WBTV First Alert Weather earns “Most Accurate” fourth consecutive year

WBTV First Alert Weather is the area’s certified most accurate local weather forecast

WBTV First Alert Weather earns “Most Accurate” fourth consecutive year


For the fourth consecutive year, WBTV First Alert Weather has earned the WeatheRate seal of approval as the area’s certified most accurate local weather forecast. WBTV meteorologists Eric Thomas, Al Conklin, Lyndsay Tapases, Chris Larson & Leigh Brock have achieved this distinction as a team each of the last four years and represent Charlotte’s most experienced group of weather professionals.

“Accurate forecasts aren’t easy. They’re hard,” said WBTV Chief Meteorologist Eric Thomas, who celebrated 30 years with WBTV last year. “We sweat the details because people trust us to help them plan their lives. We’re proud to be named most accurate.”

Through snowstorms, record summer temperatures, Hurricanes Florence & Michael, and other disruptive weather events over the last year, audiences have trusted WBTV First Alert Weather.

The accuracy of the WBTV weather team is also helping local non-profits. The WBTV 3-Degree Guarantee donates $50 each weekday that the temperature forecast is accurate to within three degrees Fahrenheit. Sponsored by COIT Cleaning & Restoration of Charlotte, a new non-profit is selected each month to receive a donation.

The WeatheRate seal of approval is awarded by the only independent weather forecast verification company in the United States, using patented software technology to compare local television forecasts with observed conditions to confirm accuracy. Learn more at www.weatherate.com.

About WBTV

WBTV was the first television station to sign on in the Carolinas and is considered the “most trustworthy source of news and information” in the area according to research. WBTV First Alert Weather is the certified most accurate forecast for the market as measured by WeatheRate. Being “On Your Side” for viewers, clients and the community is the guiding principle of WBTV and helps drive its award-winning newscasts and quality local journalism. Visit www.wbtv.com to learn more.

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