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Powerful tornadoes strike Northeast and Plains, Skyguard makes a life-saving difference


When multiple tornadoes struck across parts of the Northeast U.S. and Oklahoma, AccuWeather warned clients well in advance, helping protect their employees and assets.

Key Highlights

When severe weather strikes, early warning is key in helping save lives and property

AccuWeather’s forecasts and alert services help businesses get the advance warnings they need to prepare and stay protected

When tornadoes hit the Northeast this November, SkyGuard® provided clients with critical warnings well in advance

Advance notice matters

This November, a rare outbreak of severe weather across Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island resulted in a dozen tornadoes touching down and causing major damage across the area. During this time, AccuWeather’s enterprise-level service, SkyGuard, provided crucial warnings to clients more than 3 hours ahead of public warnings, including warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS). AccuWeather’s early warnings played a key role in businesses protecting their assets and employees. Luckily, despite the major damage to structures, no fatalities were reported.

When severe weather strikes, minutes matter. Partner with us and be the first to know.

Additional success stories from November 2021:

  • Levittown, NY (EF-0 tornado) 85 mph peak winds: AccuWeather clients received a warning 16 minutes before the general public
  • East Islip, NY (EF-0 tornado) 85 mph peak winds: AccuWeather clients received 24 minutes of advance notice. The NWS warning came at the same time the tornado touched down
  • Shirley, NY (EF-1 tornado) 90 mph peak winds: AccuWeather clients received 26 minutes of advance notice. NWS warning was issued 2 minutes before touchdown
  • Stonington, CT to Westerly, RI (EF-1 tornado) 90 mph peak winds: AccuWeather clients received 23 minutes of advance notice. No NWS warning was issued
  • Tulsa, OK (3 tornadoes) 90 mph peak winds: AccuWeather clients received 11 minutes of advance notice. NWS warning was issued 6 minutes before touchdown

AccuWeather For Business forecasts help protect people and property. Whether it's rain, snow, or severe weather, AccuWeather helps you battle any elements that Mother Nature throws your way. Our groundbreaking forecast tools ensure you stay ahead of any severe threats, all backed by our expert meteorologists and Superior Accuracy™.

Stay safe with SkyGuard® Warnings:

  • Proactive, site-specific alerts offer advance 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 advise when a government-issued tornado warning is in effect but there is no threat to your asset location
  • Alerts are delivered in a format that aligns with your organizational emergency management plan
  • All-clear notifications are delivered 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

Partner with us to weather the storm. 

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