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MinuteCast for Mariners Now Available Exclusively from the 'Marine Weather by AccuWeather' App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

September 02, 2014; 7:30 AM
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The Marine Weather by AccuWeather App provides rich information for mariners and other water hobbyists to help improve safety and save lives while in and near the water AccuWeather Global Weather Center - September 2, 2014 - AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information, today announced that their Marine Weather™ by AccuWeather app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch now includes the new AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the unique and patented forecast technology that gives users by-the-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours, highly-localized right down to a user's exact GPS location, boat slip, or street address, and with Superior Accuracy™.

"Boaters within 400nm of the coast can use AccuWeather MinuteCast to help track and time storms that may be in their area," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. "MinuteCast includes precipitation type and intensity, and start and end times for precipitation. Users can even select a point on a nautical map or chart to get MinuteCast for that location, in addition to their current location. This type of detail and precision provides mariners with a level of insight into weather conditions they've never had before. AccuWeather provides this information exclusively in support of our ongoing dedication and commitment to helping improve safety and save lives everywhere."

In addition to the exclusive AccuWeather MinuteCast, the updated app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch now offers worldwide buoy data, high and low tides for hundreds of locations around the United States, United Kingdom and Australia coastlines. Animated weather radar and maps are available for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain and Australia, as well as additional maps that show sea surface temperatures and anomalies, and wave heights and surface winds. Wave heights and surface wind data are available for every three-hour time period through to 180 hours.

Tropical weather maps for the Atlantic and Pacific oceans include the window of movement of every named tropical system, severe weather watches and warnings, radius of the wind, storm surges, as well as storm history information.

Marine weather forecast information is available for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain and Australia. For the United States, Marine Weather by AccuWeather includes all coastal regions, the Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Marine Weather by AccuWeather is a free app available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.

An ad free version of the app, Marine Weather Platinum by AccuWeather, includes ocean current predictions.

AccuWeather MinuteCast can also be accessed through www.AccuWeather.com.

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 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, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.

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