AccuWeather debuts 30-day forecasts

09/05/2013

Weather app AccuWeather has extended its forecasts to 30-days, helping people plan events up to a month ahead of time.

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The 30-Day Forecast provides high and low temperatures; a patented AccuWeather ‘RealFeel’ temperature; sky conditions and chance of precipitation; wind speed and direction; rain, snow, and ice amounts; thunderstorm probability and UV index.

“AccuWeather is excited about the 30-Day Forecast because it gives our users an unmatched level of insight in planning around weather conditions,” Steven Smith, AccuWeather’s Chief Digital Officer said. “Our audiences expect deeper and more accurate forecasts from AccuWeather and this is just another example of our company leading the way in meteorological innovation to better serve our customers.”

In its 50-year history, AccuWeather has consistently pushed the envelope in long-range forecasting. In the 1960s, AccuWeather introduced the five-day forecast when the National Weather Service was offering only a two-day forecast. In later years, AccuWeather has been the first to introduce the 7-day, 10-day, 15-day, 25-day, and now the 30-day detailed forecasts.

In the US for example, a typical weather pattern involves a storm crossing the country every three to five days or so, and long-range forecasts can show the trends in precipitation and temperatures as a result.

"On average, a given weather pattern may last three to five days, but there are some exceptions where you can lock into longer patterns of sunshine or cloudy weather," Sosnowski said. "This spring has been a good example of a longer-lasting weather pattern."

Drier and warmer spells versus cooler and wetter periods can be spotted in the AccuWeather 30-Day Forecast. Weather trends can be observed by watching how far above or below normal temperatures are expected to be and by following the chance of precipitation and precipitation amounts.

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