ST. LOUIS — WeatheRate, an independent weather rating service, has certified 5 On Your Side Weather as having the most accurate forecasts in St. Louis.

Each day, WeatheRate reviews four-day forecasts from local TV stations and checks for accuracy in key areas: high and low temperatures, sky cover, precipitation, snow accumulation, wind, fog, and prediction of severe weather, including timing. WeatheRate compares the forecasts to information gathered from weather verification sites near the cities they evaluate, and monitor conditions throughout the entire metro area.

The 5 On Your Side Weather team – Scott Connell, Chester Lampkin, Jessica Quick, Anthony Slaughter, is led by Chief Meteorologist Craig Moeller. Moeller credits the team’s success to having a seasoned team of knowledgeable forecasters that works well together and is invested in the community.

“We know people in our community are dependent on the accuracy of our forecasts, and we don’t take that lightly,” said Moeller. “It’s the small details that set the forecasts apart, but those small details can make a big difference in helping people plan their days. St. Louis’s weather is ever-changing, and if we can help people prepare for those changes, and help keep people safe during severe weather, we’ve done our jobs.”

“The 5 On Your Side Weather team is committed to drilling down on every detail to make sure they’re getting the forecast right,” said News Director Tiffani Lupenski. “They live and work here, too, so they know how important accuracy is to you and your family. We say in the weather department that every degree matters, so it’s an honor to be recognized for having the most accurate forecasts in St. Louis.”

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

For more information contact: Alicia Elsner 314-444-5256.