STATE COLLEGE, Pa. April 4, 2012 - AccuWeather unveiled today the most comprehensive 25-day weather forecast available on any free website. The revolutionary tool includes such detail as daily high and low temperatures, precipitation, cloud cover, and weather records.
"The AccuWeather 25-Day Forecast is a scientific and meteorological breakthrough," said Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather Founder and President. "It is a revolutionary, innovative tool that you can use to make your personal and business plans anywhere you live or travel. For events already scheduled, such as weddings or sporting events, it gives you the best available, most accurate, detailed advance guidance on how to plan, given the weather forecast. It is truly one-of-a-kind."
In the 1960s, AccuWeather scientists pioneered the daily five-day forecast, at a time when the National Weather Service was offering only a daily two-day forecast. In later years, AccuWeather also became the first to introduce the seven-day, ten-day, and fifteen-day forecasts, including the fifteen-day, hour-by-hour forecast.
"In our almost 50 years of meteorological leadership, AccuWeather has consistently led and pushed the envelope in weather forecasting," Dr. Myers continued. "Our latest scientific innovation, the AccuWeather 25-Day Forecast, goes further out in time, with more specific detail, and for more locations than any other source."
The AccuWeather 25-Day Forecast includes:
- High and low temperatures.
- Patented, AccuWeather RealFeel® high and low temperatures.
- Chance and amount of precipitation.
- Wind speed and direction.
- Thunderstorm probability.
- Cloud cover and UV index.
- Sun and moon rise and set times.
- Historical high and low temperature information for each day, including the normals, records, and actual readings from the previous year.
The AccuWeather 25-Day Forecast is available for 2.7 million locations worldwide, including every location where persons live and work.
The AccuWeather 25-Day Forecast can be found on www.AccuWeather.com and on the mobile website, http://m.accuweather.com. These AccuWeather web and mobile sites are the fastest growing weather sites among the major news and information sites.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day nearly half a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides the most accurate and detailed hourly forecasts for every location where people live and work worldwide (more than 2.7 million locations), with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, and smart TVs and appliances, as well as on radio and television and in newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - recognized as one of the top 528 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 and weather content and video for more than 50,000 third-party websites, including The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and The New York Times.
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With drone technology, journalists have a whole new way to get better angles on stories and bring viewers closer to the action. Drone and remote location videos can now be integrated live with StoryTeller interactive presentations, revolutionizing the newsroom. Best of all, downloading and using StoryTeller applications and features that allow the integration of remote video is now as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
Social media has the unique advantage of giving newsrooms instant feedback, opinions, and visual content from viewers as stories are breaking. With the launch of the improved StoryTeller Social Media App at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms will now have the ability to import popular social media feeds with viewer comments and images with greater ease and effectiveness in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather. New features also allow the app to import video and dynamically screen and sort all content for on-air use. Best of all, downloading and using the expanded Social Media App is as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft’s latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries.
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In light of the explosive growth of the StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution, Loren Tobia, a former chairman of Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Sales for AccuWeather’s Display Systems and Services division. In this new role, Loren will drive the expansion of StoryTeller, which is already featured in all top ten U.S. markets with a collective domestic audience of 80 million households.
Newsrooms worldwide can now access a significantly wider breadth of new interactive apps and features than ever before with StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather, meeting the needs of every breaking story. From local crime sprees and traffic accidents to flight delays and Minute by Minute™ weather updates, StoryTeller has enhanced real-time newsroom coverage to further differentiate broadcast stations in their markets. Best of all, downloading and using new applications for StoryTeller is now as fast and easy as adding new apps to a smartphone.
AccuWeather was named one of NOAA’s first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors. The initiative was started to recognize organizations committed to helping the nation be better prepared for, respond to, and recover from weather-related disasters. It was launched at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Atlanta in February 2014.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, is partnering with HTC, a world leader in mobile devices, to provide weather data to the HTC weather app showcased on HTC smartphones, including the newly launched HTC One (M8). AccuWeather has provided weather content with Superior Accuracy™ with exceptional user experiences to HTC smartphone users globally since 2008.
AccuWeather's new MinuteCast(TM) forecast predicts precipitation start and end times on a minute-by-minute basis, right down to your street address.