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AccuWeather, The World's Preferred Source for Mobile Weather Content, Continues Significant Global Expansion

February 21, 2016; 9:52 PM

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Audiences worldwide choose AccuWeather for exclusive breaking weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy to improve their lives. AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- February 22, 2016 -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that nearly two thirds of its growing digital population is based outside of the United States, reflecting its global leadership as the most trusted source for forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm). Responding to user demand, AccuWeather has expanded its established international presence, added languages and dialects across platforms, and launched break-through innovations worldwide.

AccuWeather has recently expanded its international presence with multiple new offices and additional resources including India, South Korea, Japan, and China, in addition to expansion in the U.S. and Canada. Chief International Strategy Officer Vincent McDonald oversees AccuWeather's rapid global expansion, building and further strengthening enterprise-wide partnerships in addition to guiding the company's international resources and presence to serve its growing worldwide audience.

AccuWeather has also signed a historic Joint Venture with the Chinese government's commercial weather arm to expand the availability of weather information and forecasting operations throughout China. With the new JV, named Huafeng AccuWeather Meteorological Technology (Beijing) Company, Ltd., the company will advance, enhance, share, and distribute weather forecasts with AccuWeather's Superior Accuracy for China. The Joint Venture is the only company sanctioned under the Meteorological Law of China to distribute a full and detailed set of official weather information and forecasts of the China Meteorological Administration and the unique forecasting techniques and Chinese patents of AccuWeather. This makes AccuWeather the exclusive weather provider in China, providing more locations and unique forecasts never before available for China including MinuteCast(r) and longer-range forecast technology. Forecasts are focused on distribution for any mobile platform including smart phones, connected cars, wearables, and other emerging platforms. This will provide manufacturers of such devices the only appropriate selection for a weather partner in China and dovetail with AccuWeather solutions for the rest of the world.

To further localize and personalize weather communications, AccuWeather has added unique global forecasting capabilities and increased its number of forecasting languages this past year. AccuWeather provides weather forecasts in over 100 languages and dialects, gathering the best and most comprehensive weather data to deliver global forecasts with Superior Accuracy. Forecasts are pinpointed for every location on Earth and extend further ahead than any other source. With the most complete global real-time and historical data, most robust database of forecast models, most advanced forecast engine globally, and comprehensive validation results, AccuWeather is the most accurate weather company worldwide. With over 50 years of experience, clients, partners, and users all over the world rely on the consistent, excellent service and the Superior Accuracy that AccuWeather exclusively provides.

AccuWeather is the leader in forecasting innovation, with a winning track record of developing proprietary, revolutionary products to help peoples' lives. Unique innovations includes patented AccuWeather MinuteCast(r), the only global minute-by-minute forecast that predicts start and end times for precipitation for the next two hours specific to a user's exact street address or GPS location. AccuWeather MinuteCast is available for free to people living and traveling in the contiguous United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain available at AccuWeather.com and AccuWeather's award-winning apps.

AccUcast(r) is a another revolutionary innovation now available on the AccuWeather universal iOS app where users can share their local weather updates. AccUcast is the only crowdsourcing tool with live crowdsourced weather maps that provide current weather conditions submitted by users in an interactive, global animation display. AccuWeather designed and developed AccUcast to help people worldwide make more informed decisions, providing a new level of localization and engaging user interactivity in weather forecasting.

"AccuWeather has been a leader in weather for over 50 years and is at the forefront of weather innovation, with the #1 mobile weather website in the world," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. "AccuWeather leads the way in meeting worldwide needs for weather information, working with every major manufacturer of connected devices and offering forecasts for every location on Earth. No matter where you live and what device you are using, we have the most accurate, most trusted weather information you need to make informed decisions throughout the day."

AccuWeather recently showcased its digital leadership and innovation at CES 2016 with dozens of partners displaying AccuWeather's industry-leading weather integrations across mobile devices, wearables, smart TVs, tablets, connected cars, and more. AccuWeather will appear at 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 from February 22-25, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. A listing of AccuWeather partners present at MWC 2016 is available by request. Contact us to learn more about AccuWeatherÂ's global growth and additional mobile announcements during MWC.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over 1.5 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(tm) forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers, and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman 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. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

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AccuWeather, The World's Preferred Source for Mobile Weather Content, Continues Significant Global Expansion

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February 22, 2016, 10:05:25 AM EST

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Audiences worldwide choose AccuWeather for exclusive breaking weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy to improve their lives. AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- February 22, 2016 -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that nearly two thirds of its growing digital population is based outside of the United States, reflecting its global leadership as the most trusted source for forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm). Responding to user demand, AccuWeather has expanded its established international presence, added languages and dialects across platforms, and launched break-through innovations worldwide.

AccuWeather has recently expanded its international presence with multiple new offices and additional resources including India, South Korea, Japan, and China, in addition to expansion in the U.S. and Canada. Chief International Strategy Officer Vincent McDonald oversees AccuWeather's rapid global expansion, building and further strengthening enterprise-wide partnerships in addition to guiding the company's international resources and presence to serve its growing worldwide audience.

AccuWeather has also signed a historic Joint Venture with the Chinese government's commercial weather arm to expand the availability of weather information and forecasting operations throughout China. With the new JV, named Huafeng AccuWeather Meteorological Technology (Beijing) Company, Ltd., the company will advance, enhance, share, and distribute weather forecasts with AccuWeather's Superior Accuracy for China. The Joint Venture is the only company sanctioned under the Meteorological Law of China to distribute a full and detailed set of official weather information and forecasts of the China Meteorological Administration and the unique forecasting techniques and Chinese patents of AccuWeather. This makes AccuWeather the exclusive weather provider in China, providing more locations and unique forecasts never before available for China including MinuteCast(r) and longer-range forecast technology. Forecasts are focused on distribution for any mobile platform including smart phones, connected cars, wearables, and other emerging platforms. This will provide manufacturers of such devices the only appropriate selection for a weather partner in China and dovetail with AccuWeather solutions for the rest of the world.

To further localize and personalize weather communications, AccuWeather has added unique global forecasting capabilities and increased its number of forecasting languages this past year. AccuWeather provides weather forecasts in over 100 languages and dialects, gathering the best and most comprehensive weather data to deliver global forecasts with Superior Accuracy. Forecasts are pinpointed for every location on Earth and extend further ahead than any other source. With the most complete global real-time and historical data, most robust database of forecast models, most advanced forecast engine globally, and comprehensive validation results, AccuWeather is the most accurate weather company worldwide. With over 50 years of experience, clients, partners, and users all over the world rely on the consistent, excellent service and the Superior Accuracy that AccuWeather exclusively provides.

AccuWeather is the leader in forecasting innovation, with a winning track record of developing proprietary, revolutionary products to help peoples' lives. Unique innovations includes patented AccuWeather MinuteCast(r), the only global minute-by-minute forecast that predicts start and end times for precipitation for the next two hours specific to a user's exact street address or GPS location. AccuWeather MinuteCast is available for free to people living and traveling in the contiguous United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain available at AccuWeather.com and AccuWeather's award-winning apps.

AccUcast(r) is a another revolutionary innovation now available on the AccuWeather universal iOS app where users can share their local weather updates. AccUcast is the only crowdsourcing tool with live crowdsourced weather maps that provide current weather conditions submitted by users in an interactive, global animation display. AccuWeather designed and developed AccUcast to help people worldwide make more informed decisions, providing a new level of localization and engaging user interactivity in weather forecasting.

"AccuWeather has been a leader in weather for over 50 years and is at the forefront of weather innovation, with the #1 mobile weather website in the world," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. "AccuWeather leads the way in meeting worldwide needs for weather information, working with every major manufacturer of connected devices and offering forecasts for every location on Earth. No matter where you live and what device you are using, we have the most accurate, most trusted weather information you need to make informed decisions throughout the day."

AccuWeather recently showcased its digital leadership and innovation at CES 2016 with dozens of partners displaying AccuWeather's industry-leading weather integrations across mobile devices, wearables, smart TVs, tablets, connected cars, and more. AccuWeather will appear at 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 from February 22-25, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. A listing of AccuWeather partners present at MWC 2016 is available by request. Contact us to learn more about AccuWeather’s global growth and additional mobile announcements during MWC.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over 1.5 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(tm) forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers, and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman 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. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

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