Published On: Fri, Mar 23rd, 2018

Get “AccuWeather Ready” for Spring Weather Risks with New Resources

Weekly Facebook Live Events.

Seasonal AccuWeather Ready safety program to provide exclusive weather preparedness information each week on Facebook Live, in addition to news, videos, alerts, and other resources designed to help people stay informed, safe and healthy as they welcome spring. 

Get "AccuWeather Ready" for Spring Weather Risks with New ResourcesAccuWeather Global Weather Center — March 21, 2018  — The world’s largest, fastest-growing and most trusted provider of weather forecasts and warnings wants you “AccuWeather Ready” for spring weather conditions. Throughout the spring season, AccuWeather, renowned for its well-documented record of Superior Accuracy™, is providing life-saving safety information that can help you prepare for possible tornadoes, flooding and more.

The AccuWeather Ready site at http://accuweather.com/ready includes educational weather news and videos, facts about the potential health impacts of different weather events, safety tips and resources, personalized weather preparedness plans, detailed checklists, and more. Users also can receive severe weather push notifications in the AccuWeather app on iOS and Android. 
 
New resources added to the site to help visitors prepare for spring weather include:
• An infographic packed with facts about severe spring weather conditions. 
• A fact sheet on ice jams and spring snowmelt flooding. 
• A spring allergy check list including key facts and prevention tips. 
• A fact sheet on insect stings and how to avoid them.
 
Though spring weather is perceived to be less hazardous than winter, hundreds of people are injured or die each year in incidents associated with spring weather events including tornadoes, rain and thunderstorms, floods and more. AccuWeather, which provides warnings for all types of severe weather-including heavy rain and wind, lightning, flooding, tornadoes and even late seasonal snow and ice-wants people to be prepared and safe as temperatures rise and more outdoor activities are planned.  
 
By providing forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy™, AccuWeather helps save more lives, keeps more people safe, and helps people and companies plan more effectively in all weather conditions. The AccuWeather Ready initiative takes this commitment even further by providing weather preparedness updates and tools when they matter the most, personalizing the weather so people can improve their lives. 
 
“AccuWeather’s meteorologists alert you to the possibility of severe weather not just a few minutes ahead of time, but several days in advance,” said Evan Myers, AccuWeather’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Meteorologist.  “So, you can start thinking about things you need to do to prepare, and with AccuWeather Ready, all the information you need to keep yourself safe when severe weather hits, is gathered in one place.”
 
Facebook Live Events
To get important life-saving information to more people and to answer questions they might have, the AccuWeather Ready program will also present a series of events on Facebook Live each Wednesday, March 21 through April 25 at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern, each featuring an expert from AccuWeather or another organization. 
 
The series kicks off with an overview of spring’s weather-related risks, and how to prepare for them. Julia Weiden, global weather expert and on-air meteorologist at AccuWeather, will lead the conversation with Becky DePodwin, another AccuWeather expert meteorologist. The live events will be viewable at http://facebook.com/accuweather/ 
 
Subsequent Facebook Live events in the AccuWeather Ready series will cover specific weather-related risks in more depth. They include:
• March 28: Tornadoes, with Reed Timmer, Extreme Meteorologist 
• April 4: Thunderstorms, lightning and hail, with Rich Putnam, Senior Storm Warning Meteorologist
• April 11: Allergies, with Dr. Robert Mentyka, Allergist from Geisinger Health
• April 18: Insect pests
• April 25: Floods, with Tyler Dewvall, Certified Consulting Meteorologist
 
The AccuWeather Ready program demonstrates AccuWeather’s continued leadership and commitment as a U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. AccuWeather was named one of NOAA’s first Ambassadors in the weather enterprise initiative, launched in 2014 to recognize organizations committed to helping the nation be better prepared for, respond to, and recover from weather-related disasters. AccuWeather and NOAA have partnered for many years. The company has supported NOAA and National Weather Service (NWS) budgets in testimony and presentations before the United States Congress and with the Office of Management and Budget, as well as other federal agencies. AccuWeather has been a longtime cooperation partner with NOAA.
Source & Image Credit: AccuWeather: Justin Roberti, Eston Martz, or Rhonda Seaton 

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