WHAT IS DMV WEATHER?
DMV Weather (a division of Weather Informant) 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 weather forecasting division of a legal entity called Weather Informant that is out to fulfill a simple, but powerful mission in the weather forecasting industry: find as many ways as possible to keep members of the general public as “weather informed” as possible.
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.