WeatheRate Announces Certified TV Stations

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Forecast verification experts WeatheRate certifies the accuracy of TV station weather forecasts.

Forecast verification experts WeatheRate certified the following TV stations as the most accurate in their markets for the period March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014:

  • Baltimore, MD: WMAR (ABC)
  • Buffalo, NY: WGRZ (NBC)
  • Charlotte, NC: WCNC (NBC)
  • Champaign / Urbana, IL: WCIA (CBS)
  • Cincinnati, OH: WLWT (NBC)
  • Columbia, SC: WLTX (CBS)
  • Des Moines, IA: WOI-TV (ABC)
  • Ft. Myers, FL: WZVN (ABC)
  • Fresno, CA: KSEE (NBC)
  • Green Bay, WI WBAY (ABC)
  • Indianapolis, IN: WRTV (ABC)
  • Kansas City, MO: KCTV (CBS)
  • Lexington, KY: WTVQ (ABC)
  • Little Rock, AR: KLRT (FOX)
  • Louisville, KY: WAVE (NBC)
  • Madison, WI: WKOW (ABC)
  • Memphis, TN: WATN (ABC)
  • Nashville, TN: WSMV (NBC)
  • Oklahoma City, OK: KOCO (ABC)
  • Orlando, FL: WESH (NBC)
  • Phoenix, AZ: KNXV (ABC)
  • Providence, RI: WLNE (ABC)
  • Richmond, VA: WTVR (CBS)
  • Rochester, NY: WROC (CBS)
  • St. Louis, MO: KMOV (CBS)
  • Salt Lake City, UT: KTVX (ABC)
  • San Antonio, TX: WOAI (NBC)
  • San Diego, CA: KNSD (NBC)
  • Shreveport, LA: KTAL (NBC)
  • Spokane, WA: KREM (CBS)
  • Springfield, MO: KOLR (CBS)
  • Syracuse, NY: WSYR (ABC)
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL: WFTS (ABC)
  • Toledo, OH: WTOL (CBS)
  • Tulsa, OK: KJRH (NBC)
  • West Palm Beach, FL: WPBF (ABC)
  • Wichita, KS: KWCH (CBS)
  • Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, PA WBRE (NBC)

The Arizona-based company crowns local meteorologists across the country as the most accurate in their TV markets by comparing forecasts with actual conditions. WeatheRate verifies high and low temperatures, sky cover, precipitation, snow accumulation, wind and fog. Accuracy in forecasting severe weather and timing of precipitation also comes into play.

Using a business model similar to J.D. Power and Associates, WeatheRate conducts independent research at their own expense. At the end of each WeatheRating period, the company offers its seal of approval only to the most accurate station in each television market.

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Bruce Fixman
WeatheRate, Inc.
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