State College, PA - January 24, 2012 - AccuWeather.com announced today the introduction of its redesigned global website, expanding the weather content available to users worldwide. As a response to the past year full of catastrophes created by or exacerbated by extreme weather, AccuWeather now provides the most useful forecasts and weather information in 36 languages for all global locations.
The expanded functionality of AccuWeather.com offers complete access to the most accurate and localized global weather service to users all over the world, regardless of location or language. In an effort to keep people informed and prepared, the redesigned global section of AccuWeather.com provides current weather conditions, hourly, weekend and 15-day forecasts, historical data as well as satellite imagery and animated radars from Bing™ for all populated locations in the world. The website's extensive language selection enables users to view the detailed weather information in their preferred language.
"The enhanced site allows users to easily stay informed about severe weather events and what is going on outside their window before the weather becomes problematic as well as plan their activities, be it work or play related," said Pascal Racheneur, Vice President of New Interactive Media at AccuWeather. "People of all countries can rely on AccuWeather.com for accurate and detailed weather updates to help them prepare them for what Mother Nature brings their way."
"The world seems to have had its fair share of extreme weather-related events and natural disasters in 2011," said Jim Andrews, Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather. "From Japan to Africa, the world has seen a year of earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, droughts and floods that have made the weather even more relevant to us all."
About AccuWeather, Inc. AccuWeather presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to one quarter of a billion persons worldwide via the free AccuWeather.com website, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 116 meteorologists at AccuWeather also deliver a portfolio of customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as providing content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy, as well as a global leader of digital media and weather-related big data, today announced that it has tapped Brian Baker as Vice President, Product Experience, a new role that will lead the user experience and visual design for AccuWeather’s portfolio of consumer and enterprise products.
The rare snowstorm which hit northern France and brought significant impacts to Paris, including the shut down of much of the city, was a surprise for many residents and businesses. Consumers and enterprises using AccuWeather however, knew as early as Sunday, February 4th that snow accumulations would cause issues, including packed snow and slippery roads, significant flight delays, and business closures.
AccuWeather CEO Barry Lee Myers was included on Pennsylvania Business Central's just released "Top 100" list of business leaders for 2017. The annual list, which can be seen at PABusinessCentral.com, celebrates business leaders in Pennsylvania and their contributions to business and economic development as well as their impact on their own organization and communities.
AccuWeather has further reviewed recent National Weather Service statements related to the miscoded NWS tsunami warning of February 6, and stands by its original conclusion. It seems clear that the NWS codes were the problem.
This morning AccuWeather passed on a National Weather Service Tsunami Warning that was intended by the NWS to be a test but was miscoded by the NWS as a real warning. AccuWeather has the most sophisticated system for passing on NWS tsunami warnings based on a complete computer scan of the codes used by the NWS. While the words “TEST” were in the header, the actual codes read by computers used coding for real warning, indicating it was a real warning.
AccuWeather, the fastest growing provider of forecasts and warnings and a global leader in digital media and weather-related big data, today announced it will provide VuLiv, a mobile-based player app, with detailed weather information for all global locations. AccuWeather will provide weather data, which will power the VuLiv player app on multiple Android smartphone devices. The app will be available to download at the Google Play Store and iTunes.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings as well as a global leader of digital media and weather-related big data, was presented with an Analytics 50 award by Drexel University's LeBow College of Business during a ceremony at the university’s Philadelphia campus.
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AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy as well as a global leader of digital media and weather-related big data, today announced that it has appointed Influent Media as its digital advertising sales partner in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
To cap off an exceptional year in which its reputation for Superior Accuracy™ was confirmed again and again, AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings, most precisely forecasted the economic toll of weather disasters in 2017 and correctly predicted 2017 would be one of the costliest years for weather events on record.