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AccuWeather.com Expands Global Section: Reflects Heightened Global Weather Interest after Year of Disasters and Extremes

January 24, 2012; 4:57 AM
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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.

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