What is it?
An index that shows the total forecasted accumulation of rain for a market in a 24 hour period, from midnight to midnight.
Example: RAIN.AUS = 3.17 means the total rainfall forecast for the Austin, Texas market for that day is 3.17 inches.
Who is interested?
Dispatchers, Brokers, Carriers, Shippers
What does it tell me?
Helps determine which regions of extreme weather should be avoided. This reduces the odds that delivery of loads will be delayed, especially due to torrential downpours, flooding and road closures. Hurricanes can be of particular concern during the summer and early fall.