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This page appears to be marketing material. It should be rewritten in a neutral manner or removed entirely. 80.219.170.159 01:16, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)


It also appears to be a rip of this page: http://beta.accuweather.com/company.asp?partner=accuweather&myadc=0&traveler=0&page=about Nicklott 20:08, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hmm.. the article should also write that Rick Santorum, the greater supporter of AccuWeather's POV received campaign donations from this very company.... bogdan | Talk 22:08, 21 October 2005 (UTC


I completely agree with Nicklott. i created the local accuweather channel article and i believe that page may now be maintained by accuweather employees. there were some stations listed on that page, at one point, who offered the local accuweather channel. however, they were not listed on the accuweather website for some reason. when i created the article, some of the affiliates were listed because there was confirmation from the actual stations' websites. by the way, who is accuweather owned by? that information should be added to the accuweather article. Strafidlo (talk) 08:06, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

I've attempted to make this more neutral. I'm not ascociated with Acuweather. I'm removing the neutrality tag. Feel free to further edit ruthlessly. GCW50 (talk) 20:56, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Criticisms Section[edit]

This section is very challenging to present in a neutral way. In attempting to do so, the previous editor introduced an inaccurate statement about the mission of NWS. I have expanded this section to provide more background on the NWS, have provided citations to the NWS mission and flagged other statements requiring citations. Sn3 person (talk) 18:27, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Inclusion of Sources[edit]

I have restored the partial list of appearances by AccuWeather experts with major television journalists, and have documented them with links to on-line transcripts of the appearances. Sn3 person (talk) 18:28, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

List of On-air Personalities[edit]

A recent editor deleted the list of AccuWeather on-air personalities, claiming it was a "superfluous laundry list." This appears to pose a question of Wikipedia editorial policy.

Similar lists (often paired with even longer lists of former broadcasters) appear in every other Wikipedia media entry that I checked. Examples of entries include the other national TV weather network (The Weather Channel), individual national TV news shows such as Good Morning America, radio networks like NPR, and even individual television stations such as WHIO-TV. Are all these other articles subject to editing for "superfluous information?" It appears to me that the general inclusion of such material actually indicates that it is of interest to Wikipedia readers.

I have restored the material in new format that does not visually overwhelm the rest of the article and trust that this will be viewed as a reasonable compromise. Perhaps the articles for other media outlets should be revised in the same way. Sn3 person (talk) 18:49, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Neutrality Tag Added Back[edit]

I had removed the neutrality tag, but have now added it back since Accuweather employees obviously can't stand any neutral editing of "their" page GCW50 (talk) 20:54, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

If that's the case they need to read WP:COIN. -- SEWilco (talk) 21:00, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm now working on the neutrality of this. We'll see if it sticks. The page has obvious POV issues. --Crunch (talk) 12:13, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Awards and inventions[edit]

The section which simply lists awards and inventions is not neutral. Someone who knows something about the field can go through and remove awards which are not particularly notable. Other than that, either this material needs to be balanced by other less promotional text, it should be moved to individual biographies, or it should just be cut. -- Beland (talk) 06:14, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Adding unreferenced entries of former employees to lists containing BLP material[edit]

Hello, Please do not add unreferenced names as entries to a list of former employees in articles. Including this type of material in articles does not abide by current consensus and its inclusion is strongly discouraged in our policies and guidelines. The rationales are as follows:

  1. WP:NOT tells us, Wikipedia is "not an indiscriminate collection of information." As that section describes, just because something is true, doesn't necessarily mean the info belongs in Wikipedia.
  2. As per WP:V, we cannot include information in Wikipedia that is not verifiable and sourced.
  3. WP:Source list tells us that lists included within articles (including people's names) are subject to the same need for references as any other information in the article.
  4. Per WP:BLP, we have to be especially careful about including un-sourced info about living persons.

If you look at articles about companies in general, you will not find mention of previous employees, except in those cases where the employee was particularly notable. Even then, the information is not presented just as a list of names, but is incorporated into the text itself (for example, when a company's article talks about the policies a previous CEO had, or when they mention the discovery/invention of a former engineer/researcher). If a preexisting article is already in the encyclopedia for the person you want to add to a list, it's generally regarded as sufficient to support their inclusion in list material in another article. cheers Deconstructhis (talk) 05:00, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Removed false LOL[edit]

I removed this (LOL) "Additionally, AccuWeather derives some of its most accurate meteorological information from SubersHead Meteorological Service, a giant weather balloon that not only collects and analyizes weather conditions, but is also useful for controlling climate for some smaller states in the U.S., most notably Delaware and Rhode Island." DISCLAIMER: I do work for AccuWeather. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Weathermatrix (talkcontribs) 20:02, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

removing POV tag with no active discussion per Template:POV[edit]

I've removed an old neutrality tag from this page that appears to have no active discussion per the instructions at Template:POV:

This template is not meant to be a permanent resident on any article. Remove this template whenever:
  1. There is consensus on the talkpage or the NPOV Noticeboard that the issue has been resolved
  2. It is not clear what the neutrality issue is, and no satisfactory explanation has been given
  3. In the absence of any discussion, or if the discussion has become dormant.

Since there's no evidence of ongoing discussion, I'm removing the tag for now. If discussion is continuing and I've failed to see it, however, please feel free to restore the template and continue to address the issues. Thanks to everybody working on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 00:45, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

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Edits to Wikipedia page[edit]

Hello,

I am an employee of AccuWeather and would like to help update the Wikipedia entry for the company. There are a few small edits that I would like to make, however, there are some that would like to work with you on to ensure I am updating them properly and according to Wikipedia guidelines. I look forward to working with you.

Best wishes, Parvathy Hughes Marketing Communications Manager Parvhughes (talk) 18:10, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for declaring your conflict, Parvathy. Just follow the guidelines at WP:Conflict of Interest, and use the "request edit" template as discussed there. ★NealMcB★ (talk) 04:40, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

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Some proposed changes[edit]

Hello,
I’ve detailed out below some edits that I would like to implement on this page.
In the Accuweather section, in the first sentence of the second paragraph, change “Penn State” to “Pennsylvania State University”

 Done Altamel (talk) 23:31, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

In the third paragraph of the Accuweather section, add “Mumbai, India” in the list of office locations. Here is the source: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/how-accuweather-superior-accuracy-in-action-story-india-farming/59089879

Not done. Sorry, I'm not seeing that claim in the source given. Altamel (talk) 23:31, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

In the Company Profile section,

  • in the 4th line, update Accuweather.com as the 139th most visited site by Alexa and SimilarWeb.
Alexa says it is the 200th most visited site in the U.S. Altamel (talk) 23:31, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
  • in the second paragraph in the second sentence, replace “The Local AccuWeather Channel” with “The AccuWeather Network.”
There is a difference between these two services. The former is a local, specific to certain cities; the latter is national, provided by Verizon through Fios. Can you clarify why this change is needed? Altamel (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Same issue as above. Altamel (talk) 23:31, 18 November 2016 (UTC)


After the “Company Profile” section and before the “RealFeel temperature” section, please create a new section titled:

China Joint Venture

China Joint Venture[edit]


On May 22, 2015, AccuWeather signed a Joint Venture with the Chinese government's commercial weather arm to expand weather information and forecasting operations to locations within China. The joint venture, Huafeng-AccuWeather (Beijing) Co., Ltd. also formed distribution partnerships with Chinese companies and non-Chinese companies wanting to provide weather information within China. With new China meteorological law regulations in effect as of May 1, 2015, reinforcing that all weather information, forecasts, and warnings distributed to the public within China must come from the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), the joint venture makes AccuWeather the only weather source able to distribute weather everywhere in the world. Here is the source: http://www.chinabusinessreview.com/jv-brings-accuweather-tech-to-china/

Not done, as some sentences appear to be copied or closely paraphrased from an AccuWeather press release. Wikipedia is an open-source project: we are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which permits our readers to reuse our text for whatever purpose they desire. As a result, copyrighted text for which we lack permission to reuse is incompatible with our free license, and cannot be included in our articles except under extremely limited circumstances as detailed in the Non-free content policy. You need to rewrite this section in your own words. Altamel (talk) 23:51, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

After the “China Joint Venture” section and before the RealFeel temperature” section, please create a new section titled:

Products and Services

Products and Services[edit]


In this section, please add the following paragraphs: AccuWeather produces local weather videos each day for use on their own web site, on The AccuWeather Network, on wired Internet and mobile application and web sites.[2] AccuWeather also has an AccuWeather app on Apple TV, providing real-time global severe weather alerts and warnings, hourly weather forecasts, Day by Day 15-Day Forecast, AccuWeather RealFeel temperature, and a variety of weather video content available for Apple TV users. The company is also active in the areas of convergence[2] and digital signage.[7] They have added a user-contributed video section to their photo gallery.
The regular weather provider for Bloomberg Television and numerous local TV stations, AccuWeather also provides guest commentary on major TV networks. AccuWeather, through the United Stations Radio Networks (previously through Westwood One until 2009), also provides weather for numerous radio stations and newspapers, including WINS (AM) in New York City, KFWB (AM) in Los Angeles and WBZ (AM) in Boston. During severe-weather episodes, AccuWeather experts have been called upon by television journalists such as Larry King,[4] Geraldo Rivera,[5] and Greta van Susteren[6] for expert commentary. Many of its broadcast meteorologists, such as Elliot Abrams, are known nationally. Sources already on the page.

yellow tickY Partly done Moved content to new section as requested. The sentence about Apple TV should be written more concisely. Altamel (talk) 23:51, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

After the two paragraphs in the “Products and Services” section, please create the following new sub-sections and content:

MinuteCast

MinuteCast®[edit]


MinuteCast® provides minute-by-minute forecast updates including precipitation type, intensity, start and end times for top local landmarks. MinuteCast® provides precipitation forecasts by exact street address for the next two hours, customized by viewing area. Data is refreshed every five minutes to provide users with the most relevant and accurate forecast possible. The AccuWeather MinuteCast® service is live in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain. Here is the source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3463721/Customised-minute-minute-weather-predictions-tell-EXACTLY-s-going-rain.html
Accuweather has also partnered with Garmin to include the technology in the Garmin Vivoactive HR Smartwatch as well as Ford with their AppLink technology. Here are the sources: http://gisuser.com/2016/02/accuweather-minutecast-available-in-all-new-garmin-vivoactive-hr-smartwatch/ and http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/06/ford-sync-3-gets-up-to-minute-rain-snow-sleet-or-hail/

Not done: needs some editing for balance issues. This paragraph presents MinuteCast from a purely positive standpoint. But as I can see from this WIRED article, MinuteCast is pretty accurate, but does make some mistakes. Emphasizing "exact street address" seems a bit misleading when AccuWeather's Chief Digital Officer stated that the MinuteCast reports are accurate within a half-kilometer. That margin of error is a bit more than down to the street level. Furthermore, Wikipedia never uses trademark symbols within its articles. Altamel (talk) 23:51, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
AccUcast

AccUcast™[edit]


AccUcast™ is the global crowdsourcing tool from AccuWeather, which allows people worldwide to make on-the-ground, real-time weather and road hazard observations available. AccUcast is the only crowdsourcing tool with a live crowdsourced weather map providing current weather conditions submitted by users in a global animation display. Here is the source: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/07/21/accuweathers-new-accucast-service-is-like-waze-for-weather/#gref

Not done, same problem with close paraphrasing, this time from [1]. Altamel (talk) 23:51, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast, AccuWeather Day By Day 90-Day Forecast

AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast[edit]


AccuWeather’s 45-Day Forecast helps consumers and travelers with more advance notice of upcoming weather conditions. The forecast provides the public with comprehensive weather information to plan for events. 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. Each day in the AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast includes the forecast high and low temperatures, the patented AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature, sky conditions and chance of precipitation, wind speed and direction, rain, snow and ice amounts, thunderstorm probability, cloud cover and UV index. Along with the forecast, historical information, such as normal temperatures, records and temperatures recorded one year ago, is also provided.” Here is the source: http://www.travelagentcentral.com/weather/accuweather-launches-45-day-forecast-41908

After the “AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

AccuWeather Day By Day 90-Day Forecast[edit]


Day By Day 90-Day Forecast is designed to provide advanced notice on weather conditions in a detailed format. The 90-Day Forecast will allow users to better plan their days by providing a comprehensive look at long-range weather trends, extending beyond AccuWeather’s Day By Day and 45-Day Forecast products. Here is the source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/149544/20160412/accuweather-now-provides-90-day-forecast.htm

Same issues with close paraphrasing of certain sentences, this time from [2], [3]. Altamel (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Big Data and Weather-Triggered Analytics, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions
Altamel (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Big Data and Weather-Triggered Analytics[edit]


AccuWeather offers predictive analytics consulting as a service for clients to make business decisions. The service aggregates and analyzes hundreds of weather factors together with consumer and sales data, providing insights to companies in the retail, healthcare, financial services and other industry verticals. Here is the source: http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics/accuweather-storms-into-enterprise-with-predictive-analytics/d/d-id/1323256?_mc=RSS_IWK_EDT

AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions[edit]


AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions provides accurate, pinpoint weather warnings, forecasts, custom business analytics and other weather data products to drive improved organizational performance – producing higher revenues or lower costs with reduced risk for business and operations. Weather information, warnings and forecasting solutions are available for manufacturing, retail, finance, banking, energy, utilities, health care, transportation, insurance, legal and more. Here are the sources: https://news.microsoft.com/features/every-second-counts-for-businesses-that-depend-on-accuweather-to-save-lives-stock-supplies-stage-events/#sm.0001xc296box2f7iyv51vh03k48gl and http://teampa.com/about/investor/accuweather-celebrates-50-years-of-business/

Added a brief mention in the article. Altamel (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
National Weather Channel

National Weather Channel[edit]


In this section, please move the sub-section from the “Company Profile” section named “National Weather Channel” to this sub-section. The paragraph should read “In 2015, Verizon FiOS replaced The Weather Channel with a new 24/7 all-weather television network called "The AccuWeather Channel". This followed earlier negotiations among AccuWeather, The Weather Channel and DirecTV. The AccuWeather Channel is a separate operation from "The Local AccuWeather Channel", which continues to run in selected markets across the country. It became the third 24/7 weather network to launch on American Television, after The Weather Channel in 1982 and WeatherNation TV in 2011.”

 Done Altamel (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

After the “Products and Services” section and before the “Criticisms” section, please create a new section titled:

Leadership

Leadership[edit]



In this section, please create a new sub-sections:

Joel Myers – Founder, President and Chairman[edit]


Joel N. Myers is founder, president and chairman of the board of AccuWeather, Inc. Myers founded AccuWeather in 1962 as a consulting practice serving commercial customers. Myers has been a weather forecaster since November 15, 1962 when he began forecasting the weather for a gas utility company in Pennsylvania while he was a graduate student at The Pennsylvania State University. Myers has served on the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees for 33 years and continues to serve as an Emeritus Trustee. Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized him as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history. Here is the source: http://www.inc.com/magazine/201607/will-yakowicz/joel-myers-accuweather-forecast.html

Barry Lee Myers – Chief Executive Officer[edit]


Barry Lee Myers is Chief Executive Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. Prior to becoming the CEO in 2007, Dr. Myers was the company's Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Since 1990, Dr. Myers has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association, serving as the industry's chief federal-relations officer. Dr. Myers was a member of the Graduate School faculty in Penn State's Smeal College of Business for 18 years. He has a BS degree in business administration and economics from the Pennsylvania State University and a JD degree from Boston University School of Law.” Here is the source: https://www.ametsoc.org/boardpges/cwce/docs/profiles/MyersBarryLee/profile.html

Evan Myers – Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President[edit]


Evan Myers is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for AccuWeather. An acclaimed on-air meteorologist, Myers has appeared on more than half a million radio broadcasts on stations in the largest US markets from coast to coast and done countless expert desk commentaries for AccuWeather’s worldwide audience. He has been quoted by many of the largest and most respected news outlets in the world including ABC, BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, UPI, and Scientific American. Since 1976, Myers has served on AccuWeather’s Board of Directors. He completed undergraduate and graduate work in meteorology and business at the Pennsylvania State University, and completed programs at the MIT Sloan School of Business. Here is the source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/04/11/accuweather-extends-its-controversial-45-day-weather-forecasts-to-90-days/
After the “Leadership” section and before the “Criticisms” section, please create a new section titled:

yellow tickY Partly done: I added a brief section describing the leadership roles taken on the Myers family within the company. As this article should focus on AccuWeather, readers who wish to know more about Joel N. Myers or Barry Lee Myers can visit their respective articles. Altamel (talk) 00:04, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions[edit]



In this section, please create the following new sub-sections:

American Meteorological Society Corporate Award[edit]


AccuWeather received the Corporate Award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for nearly 50 years of exceptional innovation and leadership in weather applications and communication. Here is the source: http://www.awcia.org/announcements/ams-recognizes-accuweather

Microsoft Visionary Award[edit]


The company was recognized with Microsoft’s Visionary Award in the Big Data category at Microsoft Convergence in 2015. Here is the source: http://teampa.com/2015/03/accuweather-accepts-visionary-award-at-conference/

Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) Awards[edit]

On October 22, 2015, for the third year in a row, the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) announced that AccuWeather had won two W3 Digital Awards; a Gold award for AccuWeather’s iOS app and a Silver award for the AccuWeather Android app. Previously, AccuWeather was awarded one Gold award for its iPhone app and two Silver awards for its Android app and mobile weather website in 2014, as well as three awards in 2013. Here are the sources: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/accuweather-launches-new-app-for-iphone-ipad--ipod-touch-with-significant-enhancements-supporting-ios-9-providing-best-in-class-weather-experience-300174761.html and https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-229771836.html

Governor’s ImPAct Award[edit]


On May 22, 2015, AccuWeather was awarded a Governor’s ImPAct Award as a result of the company’s global leadership, expansive reach, and continued growth. The award was in the Export Impact category in recognition of AccuWeather as "a company that has significantly increased its export sales" and consequently has brought outside revenue and new jobs to Pennsylvania. Here is the source: http://teampa.com/2015/05/team-pa-recognizes-pennsylvania-businesses-and-entrepreneurs-at-annual-governors-impact-awards/

APPY Award[edit]


On June 12, 2014, AccuWeather was honored during Internet Week New York with a 2014 APPY Award for Mobile Weather Apps. AccuWeather's award was in recognition of the company's newly-designed iPhone app reimagined for iOS 7, AccuWeather - Weather for Life™, which showcased AccuWeather's exclusive MinuteCast™. Here is the source: https://www.thestreet.com/story/12743070/1/accuweather-wins-mobile-award-for-newly-designed-ios-7-iphone-app.html

Mobie Award[edit]


AccuWeather won the 2012 Mobie Award for Best iPone App on April 26, 2012. The award recognized AccuWeather for demonstrating an unparalleled ability to succeed and continually set standards for excellence. The Mobile Show is The Middle East’s largest show for mobile technology, mobile applications, and solutions. The event was held April 17-18, 2012 at The Madinat Arena, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Here is the source: http://www.mmaglobal.com/news/accuweather-wins-mobie-best-iphone-app

Not done: A very brief listing of significant awards won might be acceptable on a Wikipedia corporate profile. This is excessive. Altamel (talk) 00:04, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Parvhughes (talk) 16:12, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Parvhughes, and thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately, I have chosen to reject most of the proposed paragraphs due to either copyright infringement concerns, or because they were too promotional. The remaining changes that I felt were acceptable have been incorporated into the article. Could you please read the instructions for disclosing a conflict of interest and declare your affiliation by filling out and placing the {{connected contributor (paid)}} template at the top of this talk page? Thanks, Altamel (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Some proposed changes[edit]

Hello,
Based on your feedback from the recent submissions that were rejected, we have updated the requests based on your comments.

The request cannot be implemented in its current form. Read feedback below. Regards, VB00 (talk) 04:59, 4 January 2017 (UTC)



After the “Company Profile” section and before the “Products and Services” section, please create a new section titled:

China Joint Venture[edit]


In this section, please add the following paragraphs: “In May, 2015, AccuWeather signed a Joint Venture with the Chinese government’s weather arm to expand forecasting and weather information to locations in China. The joint venture also formed partnerships with Chinese and non-Chinese companies wanting to provide weather information within China. Due to new regulations in China enforcing that all public weather information, forecasts and warnings come from the China Meterological Administration, the joint venture makes AccuWeather the only company able to distribute weather worldwide.” [1]

Not done The source provided does not mention the "only company able to distribute weather worldwide" part of the request. VB00 (talk) 04:53, 4 January 2017 (UTC)



In the “Products and Services” section, please add a new paragraph with the following:
“AccuWeather has an app on Apple TV, providing real-time severe weather alerts, hourly forecasts, 15-day forecasts, 45-day forecasts, Accuweather’s Minutecast and a variety of other weather-related video content to Apple TV users.” [2] [3]

Not done The last part sounds quite promotional. VB00 (talk) 04:53, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Within the “Products and Services” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

MinuteCast[edit]


In this sub-section, please add the following paragraph “MinuteCast provides users with minute-by-minute forecast updates including precipitation type, intensity, and start and end times for top local landmarks. Data is refreshed every five minutes to provide users with the most relevant and accurate forecast possible. MinuteCast is currently available in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Lexembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain.[4] [5]


Accuweather has also partnered with Garmin to include the technology in the Garmin Vivoactive HR Smartwatch, as well as Ford with their AppLink technology. [6]

Not done Marketing talk, once again. Claims such as "most relevant and accurate" are inappropriate. Will need to be reworded. VB00 (talk) 04:53, 4 January 2017 (UTC)



After the “Minutecast” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

AccUcast[edit]


In this sub-section, please add the following paragraph “AccUCast is AccuWeather’s global crowdsourcing tool, which allows people worldwide to make real-time weather and road hazard observations available. AccuCast also allows users to report conditions that may occur due to inclimate weather like flooding or slippery roads.” [7]

Not done The "global crowdsourcing tool" isn't mentioned anywhere in the source? You should find proper sources that point out that this app is global. VB00 (talk) 04:53, 4 January 2017 (UTC)



After the “AccUcast” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast[edit]


In this sub-section, please add the following paragraph “AccuWeather’s 45-Day Forecast gives people more advanced notice of upcoming weather conditions by providing the public with comprehensive weather information to plan for events. Each day in the 45-day forecast includes the forecast high and low temperatures, real-feel temperature, sky conditions and chance of precipitation, wind speed and direction, rain, snow and ice amounts, thunderstorm probability, cloud cover and UV index.” [8]

Not done The "providing the public with comprehensive weather information" part is not acceptable. VB00 (talk) 04:53, 4 January 2017 (UTC)



After the “AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

AccuWeather Day By Day 90-Day Forecast[edit]


In this sub-section, please add the following paragraph “AccuWeather’s 90-Day Forecast provides users with advanced notice on weather conditions in order to better plan their days, by providing advanced notice on weather conditions in a detailed format, by providing long-range weather trends.” [9]

Not done The sentence "by providing advanced notice on weather conditions in a detailed format" is copied word for word from the source provided. VB00 (talk) 04:53, 4 January 2017 (UTC)



After the “Products and Services” section and before the “Criticisms” section, please create a new section titled:

Awards and Recognitions[edit]



In this section, please create a bulleted list with the following awards:

  • 2015 Microsoft Visionary Award: Big Data category [10]
  • 2015 AIVA W³ Gold Award for iOS app [11]
  • 2015 AIVA W³ Silver Award for Android app [12]
  • 2015 Governor’s ImPAct Award [13]
  • 2014 APPY Award: Mobile Weather App category [14]
  • 2014 AIVA W³ Gold Award for iOS app [15]
  • 2014 AIVA W³ Silver Award for Android app [16]
  • 2014 AIVA W³ Gold Award for Mobile Website [17]
  • 2013 AIVA W³ Gold Award for Windows 8 [18]
  • 2013 AIVA W³ Silver Award for Android [19]
  • 2013 AIVA W³ Silver Award for iPad [20]
  • 2012 Mobie Award: Best iPhone app [21]
  • 2010 American Meteorological Society Corporate Award [22]
Not done The references mostly rely on a single website - http://www.w3award.com/. If you wish for an awards list to be implemented, you have to prove that the awards received significant media coverage, and not just a mention somewhere. VB00 (talk) 04:57, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Parvhughes (talk) 20:10, 3 January 2017 (UTC)


RealFeel Trade Secrecy[edit]

There's no source given for this and trying to find one mostly leads to this page. As I understand it, something cannot be both patented and under trade secret protection, but I may be wrong. Can someone find a source for this claim? FoxBlue (talk) 21:51, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Some proposed changes[edit]

Hello,
I am an employee of AccuWeather and have updated our request based on your feedback from the most recent submissions that were rejected in order to be within Wikipedia’s guidelines.

Thank you,
Rhonda.seaton (talk) 15:09, 7 April 2017 (UTC)Rhonda Seaton

After the “Company Profile” section and before the “Products and Services” section, please create a new section titled:

China Joint Venture[edit]


In this section, please add the following paragraphs:
“In May, 2015, AccuWeather signed a Joint Venture with the Chinese government’s weather arm to expand forecasting and weather information to locations in China. The joint venture also formed partnerships with Chinese and non-Chinese companies wanting to provide weather information within China. Due to new regulations by the Meteorological Law of China, the joint venture is the only company sanctioned to distribute the China Meteorological Administration’s weather information and forecasts via AccuWeather.” [23]

Portions of this section are still too closely paraphrased to AccuWeather press releases for my comfort. I've condensed this suggestion to be safe, but please keep in mind, as I explained before, that text should not closely resemble the wording of the original source. You can do more than changing just a few words or phrases. Altamel (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)



In the “Products and Services” section, please add a new paragraph with the following:
“AccuWeather has an app on Apple TV, providing Apple TV users with real-time severe weather alerts, hourly forecasts, 15-day forecasts, 45-day forecasts and various other weather-related video content.” [24]

I have no idea whether Tvnewscheck.com is a reliable source or not. It doesn't help that Tvnewscheck.com's article was barely modified from an AccuWeather press release. Do you have any better citations for this statement? Altamel (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Within the “Products and Services” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

MinuteCast[edit]


In this sub-section, please add the following paragraph
“MinuteCast provides users with minute-by-minute forecast updates including precipitation type, intensity, and start and end times for top local landmarks. Data is refreshed every five minutes to provide users with an accurate forecast. MinuteCast is currently available in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Lexembourg, parts of the Czech Republic, and Spain.[25] [26]

I'm not going to create a new subsection header for every single one of AccuWeather's products. Deeming MinuteCast "accurate" does not comply with the neutral point of view policy. I've added a brief, but condensed mention. Please try to be as concise as possible in your suggestions. A Wikipedia article is intended to be a summary of what a company does, not a product catalog. Altamel (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

“Accuweather has also partnered with Garmin to include the technology in the Garmin Vivoactive HR Smartwatch, as well as Ford with their AppLink technology.” [27]


Similar issue as above: GISuser.com appears to be little but a collection of press releases. Altamel (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

After the “Minutecast” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

AccUcast[edit]


In this sub-section, please add the following paragraph
“AccUCast is AccuWeather’s crowdsourcing tool, which allows people to make real-time weather and road hazard observations available. AccuCast also allows users to report conditions that may occur due to inclimate weather like flooding or slippery roads.” [28]

Added a mention, but significantly condensed. Altamel (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)



After the “AccUcast” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast[edit]


“AccuWeather’s 45-Day Forecast provides notice of upcoming weather conditions by providing weather information to plan for events. Each day in the 45-day forecast includes the forecast high and low temperatures, real-feel temperature, sky conditions and chance of precipitation, wind speed and direction, rain, snow and ice amounts, thunderstorm probability, cloud cover and UV index.” [29]

After the “AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast” section, please create a new sub-section titled:

AccuWeather Day By Day 90-Day Forecast[edit]


“AccuWeather’s 90-Day Forecast provides users with long-range weather trends and upcoming weather conditions in a detailed format, including real-feel temperatures, sky conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction, precipitation amounts, thunderstorm probability, cloud cover and ultraviolet index.” [30]

The extended forecasts are already already mentioned in the criticism section. Altamel (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

“After the “Products and Services” section and before the “Criticisms” section, please create a new section titled:”

Awards and Recognitions[edit]



In this section, please create a bulleted list with the following awards:

  • 2015 Microsoft Visionary Award: Big Data category [31]
  • 2015 AIVA W³ Gold Award for iOS app [32]
  • 2015 AIVA W³ Silver Award for Android app [33]
  • 2014 APPY Award: Mobile Weather App category [34]
  • 2014 AIVA W³ Gold Award for iOS app [35]
  • 2014 AIVA W³ Silver Award for Android app [36]
  • 2014 AIVA W³ Gold Award for Mobile Website [37]
  • 2013 AIVA W³ Gold Award for Windows 8 [38]
  • 2013 AIVA W³ Silver Award for Android [39]
  • 2013 AIVA W³ Silver Award for iPad [40]
  • 2012 Mobie Award: Best iPhone app [41]
  • 2010 American Meteorological Society Corporate Award [42]
I generally prefer that awards be incorporated into the article rather than receiving a separate section. The only award may consider adding is the American Meteorological Society award, as I trust that a scientific society would be more independent in deciding how to give out awards. AIVA hands out a prolific amount of awards per year, and also requires a fee to be considered. I'm slightly skeptical of the significance of that award. Altamel (talk) 04:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ http://www.chinabusinessreview.com/jv-brings-accuweather-tech-to-china/
  2. ^ http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/94790/new-accuweather-app-for-apple-tv
  3. ^ http://www.appletvhacks.net/2016/05/17/new-accuweather-app-for-apple-tv-4/
  4. ^ https://www.wired.com/2014/02/revamped-accuweather-app/
  5. ^ http://gisuser.com/2016/02/accuweather-minutecast-available-in-all-new-garmin-vivoactive-hr-smartwatch/
  6. ^ http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/06/ford-sync-3-gets-up-to-minute-rain-snow-sleet-or-hail/
  7. ^ http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/07/21/accuweathers-new-accucast-service-is-like-waze-for-weather/#gref
  8. ^ http://www.travelagentcentral.com/weather/accuweather-launches-45-day-forecast-41908
  9. ^ http://www.techtimes.com/articles/149544/20160412/accuweather-now-provides-90-day-forecast.htm
  10. ^ http://teampa.com/2015/03/accuweather-accepts-visionary-award-at-conference/
  11. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=31&award=1
  12. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=31&award=2
  13. ^ http://teampa.com/2015/05/team-pa-recognizes-pennsylvania-businesses-and-entrepreneurs-at-annual-governors-impact-awards/
  14. ^ https://www.thestreet.com/story/12743070/1/accuweather-wins-mobile-award-for-newly-designed-ios-7-iphone-app.html
  15. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=30&award=1
  16. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=30&award=2
  17. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=30&award=2
  18. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=29&award=1
  19. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=29&award=2
  20. ^ http://www.w3award.com/winners/list/view/?event=29&award=2
  21. ^ http://www.mmaglobal.com/news/accuweather-wins-mobie-best-iphone-app
  22. ^ http://www.awcia.org/announcements/ams-recognizes-accuweather
  23. ^ http://www.chinabusinessreview.com/jv-brings-accuweather-tech-to-china/
  24. ^ http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/94790/new-accuweather-app-for-apple-tv
  25. ^ https://www.wired.com/2014/02/revamped-accuweather-app/
  26. ^ http://gisuser.com/2016/02/accuweather-minutecast-available-in-all-new-garmin-vivoactive-hr-smartwatch/
  27. ^ http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/06/ford-sync-3-gets-up-to-minute-rain-snow-sleet-or-hail/
  28. ^ http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/07/21/accuweathers-new-accucast-service-is-like-waze-for-weather/#gref
  29. ^ http://www.travelagentcentral.com/weather/accuweather-launches-45-day-forecast-41908
  30. ^ http://www.techtimes.com/articles/149544/20160412/accuweather-now-provides-90-day-forecast.htm
  31. ^ http://teampa.com/2015/03/accuweather-accepts-visionary-award-at-conference/
  32. ^ http://www.akbizmag.com/Telecom-Tech/AccuWeather-Wins-W3-Gold-and-Silver-Digital-Awards-Recognized-for-Mobile-App-Excellence/
  33. ^ http://www.akbizmag.com/Telecom-Tech/AccuWeather-Wins-W3-Gold-and-Silver-Digital-Awards-Recognized-for-Mobile-App-Excellence/
  34. ^ https://www.thestreet.com/story/12743070/1/accuweather-wins-mobile-award-for-newly-designed-ios-7-iphone-app.html
  35. ^ https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-384966649.html
  36. ^ https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-384966649.html
  37. ^ https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-384966649.html
  38. ^ http://adobomagazine.com/accuweather-wins-three-w3-awards-mobile-platform-excellence
  39. ^ http://adobomagazine.com/accuweather-wins-three-w3-awards-mobile-platform-excellence
  40. ^ http://adobomagazine.com/accuweather-wins-three-w3-awards-mobile-platform-excellence
  41. ^ http://www.mmaglobal.com/news/accuweather-wins-mobie-best-iphone-app
  42. ^ http://www.awcia.org/announcements/ams-recognizes-accuweather