Miramar, FL – (March 1, 2019) – NBC6 / WTVJ today announced that WeatheRate, an independent weather research company has certified NBC6 and its First Alert Weather Team as the most accurate local weather forecaster in South Florida. This is the sixth consecutive year that WTVJ and its team of meteorologists earn this certification by WeatheRate.
“We made significant investments in weather to help us improve the way we forecast and deliver current conditions to South Florida’s communities. From introducing First Alert Doppler 6000, the only fixed radar in South Florida to connecting audiences to our Live Radar in-app feature that allows app users to zoom in to their local street to see conditions in real-time, NBC6 has completely changed the way weather reporting is done. We’re proud to continue WTVJ’s 70-year legacy of excellence to help our viewers stay informed and ahead of their day,” said Larry Olevitch, President and General Manager at NBC6.
Over the latest 52-week verification period, NBC6’s First Alert Weather Team forecasts of local conditions including high and low temperatures, timing of precipitation, wind strength, fog density, and severe thunderstorms were verified to be the most accurate, outperforming the competitors’ in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale DMA.
The NBC6 First Alert Weather Team includes Chief Meteorologist John Morales, Ryan Phillips, Angie Lassman, Adam Berg, and Steve MacLaughlin. In addition to the meteorologists’ combined expertise and their long standing most accurate certification, NBC6 remains on the cutting edge of weather technology by investing in weather forecasting tools, including the station’s powerful high-frequency, dual polarized live S-Band radar that provides viewers with more precise information than ever before to help them prepare for any type of adverse weather conditions.
“Each of us in the NBC6 First Alert Weather Team takes great pride in our metrological analysis and forecasting so as to put together the most precise forecast,” said NBC6 Chief Meteorologist John Morales. “We strive to keep our audience weather-ready and storm-safe.”
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, WeatheRate was developed by meteorologist Bruce Fixman in an effort to provide viewers with reliable and unbiased information about where to turn to receive the most accurate weather forecasts. WeatheRate has been verifying the accuracy of television stations’ weather forecasts since 2003. The company conducts and funds their own independent research and certifies meteorologists across the country as most accurate in their television markets by comparing their forecasts to actual observed conditions. For more information about WeatheRate, please visit www.WeatheRate.com
“As a meteorologist, I was tired of every station in a given market claiming to be most accurate,” said Bruce Fixman, President of WeatheRate. “Viewers can rely on the WeatheRate certification and know which station is actually delivering on that claim. NBC6 First Alert Weather Team has consistently shown that they are the team to watch in South Florida.”
Viewers can also access NBC6’s First Alert Weather forecasts any time via the station’s app and online at www.nbc6.com
NBC6 / WTVJ is the NBC-owned station serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. NBC6 was Florida’s first television station and has been covering news in South Florida for 70 years. WTVJ was founded on three basic principles: commitment to the community, excellence in journalism and pioneering and innovation. Today, NBC6 produces more than 30 hours of local news and programming per week, delivers dynamic multi-platform content on NBC6.com and COZI TV and continues its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of South Florida.