AccuWeather Now Serves All U.S.-based Class I Railroads with Addition of Norfolk Southern Railway

September 18, 2013; 12:43 PM
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State College, PA, September 19, 2013 - AccuWeather today announced it has added Norfolk Southern Railway to the expanding list of organizations that receive its highly customized, site-specific severe-weather warnings to protect facilities and moving assets. With the addition of Norfolk Southern, AccuWeather now serves all U.S.-based Class I railroads, accounting for 69 percent of U.S. rail mileage and 94 percent of railroad revenue, as well as the largest railroads in Canada and Mexico.

AccuWeather's SkyGuard® Severe Weather Warnings provides Norfolk Southern with proactive notification of impending threats to various dispatch offices within the company. The information assists the railway in protecting lives and property and allows for business continuity through timely and accurate forecasts and warnings of high winds, floods, tornadoes, ice, extreme temperatures, hurricanes and other severe weather that may threaten trains, rights-of-way, terminals and other critical physical plants.

For example, soon after AccuWeather began serving Norfolk Southern, heavy rains raised flash flood concerns for a 13-mile stretch of track between the cities of Meridian and Hattiesburg, Miss. Based on their detailed analysis of the location of the rainfall, AccuWeather forecasters determined that there was no risk to Norfolk Southern because no track damage was to be expected. Railway service was uninterrupted during the event and no damage to the track was reported.

"This milestone marks a new chapter in the growth of our business to deliver weather-related, mission critical offerings and services globally," said Casey McGeever, Chief Commercial Officer of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions. "We have a commitment to superior accuracy and delivering high-quality weather forecasts that customers depend on daily."

To learn more about AccuWeather's customized weather warnings, forecasts and information, visit AccuWeather.com/EnterpriseSolutions.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

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 www.accuweather.com for additional information.

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