AccuWeather.com Launches New Snow Days Forecast

December 06, 2010; 2:31 PM
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New Forecast Makes it Easier to Plan for School Closings throughout the Winter Season

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. December 06, 2010 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announced the launch of its "Snow Days Forecast," a localized and detailed forecast that predicts the likelihood of school cancellations due to winter weather threats.

"The Snow Days Forecast is making it easier for parents and students to see the chance of their school being closed because of snow, ice, or extreme cold," said Jim Candor, Senior Vice President of New Media for AccuWeather.com. "Easily accessible on AccuWeather.com, you can check the probability of schools in your area being closed due to winter weather at any time. Parents love it because it helps them plan for changes in childcare schedules in advance, avoiding a last-minute scramble when school is officially cancelled."

Updated every hour, the Snow Days Forecast provides a five-day, five-point scale ranging from very likely to very unlikely that school in your location will be cancelled due to winter weather, along with details such as current temperatures, chance of precipitation, and predicted amounts of precipitation. To offer guidance in planning special enrichment activities, the Forecast also includes Saturday and Sunday.

Visit AccuWeather.com to view the Snow Days Forecast.

The Snow Days forecast takes into account a variety of winter weather events that may play a role in the decision whether to cancel school, including snow, ice, and extreme cold. It considers not only the actual weather, but its likely impact on road and travel conditions. It also takes into account local climatology. For example, an inch of snow in northern Florida may lead to school cancellation, while it will likely take a much greater snow accumulation to cancel school in the Great Lakes snow belts.

The Snow Days Forecast is not intended as a replacement for official school closing and delay notices, which come directly from the school district. It should never be used as a reason not to prepare to go to school or to postpone doing school work.

In addition to the Snow Days Forecast for schools, AccuWeather.com provides a Morning School Bus Stop Forecast that predicts how safe and comfortable it will be, based upon the forecast weather conditions, while going to and waiting at the school bus stop. Both the Morning School Bus Stop Forecast and Snow Days Forecast are part of AccuWeather.com's suite of lifestyle weather forecasts. From weather conditions for specific outdoor activities to weather conditions for people suffering from allergies, people turn to AccuWeather.com's reliable, relevant, and localized lifestyle weather forecasts every day to plan their life.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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