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.
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+ meteorologistswarned 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 usingAccuWeather SkyGuardⓇ Warningsput 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.
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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 ONLYsource 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.