Global digital weather leader meets consumer demand for personalized weather information with Superior Accuracy.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center – February 26, 2015 – AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that it receives and processes more than 9.5 billion digital requests for its accurate and personalized weather forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ every day from locations all over the world. AccuWeather users check the weather forecast on the go multiple times per day through AccuWeather.com and award-winning AccuWeather apps from their smartphones, tablets, televisions, watches and wearables, and through other emerging platforms such as connected car and home devices.
“New mobile technologies mean new ways for people to access personalized, life-saving weather information from AccuWeather,” said Steven Smith, AccuWeather Chief Digital Officer. “AccuWeather has expanded exponentially on a global scale, growing from 2 million to more than 4 billion digital data requests for daily weather information in less than five years. Today, AccuWeather processes 9.5 billion requests for weather information every day. Our trusted weather data, combined with the evolution of technology and mobile devices, allows us to fulfill our mission of personalizing the weather to improve people’s lives on a significantly larger scale than ever before.”
AccuWeather MinuteCast® is a unique patented innovation driving additional data demand for AccuWeather. AccuWeather MinuteCast provides a new level of personalized minute-by-minute weather information to users using their street address or GPS locations. It gives users by-the-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours – including precipitation type and intensity, start times, and end times for their exact locations – with the Superior Accuracy that is AccuWeather’s hallmark. AccuWeather MinuteCast is uniquely supported by both national and international patented technology, and is currently available for the contiguous United States, Canada, Japan, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, and parts of the Czech Republic with additional locations to come.
Additional popular AccuWeather features include hourly and extended forecasts, weather radar, and satellite displays for tracking the latest storms, plus RealFeel Temperature®, AccuWeather’s patented technology that analyzes multiple weather factors to determine how the temperature actually feels. Users of the AccuWeather mobile website also have access to the groundbreaking 45-day extended forecast, and users of AccuWeather Android and iPhone apps have the option of receiving automatic, pushed severe weather alerts.
AccuWeather offers global forecasts for every place on Earth in over 100 languages and dialects, with continued language expansion planned due to the high international demand for AccuWeather information and updates, driving additional data usage and growth.
AccuWeather partners with the world’s largest connected device manufacturers and platforms, the preferred weather choice on an estimated billion and a half mobile and other devices, and will be showcased with our partners during Mobile World Congress 2015.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a 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, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by 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.