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nomii
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11/24/2015 | 9:29:13 PM
Re: Innovative thinking

@Daniel very right. In the same context I would like to share that few months back I was taking a foreign trip and was asked to please board the aircraft quickly. I was not sure that whats the reason was. We all boarded the plane exceptb one or two odd individual due some problems with their luggage. Due to them we had to wait for ten minutes. Once we were about to taxi we were told that now we have to wait for weather clearance as thunder storm is approaching. After that it starting raining heavily with thunder buildups and we were kept on ground and in aircraft for next 3 hours till the time the weather sunsides. This now showed me the importance of weather gadgets importance in even planning

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11/24/2015 | 6:47:59 PM
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I was taking a flight the other day and was just thinking about how important weather really is to a plethora of different companies. These moves by Accuweather are really smart. Companies are willing to pay big money to understand what the weather will be like. Will these forecasts always be right? Probably not. But it's a lot better than just guessing. 
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11/24/2015 | 1:04:27 PM
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I liked the idea that he is an engineer. I assume that being an engineer give him a different perspective on how he can use weather information to solve a business problem.  As the article indicated that there are many businesses that are impacted by the weather conditions.  I want to know how many false positives they have or what happens if their models make the wrong prediction which could happen, would they be liable if this happens
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11/23/2015 | 12:58:22 PM
Re: A leading practitioner of the art
LOL @CharlieBabcock don't forget the snow melt products, too. Actually, accurate forecasting would mean that stores would neither be caught short nor stuck with too much of the stuff at the end of the season.

 

I like the quote, " "Data is necessary, but not sufficient, to solve problems. The methods you use to process it are even more important than having a lot of data." It's important to remember that data alone does not solve problems. 
Charlie Babcock
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11/23/2015 | 12:53:06 PM
A leading practitioner of the art
AccuWeather Enterprise and Casey McGeever are an example of how far we've gone beyond using weather information to predict the sale of snow shovels.
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11/23/2015 | 12:41:05 PM
Innovative thinking

A good article indeed. I have been following accu weather for quite a long time but never thought the true use of its details like that. Now after going through the article, many new ideas are comming in from all corners. The article has changed my perspective of looking at the things. Now i feel more analytical and can utilize the simplest of app for my own benifit or buisness expansion.  :)

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