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AccuWeather is a large American company that provides weather forecasting services. It was founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers, then a Penn State graduate student working on degrees in meteorology, who was forecasting weather for a gas company in Pennsylvania. The company became officially known under the name "AccuWeather" in 1971. As well as running the company, Myers became a member of the school's faculty and taught many meteorologists. AccuWeather is still headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, with a sales office in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. BBCs Alex Deakin presenting a weather report. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Joel N. Myers founded AccuWeather in 1962 and is also the CEO and President of the company, which is one of the most well known weather forecasting companies in the world. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Satellite image of Hurricane Hugo with a polar low visible at the top of the image. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... “State College” redirects here. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Hillside houses in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Fort Washington is an unincorporated census-designated place and suburb of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...

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Overview

AccuWeather operates a digital-tier 24-hour weather channel known as The Local AccuWeather Channel, which is similar to NBC Weather Plus. The Local AccuWeather channel launched in 2006 and is syndicated in most of the top 20 markets with another 40 in implementation for the end of 2007. The AccuWeather Channel is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network owned and operated by AccuWeather which is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania. ... NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates. ...


AccuWeather also provides weather for numerous radio stations and newspapers, including 1010WINS (AM) in New York City, KFWB (AM) in Los Angeles and WBZ (AM) in Boston. Some of its broadcast meteorologists, such as Joe Bastardi and Elliot Abrams, are known nationally. They also supply syndicated forecasting for local TV outlets as well as providing guest commentary on major TV outlets such as Fox News. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... WBZ (AM) is the callsign for an AM radio station in Boston, Massachusetts which is owned by CBS Radio (formerly Infinity Broadcasting), which itself is owned by the CBS Corporation. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... A photo of Joe Bastardi. ... Elliot Abrams (born May 31, 1947), a meteorologist, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Abrams is an employee of AccuWeather. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ...


They also provide free online forecasts from AccuWeather.com, featuring long-term forecasts out to fifteen days. Accuweather's data powers the Weather widget in Apple Computer's Dashboard software, a hurricane reporting gadget for Google home pages, a weather-reporting toolbar for Internet Explorer, three gadgets for the Windows(r) Vista (r) operating system, two Google gagets, one for forecasts and another for hurricane tracking, a unique 3D weather widget for use with SecondLife avatars, the Forecastfox extension for Mozilla Firefox and touchtheSky, the most popular Opera widget. Recently they launched Forecast and Forecast radar gadgets for the MS Vista operating system and a 15-Day Forecast widget for iPhone and OSX users. Their data is also carried over the radio network used by Ambient Devices, Inc. to provide information for their devices. Apple Inc. ... A dashboard from a 1940s car The dashboard of a modern car, a Bentley Continental GT A Hayabusas dash A modern Formula 1 car has all its gauges mounted on the steering wheel A dashboard or dash board in an automobile is a panel located under the windscreen and... Forecastfox is an extension created by Jon Stritar and Richard Klein. ... Mozilla Firefox is a graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation and a large community of external contributors. ... Opera is a cross-platform web browser and Internet suite which handles common internet-related tasks including visiting web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting online and displaying Widgets. ... Ambient devices are new genre of consumer electronics, characterized by their ability to be perceived at-a-glance (also called glanceable). Ambient devices utilize pre-attentive processing to display information, the ability for the brain to percieve information without any apparent cognitive load. ...


AccuWeather produces hundreds of local weather videos each day for use on their web site, Local AccuWeather Channels, and other traditional Internet and mobile web sites. They have also added a user-contributed video section to their photo gallery.


The company projects that over 110 million people every day see the AccuWeather brand and weather.


Many of AccuWeather's forecasts replace the commonly cited wind chill and heat index values with a unified value known as The AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature(r). The formula for calculating this value incorporates the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation and elevation on the human body. AccuWeather has been granted a United States patent on The RealFeel Temperature. Wind chill is the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human (or animal) body due to the combination of air temperature and wind speed. ... The heat index (HI) or humidex is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine an apparent temperature — how hot it actually feels. ...


On-air personalities

  • Elliot Abrams
  • Brett Anderson
  • Carl Babinski
  • Joe Bastardi
  • Kate Bilo
  • Jack Boston
  • Dave Bowers
  • Nelly CarreƱo
  • Melanie Collins
  • Dean DeVore
  • Karah Donovan
  • Katie Fehlinger
  • Jason Handman
  • Jim Kosek
  • Bob Larson
  • Joe Lundberg
  • Melissa Magee
  • Paul Pastelok
  • Steve Strouss
  • Jon Porter
  • Bernie Rayno
  • Ken Reeves
  • Dr. Joe Sobel
  • Kari Chessario Smith
  • Katrina Voss
  • Eric Wilhelm
  • Heather Zehr
  • Caitlin Roth
  • Matt Madigan
  • Jacqueline Noto

Elliot Abrams (born May 31, 1947), a meteorologist, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Abrams is an employee of AccuWeather. ... A photo of Joe Bastardi. ...

Criticisms

  • AccuWeather has received criticism for their legislative efforts against the National Weather Service [1]. AccuWeather has been a vocal critic of the National Weather Service (NWS), a part of the U.S. government's NOAA, because the NWS provides free weather forecasting services to the general public. AccuWeather argues that the government thus competes with them directly and unfairly, and on April 14, 2005 senator Rick Santorum introduced the "National Weather Service Duties Act of 2005" to the U.S. Senate that would prohibit the NWS from providing products or services that the private sector is willing and able to provide (S. 786). The bill did not come up for a vote in the 2005 session.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Santorum” redirects here. ... The National Weather Service Duties Act of 2005 was a legislative proposal forwarded in April of 2005 by United States Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) to curtail government competition with commercial weather services from the National Weather Service. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...

External links

Official site

Reviews

  • Ousley, Marvel (2007-04-26). Grab your umbrella, AccuWeather is bringing personal weather to SL. SLNN.COM. Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  • Ten Must-Have Gadgets for Windows Vista Sidebar. PC World. Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  • AccuWeather.com 15-day forecast widget for iPhone and OSX users http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13549_7-9740071-30.html?tag=head

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AccuWeather.com Weather: Local Weather Forecasts & International Weather (593 words)
Since then, AccuWeather has grown to become the world's leading commercial weather service.
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With AccuWeather's 15-day forecast, advanced radar, and AccuPOP™ precipitation forecast, you'll always be prepared.
OSKAR Consulting: Accuweather (206 words)
AccuWeather provides a portfolio of weather products and services through print and electronic media, on the Internet, via wireless, Intranets, and data for direct integration.
AccuWeather's weather content includes pinpointed current conditions, detailed 15-day forecasts, hour-by-hour forecasts, world satellite imagery, and colorful, easy-to-understand weather maps such as icon and temperature band maps.
AccuWeather also complements the weather with other exciting non-weather content such as entertainment news, sports scores, lottery numbers, horoscopes, movie and book reviews, and more.
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