Jonathan Porter

Senior Vice President, Weather Content & Forecast Operations & Chief Meteorologist

jonathan.porter@accuweather.com |  814.235.8681

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Jon Porter leads a a specialized team that provides the most accurate and actionable weather warnings and insights to businesses globally.

Jonathan Porter

Vice President, Business Services & General Manager, AccuWeather For Business

jonathan.porter@accuweather.com |  814.235.8681

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Jon Porter leads a a specialized team that provides the most accurate and actionable weather warnings and insights to businesses globally.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Porter is AccuWeather’s Vice President and General Manager of AccuWeather For Business. In this key leadership role, Jon blends his background in both meteorology and information technology to collaborate with the world’s leading government meteorological services and other key data providers to acquire top-tier weather information and content to integrate the most advanced weather data and technologies into AccuWeather’s products and services.
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“If you are in business today, weather simply must be a factor in your contingency planning. Each year, The Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum ranks severe weather as the #1 risk to business globally, illustrating the urgency for severe weather safety action plans.”
“If you are in business today, weather simply must be a factor in your contingency planning. Each year, The Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum ranks severe weather as the #1 risk to business globally, illustrating the urgency for severe weather safety action plans.”

Jon joined AccuWeather in 2004, after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Meteorology and minor in Information Technology. For several years, Jon was a software engineer on a dedicated team, writing software to quickly and accurately process weather content through AccuWeather’s Enterprise IT Architecture. After serving as a Technical Account Manager, working directly with top global digital media partners to help them integrate data and content with their products, Jon was named Director of Innovation and Development in 2012 and promoted to Vice President of Innovation and Development in 2015.

 

A Connecticut native, Jon has always been interested in weather and decided that he wanted to be a meteorologist in the fourth grade. Growing up, he was always fascinated with East Coast snowstorms.

 

Jon is a Professional Member of the American Meteorological Society. In 2012, he was appointed to the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. He also serves on an alumni committee for Penn State’s Department of Meteorology. Jon frequently delivers presentations at conferences and professional meetings – specifically focused on the exchange of weather data and warnings.