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

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

Union Pacific Derailment Prevented – Lives Saved

Union Pacific Derailment Prevented – Lives Saved

​A customized flash flood warning issued for Union Pacific prompts inspector to check tracks. Upon inspection Union Pacific finds the track is washed out. They immediately reroute their trains to avoid derailment. read more

The Disaster That Wasn’t

The Disaster That Wasn’t

​The tornado that destroyed Caterpillar’s Oxford, Mississippi plant “could have been the most severe crisis in Caterpillar’s history”, according to the Wall Street Journal. AccuWeather issued the only tornado warning for the plant and helped save lives. read more

Saving Lives is What We Do

Saving Lives is What We Do

​AccuWeather is proud of the role we played in saving lives in Greensburg including: Storm Chasers using our exclusive Storm Hawk technology, television stations using the radar and Storm Hawk reports with the on-air AccuWeather SelectWarn system, and our meteorologists issuing a tornado warning for Union Pacific allowing them 43 minutes of advanced notice. read more

Keeping Athletes Safe

Keeping Athletes Safe

​When officials at Florida State University wanted to keep their athletes, fans and staff safe, they needed a “world-class” solution. So, FSU turned to AccuWeather’s SkyGuard lightning warning service. read more

Advance SkyGuard Warning Stops Train Before Greensburg Tornado Strike

Advance SkyGuard Warning Stops Train Before Greensburg Tornado Strike

​At 9:12 pm Union Pacific (UP) received a SkyGuard tornado warning in effect from 9:30 pm - 10 pm for their track-specific points located near Greensburg, KS. This allowed UP dispatchers read more