New York, NY - November 25, 2015 - AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today celebrates the start of the holiday season, helping people worldwide to plan their holidays with confidence through AccuWeather.com and award-winning AccuWeather apps.
To celebrate, the AccuWeather MinuteCast® Mobile Team is connecting with fans at today's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Event in New York City, held before the annual big outdoor parade. AccuWeather prizes and participation in AccuWeather's #winterwishes photo gallery are among the festivities.
AccuWeather also begins the Warm Winter Wishes Instant Win Sweepstakes to celebrate the season. Now through December 24, 2015, fans can enter the new holiday promotion on AccuWeather's Facebook page for their chance to win up to $1,000, with an instant winner for additional great prizes every day. Fans can also share their favorite outdoor holiday photos and play interactive holiday games on the social media platform.
"Today, as we look ahead to bustling holiday celebrations and activities, we want to remind people worldwide that they can plan their holidays with confidence with AccuWeather," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media for AccuWeather. "AccuWeather is the trusted source for Superior Accuracy™ that people rely on, from AccuWeather's exclusive 45-Day Forecast to MinuteCast minute-by-minute updates."
Tonight will be clear to partly cloudy with temperatures falling to a low of 41 degrees. Thanksgiving Day will be mild with daytime temperatures rising to 59° F, about 9 degrees above average, and there will be a south to southeast breeze less than 8 mph.
AccuWeather.com and award-winning AccuWeather apps include the patented AccuWeather MinuteCast with precipitation type and intensity, as well as start and end times for precipitation by the minute for the next two hours, localized to a person's exact street address or GPS location.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Over 1.5 billion people every day rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
To check your local AccuWeather MinuteCast and follow the route of the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Day Parade or other holiday parades, visit www.AccuWeather.com or download the AccuWeather app, available on all major mobile platforms and free to users.
Press release provided by Justin Roberti, AccuWeather