Project: Using RITIS for Extreme Weather: “Bomb Cyclone” Nor’easter (Taran Hutchinson, MATOC Facilitator)
Lead Agency: MATOC
Supporting Agency: DDOT, MDOT, VDOT & WMATA
PDA Suite Tools Used: Trend Map, Performance Charts, RITIS Meeting (RITIS)
Description: On January 2, 2018, a "Bomb Cyclone" Nor'easter formed, that severely impacted the southeastern US, the Northeast, New England and Atlantic Canada. There were top wind speeds of 90 mph with the highest gust of 126 mph , Max. of 24 in of snowfall and 0.5 in of ice, 300,000 power outages and 22 confirmed fatalities.
Highlights: MATOC - Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination - instituted their Severe Weather Coordination Process, using RITIS Meeting for regional coordination and decision-making involving 100s of people. MATOC also used PDA Suite tools to evaluate the impact of the storm on area transit, roads, commuters and schools.
For more information, contact: Taran Hutchinson, MATOC Facilitator; Email: Taran.Hutchinson@matoc.org..