Published On: May 13th, 2021

Collaboration brings critical weather insights to broad fanbase of highly popular collegiate baseball league

Rochester, Minn — The Northwoods League today announced its official partnership with Global weather and digital media leader AccuWeather. As a partner, AccuWeather becomes the official weather provider of the Northwoods League, providing fans with weather insights and forecasts with proven Superior Accuracy™ to the league’s website and digital properties.

This season, fans can expect to find AccuWeather data, targeting cities of the Northwoods League teams, powering a widget integrated into the league’s website and app highlighting key AccuWeather forecasts on a hyper-local scale.  This includes areas within the League’s respective regions; the Great Plains and Great Lakes Division, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“The timing could not be better for this unique partnership with the Northwoods League, especially as the league kicks off its 28th season,” said AccuWeather Senior Vice President of Business Development, Paul Lentz.  “AccuWeather has been providing forecasts to sports teams and fans for decades, and we are excited to now also provide weather data around Northwoods League games, which will surely be a tremendous asset for the fans and participants of this incredibly exciting summer league.”

“The Northwoods League Is excited to partner with AccuWeather to provide our fans with the most up to date weather information on a nightly and weekly basis,” said Northwoods League, Great Lakes Division President Matt Bomberg. “Weather can change quickly here in the upper Midwest and to have a partnership with a highly regarded organization like AccuWeather will be a great asset to not only our fans but League staff and on-field personnel as well.”

This year’s Northwoods League season will commence on May 31, after a modified 2020 season due to COVID-19, requiring teams to play in pods in their geographical regions. The addition of AccuWeather forecasting to scheduling will complement the overall fan experience, and useful features, such as AccuWeather MinuteCast® precipitation forecasts updated minute by minute up to 2 hours ahead and AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, which provides an understanding of how weather conditions actually feel, will add to greater player and fan safety and comfort, helping them make the best decisions, such as when to stay hydrated and how to dress.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now entering its’ 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and — AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features available free to the public are MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. Furthermore, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally. Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.

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