Accurately Forecasting Severe Weather from France to Austria

On June 7, 2015, widespread, strong storms broke out from southern France to western Austria producing very heavy rainfall and hail. The hardest hit area was across Switzerland, where flooding destroyed crops and damaged people’s homes. forecasts issued for this region on June 6 proactively warned residents of the coming storms. These forecasts included the threat of these storms producing locally heavy rain and large hail. By including the potential for heavy rain and hail, and providing this actionable insight, AccuWeather demonstrated a level of Superior Accuracy™ for this large region of Europe.