AccuWeather Marks 55 Years of Saving Lives, Protecting Property with Unique Blend of Solid Science, Creativity

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September 29, 2017; 10:02 AM

Companywide Celebration Features Honored Guests, Greetings from Elected Officials.

AccuWeather Global Weather Center - September 29, 2017 - AccuWeather, the largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy™ worldwide and the global leader of digital media and big data, today announced it is celebrating 55 years of innovation and contributions to the advancement of commercial meteorology. The company held an anniversary celebration at its Global Weather Center headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania Thursday, which included the participation of elected officials, business leaders, members of the meteorological community, AccuWeather staff, and other distinguished guests.

AccuWeather, available to nearly 2 billion people globally on every major platform and connected device, has long established itself as the world's best known and most respected weather brand on which people and businesses rely. The company serves 245 of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other businesses and government agencies worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100 global companies.

According to Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather's success and longevity are attributed to the company's dedication to accuracy, commitment to innovation, and entrepreneurial corporate culture. The company holds many unique patents and employs over 100 expert meteorologists who make up the intellectual capital that drives innovation on cutting-edge IoT weather implementations for connected vehicles, smart appliances, and the smart home.

"Our fanatical dedication to Superior Accuracy™ allows us to carry out our mission of saving lives, minimizing bodily harm and helping people get more from their day as well as help thousands of companies and government agencies plan better, minimize losses, operate more efficiently and keep their employees safe," said Myers. "Our mantra has always been to remain flexible and innovative. To anticipate the future as we continue to transform and reinvent AccuWeather."

Recently, the accuracy of AccuWeather's forecasts and warnings was confirmed in the most comprehensive global study ever undertaken by a third-party industry tracker. After examining more than 30 million forecasts, AccuWeather was the clear winner by a significant margin in all three categories, temperature, precipitation and wind, verified. Myers estimates that over AccuWeather's 55-year history, the company has helped saved thousands of lives.

Responding to more than 32 billion data requests daily, AccuWeather forecasts and warnings are available in over 100 languages and dialects on tablets, smartphones, and other devices. AccuWeather weather pages are printed in 700 newspapers and its forecasts are heard on over 900 radio stations and seen on more than 200 television stations as well as on its own 24/7 AccuWeather Network.

The AccuWeather app is the top ranked weather app globally and in some countries ranks as the top 10 app overall. The company has evolved from its early roots in customized forecasts for business to become a leader in digital media, big data, and predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Myers established AccuWeather in State College while a second-year graduate student at Pennsylvania State University. "As a local employer, it gives us tremendous satisfaction to have brought many talented people to live in this community and raise their families here," he said. "We are so pleased for what this has meant for the growth of the local economy."

During the celebration, Myers thanked the many he said were indispensable to AccuWeather's success over the decades, including his brothers Barry Myers, AccuWeather Chief Executive Officer, and Evan Myers, Chief Operating Officer. He also expressed his gratitude to his current staff as well as the nucleus of people who were around him in the 70s and are now still at AccuWeather, actively training new generations of weather, media, and technology leaders.

Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Director, National Weather Service attended as a featured guest thanked AccuWeather for its long-time collaboration with government forecasters.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

Nearly 2 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, Chairman, and President 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.

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