Germantown, MD and Boulder, CO – January 30, 2014 – Whether you are a consumer, business or government official, real-time and precise forecasts are critical. Consumers can plan their day, utilities can better anticipate demand, wind farm operators can maximize output, transportation companies can more effectively manage fleets, and airlines can more efficiently reroute flights using timely forecast information that’s finely tuned to specific geographic locations.
Enterprises and consumers around the world now have a new source for more accurate, location-specific weather forecast data, thanks to an expanded partnership between Earth Networks, the world’s largest source of private weather and lightning data, and Global Weather Corporation (GWC), a company that’s bringing to market the most accurate, real-time weather forecasting feeds based on technology developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
In partnership with GWC, Earth Networks developed ENcast, a unique weather forecasting system that generates pinpoint, accurate and reliable nowcasts to extended 15-day forecasts.
Now, advanced forecasts – up to 25% more accurate – for any point on the globe are made possible by uniquely combining the following:
Unlike other forecasts, ENcast forecasts are updated hourly using Earth Networks’ real-time data, delivering significantly more accurate 0-48 hour period nowcasts. ENcast is also incorporated in the company’s popular line of WeatherBug apps, delivering pinpoint forecasts to consumers for millions of locations worldwide.
A recent evaluation by ForecastWatch reported that forecasts provided by GWC have the lowest error of those reviewed in both the U.S.and Europe for the period 1-9 days, using a metric of daily high temperature. These results demonstrate the strong foundation upon which ENcast is built.
“The combination of data from Earth Networks’ real-time weather and lightning sensor networks and GWC’s model methodology means that together we will offer the best forecasts – so that businesses around the world have improved critical weather insight and the exact forecast information they require, and consumers are more prepared and safer,” says GWC CTO and Founder Bill Gail.
“Weather is the single biggest variable for many industries, and we’ve worked with organizations to demonstrate that utilizing the best, most accurate forecasts can save a business thousands or even millions of dollars,” says Earth Networks President and COO Richard Spaulding. “We’re continuing to invest in our technologies, making it possible for consumers and industries to harness the power of real-time local data, high-resolution global models, and advanced computational abilities to safeguard lives, protect livelihoods and make a positive impact.”
About Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®. Learn more at www.earthnetworks.com.
About Global Weather Corporation:
GWC is an information company with proprietary technology that produces real-time precision weather forecasts needed by businesses to improve decision-making, increase operational efficiency, and serve their business/consumer customers. GWC’s forecasts are tuned on-demand to any specific location or geography in the world and delivered through a scalable transaction-based web services model. We serve a growing business and consumer market demand – improved accuracy at exact locations with better timeliness than anyone else. Learn more at www.globalweathercorp.com.
Contact Earth Networks at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Flolid at GWC (email@example.com) to learn more.
Boulder, CO – January 29, 2014 – According to a new report from ForecastWatch, Global Weather Corporation (GWC) is the world’s most accurate provider of temperature forecasts. ForecastWatch, the leader in third-party weather forecast accuracy reporting, says GWC forecasts have the lowest error of those they reviewed in both the US and Europe for the period 1-9 days, using a metric of daily high temperature. GWC is a relative newcomer to the space, so this announcement marks a dramatic shift in an industry where the ForecastWatch rankings have remained remarkably consistent over the last six years.
“We formed GWC to commercialize the world’s best weather forecasting technologies built around a post-processing technology developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research,” said Dr. Bill Gail, GWC’s chief technology officer and incoming president of the American Meteorological Society. “Like a human meteorologist, our technology continues to learn, constantly validating our forecast against public and private weather station observations. This capability, combined with our continued investment in R&D and persistent focus on automation, allows us to deliver the most accurate hourly weather forecasts at any location.”
GWC’s forecast accuracy has attracted innovative market-leading customers that demand reliable and accurate forecasts. Accurate temperature forecasts help GWC’s energy utility customers better determine load requirements to plan generation, potentially reducing costs by millions of dollars annually.
“Our product portfolio continues to expand as we work towards our goal of providing the most accurate forecasts to meet the needs of diverse industries worldwide,” said Mark Flolid, CEO of GWC. “Just four years after our inception, our forecasts are receiving strong demand in markets such as energy, digital news, mobile applications, emergency services, retail and transportation.”
To read the entire ForecastWatch study visit:
Six Month Temperature Study 2013 PDF
About Global Weather Corporation:
Founded in 2009, GWC utilizes proprietary technology to produce the most accurate precision weather forecasts available, as validated by ForecastWatch. GWC serves a growing demand by businesses to improve decision making, increase operational efficiency, and support their business and consumer customers. GWC’s forecasts are available on-demand and are statistically tuned for any location in the world, delivered through a scalable web services framework. For more information visit:www.globalweathercorp.com.
ForecastWatch is the nation’s premier weather forecast monitoring and assessment company. A full-service, technology consulting firm, ForecastWatch compiles weather forecasts and observations at more than 1,200 locations around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Central America, Africa and Asia Pacific. ForecastWatch also maintains a historical database of over 400 million weather forecasts from a number of providers.
Forecast Watch data and analysis has been used by meteorologists, utilities and energy companies, the agriculture industry, futures traders, and others whose business success depends on being right about the weather. Our data meets the highest standard of scientific inquiry, and has been used in several peer reviewed studies, including a paper published in the Monthly Weather Review. For more information visit: www.forecastwatch.com.
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