STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced additional verification information on the company's leadership in providing weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy™.
Accuracy is foundational to AccuWeather, reflected in the company's name: Accuracy + Weather = AccuWeather. According to a recent global mobile research study from AccuWeather, accuracy is the most important feature that a weather company provides – and AccuWeather continues to lead. With the most complete global real-time data, most robust database of forecast models, most advanced forecast engine globally, and comprehensive validation results, AccuWeather is the most accurate weather company worldwide, personalizing the weather so people can improve their lives.
ForecastWatch, a leading third-party weather forecast monitoring and assessment company, released the results of a six-month report for one-day to five-day high temperature forecasts, ranking the top providers of consumer weather forecasts in the United States. Temperature is a main weather forecast data point for consumers and businesses that significantly impacts decisions across activities and industries, closely evaluated in this study. AccuWeather's forecasts were ranked number one in the study's evaluations on the most accurate high temperature forecasts. In an independent and objective analysis, ForecastWatch collected over 4.7 million forecasts for 792 locations for the first six months of 2015 and compared them with the high temperature observations that occurred during each forecasted day. AccuWeather ranked first in the categories ForecastWatch uses to measure accuracy of temperature forecast, including mean absolute error, percentage of forecasts within three degrees Fahrenheit, and percentage of forecasts with no error.
View the full study here http://www.forecastwatch.com/static/USHighTempsJanJun2015.pdf.
"AccuWeather's global success is built on a foundation of Superior Accuracy. Our dedication to the science of meteorology and in providing the best, most innovative forecasts available worldwide has resulted in significant growth for over 50 years, as users rely on AccuWeather for the most accurate, trusted weather information and updates. This report is additional affirmation that AccuWeather continues to be the most accurate weather provider in the world," said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather.
AccuWeather comprehensively defines and measures weather accuracy beyond a single study or metric through a collective view and analysis of detailed local forecast metrics, severe weather forecast validations, proprietary client verification studies, and use case evaluations, quantifying what matters most – end-user impact. AccuWeather demonstrates continued accuracy leadership and effectiveness through a rigorous, expansive measurement review of verification sources and results.
During severe and breaking weather events, AccuWeather audits lead times and precise, detailed weather data versus forecasted impact. Just a few recent severe weather verification successes include:
- Significant Mudslide Warnings in California (October 15, 2015) - AccuWeather provided precise warnings to a leading railway in California, alerting operators to flash flooding prior to the devastating mudslides occurring on State Highway 58. Timely, accurate notifications were delivered to area operators to reroute trains, saving the lives of railway operators and millions of dollars in products carried on the trains. With continued notifications from AccuWeather, maintenance crews were able to resume schedules just 36 hours later.
- Dry Monsoon Season in India (Summer 2015) - AccuWeather was the only commercial weather provider to accurately predict below normal rainfall for the 2015 India monsoon season.
- Ballpark Safety (September 5, 2015) - AccuWeather provided Cincinnati Reds baseball ballpark officials 37 minutes advanced notice of a lightning strike that occurred as forecasted, successfully getting players, staff, and ballpark visitors to safety.
There are a vast number of additional proven verification examples of AccuWeather's Superior Accuracy around the world.
AccuWeather is delivering Superior Accuracy to over 240 of Fortune 500 companies and thousands more, as leading businesses and industries around the world rely on AccuWeather to protect their people, property, and profits. Proof of performance use cases include Ford, Motorola, Live Nation, and Lowes Home Improvement.
AccuWeather is recognized for Superior Accuracy, a powerful brand that is also promoted across television, radio, newspapers, and digital media platforms. 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.
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™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, 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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