LITTLE ROCK, AR - WeatheRate, the Nation’s only independent weather forecast research firm, has bestowed it’s “most accurate weather forecast” seal of approval upon FOX16 for their most recent annual measurement cycle.
WeatheRate independently verifies the accuracy of daily TV weather forecasts across the country. FOX16 was determined to be the most accurate Little Rock TV station in a station-by-station comparison over a 52 week period. FOX16’s weather team is anchored by Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin
and Meteorologist Chad Garneau
. Both meteorologists are AMS Certified and can be found on FOX16 News @ 5, 5:30, 9, and 10 and anytime on FOX16.com and our FOX16 mobile App
“People rely heavily upon local TV meteorologists to keep their families safe and to plan outdoor activities," said FOX16 News Director Ed Trauschke, "but how do you know who’s the most accurate? Now, for the first time, Central Arkansas viewers can be assured they’re getting the most accurate weather forecast in Arkansas…guaranteed!”
Chuck Spohn, Vice President and General Manager, said this about FOX16’s WeatheRate Seal of Approval: “I had a pretty strong sense that our FOX16 Weather Team was presenting some really solid weather data, but was pleasantly surprised to see an independent firm verify my personal observations.”
Jeff Baskin is Chief Meteorologist for FOX16 News. Jeff brings more than 15 years of experience forecasting all types of severe weather, including Arkansas tornadoes, winter storms and hurricanes- most notably Hurricane Katrina.
WeatheRate's patented WeatherTracker II software compares local TV weather forecasts with observed conditions to reveal which station is the most accurate. WeatheRate monitors cities across the nation including Little Rock. WeatheRate is not affiliated and is completely independent from any TV stations or the companies that own them. AR -