Patented Tornado Forecasting

Baron Tornado Index

For fully automated, highly accurate tornado forecasting, the patented Baron Tornado Index (BTI) sets the industry standard for tornadic prediction technology, providing easy, one-glance diagnosis of a storm’s tornado potential—saving time, and possibly saving lives.

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 BTI 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.