather conditions. By incorporating observed and forecast weather data in the decision making process clients can maximize the efficiency of road maintenance operations.

By taking a proactive stance road maintenance personal will be able to issue timely alerts as well as predict personnel, equipment and treatment requirements to meet level of service guidelines. This will result in more efficient roadway maintenance, decreased usage of de-icing materials, reduced liability and increased driver awareness.


Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) provide not only critical observed and forecast weather information but focuses on the pavement which is, after all a priority for road maintenance operations. Specialized hardware monitors changing weather and road conditions which then feed forecast systems that operational personnel can access to make informed and timely decisions.

The Weather Network Commercial Services (TWNCS) Value Add

  • Over 20-years of proven RWIS solution experience from single site through to provincial networks
  • Hardware vendor independent with a demonstrated ability to accommodate SSI, LUFFT, Vaisala, Boschung and Campbell Scientific equipment including hybrids
  • Pioneering use of Environment Canada’s pavement forecasting software - METRo model; a community standard
  • RWIS specific training
  • 24/7/365 operations including technical and meteorological support


The Weather Network Commercial Services (TWNCS) specialized Energy weather solutions provides dynamically updated real-time observational and forecast weather data to assist these organizations in planning for and responding to the potential impacts of weather sensitivities.

By having precise advanced knowledge of the weather’s impact on your operations, organizations can effectively plan their human and physical assets, reduce outage times and improve system reliability, load forecasting & demand planning. This will result in a reduction of costs, increases in revenues, enhanced employee safety and improved customer satisfaction.


In order to provide a tool to accurately track and monitor this hazardous weather event Pelmorex installed and operates a next generation ‘Time-of-Arrival’ (TOA) real-time Lightning Detection Network. The Pelmorex Lightning Detection Network’s (PLDN) state-of-the-art Precision Lightning Sensor (PLS) technology utilizes the Global Positioning System’s (GPS) timing precision to accurately pinpoint strike location. The PLS technology provides a higher degree of accuracy and detection success rate compared to magnetic direction finding sensors by refining the triangulation methods used. This results in a lower false strike rate and increased confidence in strike location relative to your important assets.

PLDN Highlights

  • Coverage across Canada and access to North American wide data
  • Ability to detect and display individual strike data
  • Strike date & time
    Strike position (latitude/longitude)
    Strike type (cloud-to-ground, cloud-to-cloud)
    Polarity of discharge (positive/negative)
  • Real-time strike detection with a 20-30 second update frequency
  • Network Accuracy of +/- 250m for individual strikes
  • Detection Efficiency over 90% across Canada
  • Operates year-round with 365/24/7 support
  • Email alerting capabilities
  • Flexible delivery and display options including Google Earth, data feeds and 3rd party applications

Sean Pinney
Director, Commercial Services
905-829-1159 ext. 1266

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