Commercial weather companies are on the rise nationally, and locally

    The privatization of weather forecasting could make mainstream media forecasts obsolete, or even possibly, more accurate.


    These days, finding a niche start-up is pretty simple, no matter the industry. But in general, information like weather reports still generally comes from big-name sources, like the National Weather Service, or, until now.

    Weather Works, a privately held, New Jersey-based company, provides hyper-focused weather reports to officials at The Meadowlands, allowing for location specific updates, as opposed to regional reports.

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    According to a story written for The Star Ledger on, “private weather firms have become big business…as more and more industries have found they are directly affected by the whims of the weather.”

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