Global Weather Media Company — Trusted for Superior Accuracy — Looks Ahead to Next 50 Years
State College, PA — November 15, 2012 — AccuWeather, Inc. marks 50 years of operation today by launching a year-long recognition of the company’s 50th anniversary through a series of events, as well as retrospective stories and videos on AccuWeather.com. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather has grown from a weather company providing forecasts for businesses into an international weather media company that reaches more than half a billion users worldwide daily.
The outstanding quality of AccuWeather’s digital media has achieved widespread recognition. AccuWeather was selected by Apple for launch on the iPad, was the winner of the Best iPhone App at the 2012 Mobie Awards, and AccuWeather’s Android applications are consistently chosen as top ranked apps by users. On an average day, AccuWeather receives almost three billion data requests from internet-capable smart phones, tablets and appliances around the world.
As the gold standard in weather forecasting, AccuWeather is the number one supplier of customized, pinpoint weather warnings to large enterprises, as well as a vital information source for worldwide weather forecasts, data and meteorological consulting services, serving six of the ten largest companies in America.
AccuWeather supplies weather content to hundreds of newspapers across the planet, including USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
AccuWeather’s forecasts and content appear on over 72,000 third-party websites, and its radio broadcasts are heard on nearly 750 stations. The 24×7 The AccuWeather Television Network is available to 38 million TV households in North America.
AccuWeather believes the next 50 years will produce even greater demand for its powerful blend of global reach, customized service and superior accuracy. “The discussion about climate change, and its causes and responses, will go on for decades,” said Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, Inc., noting that, “Days after Superstorm Sandy, Governor Cuomo said, ‘Anyone who says there is not a dramatic change in weather patterns is denying reality. We have a 100-year flood every two years now.’
“As weather systems – from superstorms to droughts and snow – increasingly capture the headlines,” Barry Lee Myers concluded, “the daily importance and value of AccuWeather will continue to grow.”