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WeatheRate names Pinpoint Weather 12 'Most Accurate'

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) — WeatheRate has named WPRI Pinpoint Weather 12 as the most accurate in Southern New England.

WeatheRate is the only independent, nonpartisan weather-verification company in the country that certifies the accuracy of daily local TV weather forecasts nationwide.

WeatheRate is not affiliated with any television stations or their parent companies.

"We’re thrilled to have the Pinpoint Weather Team recognized as most accurate, because it’s so important for our viewers who count on us day in and day out," said Patrick Wholey, vice president and general manager of WPRI 12 and FOX Providence. "I see firsthand how dedicated our meteorologists are in all kinds of weather."

"As a native New Englander, I know one thing about our weather - it can change on a dime, and it’s critical that we get it right," said Karen Rezendes, news director of Eyewitness News. "Our team has the experience and local knowledge to interpret the data, and they really care about our viewers.”

Here's how WeatheRate works. Every day, WeatheRate reviews the forecasts from local television stations in more than 75 major cities to determine the most accurate. The research company then verifies the most accurate in each market by comparing the meteorologists’ forecasts to actual conditions. WeatheRate's independent research enables the company to provide viewers and the public its verification through credible and accurate findings.

“In the 30 years that I’ve been forecasting weather in Southern New England, having an accurate and dependable forecast has always been incredibly important," said Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca. "It’s an honor to have WeatherRate recognize our forecasts with its Most Accurate designation. We always want to be here for our viewers.”

“As meteorologists, we are forecasting weather in one of the most challenging parts of the country,” added WPRI 12 Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello. “Accuracy matters whether it’s forecasting nor’easters, hurricanes and severe thunderstorms, or letting folks know it’s going to be a beautiful day.  It’s the most important aspect of our job, and we take it seriously.”

For a complete list of WeatheRate stations across the country, click here.

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