AccuWeather Reaffirms Commitment to Meteorological Community, as well as Contribution of National Weather Service and American Meteorological Society

January 29, 2014; 10:26 AM
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AccuWeather recognizes contributions of government, academia, and weather industry.

AccuWeather Global Weather Center - January 29, 2014 - With next week's start of the 94th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, AccuWeather reaffirms its full support, commitment, and appreciation for the foundational weather sets, models, and core infrastructure the government, academic research professionals, and meteorologists in all parts of the weather enterprise contribute to the safety of the national and global populations. As the world's largest and fastest-growing multi-media weather company and a leading member of the meteorological community, AccuWeather believes this expression of support is especially important at this time.

Recent comments caused by changing dynamics and new opportunities in the weather enterprise have cast a negative pall over some of this work. AccuWeather's announcement is designed to move the focus from comments generated by a dispute in the cable/satellite distribution sector with one weather provider, to the broader good of the weather enterprise and the weather industry.

AccuWeather is able to offer consumers around the world the best weather information and forecasting as a result of its partnerships within the meteorological community.

"AccuWeather has been providing weather forecasts of such high quality for over 50 years that we have become synonymous with the Superior Accuracy™ that supports our brand name. In that time, we have provided and seen advancements in forecasting that have exponentially increased our ability to deliver accurate weather forecasts and severe weather warnings that are increasingly more customized, personalized, and localized," stated Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and President of AccuWeather, Inc. "Consumers have more choices for quality weather forecasts than ever before. In addition to TV, radio, and newspaper, they can access local forecasts, radar, satellite, video forecasts, and alerts on virtually any type of device - including smart phones, tablets, computers, digital displays in public places, and even smart cars, smart appliances, smart watches, and more. AccuWeather is not limited to a few platforms, but is available across these platforms with up-to-date weather information when and where people need it."

AccuWeather is also a major source of tailored and actionable forecasts for business, industry, and government agencies, serving 240 of the Fortune 500 companies to reduce losses, save money, increase safety, and improve their profitability. Companies who do the investigation to determine the best source of weather information select AccuWeather. They bring the same outstanding quality of forecasts to each and every member of the public every day.

"As we begin the American Meteorological Society annual meeting in Atlanta, it is important to recognize the vital role all sectors play in keeping the public informed and safe," stated Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, Inc. "No one organization should take the credit for the quality and availability of forecasting information. To suggest there is only one means of accessing weather information, which happens to be the one supplied by the one business doing the complaining, and that it is the only source for public safety is unfortunate and incorrect hype. It undermines the outstanding work and significant effort that the entire weather community has been putting in for decades. I hope we can begin to expect more."

In the third quarter of 2014, AccuWeather will further expand available weather information choices by launching the new 24/7 AccuWeather Channel. With the recent changes opening up the cable and satellite industry for greater weather opportunities, the AccuWeather multi-platform channel will provide "All Weather, All the Time™", dedicated entirely to weather programming.

AccuWeather also recently introduced the new, exclusive MinuteCast™, which provides Minute by Minute™ forecasts for every location in the United States and Canada. It is currently available on AccuWeather.com and the SkyMotion app by AccuWeather and will soon be expanding to all media properties and to international markets.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is a recognized expert in global weather information issues and one of the world most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry.

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