Tornado Prediction

Baron Tornado Index (BTI) and the Baron Model

For fully automated, highly accurate tornado forecasting, the patented Baron Tornado Index (also called BTI) sets the industry standard for tornadic prediction technology. The Baron Tornado Index provides easy, one-glance diagnosis of a storm’s tornado potential—saving time, helping you get the word out while there’s still time.

With the BTI, each Baron Severe Weather Track is assigned a ranking from 1 to 10, rating the likelihood of a tornado within that storm. Plus, the data is presented using a color code for proprietary Baron Shear Markers. Markers change from yellow to orange, then orange to red as the probability grows higher.

The Baron Tornado Index is built on patented and proprietary algorithms integrating reflectivity, velocity, VIL data and more with the highest-resolution mesoscale models available. Updates are provided every minute alongside the arrival of each updated Severe Weather Track.

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