Where does Accuweather get its data?
August 19, 2007 1:35 PM Subscribe
To what degree to private weather forecasting companies (like Accuweather) rely on US government data in creating their forecasts?
posted by Brian James to Science & Nature (9 answers total)
I know that the the USG, primarily through NOAA and NWS, collects meteorological information via weather buoys, balloons, observation stations, radar, satellites, etc, to use for creating forecasts (and other stuff). Do private companies get access to this relatively raw data for their own models & forecasts?
I am not asking about the use of NWS forecast products necessarily (which I figure are available to the public). I assume that these private companies do more than just rewrite NWS forecasts, and generate their own forecasts based on their own modeling--if so, where is the data coming from?