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WEATHER 2020 FORECAST: CALIFORNIA DROUGHT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE SUMMER

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 31, 2014) – Weather 2020 meteorologists are predicting the California drought will extend through at least late summer. The Golden State can expect two to three rain chances before the close of the rainy season at the end of March but no significant precipitation capable of ending the drought. Lezak’s Recurring Cycle (LRC), the revolutionary forecasting method behind Weather 2020, is calling for rain chances to increase later in the year with El Nino expected to occur next winter.

California is in the middle of one of the worst droughts in state history. In 2013, the state collected an average of only seven inches of precipitation, making it the driest year on record by more than five inches.

“California and much of the West Coast should prepare for drought to continue through the end of the summer,” said Gary Lezak, Weather 2020 founder. “As the next LRC cycle sets up in October we will be able to determine how drought conditions will look for the remainder of the year and through 2015.”

In early January, Weather 2020 issued the only accurate forecast predicting no snow and temperatures in the 50s at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. The forecast contrasted other predictions issued in the days and weeks leading up to the event from traditional methods that called for bitter cold and possible snow. Additionally, Weather 2020 predicted weeks in advance the early March storm system that brought the season’s only significant rainfall.

All Weather 2020 forecasts are based on the LRC, a revolutionary weather forecasting technology discovered by Lezak, a seasoned weather expert and current chief meteorologist at Kansas City’s 41 Action News. The cycling pattern, established each year between October and early November, affects weather through the next year. As next year’s pattern evolves Weather2020 team will be able to predict the continuation of the drought into 2015.

LRC-based weather forecasts are available to consumers by downloading the Weather 2020 app. Available from the Apple App Store on iOS 7-enabled devices, Weather 2020 provides users with forecasts in the continental U.S. and Hawaii 77 days beyond the current seven-day standard. The free download includes Weather 2020’s short-range (seven-day) and long-range (12-week) forecasts for unlimited locations.

“Long-range forecasting is available now for the first time to consumers through the Weather 2020 app and to businesses nationwide with Weather Forecast Alerts from Weather 2020,” Lezak said.   

The iOS app also allows users to launch customizable Weather Balloons to track events up to 12 weeks in advance. Weather Balloons alert users with real-time email and push notifications when the forecast for their tracked date is updated - a valuable feature for event planners who regularly depend on weather forecasts. Unlimited weather balloons can be launched for one month, three months and one year for 99 cents, $2.99 and $8.99, respectively.

About Weather 2020 (Weather2020.com)

Weather 2020 is the first and only mobile app that provides users weather projections beyond the typical seven-day forecast, allowing for weather tracking up to 12 weeks in advance across the continental U.S. and Hawaii. Weather 2020 is the creation of Gary Lezak, a seasoned meteorologist and creator of Lezak’s Recurring Cycle (LRC), a scientific method of forecasting weather and the basis of Weather 2020. Using the LRC, Lezak and his team prepare weather forecasts with an 84-day lead time. The team accurately predicted above average temperatures and no snow for Super Bowl XLVIII in early January, despite contradictory predictions from major traditional models. Weather 2020 is available for free in the Apple App Store and is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 7. Weather 2020 users can also launch custom Weather Balloons to track weather for designated dates and be notified in real-time when the weather changes for the tracked dates. Unlimited Weather Balloons can be launched for a small fee.

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