AccuWeather acquires Bluefin Engineering apps and website to provide superior marine weather forecasts for users who love boating activities
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - November 21, 2013 - AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, today announced that marine weather forecasts are now available online and within a suite of mobile apps. For the first time, AccuWeather will provide mariners and other water hobbyists with important marine-related weather information useful for activities such as boating, fishing, sailing, and surfing.
Marine Weather™ by AccuWeather provides users with superior weather information pertinent for water activities including buoy data, tide information, water currents, radar, wind speed and direction, dew point, air temperature, barometric pressure, weather maps, radar, sun and moon rise and set times, moon phase and transit, and sea surface temperatures. Marine Weather™ by AccuWeather is currently available in the Apple App Store and Google Play markets. It is also available as a Web application.
"Our acquisition of the Bluefin technology and products, along with our recent acquisition of SkyMotion and their minute by minute forecasting technology, is an example of our continuous dedication to providing the most valuable and useful weather forecasts and information to help improve the lives of people everywhere," said Barry Lee Myers, AccuWeather Chief Executive Officer.
"Fisherman, sailors, surfers, and water activity fans of all kinds will appreciate our real-time, accurate, marine weather forecasts," said Jim Candor, AccuWeather Chief Strategy Officer. "They can use our specialized forecasts to check for specific conditions that might impede - or even endanger - their leisure time on the water and at the shore."
The AccuWeather marine weather forecasts are available for the United States, Europe, and Australia. Expansion to the Asia market is being explored with AccuWeather partners located there. For the United States, Marine Weather™ by AccuWeather includes all coastal regions, including the Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
"I'm excited that the Bluefin apps and website are joining the AccuWeather family. AccuWeather's brand recognition and loyal following will help users all over the globe make use of the marine weather forecasts," said Randy Findley, President and CTO of Bluefin Engineering.
AccuWeather offers hundreds of different forecast types that help people make their daily and future decisions. These forecasts range from the new MinuteCast™ Minute by Minute™ forecast and the 45-day extended forecast to lifestyle weather forecasts for specific health concerns or outdoor activities, such as the Cold & Flu and Lawn & Gardening forecasts.
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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 and weather content and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
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