State College, PA, August 22, 2013 - The Little League World Series has ramped up safety and security this year, by utilizing an application developed by AccuWeather, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, and Esri, the leading GIS mapping software development company. The web app provides a common operating picture (COP) should severe weather play a role in this year's tournament to ensure the safety of all involved with the highly attended event.
The interactive mapping system uses Esri-enabled technology to help the Little League World Series mitigate the risks of severe weather to their operations throughout the series. Translated into visually compelling animations and illustrations, this application integrates the league's assets with all manner of weather. This includes current conditions, forecasts and severe weather warnings including lightning, rainfall, winds, extreme temperatures, and tornados.
By receiving advanced warning of high impact weather events, the league can safely shelter players, spectators and employees and put emergency protocols into action. Site-specific warnings can also alert key personnel when weather is in the vicinity of the ball fields, but will not directly impact them - limiting unnecessary downtime and interruptions of the games.
This application also features an updated interface, taking advantage of the latest Esri Flex technology, which allows for enhanced interactivity and ease of use. The Message Center now displays more details about each warning, including severity indicator and hover-over warning functionality to view full details. It also includes a ticker; indicating last update time, number of active warnings, and next expire time for constant update of warnings situation.
Because seconds count when severe weather hits, AccuWeather supplied the league with 100 licenses to access this application through mobile devices, ensuring a swift response by delivering site-specific severe weather warnings directly into the hands of the end user - all combined with the quick and direct access to the league's standard operating procedures for weather-specific emergencies.
The Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., began Thursday, August 16th, and will continue through with the Championship game on Sunday, August 25th.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
For businesses, government agencies, media, and institutions around the world, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions delivers mission-critical, weather-driven solutions that help protect people, property and profits from the effects of weather. AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' products include the most accurate, site-specific, customized severe weather warnings, short- and long-range forecasts, and applied weather information.
Every day one 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, 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 and weather content and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
Visit AccuWeather.com/EnterpriseSolutions for additional information.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been selected by the Homecoming Executive Committee to represent Penn State University as Grand Marshal for Homecoming 2016. Each year, the Committee chooses an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has excelled in their field of study and continues to positively represent the University.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of significant innovations to the AccuWeather app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 7 and operating system update, including enhancements that make the AccuWeather app experience even easier and more personalized, providing life-saving weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy that users trust.
With the likelihood of humidity much of the week and potential for showers Saturday night into Sunday morning that could dampen New York City's Fashion Week, AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, is there to make sure attendees are covered with minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) for their exact location.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has responded to consumer demand for leading-edge weather video with the introduction of immersive 360-degree videos for breaking weather news. This interactive new content and many additional innovations have led to a 400% increase in average monthly video views across AccuWeather’s digital properties, including web, mobile web, mobile apps, and OTT platforms.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, is proud to be an active part of the State College community and lead the way in volunteerism and altruistic giving. To recognize this important area of focus and the many contributions of its staff members, AccuWeather is pleased to announce AccuWeather Rays of Hope, a new initiative that will be used to encourage charitable giving and sponsorships.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Development has signed a patent licensing agreement for the use of AccuWeather's proprietary patents to benefit University advancements in technology innovation, including OU’s mPING app.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced its patented MinuteCast minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts are now available to drivers via AppLink using Ford's new SYNC 3 in-car communications and entertainment system, initially available in Ford's Mondeo, S-MAX, and Galaxy models.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the appointment of Steven Hickson as Chief Financial Officer. Hickson is a proven finance leader with media and management experience in guiding organizational growth on a global scale, providing financial leadership for organizations around the world including significant expansions in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and more.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has been recognized by The Pennsylvania State University with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest recognition the University bestows on an individual. The Penn State Board of Trustees selected eight alumni in 2016 for this honor.
AccuWeather is recognized for its weather accuracy leadership in a new global report from ForecastWatch, a leading third-party weather forecast monitoring and assessment company. The study’s twelve-month evaluation names AccuWeather the most accurate source of overall temperature forecasts measured through mean absolute error and forecasts within three degrees. AccuWeather is also first in high temperature forecast accuracy measured through mean absolute error and forecasts within three degrees, in addition to the #1 ranking in low temperature forecast accuracy measured in mean absolute error (tied) and forecasts within three degrees.