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Destruction in Dallas: Businesses were better prepared and people safer when AccuWeather warned of EF-1 tornadoes in the area before anyone else

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AccuWeather for Business meteorologists' advance notice protected property, people, and assets from the second significant severe weather event in the Dallas area in two weeks.

Key Highlights

AccuWeather Meteorologists began to predict a "significant severe weather outbreak" for the Dallas area a full four days ahead of the storm

AccuWeather For Business started predicting specific impacts of tornadoes, destructive wind, and flooding two days ahead, giving businesses more time to prepare

AccuWeather was the first source to highlight the increasing threat of damaging wind and tornadoes

Destructive Storms in Dallas 

AccuWeather’s 100+ meteorologists warned businesses in the Dallas area earlier and more accurately than anyone else about destructive storms that moved through the area on March 16. The storm produced multiple tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, and flash flooding. Companies not using AccuWeather SkyGuard Warnings put their property, people, and assets at risk by not getting the most advance notice or one-on-one consultations with a meteorologist during the storm. Several businesses sustained damage in the storm, with downed trees and power lines creating significant disruptions and logistical issues.

When minutes matter, choose AccuWeather For Business

  • Sunday, March 12 - AccuWeather Meteorologists began to predict a "significant severe weather outbreak" for the Dallas area, giving a full four days of advanced notice. 
  • Tuesday, March 14 - AccuWeather For Business began predicting even more specific impacts of tornadoes, destructive wind, and flooding, allowing more than two days to prepare.
  • AccuWeather meteorologists issued a SkyGuard® Wind Warning, which provided customers with over 60 minutes of advance notice BEFORE dangerous winds arrived at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
  • AccuWeather was the ONLY source to provide advance notice of a destructive EF-1 tornado in Dallas County, providing 33 minutes of advance notice. The government and other sources didn’t issue a tornado warning until the tornado was already on the ground. 
  • As the storm moved east, AccuWeather's Storm Warning Meteorologists issued another SkyGuard® Tornado Warning in Irving, TX, several minutes before an EF-1 tornado touched down. All other sources, including the government, didn’t give a warning until five minutes after the tornado damaged businesses. 

The recent dangerous storm came two weeks after another severe weather outbreak brought 80 mph winds to the same area.

>>READ MORE: When minutes matter: how to plan for and respond to a SkyGuard® Tornado Warning

Be proactive with AccuWeather's SkyGuard® Warnings backed by Superior Accuracy™, which will deliver site-specific alerts and warnings well before severe weather hits, giving you much-needed time to prepare. 

 Benefits of SkyGuard® Warnings: 

  • Proactive, site-specific alerts offer warnings well before severe weather impacts occur
  • Live one-on-one or group consultation is provided by our weather experts anytime, day or night
  • Reviewed Tornado Notifications, we monitor your pinpoint location and alert you when a tornado isn’t threatening your assets
  • Alerts delivered in a format that aligns with your organizational emergency management plan
  • All-clear notifications are sent when a threat is over, minimizing weather-related downtime
  • All alerts are delivered via push notification from the SkyGuard mobile app, available on Android and iOS

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