Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Grand Prix of Baltimore:
Strong Start, Photo Finish

Photo credit: Race On Baltimore LLC Facebook page

September 2012 (Baltimore, MD) Great collaboration and sparkling skies revved up the excitement for the second Grand Prix of Baltimore. Our team was thrilled to deliver authentic on-site fusion forecasts for readers and weather intelligence to the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management and the organizers of

TEAM BALTIMORE. We salute the dedication and tireless work of the 40+ agencies and organizations which came together in support of SRT, Andretti Sports Marketing, IndyCar Racing and the Race On Baltimore Team to make this second annual event a true photo-finish for the City of Baltimore. 

We also acknowledge the invaluable meteorological resources of NOAA's National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center. These tools which enable our team to provide wide-angle access of real-time data to those leading the decision making for safety of the public.

THANKING OUR PARTNERS. Our thanks are extended to Lieutenant Scott Brillman of Emergency Management, Lieutenant Kyle Caldwell, Health and Safety Officer, City Risk Manager Douglas Kerr and the "no stone unturned" staff of the Joint Information Center for their collaboration and partnership with the Maryland Team of Foot's Forecast.

The Grand Prix was a classic example of the impact that dedicated, local, on-site services can have on the success of an event. Being able to work alongside city agencies, the Police Department and more enabled officials to get instant access to our intepretive services. We were able to show officials in short order the very latest statements and analyses from the NWS. This facilitated rapid redistribution of relevant weather safety related updates to readers and race fans alike in Facebook, Twitter and our main site, as well as through the communications channels of Baltimore City.

Forecaster Connor with Lt. Scott Brillman from the
Mayor's Office of Emergency Management - City of Baltimore
A testimonial of our results from our public safety partners:

The 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore
Partner served
Product delivered
"We appreciated you helping us keep everyone safe at the Grand Prix.  
I hope every city will be as lucky as us one day to have you!
-Lieutenant Scott Brillman, Office of Emergency Management

U.S. Team Spokesperson and Forecaster Aaron Salter

relishing in the excitement of the Grand Prix of Baltimore
The following sections contains our team's Fusion Forecasts and Grand Prix Resource Center for our readers:

Revving Up For The Race

PREPARE FOR FUN This page will be our team's info headquarters for all things Baltimore and Prix related the weekend of August 31 to September 2, 2012. There are loads of expanded activities, with many more venues for race fans of all ages. See our list of activities below.

Thousands of thrilled race fans thronged downtown Baltimore in 2011 
  • Here's the full PDF schedulethe online scheduleand a map of venues  
    Live music, autograph signings with drivers, kid- and family-friendly race themed activities in the Convention Center. 
  • Local vendors will be putting on their Sunday best for visitors, all weekend long with special deals and race-focused festivities to warmly welcome a "who's who" across the Race Car industry. 
  • Dinner on the town? Perfect couple nights coming up. Check this Baltimore Sun article for many Grand Prix-related restaurant promotions downtown this week! 
This article by MSNBC will really put your pedal to the metal about the royal treatment race fans will get in Charm City this weekend. Baltimore's Inner Harbor Marriott will be the "Checkered-Flag Center" of all things Prix the entire Labor Day Weekend.

Thanks to great collaboration between Baltimore City Government, Andretti Sports and the IndyCar circuit for this major downtown event in Charm City. Foot's Forecast is proud to be a part of Team Baltimore and help rev up the sunshine!  

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