|[January 30, 2014]
Weather Technology Leaders Team to Deliver More Precise and Powerful Forecasts to Consumers and Enterprises Ranging from Utilities to Renewables to Transportation
GERMANTOWN, Md. & BOULDER, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
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:
Real-time, high-resolution proprietary weather and lightning
observations from Earth Networks,
Proven methodology with leading ensemble models, technology and
high-performing products - including WindWx, SolarWx and RoadWx - from
Global Weather Corporation, and a
Comprehensive set of additional global data sources and models.
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
A recent evaluation by ForecastWatch reported that forecasts provided by
Global Weather Corporation 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 Global Weather Corporation 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."
Contact Earth Networks at firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more.
Networks - WeatherBug
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse (News - Alert) of the Planet® using the
world's largest weather and climate networks. Our sensors across the
planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated,
and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug (News - Alert)® apps and website provide
neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe
weather alerts to more than 30 million people monthly. 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.
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.
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