11.15.2012 02:17 PM
AccuWeather Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers
STATE COLLEGE, PA. –AccuWeather,
Inc. marks 50 years of operation by launching a year-long recognition of the
company’s 50th anniversary through a series of events, as well as retrospective
stories and videos on AccuWeather.com.
Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather said it has grown from a
weather company providing forecasts for businesses into an international
weather media company that reaches more than half a billion users worldwide
hourly forecasts for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide, delivering
information to smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, and
smart appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers.
The company’s founder
and president, Dr. Joel N. Myers, is credited with many of the
advances in the way consumers receive their weather information. “I was
passionate about the weather at a very early age, and I also knew I would be able to combine my love
with a business that would save lives and help people know more about what the
weather had in store for them on a daily basis,” Dr. Myers said. “We are constantly
reinventing ourselves as technology changes how people access our accurate forecasts.”
AccuWeather said it supplies weather content to “hundreds of newspapers,” including USA Today, The New York Times, and The
Wall Street Journal. AccuWeather’s forecasts and content appear on over 72,000 third-party websites, and its radio broadcasts
are heard on nearly 750 stations. The 24x7 The AccuWeather Television Network is available
to 38 million TV households in North America, the forecaster said.