AccuWeather Recognized as #1 in Accuracy Worldwide in New Global ForecastWatch Verification Report

AccuWeather’s global leadership in providing life-saving weather information with Superior Accuracy demonstrated through #1 worldwide ranking in new temperature accuracy report, severe weather verifications, and use cases. AccuWeather has announced additional verification information recognizing AccuWeather as the clear leader in Superior Accuracy™, keeping people safe and out of harm’s way around the world.

Accuracy is foundational to AccuWeather, reflected in the company’s name: Accurate + Weather = AccuWeather. AccuWeather gathers the best and most comprehensive weather data to deliver forecasts with Superior Accuracy. Forecasts are pinpointed for every location on Earth and extend further ahead than any other source. With the most complete global real-time and historical data, most robust database of forecast models, most advanced forecast engine globally, proprietary patents, and comprehensive validation results, AccuWeather is the most accurate weather company worldwide.

AccuWeather is recognized for its weather accuracy leadership in a new global report from ForecastWatch, a leading third-party weather forecast monitoring and assessment company. The study’s comprehensive twelve-month evaluation names AccuWeather the most accurate source of overall temperature forecasts measured through mean absolute error and forecasts within three degrees. AccuWeather is also first in high temperature forecast accuracy measured through mean absolute error and forecasts within three degrees, in addition to the #1 ranking in low temperature forecast accuracy measured in mean absolute error (tied) and forecasts within three degrees.

ForecastWatch’s report of combined one- to five-day-out high and low temperature forecasts, ranking top providers of consumer weather forecasts worldwide, collected almost 11.7 million high and low temperature forecasts for 1,148 locations throughout the world for full-year 2015 and compared them with the actual high temperature, low temperature and overall temperature - the average of the high and low temperature - occurring each forecasted day.

Temperature is a main weather forecast data point for consumers and businesses that significantly impacts decisions across activities and industries, evaluated in the study.

View the full report on AccuWeather.com and ForecastWatch.

“As the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, AccuWeather is the clear leader in keeping people safe and out of harm’s way,” said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather. “Most important are the lives we have saved worldwide through our Superior Accuracy. By communicating the weather most effectively, focusing on impact - telling people how, why, and what they need to do in order to save lives and minimize losses - AccuWeather has saved tens of thousands of lives and tens of billions of dollars in property damage.”

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 - user impact.

Businesses and government agencies turn to AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions - the commercial weather services division of AccuWeather - for Superior Accuracy. Serving over 240 of Fortune 500 companies and thousands more, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions delivers mission-critical weather-driven enterprise solutions to assist businesses, government, media, and institutions, protecting people, property, and profits worldwide. AccuWeather enterprise products and services include the most accurate, site-specific, and customized severe weather warnings, short-and long-range forecasts, legal forensics, and weather-triggered analytics, providing actionable insights from the world’s largest weather company.

As just one example, Wilson Rogers, Executive Vice President of Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, stated, “We have 30 some amphitheaters, and at any time, all 30 of them could be working, so that means a lot of exposure, a lot of people. We find what AccuWeather does for us is invaluable. I can’t imagine working outdoor shows without that kind of intelligence.”

With more than 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.