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The Weather Performance Index (WPI)
The Weather Performance Index (WPI) from Weather Life is derived from studying past historical data to research potential trends in performance and outcomes related to various weather conditions in outdoor sporting events. We analyze the effects of certain weather parameters and evaluate the potential performance in given scenarios.
 
The goal the Weather Performance Index (WPI) is to equip sports fans with detailed forecasts and potential performance information in games of interest and fantasy sports.
 
Why use The Outside Edge and Weather Performance Index (WPI)?
Research shows that weather-based impacts in outdoor sporting events have a statistically significant influence in overall scoring, turnovers and rushing/passing offensive statistics.  In addition, weather conditions do influence play-calling and individual performance in many games. Research also indicates that weather conditions do have an impact on player performance and influences different aspects of the game.
 
The WPI breaks down potential weather-based impacts in the following areas:
 
  • GAME AND FIELD CONDITIONS
    • Wind Speed and Direction
    • Precipitation Type and Probability
    • Temperature / "Feels Like" Temperature
    • Humidity Levels
    • Field Surface Type and Condition
    • Overall Scoring and Outcomes
  • PLAYER PERFORMANCE CONDITIONS FOOTBALL
    • Passing​
    • Rushing
    • Kicking/Special Teams
    • Turnovers
  • PLAYER PERFORMANCE CONDITIONS BASEBALL
    • Pitching
    • Hitting
    • Home Runs
    • Fielding
    • Sky Factor

 

Analytics and Weather-Based Sports Performance Impacts:

THE WEATHER + PERFORMANCE INDEX IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN THE OUTSIDE EDGE SUBSCRIPTION NEWSLETTER

CUSTOM WEATHER ANALYTICS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE GAMEDAY SKY APP (iOS/Android)