WHAT IS DMV WEATHER?
DMV Weather (a division of Weather Informant, a dba of TyDy Enterprises, LLC based out of Asheville, NC) is a weather service that provides weather forecasts, analyses, and other weather-related content to the general public – for FREE – for all of the DC/Central MD/Northern VA (DMV) region. This service started in 2012 as a social media-based forecast operation (called CSC Weather) and has grown into an app-based, Web site-driven, social media-supported seven-day-a-week private weather forecasting operation out to fulfill a simple, but powerful mission in the weather forecasting industry: keep as many members of the general public as possible as “weather informed” as possible through a four-pronged approach to weather forecasting that consists of: identification (of the variables), awareness (of the potential), analysis (of the conditions) and communication (of potential impacts and outcomes).
WHAT IS THE DMV WEATHER FORECAST AREA?
This region includes, among many others, the cities of Alexandria (VA), Annandale (VA), Annapolis (MD), Ashburn (VA), Arlington (VA), Baltimore (MD), Bethesda (MD), Bowie (MD), Burke (VA), Catonsville (VA), Dale City (VA), Dundalk (MD), Ellicott City (MD), Fredericksburg (VA), Gaithersburg (MD), Glen Burnie (MD), Leesburg (VA), Manassas (VA), McLean (VA), Potomac (MD), Reston (VA), Rockville (MD), Silver Spring (MD), Springfield (VA), Towson (MD), Waldorf (MD), Washington, D.C..
WHAT IS THE DMV WEATHER APPROACH?
The DMV Weather approach is simple: keep the forecast focus tight on a single region (in this case, the geographical regional known as the DMV, which is Washington, D.C., Central MD, and the region that is Northern VA) and put a premium on four things: accuracy of forecasts, timeliness of information, clarity of communication (of all-things-weather, especially any and all severe weather threats and hazards), and statistical analysis (objective performance measurement) of its’ own forecasts, so everyone knows – both internally and externally – just how effective the forecast service is with its operations.