Innovative forecast can predict precipitation type, intensity, and start and end times on a Minute by Minute basis at a hyper-local level
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - May 30, 2014 - 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.
"AccuWeather MinuteCast is an in-the-moment feature because it keeps users viewing at their desks and from their mobile devices aware of what type of precipitation they are going to experience and when it is going to begin and end," said Steve Smith, Chief Digital Officer for AccuWeather, Inc. "The new minute-by-minute forecast provides users in Canada as well as those visiting the Canadian provinces with the greatest visibility into immediate weather conditions so they can make better decisions and improve their lives."
MinuteCast predicts the type, intensity, and start and end times for precipitation for each minute for the next two hours, specific to a user's exact street address in any location in Canada and the contiguous U.S. The new by-the-minute forecast is accessible from the forecast page on AccuWeather.com and on the AccuWeather.com mobile site. Once the user selects a location, the AccuWeather MinuteCast appears prominently in the navigation.
The addition of MinuteCast to AccuWeather's portfolio is part of its strategy to be the leading global digital media
company that serves superior weather forecasts to more than one billion people worldwide every day. AccuWeather's web and mobile properties provide users with numerous innovative weather forecasts including the 45-Day Forecast as well as lifestyle forecasts informing how weather affects travel, business planning, hobbies such as golfing and sailing, and conditions such as migraines and allergies. AccuWeather also offers animated and interactive weather radar and satellite maps, broadcast-quality weather videos and news stories, and up-to-date hurricane and tropical storm information in its Hurricane Center.
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
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