AccuWeather gives businesses the most advance notice and a forecast track 4% more accurate than the National Hurricane Center for Hurricane Lee.
AccuWeather’s hurricane experts accurately provided businesses with the only advance notice of a potential tropical or hurricane threat to the United States and Canada in mid-September. So when Hurricane Lee hit parts of New England and Canada on Sept. 15 and 16, it was no surprise to AccuWeather For Business customers. Lee brought dangerous storm surge, damaging winds, and flooding rainfall, causing operational issues, power outages, and business disruptions in these areas. AccuWeather For Business customers using AccuWeather's Hurricane Warning Service got exclusive updates on track, trajectory, and impacts before, during, and after Lee.
AccuWeather was the only source to provide weeks of advance notice. AccuWeather was also the first to forecast Lee would become a Category 5 hurricane over the Atlantic, the most intense hurricane of the season thus far, over 24 hours AHEAD of the National Hurricane Center or any other source. While other public sources either wrote off the storm by saying it was going out to sea or “it was way too early to know,” AccuWeather’s hurricane experts were already issuing exclusive risk graphics.
When the storm was over, AccuWeather’s forecast track was 4% more accurate than the National Hurricane Center.
AccuWeather consistently and accurately predicted the potential threats ahead of all other sources. In fact, AccuWeather’s hurricane experts exclusively provided a risk map for direct impacts. No specific direct impacts were mentioned by the NHC until nearly a week later.
AccuWeather forecasts provided actionable information not available from any other source. Across Atlantic Canada, AccuWeather correctly predicted 4-8” of rain from Lee, which would cause flooding, while other sources, including the NHC, only forecast 2-4”. Some locations in the heart of the predicted 4-8” area received close to 6”
AccuWeather's Hurricane Warning Service
AccuWeather's Hurricane Warning Service is a comprehensive solution tailored to help businesses prepare and protect with actionable insights to help them make the best decisions whenever hurricanes threaten.
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AccuWeather's hurricane tracking is 3% more accurate than the National Hurricane Center and 13% more accurate on the intensity of the hurricane winds along the path. For example, AccuWeather was the only source to forecast a 16- to 20-foot storm surge ahead of the disaster in Fort Myers from Hurricane Ian that killed over 100 people. Our competitors predicted 12-16 feet, leaving many businesses in the path of that dangerous storm surge. Also, the forecasts from AccuWeather Hurricane Experts are often initiated well before the NHC and any other source, updated more frequently, and have 14 unique layers describing impacts such as rainfall, wind gusts, and the risk to lives and property that are exclusively made available by AccuWeather.
AccuWeather’s track record in weather forecasting and warnings has saved our clients tens of billions of dollars, saved the lives of their employees and customers and minimized reputational harm. Throughout our 60+ year history, AccuWeather has saved over 10,000 lives and prevented injuries to over 100,000 people.
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