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AccuWeather MinuteCast Wins People’s Voice Webby Award

Surge of public votes propels AccuWeather to the top, clinching prestigious recognition for critical, life-saving technology

AccuWeather, the proven most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings, announced it has clinched the 2022 People’s Voice Webby Award for the AccuWeather MinuteCast  feature of its award winning AccuWeather app in the category of “Apps and Software – General Apps; Services & Utilities.”

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MinuteCast  is one of the AccuWeather app’s most used features, providing a precipitation forecast up to four hours ahead.  It is available on the today screen of the free AccuWeather app, available on iOS and Android, and allows users to stay informed about hyper-local weather.

The Webby Award confirms the demand and popularity of the useful MinuteCast  feature. With more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries and nearly 2 million votes cast by nearly 500,000 users in the Webby People’s Voice, the 26th Annual Webby Awards is the biggest in Webby Awards history.

“We are thrilled that MinuteCast  has been recognized for this honor in this year’s Webby Awards, and we are particularly pleased to have won the People’s Voice vote, which speaks directly to why our users want actionable, hyper-localized precipitation forecasts to make the best weather-impacted decisions,” said President of Digital Media Kurt Fulepp. “MinuteCast is another example of AccuWeather’s mission to provide people, communities and businesses with easy-to-use, life-saving technology wherever they are.”

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MinuteCast  forecasts include detailed information about precipitation type and intensity as well as start and end times, pinpointed to a specific street address or GPS location in 210 countries.  Recently, the AccuWeather app expanded its coverage of the MinuteCast feature for real-time forecasts, along with the app’s advanced radar capabilities, to all of Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean, making AccuWeather the only weather source to provide the most complete Up-to-the-Minute  service for weather tracking tools in this hemisphere to complement its highly accurate forecasts. Other recent expansions included extended coverage in major cities in Europe and around the world.

“Honorees like AccuWeather are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from more than 14,300 entries we received this year.”

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The MinuteCast  feature for real-time forecasts is just one example of the innovations AccuWeather has developed to help people cope with the impacts of weather. MinuteCast is complemented by other proprietary innovations, such as AccuWeather’s Hurricane Tracker tool, AccuWeather’s WinterCast  feature, and AccuWeather Alerts, new advanced severe weather notifications that are revolutionizing the distribution and communication of dangerous weather, soon available in AccuWeather Premium+ upgrade in the AccuWeather app.  These and many other tools help users stay prepared ahead of any weather situation with an app that offers world-class design, functionality and pinpoint precision.

Webby Award Winners comprise internet industry experts including Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder & CEO – PRETTYBIRD; Colleen DeCourcy, President, Wieden+Kennedy; Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner – Backstage Capital; John Hanke, Founder & CEO – Niantic; Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator – 1619, The New York Times; Renita Jablonski, Director of Audio – The Washington Post; Mikael Jørgensen, Founder & CEO – &Co; Monica Lewinsky, Activist, Fashion Designer & Producer; Swizz Beatz & Timbaland, Music Producers & Co-Founders  – Verzuz; Vanessa Pappas, COO – TikTok; Daniel Reynolds, Vice President, Digital Media – Disney; Dara Treseder, SVP,  Head of Global Marketing & Communications – Peloton; and Maya Watson, Head of Global Marketing – Clubhouse.

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