PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- WeatheRate, an independent weather research company, today announced it has certified 17 Telemundo owned stations in the U.S. as the "Most Accurate" Spanish-language local weather forecasters in their respective markets. The Telemundo stations that received the "Most Accurate" forecasting certification for 2019 include: WNJU in New York, WSCV in Miami, KTMD in Houston, KXTX in Dallas/Fort Worth, WSNS in Chicago, KVDA in San Antonio, KTAZ in Phoenix, KTLM in the Rio Grande Valley, WTMO in Orlando/Central Florida, WWSI in Philadelphia, WZDC in Washington, D.C., KUAN in San Diego, WRMD in Tampa, KDEN in Denver, KTDO in El Paso, WNEU in Boston, and KBLR in Las Vegas. This is the first time that WeatheRate is certifying the "most accurate" local Spanish-language TV weather forecasters. Earlier this year, eight out of 11 NBC owned stations in the U.S. were certified as the "Most Accurate" stations in their markets.
"The Telemundo Station Group's recent investment into weather is paying off; they dominated our first forecast accuracy research for the Spanish-language market. We expect them to get even better during the coming years as their team of weather anchors further their education," said Bruce Fixman, President, WeatheRate.
In the past five years, Telemundo stations across the country have revamped their weather teams to improve the way that weather conditions are presented to Spanish-language audiences. The stations have hired bilingual meteorologists and are helping weather anchors in multiple markets obtain degrees in meteorology and other industry certifications to strengthen the local weather teams. In addition, the stations' apps feature real-time weather alerts in Spanish. The Telemundo stations' weather alerts are powered by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations' largest privately owned network of cutting edge fixed and mobile weather radars in the country.
"We're proud that our stations have significantly improved the way weather is delivered to our local audiences, and that our Telemundo stations have become our communities source for weather news, especially during severe weather events," added Ozzie Martinez, Senior Vice President, News, Digital and Standards for the Telemundo Station Group.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, WeatheRate was developed by meteorologist Bruce Fixman in an effort to provide viewers with reliable and unbiased information about where to turn to receive the most accurate weather forecasts. WeatheRate has been verifying the accuracy of television stations' weather forecasts since 2003. The company conducts and funds their own independent research. For more information about WeatheRate, please visit http://www.WeatheRate.com
Telemundo Station Group
Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 30 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 15,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, Harlingen, Sacramento, Orlando, Fresno, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Diego, Tampa, Denver, El Paso, Boston, Las Vegas, Tucson, Hartford, Salt Lake City, Fort Myers-Naples, Springfield, Richmond and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, a national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to 50 Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.
SOURCE WeatheRate, Inc.