U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) names AccuWeather as one of the first Ambassadors.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - March 28, 2014 - 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's ability to provide valuable weather services to the nation and especially to provide weather warnings with Superior Accuracy™ to critical infrastructure like rail lines and businesses where people gather, such as production facilities and retail outlets, is further strengthened by designation in this initiative," stated Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, Inc. "We are also able to assist businesses, emergency managers, and government to participate effectively and become designated ambassadors as well," he added.
AccuWeather and NOAA have partnered for many years. The company has supported NOAA and National Weather Service (NWS) budgets in testimony and presentation before the United States Congress and with the Office of Management and Budget, as well as other federal agencies. AccuWeather has been a long time cooperation partner with NOAA and Barry Lee Myers has served as Special Advisor to three Directors of the NWS.
Conrad C. Lautenbacher, former NOAA Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Atmosphere and Oceans, is a member of the AccuWeather Board of Directors and was proud that the company had achieved this designation.
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 and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, 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. In 2014, the company will launch the AccuWeather Channel, an "All Weather, All the Time™" multi-platform national channel for forecasts with Superior Accuracy. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an expert in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry.
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