Specialty insurance underwriter HCC Specialty has formed a new strategic alliance with Maryland-based Weather Analytics, an innovative provider of precision climate and weather data and analytics.

The partnership will provide HCC Specialty with access to historical and real-time global hourly data for more than 100 weather variables and indices.

Using a smartphone application, HCC Specialty insurance policyholders will be able to access relevant data for their specific area of interest through Weather Analytics’ global coverage of hyper-local climate data. The proprietary technology allows policyholders to verify precise data specific to their location while simultaneously streamlining the claims process in the event of a covered loss.