AccuWeather Highlights AI, Risk Comms, Hyperlocal Reporting, Climate Change at AMS Annual Meeting
AccuWeather, the global leader in forecasting services, will once again take a leadership role at the 104th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center – January 29 2024 – AccuWeather expert meteorologists will lead and participate in discussions on a variety of important topics related to this year’s meeting theme, “Living in a Changing Environment,” including combining the best elements of human expertise, AI, and machine learning in the quest for the perfect forecast; leveraging weather data to guide business decisions and optimize operations; the latest innovations In enhancing weather risk communications; and reaffirming AccuWeather’s commitment to addressing climate change and communicating the serious danger it poses to humanity and all of life to the public.
“AccuWeather has a rich history of developing innovative solutions to help people and businesses make the best weather-informed decisions. As the global leader in weather and digital media, we have over six decades of experience working collaboratively across the Weather Enterprise sector to solve challenging problems and communicate weather insights in new ways. This year’s theme is an important statement on the need for our weather, water and climate community to lead the way on issues related to climate change. As an organization rooted in science with global reach, AccuWeather is committed to communicating the science of climate change and engaging the public and policy makers. As we gather for the 104th Annual Meeting, all of us need to work together to mitigate the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, and inspire others to do more for our environment to benefit future generations,” said AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter.
AccuWeather will also be joining Ambient Weather at its booth #539 in the Exhibit Hall to highlight a new partnership launched at launched at CES® to advance hyperlocal weather reporting. Ambient’s WS-2000, WS-2902, and WS-5000 Weather Stations, equipped with an array of sensors and cutting-edge features, now proudly bear the esteemed title of "Official Weather Stations of AccuWeather" and will be bundled with a complimentary 3-month Premium+ subscription to the AccuWeather App (Android, iOS) that unlocks a wealth of additional features, including extended hourly forecast graphs, severe weather alerts, and health and activities outlooks. AccuWeather’s forecasts will now also be incorporated into Ambient Weather digital properties to give weather station users a new level of precision from the global leader in forecast accuracy. This synergy between hardware and software ensures that users receive a comprehensive and personalized weather monitoring experience, empowering them with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their daily activities, travel plans, and outdoor pursuits.
“This partnership with Ambient is exciting on so many levels. Not only can Ambient Weather Station users now benefit from the deeper insights provided by our superior AccuWeather forecasts and a Premium+ subscription to our AccuWeather App, but they can also become a part of a new AccuWeather Observer Network of more than 250,000 Ambient weather stations and weather cameras across the U.S.,” said Steven R. Smith, CEO of AccuWeather. “Ambient’s passionate community of citizen scientists offer insights into local weather conditions that can help fill in the geographical gaps between government and private sector weather stations, giving our professional meteorologists an even clearer picture of real-time conditions on the ground. It’s a unique way to bring an element of crowdsourcing to our weather data.”
Events and Presentations by AccuWeather at The 104th AMS Annual Meeting:
Presented by Jonathan C. Porter, AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist; Co-Authored by Marshall Moss, AccuWeather Sr. Director, Strategic Projects and Graphics Production
Monday, January 29, 2024
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Johnson AB (First Floor, Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor)
AccuWeather, a pioneering weather information provider, has harnessed the power of artificial intelligence and computing in conjunction with a team of more than 100 expert operational meteorologists to offer users unparalleled forecasts, alerts, and communications. It is this unique machine-human blend that helps differentiate AccuWeather from other weather applications and sites by taking full advantage of what each does best to deliver overall Superior Accuracy™ and its unique blend of scientific accuracy and perceived accuracy via enhanced communications. This talk highlights AccuWeather's distinctive strategy in merging the capabilities of expert human meteorologists and machines, optimizing their collective strengths to empower better decision-making for safeguarding lives and property. With a global reach encompassing over 1.5 billion people across diverse languages, AccuWeather's commitment to accuracy and partnership with governments worldwide solidify its role as a crucial conduit for accurate forecasts, timely warnings, and invaluable communication.
Roundtable Discussion: The Powerful Impacts of Scientific Societies Joining Forces with Global Media Organizations to Combat Climate Change
Panelist Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather Founder & Executive Chairman
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Ballroom I (400 Level, The Baltimore Convention Center)
People are changing Earth's climate, and these changes pose serious danger to humanity and all of life. The changes in climate that people are causing are larger and faster than any humanity is known to have endured. Addressing climate change must be a top priority, if humanity and all life is to thrive. Therefore, the scientific societies and media organizations signing the Global Climate Science-Media Action Plan Pledge at this event commit to working together to inform all audiences about the challenges and opportunities facing humanity at this point in the 21st century on all fronts from a science-based position to mitigate today's prevalent dis/mis-information about climate change.
Dr. Myers’ new book, “Invisible Iceberg: When Climate and Weather Shaped History,“ began as a keynote presentation at the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting and is the #1 New Release in Weather on Amazon since its launch at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year. By looking to the past, it gives readers a perspective on the importance of climate and weather to help inspire them to take action for the future.
Presented by Lidia Huaman, AccuWeather Applied Meteorologist - Weather Technology; Co-Authored by Timothy Loftus, AccuWeather Data Scientist III, Weather Technology; Eric Michielli, AccuWeather Director, Data Management; Chris Patti, AccuWeather Chief Data Architect; and Stephen Mummey, AccuWeather VP, Programmatic Sales and Operations.
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
Hall E (100 Level, The Baltimore Convention Center)
AccuWeather, the most accurate and most used source of weather forecasts and warnings, hosts a large weather database suite, including detailed historical data, real-time data, forecast insights, and weather derivatives. With AccuWeather data, businesses can use the highest quality weather data to make the best decisions in order to optimize their operations, enhance safety, reduce liability and loss, improve performance, and drive efficiency. The AccuWeather Data Suite is the most complete and comprehensive collection of weather and weather-derived datasets that greatly benefit businesses for predictive use cases or implementing a weather targeting strategy, to highlight a few. The AccuWeather weather data includes the most accurate, detailed and localized hourly and daily meteorological information that the users can apply in weather sensitivity analysis to help decision-making, in industries such as agriculture, energy, and retail. The AccuWeather weather-derived data (i.e., indices) is developed specifically for a particular company or industry sector to provide direct business solutions, simplifying the understanding between weather and businesses operations. When generating the weather-derived data, AccuWeather carefully investigates the impacts of weather on each specific business and generates high quality indices that help decision-making. Both the weather and weather-derived AccuWeather datasets are seamlessly delivered to users through various data marketplaces, such as Databricks and Snowflake. Innovative use cases will be explored.
Presented by Dan DePodwin AccuWeather Sr. Director, Forecast Operations; Co-Authored by Jonathan C. Porter, AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist
Thursday, February 1, 2024
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Holiday 4 (Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor)
AccuWeather, with 60-plus years of forecast communication experience, continues to develop innovative new ways to communicate the weather and its impacts. With such a long history of these innovations, ranging from products such as the AccuWeather RealFeel™ temperature, the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, and newer communication innovations such as AccuWeather Alerts™ severe weather alerts to the AccuWeather Heat Wave Counter and Severity Index™ , AccuWeather continues to refine new ways to communicate weather risk and help drive better decisions through combining Superior Accuracy™ with Superior Communications. AccuWeather Alerts™ is a new, advanced notification system designed to revolutionize the communication and distribution of severe weather threats in the interest of public safety – complementing and extending the benefit of official government warnings. Meanwhile, heat waves are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, prompting AccuWeather to introduce this year the AccuWeather Heat Wave Counter and Severity Index™, the only scale that tracks the duration and severity of heat waves, allowing people to easily compare the number of, durations, and intensity of current and previous heat waves - placing heat waves into context. This presentation will highlight these recent innovations and how they lead to improved user decisions related to extreme weather as well as the partnership opportunities they present, both within and outside the “traditional” Weather Enterprise.
Presented by Matthew R. Alto, AccuWeather Director of Business Development Data
Thursday, February 1, 2024
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
349 (The Baltimore Convention Center)
Private and public organizations are collecting and analyzing more weather data than ever before, assisting governments, communities, businesses, and individuals in better understanding and managing the risks from extreme weather and natural disasters. Despite advancements in weather forecasts and warnings, extreme weather and natural disasters continue to negatively impact U.S. citizens and communities. This persisting challenge drives the efforts of AccuWeather, one of the first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors, to proactively work to make the citizens of the United States “weather-ready” through engagement and collaboration with the NWS to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. One of AccuWeather’s approaches to working with the NWS in affecting societal change is through the rapid and accurate dissemination of critical official government weather warnings to a broader audience. AccuWeather’s globally recognized website and mobile applications serve as the mechanism to facilitate the quickest delivery of warnings to the public efficiently. The platform empowers individuals, businesses, and communities in harm’s way to make life saving decisions and reduce devastating economic losses. Best practices and innovative technology developed by AccuWeather related to the supply and instantaneous distribution of weather warning information from the NWS will be presented to illustrate how we work as a private enterprise partner with the NWS to mitigate risks, reduce loss of life and property, and enhance overall weather awareness among the public.
AccuWeather is also sponsoring the Career Resource & Graduate School Fair and meeting with professionals, recent graduates, and students in attendance at the AccuWeather table located at T4 in the Career Fair area, and will be providing sponsorship for the Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Alumni Reception and the Millersville Reception.
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