AccuWeather’s Superior Accuracy™ in Action: Helping You Protect Your People, Property and Profits

BNSF Receives 41 Minutes of Advance Tornado Warning

BNSF Receives 41 Minutes of Advance Tornado Warning

​Armed with a SkyGuard warning, BNSF was able to clear their track to insure a train was not in the path of the tornado. read more

Spirit Aerosystems Employees Safe, 24 Minutes to Prepare for Tornado

Spirit Aerosystems Employees Safe, 24 Minutes to Prepare for Tornado

​As a large tornado was approaching Wichita, KS our clients, such as Spirit Aerosystems, were receiving SkyGuard warnings tailored with times of arrival and other information pertinent to their specific requirements. read more

Mission Critical Warnings Provided to Clients in Dallas

Mission Critical Warnings Provided to Clients in Dallas

​When a vicious swarm of tornadoes was about to strike the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, AccuWeather provided mission-critical tornado warnings for clients who needed to seek shelter, as well as vital messages (“null tornado messages”) for clients that were out of harm’s way - so they could continue regular operations. read more

Trains Kept Safe during Joplin Tornado

Trains Kept Safe during Joplin Tornado

​Since 1991, Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) has partnered with AccuWeather to provide track-specific weather risk mitigation warnings to keep its trains and people out of harm’s way. That partnership paid huge dividends on Sunday, May 22, 2011 when a violent and extremely large tornado crossed the KCS track as it made its way across Joplin, Missouri. read more

Lives Saved, Business Disruption Avoided

Lives Saved, Business Disruption Avoided

​During the four-day period from Sunday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 27, we issued more than 3,200 warnings and warning-related messages to our clients. That is a record. These went to railroads, manufacturers, corporate campuses, data centers, and government facilities. read more

Tornadoes Swarm, Train Safe

Tornadoes Swarm, Train Safe

​A rash of violent tornadoes raked northwest Iowa the evening of Saturday, April 9, 2011. While many were focused on Mapleton, IA, the AccuWeather Extreme Weather Center was looking out for their clients and issued a tornado warning for Canadian National Railroad’s track near Alta, IA at 9:29pm, valid from 9:35 until 10:15pm. read more

SkyGuard has Your Bases Covered

SkyGuard has Your Bases Covered

​When a vicious storm containing microbursts and tornadoes moved across Queens and Brooklyn September 16, 2010, Mets fans at CitiField were in the path. read more

Weather Doesn’t Have an “Offseason”

Weather Doesn’t Have an “Offseason”

​As the afternoon rush hour progressed in downtown Dallas Wednesday, September 8, 2010, SkyGuard meteorologists detected an in-cloud swirl forming 7 miles southwest of downtown Dallas. read more

Special Report – Tropical Storm Season 2010

Special Report – Tropical Storm Season 2010

​Two episodes of excessive rainfall, Tropical Storm Alex and Tropical Depression Two, caused the most severe flooding in northern Mexico in at least 45 years. In both cases, AccuWeather;s SkyGuard® provided timely and accurate forecasts which enabled our clients to effectively mitigate the effects of these storms. read more

Westar Energy Makes Right Decision

Westar Energy Makes Right Decision

​Based on advanced forecasts, Westar Energy, located in Wichita, Kansas, knew they were not going to be impacted by a massive ice storm, but the neighboring state of Oklahoma would be. Westar sent crews to Oklahoma ahead of the storm so they could be available to help restore power and make repairs. read more

A Stop in Time Saves Train

A Stop in Time Saves Train

​A Kansas City Southern train near Roodhouse, Illinois was stopped when our meteorologists forecasted a tornado would cross the track ahead of the train. By stopping the train, based on our warning, Kansas City Southern was keeping the train out of harm’s way. read more

Avoidable Tragedies

Avoidable Tragedies

​The Camrose, Alberta stage collapse occurred at the Big Blue Valley Jamboree August 1 with one person killed and 75 injured. AccuWeather had been tracking a storm for our client, Navistar, in nearby Edmonton. We provided 32 minutes advance warning to Navistar of 100km/hour (60 mph) wind gusts and cloud to ground lightning. We would have provided at least as much warning for the Camrose area. read more

Nothing Happened, Thank Goodness!

Nothing Happened, Thank Goodness!

​On July 8, 2009, AccuWeather began service for Ferromex, the largest railroad in Mexico. Sixteen days later, the service proved its value many times over. In this case, it is what didn’t occur that is newsworthy. read more

Cat’astrophe Avoided

Cat’astrophe Avoided

​At 4:27pm, June 12, 2009, the Caterpillar, Inc. plant in Southaven, Mississippi received a SkyGuard® tornado warning from AccuWeather . The warning was valid from 4:40 until 5:10pm. The people of Caterpillar knew that the warning had given them 13 precious minutes to implement their safety plan. read more

Dangerous Downburst

Dangerous Downburst

​AccuWeather, a leader in the field of downburst warnings, warned our Dallas based client about high winds, twenty minutes in advance and 16 minutes in advance of the NWS warning. read more

The Paul Revere of Rivers

The Paul Revere of Rivers

​When severe flooding struck the central US in April 2009, many were caught unaware by its speed and severity. But clients of Weather knew to prepare three days before the rains arrived. read more

The Cost of Unnecessary False Alarms

The Cost of Unnecessary False Alarms

​AccuWeather helps our clients prevent chaos, disruption, and loss of productivity involved with false alarms and unnecessary warnings.</p> read more

23 Hours of Saving Lives

23 Hours of Saving Lives

​During a 23-hour period beginning 5pm Eastern time, March 7, 2009, a series of tornadoes – moving at interstate highway speeds – sped across America’s heartland. Here are the stories of how we saved lives and money for our clients. read more

Midnight Tornado in Georgia

Midnight Tornado in Georgia

​At 12:45 a.m., February 19, 2009, AccuWeather issued a tornado warning for the Caterpillar facility in Thomasville, Georgia. Government warnings for the facility were not issued until 11 minutes later at 12:56 a.m. We gave our client an extra 11 minutes to prepare before the tornado arrived. read more

Clemson University Heeds Tornado Warning by AccuWeather

Clemson University Heeds Tornado Warning by AccuWeather

​Clemson officials activate campus tornado sirens and emergency protocols after receiving site-specific tornado warning, “the tornado will pass very close to, if not over, the campus…”, from AccuWeather. read more