AccuWeather is an American media company that provides for-profit weather forecasting services worldwide. The name AccuWeather is a portmanteau of the words “accurate” and “weather”. AccuWeather was founded in 1962 by Joel N. Myers, then a Penn State graduate student working on degrees in meteorology. His first customer was a gas company in Pennsylvania. While running the company, Myers also became a member of Penn State’s meteorology faculty. The company adopted the name “AccuWeather” in 1971.