New Study Ranks AccuWeather #1 in Forecasting Accuracy Worldwide
From the AccuWeather Press Room
ForecastWatch, an independent assessment company, again names AccuWeather most accurate weather provider in one-to-five-day-out global temperature forecasts.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - December 14, 2016 - AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today released the results of a new report by ForecastWatch, a leading weather forecast monitoring and assessment company, recognizing AccuWeather as the clear leader in superior accuracy.
ForecastWatch’s report of combined one-to-five-day-out high and low temperature forecasts, ranking top providers of consumer weather forecasts worldwide, collected 11.4 million high and low temperature forecasts for 1,145 locations throughout the world for the first six months of 2016 and compared them with the actual high temperature, low temperature, and overall temperature - average of the high and low temperature - occurring each forecasted day.
The third-party evaluation names AccuWeather the most accurate source of overall temperature forecasts measured through a mean “absolute error” score and percentage of forecasts within three degrees. AccuWeather is also first in high temperature forecast accuracy, in addition to the top ranking in low temperature forecast accuracy, both measured in mean absolute error scores and percentage of forecasts within three degrees.
Weather temperature is a main forecast data point for consumers and businesses that significantly impacts decisions across activities and industries. Following one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel days in the United States in recent years according to AAA, more travelers will rely on weather information and updates throughout their holiday travel, turning to AccuWeather for the most accurate weather forecasts and warnings in the U. S. and around the world.
AccuWeather was previously recognized as the most accurate global weather provider in ForecastWatch’s 2015 global temperature study. Results were validated in 2016, with AccuWeather again named #1 in temperature accuracy for January to June 2016, according to the new report.
“As the most accurate source of actionable weather forecasts and warnings in the world, AccuWeather is the clear leader in helping people make smarter and safer decisions, through the holidays and year round,” said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, Chairman, and President 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.”
Accuracy is foundational to AccuWeather, reflected in the company’s name: Accuracy + 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, patented proprietary technology, and comprehensive validation results, AccuWeather is the most accurate weather company worldwide. AccuWeather saves lives, protects property, and helps customers and the public prosper.
AccuWeather is a powerful, globally recognized brand that is promoted and used across television, radio, newspapers, and digital media platforms in every country of the world. 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.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
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 hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available through smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, award winning AccuWeather apps, connected TVs, wearables, smart homes, and connected cars, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 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 book - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as weather news, 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.