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.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced key promotions to its executive team, adding four leadership appointments: Vincent McDonald has been named Chief International Strategy Officer; John Dokes has been named General Manager of the AccuWeather Network; Steven Smith has been named President of Digital Media; and Chris Patti has been named Chief Technology Officer.
In remembrance of one of the deadliest and costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has launched an online news and video center, Remembering Hurricane Katrina. With an overwhelming storm surge and waves over 20 feet tall, Katrina was responsible more than 1,800 deaths and resulted in $108 billion of damage. The recovery from this disastrous storm continues to this day. The online center traces the event and recovery original news stories and videos that provide unique scientific and personal insights into the disastrous storm.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information </strong>and digital media, today announced the revolutionary commercial weather portal which provides a customizable interface for clients to merge powerful, geographic information systems-integrated (GIS-integrated) weather components in one easy view for enhanced access to powerful business intelligence and situational awareness in decision making. As the gold standard in weather forecasting with Superior Accuracy™, AccuWeather is the number one supplier of customized, pinpoint weather warnings to large enterprises, as well as a vital information source for worldwide weather forecasts, data, and meteorological consulting services. AccuWeather now offers these unparalleled services through one proprietary, centralized point of access for enterprises.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today introduced AccUcast™, an exciting interactive crowdsourcing feature available in the AccuWeather universal iOS app where users can now share their local weather updates. AccUcast is the only crowdsourcing tool with live crowdsourced weather maps that provide current weather conditions submitted by users in a global animation display. AccuWeather designed and developed AccUcast to help people worldwide make more informed decisions, providing a new level of localization and user interactivity in weather forecasting.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that AccuWeather Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers will serve as the keynote speaker for the second annual Weather Track at the 2015 Esri International User Conference. The presentation entitled "Transformational Change Driven by Big Data" will take place on July 21st from 1:30 to 2:00 PM in Ballroom 20.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced it is now offering AccuWeather MinuteCast(R) in 13 countries with plans to provide its unique hyper-local forecast in additional countries worldwide, continuing its rapid expansion. The patented forecast includes precipitation type and intensity, as well as start and end times for precipitation by the minute for the next two hours, localized to a person's exact street address or GPS location. Award-winning AccuWeather apps and AccuWeather.com website provide the MinuteCast feature free of charge to users.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, announced today that fans can share their favorite weather photos on the AccuWeather Facebook page for their chance to be featured on AccuWeather.com. Users are invited to share their favorite weather photos, such as weather selfies, friends and family having fun in the great outdoors, and their pets enjoying the weather, by posting their images and captions to the AccuWeather Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AccuWeather. Fans can also enter on Twitter by using the hashtag #FanFriday with their weather photo.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is pleased to announce its continuing alliance with the American Red Cross to assist weather disaster victims everywhere. Today is “All in 1 Day” – the inaugural Red Cross Giving Day and a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of all that the Red Cross does throughout the year.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is celebrating the passage of the innovative bill H.R. 1561, known as the Weather Forecast and Innovations Act of 2015. The bill is the first step toward giving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the authority to acquire high-value commercial and academic weather data and will help NOAA advance its global forecasting superiority in weather prediction.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, and Huafeng Media Group, the commercial weather media company owned by the China Meteorological Administration, have formed a unique one-of-a-kind joint venture for the distribution of enhanced weather information in China. The partnership expands AccuWeather's forecast locations and offers people throughout China enhanced weather forecasts of many kinds never before available in China.