The Decision Net® Weather Forensic Report Service equips you with the information you need to evaluate the loss cause of claims related to severe weather conditions in a geographic area. The service provides a unique and crucial service to insurance companies to use in accelerating weather-related claims investigations and preventing insurance fraud.
Data for the Decision Net Weather Forensic Reports comes from a team of meteorologists and analysts at Verisk Insurance Solutions who together are a premier authority in the field of weather, climate, and environmental data analytics. Take full advantage of world-renowned knowledge, experience, and resources through this Decision Net service.
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The report documents the probability of hailstorm activity over a 24-hour period at a specific address on a given date of loss. Results include hail size estimate and the probability of hail within a 5-mile radius of the loss location. Similar metrics are also displayed for the day before and day after the loss date. Report features also include a profile of general weather conditions within a 5-mile radius of the address for the date of loss.
The report features findings from a national lightning-detection network on the time and frequency of lightning strikes over a 24-hour period within a 5-mile radius of a location. Results may include proximity of lightning strikes to the location, lightning strike type (for example, cloud-to-ground), polarity (positive or negative) and intensity of lightning, and geographic mapping of lightning activity. Report features also include a profile of general weather conditions within a 5-mile radius of the location for the date of loss.
The report documents wind speed and duration (measured in hours for winds exceeding 50 mph) at a given address for a specific date of loss, as well as wind conditions within a 5-mile radius of the loss location. Similar metrics are also displayed for the day before and day after the loss date. Report features also include a profile of general weather conditions within a 5-mile radius of the location for the date of loss.
The report highlights findings on tornado activity over a 24-hour period within a ten-mile radius of a location. Results may include the proximity of a tornado to the specified location, F-scale rating of a tornado’s intensity, eyewitness reporting of damage and injuries, and mapping of a tornado’s path.
The report identifies property claims in the ISO ClaimSearch® database resulting from severe weather near a specific location. The report highlights a number of claim types, including hail- and wind-related claims where the loss is within a ten-mile radius of a location, and claims involving damage or injury from lightning strikes within a two-mile radius of a location. Findings span a seven-day period and include three days before and three days after the calendar date you specify in your request. The reports also feature claim loss location geomapping. Map options include road, terrain, and satellite views. The system updates reports and makes them available for viewing for up to 30 days after the initial date.
Services include off-line requests for AER expert verification and assessment of weather-related events. Tailored to your unique needs, AER’s consultant teams include in-house meteorological specialists, data processing systems, and information resources, such as radar records, archived observations, and statistical modeling. Typical assignments cover a wide range of weather phenomena, such as heavy precipitation, icing conditions, damaging winds, and major storms. Use AER’s consultation services in special investigative scenarios, such as the review and resolution of large claims and claim clusters where losses are a result of adverse weather. AER can also provide expert testimony to support claims litigation.
Once you order a report, you can view it for up to 30 days. Each time you access your reports in the Status & Results section of the website, the system will provide a fresh report reflecting any new and updated on-site observations and severe weather findings. You receive an unlimited number of revised reports during this period at no additional charge.
You’ll find Weather Forensic Reports on the new Public Records – Weather Reports page of Decision Net. You can access that page through a link on the Decision Net home page or a new tab on the Public Records data entry screen.
Simply enter a location of interest, date, and approximate time, and Decision Net will give you immediate access to reports. The system also provides general weather metrics for the calendar date specified, including graphical display of hourly temperature, wind, humidity, and barometric pressure readings.
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