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, the global leader in weather information and digital media, honors Dr. Alfred K. Blackadar, a leader whose contributions in meteorology have significantly impacted the weather enterprise and lives of many.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, is pleased to work with Internet.org, a Facebook-led initiative, as it makes a historic first launch in South America providing accessible and affordable internet services to the people of the Republic of Colombia. Free basic services through Facebook's Internet.org app will be available to Tigo Colombia customers.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, was invited to present the Keynote speech at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Third Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise. In his presentation "Transforming the Weather Enterprise", Dr. Myers, one of the true pioneers in the business and science of meteorology, noted that we have entered an extraordinary age of Transformative Innovation where changes are accelerating and occurring faster than ever before and explained what they will mean for the user and the Weather Enterprise as a whole.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced it has launched an update to its iOS application that will provide one universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users everywhere. All AccuWeather App users now have instant access to AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the only global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person’s exact street address or GPS location, across their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. AccuWeather MinuteCast was first introduced to users of the AccuWeather for iPhone and iPod touch app in 2014, and with this newest app update, the popular forecast only available from AccuWeather is now also available to iPad AccuWeather App users.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information and digital media, today announced that the AccuWeather app for Android is available for Android Wear™, providing users with all the weather information they need wherever they go. Android Wear brings you useful information when you need it most, at a glance on your wrist.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information and digital media, today announced its critical and unique weather information is helping to power AT&T Drive. David Mitchell, AccuWeather Vice President of Digital Media, Emerging Platforms is participating as a panelist in the 2015 AT&T Developer Summit. The “Developing Content for the Connected Car: A Developer’s Perspective” panel is scheduled for Monday, January 5, 2015 from 4:00-4:45pm at The Palms® Casino Resort Las Vegas.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, demonstrates its continued leadership in and support for the worldwide meteorological community as a Premier Sponsor of the 95th AMS Annual Meeting, a ground-breaking meteorological conference bringing together members of the Weather Enterprise across weather industry, government, education, and research sectors from around the world. The year’s conference is taking place now through January 8th in Phoenix, Arizona and the theme is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place” – a focus that ties effectively to AccuWeather’s commitment in providing weather information with Superior Accuracy™ when and where people need it to improve their lives.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the results of a national survey that details how winter weather conditions affect consumer behavior by the minute, from road travel to holiday preparations. The AccuWeather MinuteCast study polled 1,000 respondents across the U.S., revealing findings with some stark regional differences.
AccuWeather's hyper-local forecast information is pre-loaded on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 4 Edge, and Gear S. The weather has never looked better, combining the leading-edge of mobile display technology and the Superior Accuracy(tm) of the global leader in digital weather information.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, announced today that the company's newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, Edward Van Saders, is a featured speaker at the “CFO Playbook for Private Companies Summit”. The theme of the summit "Strategies for a Profitable Future" is a perfect fit for Van Saders' presentation, 'The AccuWeather Forecast: Business & Weather".