As peak hurricane season approaches for the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, AccuWeather—the world’s largest, fastest-growing and most trusted provider of weather forecasts and warnings—wants people to be “AccuWeather Ready” for whatever the season brings.
The AccuWeather Ready site at http://accuweather.com/ready offers a wealth of information and useful and compelling content to help people prepare for the season’s weather risks, including safety tips and resources, personalized weather preparedness plans, detailed checklists, educational weather news and videos, facts about the potential health impacts of different weather events, and more. AccuWeather Ready videos are featured on the AccuWeather Network. Users also can view AccuWeather Ready videos and receive severe weather push notifications in the AccuWeather app on iOS and Android.
To get life-saving information to more people and to answer questions they might have, the AccuWeather Ready program will also present a series of live events each Wednesday at 1 p.m. U.S. EDT, August 1 through August 27, each featuring an expert meteorologist from AccuWeather or another authoritative and skilled professional from external agencies. The live events will be viewable on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Julia Weiden, global weather expert and on-air meteorologist at AccuWeather, will host the conversations. The topics include:
- Aug. 1 AccuWeather Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski discusses the seasonal outlook and hurricane preparedness.
- Aug. 8 Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer talks about hurricane safety and his experience of the unique risks associated with such storms.
- Aug 15 Tom Bedard, Implementation Manager with AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, discusses the importance of preparing an emergency management plan before a hurricane strikes.
- Aug 22 Matt Lyttle, Branch Chief at FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division, discusses how to make recovery easier after a hurricane.
In addition to the live segments, resources available on the AccuWeather Ready site include:
- Facts about tropical storms, hurricanes, and their risks.
- An extensive hurricane preparation checklist to help keep people safe and out of harm’s way and to protect property.
- A detailed checklist on ways to help people affected by hurricanes.
- An infographic on recovering from a hurricane.
- Information about the psychological impact of disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes.
- A fact sheet on tropical storms and checklists to help you prepare for them.
By providing forecasts and warnings with an unchallenged and verified margin of Superior Accuracy™, AccuWeather helps save more lives, keeps more people safe, and helps people and companies plan more effectively for all types of hazardous weather—including hurricanes, tropical storms, excessive heat and humidity, lightning, heavy rains and wind, lightning, flooding and tornadoes. The AccuWeather Ready initiative was designed to take this commitment even further by providing weather preparedness updates and tools when they matter the most, personalizing the weather so people can improve their lives.
“AccuWeather’s expert meteorologists alert you to the possibility of severe weather not just a few minutes ahead of time, but several days in advance,” said Evan Myers, AccuWeather’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Meteorologist. “So, you can start thinking about the proactive steps you need to do to prepare, and with AccuWeather Ready, all the information you need to keep yourself safe when severe weather hits, is gathered in one place.”
AccuWeather’s proven Superior Accuracy is trusted by 245 of the Fortune 500 companies it serves as well as thousands of other businesses and government agencies around the world. In the most comprehensive study of forecast accuracy ever undertaken, AccuWeather was overwhelmingly reconfirmed by independent industry tracker ForecastWatch as the world’s most accurate source of weather forecasts in the categories of precipitation, wind, and high-temperature forecasts.
In the study, AccuWeather’s probability of precipitation forecasts, which are key to MinuteCast forecasts, were 21% more accurate than those of the next-ranked provider and 23% more accurate than the average of all other sources in the study. . Further proving the reliability and consistency of AccuWeather forecasts, ForecastWatch found AccuWeather was the clear winner in wind speed forecast accuracy, proving to be 33% more accurate than the nearest provider of weather forecasts and 41% more accurate than the average of all other sources examined.
The AccuWeather Ready program demonstrates AccuWeather’s continued leadership as a U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. NOAA named AccuWeather as one of its first Ambassadors in the weather enterprise initiative, launched in 2014 to recognize organizations committed to helping the nation be better prepared for, respond to, and recover from weather-related disasters. AccuWeather and NOAA have been partners for many years. The company has supported NOAA and National Weather Service (NWS) budgets in testimony and presentations before the United States Congress and with the Office of Management and Budget, as well as other federal agencies. AccuWeather has been a longtime cooperation partner with NOAA.
More than 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 smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. 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.
Download the AccuWeather app today and follow AccuWeather on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date forecasts and warnings, news and information surrounding breaking and spring weather. Visit www.AccuWeather.com for additional information.