AccuWeather said it has agreed to license two of its patents to the U.S. National Weather Service, at no cost.
The technologies help to geographically pinpoint observed weather conditions and other observed events, and allow for that information to be sent through mobile devices. This capability for providing forecasts and warnings on hazardous weather conditions will be utilized in collaboration with the National Weather Service.
“We are proud to be at the forefront of this ground-breaking government and weather industry partnership and thank our colleagues at the NWS for their diligence and dedication, joining together to bring the advantage of AccuWeather’s proprietary technologies forward to improve people’s lives,” Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, said in a statement.
The technologies were developed by Mike Smith, senior vice president of AccuWeather, who is based in Wichita.