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 Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeatherÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s Chief Commercial Officer Casey McGeever will serve as keynote speaker for the ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Weather in GIS TrackÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â”, while two other members of the AES team present at the Business Summit: Technology Plenary.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, Inc. has been reappointed to the Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board of Directors, providing the organization with leadership and expertise on the private business sector. This reappointment by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett establishes Myers as one of the longest-serving board members for Team PA Foundation, having served on the board for more than 16 years under governors of both political parties.
AccuWeather Enterprise Services provides Intelligent Data Portal users with high-resolution radar to track local storms, lightning strikes, wildfire reports, hurricanes, and other environmental factors. They also provide the most up-to-date watches and warnings; helping agents in the field make the best informed decisions when lives may be at stake.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, was honored during Internet Week New York with the 2014 APPY Award for Mobile Weather Apps. AccuWeather’s award is in recognition of the company’s newly-designed iPhone app reimagined for iOS 7, AccuWeather – Weather for Life™, which showcases AccuWeather’s exclusive MinuteCast™.
AccuWeather, Inc.’s Display Systems and Services division has just signed a deal with the Nigeria's World Entertainment TV Ltd. to install four StoryTeller™ Interactive Touchscreen News Solution in their network headquarters. The turnkey StoryTeller systems will initially provide the network with the ability to deliver interactive social media commentary and weather forecasts to the network’s West African television audience, thanks to proprietary applications created by AccuWeather. Additional applications for delivering interactive presentations on virtually any topic are easily downloaded and implemented, much like those used in tablets and smartphones.
AccuWeather, the leading global digital media company, announced today that the innovative AccuWeather MinuteCast™ is now available on its web and mobile websites for Canadian locations as well as for the continental U.S. The Minute by Minute™ forecasts help users make decisions on the spot, wherever they go.
The AccuWeather Channel is building momentum with TV industry leaders as a smarter weather choice that combines value, a multi-platform experience, and a trusted brand that delivers Superior Accuracy™ to audiences around the world.
The StoryTeller® INRIX Traffic App now delivers an expanded range of features including projected drive times, customizable street labeling, the use of Webcams and sensors from any source for remote updates and visual reporting, and MinuteCast™, a feature exclusive to AccuWeather brand partners, for precipitation start and end times.
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.