Louisville company tracks lightning in Irma


A Louisville company takes on a major role with the National Weather Service when it comes to tracking lightning during Hurricane Irma.

Vaisala, a Finnish company with its North American headquarters in Louisville, has placed equipment in Florida to track lightning. According to a report in the Denver Post, the equipment has detected about 45 lightning strikes per minute during Irma.

Vaisala partners with Colorado State University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder to bring science-related products to market, according to the report. The company has 150 employees in Louisville.


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