New GIS-based AccuWeather Solution Helps Ensure Safety and Business Continuity

Comprehensive and Personalized Weather Portal Helps Businesses Make Timely Choices

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — August 17, 2010 —, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today introduces SkyGuard® Online, an interactive mapping system that uses the ESRI, Inc. ArcGIS 10 Enabled technology to help businesses track how weather will impact their operations.

“SkyGuard Online is an easy to use, web-based solution requiring no installation or support - our customers can use it immediately,” said Paul Raymond, Director, SkyGuard Division. “Delivered all on one screen, our meteorologists provide accurate, comprehensive, and customized weather data and warnings that are specific to our customers’ sites. Our customers use that information to proactively plan and make informed decisions about weather’s impact on their business operations.”

Translated into visually compelling animations and illustrations, SkyGuard Online integrates each customer’s assets with all manner of weather. This includes current conditions, forecasts and severe weather warnings, such as lightning, flooding, tornados, hail, wind, and tropical storm and hurricane forecasts with impact forecasts for the North American hurricane basins.

Each SkyGuard Online customer receives a password protected and secure web portal that is personalized to their locations and selected services. Customers may upload their own data or AccuWeather can upload the information on their behalf.

In addition to the complete SkyGuard Online turnkey solution, AccuWeather also provides the accurate, comprehensive, and customized weather data and warnings as GIS data so that customers may integrate it into their own system.

SkyGuard Online is part of AccuWeather’s suite of SkyGuard products. SkyGuard provides accurate, local, customized, proactive, and personalized weather information – all designed to enable organizations to protect their people, property, and profits.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the ABC-Owned Television Station Group and Visit for more information.

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