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Interactive Technology Makes Weather An Engaging Challenge

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, in concert with Microsoft Corp. continue their strong collaboration with the release of Winter Warrior™.   Winter Warrior is an online challenge between two individuals to prove who had the worst winter and recognize the true Winter Warrior.  Through this engaging new online tool, users will most accurately and scientifically know if their childhood winters were snowier than friends or family as they compare winter weather impacts through an interactive display.

With the power of AccuWeather D3: Data Driven Decisions and Microsoft Azure, Winter Warrior computes your warrior level in real-time using the best and most comprehensive historical weather data from AccuWeather,  available at dating back to 1951.

AccuWeather has also developed a custom Impact Indicator™ that forecasts how impactful a weather event will be on a scale of 1 (no impact) to 10 (extreme impact).  For example, 6″ of snow in Dallas, TX is a level 10, but only a level 5 in Steamboat Springs, CO.  The Azure platform helps enable AccuWeather to analyze and uncover valuable weather relationships and deliver these insights at scale to a global audience.  AccuWeather’s proprietary index is showcased in Winter Warrior, revealing personalized challenge results through the “Childhood Winter Warrior Index.”

“We are proud to work closely with Microsoft to launch Winter Warrior, an innovative online experience that showcases the power of AccuWeather’s weather data and analytics,” said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather.  “Through Winter Warrior, we are delivering fun, engaging new insights to users that reveal the true impact of winter weather during their childhood.”

AccuWeather gathers the best and most comprehensive weather data to deliver historical analysis and forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. Forecasts are pinpointed for every location on Earth and extend further ahead than any other source. With the most complete global real-time and historical data, most robust database of forecast models, most advanced forecast engine globally, patented proprietary technology, and comprehensive validation results, AccuWeather is the most accurate weather company worldwide.  AccuWeather saves lives, protects property, and helps customers and the public prosper.

AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions’ D3 Analytics takes the most complete global real-time and historical weather database – including AccuWeather’s unique real-time data sets from around the world with exclusive observations, satellite, and radar – correlated with customized datasets by client to uncover new levels of business intelligence through proprietary statistical analytics and predictive modeling.  AccuWeather uses its Superior Accuracy to make predictions for logistics, sales planning, inventory control, and more, providing the most actionable, customized data driven decisions for businesses, partnering with the world’s leading brands.

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