Weather Analytics Launches Leading Global Platform for Weather Intelligence

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Finding and downloading business-ready weather data just got easy

Getting better, more accurate and faster answers saves our customers time, money and resources that can be used in other important ways.

Weather Analytics announced today it is launching the world’s first eCommerce platform that delivers complete global coverage with statistically stable, gap-free data for historical, current and forecast weather -- ready for business analysis and decision support.

The platform, at http://www.weatheranalytics.com, offers on-demand data downloads for almost 700,000 locations worldwide, reaching back to 1979 and including hourly seven-day forecasts. Also available are more than 580 weather variables at each reported location, at multiple altitudes, and also tailor-made collections for specific client needs.

Increasing market demand for more precise understanding of weather impacts and trends drove development of the weather-data warehouse, said Bill Pardue, Weather Analytics chairman and chief executive officer.
“Design and construction of this comprehensive database was more than five years in the making,” Pardue said. “Our founder Dr. John Keller spearheaded the development, deploying proprietary algorithms and methodologies that make this release an important milestone in building meteorological information systems.”

The user-friendly design and navigation reflect the company’s mission to provide market-leading solutions for industries where weather conditions and climate trends can play significant roles in business outcomes, Pardue said. “Tasks that we can help clients accomplish include insurance and financial risk profiling, construction design and management, site selection and targeted consumer advertising.”

The Weather Analytics data comes in system-ready formats for downloading. They meet U.S. Department of Energy specifications – Typical Meteorological Years and Actual Meteorological Years (TMY and AMY) – used for building modeling, simulation and energy-consumption analysis.

“Meeting those specifications with confidence can be tough and expensive,” said Dr. Keller, chief scientist of Weather Analytics and Certified Consulting Meteorologist. “Before using our solution, clients could spend days, weeks or even months trying to aggregate, cleanse and interpret raw data from free sources that are frequently problematic.

“Finding and downloading global, business-ready weather data should not be a serious challenge – but up until now, it has been,” Dr. Keller added. “With release of our new platform, Weather Analytics has fulfilled this need, where other sources have fallen short,” he said.

“We enable users to search easily for geographic areas and time periods they need, using our Interactive Weather Map. They can then download the data from the right locations, and in the required formats. That means no more delays in putting the needed information to use within their organizations, right away.”

Dr. Keller said more than 250 businesses, university researchers and government meteorologists provided feedback on design and functionality by signing up as customers for an online beta solution that preceded the new platform. Their user experiences were noted and invaluable, Dr. Keller said.

Chuck Khuen, co-founder and executive vice president of Weather Analytics, led systems engineering for the platform, being released today. “We have amassed weather data that is collected, aggregated, cleansed and delivered in unique ways that are reliable and customizable,” Khuen said. “This delivery capability is truly is the first of its kind.

“We gather data from 8,000 standard Meteorological Stations,” Khuen explained, “plus, we have created and now maintain more than 650,000 modeled Weather Analytics Stations™.”

These Weather Analytics Stations™ contain fused data collected from ground locations, remote sensing and from extensive modeling, Khuen said. A proprietary analytics layer allows selection and applications of the required content by customers, he said.

“Our weather network is updated hourly with hundreds of essential climate variables,” Khuen added. “We provide up-to-date global weather intelligence whenever and wherever our clients need it. Getting better, more accurate and faster answers saves our customers time, money and resources that can be used in other important ways.”
About Weather Analytics

Weather Analytics delivers climate intelligence by providing statistically stable, gap-free data formed by an extensive collection of historical, current and forecasted weather content, coupled with proprietary analytics and methodologies. Weather Analytics finds, assembles, cleans and formats weather data from around the world so that our clients don’t have to. We offer more than 580 weather variables for enhanced weather intelligence and risk mitigation.

Our climate data is delivered in easily accessible formats that allow customers to focus their efforts on solving business problems versus aggregating and cleansing data from raw sources. Historical, current and forecasted weather conditions worldwide are available for purchase at http://www.WeatherAnalytics.com.

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