|Weatherfun would like to extend our graditude to all the great folks at WeatherBug, for their generous support of the 2007 Weatherfun Reunion!! Weatherbug provided all the members attending the 2007 Reunion with a great prizes including hats, pens, candy, and shirts.!!|
WeatherBug is known for their fine severe weather alerts, provided to individuals as well as businesses. They have the largest private weather network in the world! Weatherbug manages the largest private weather network, with over 8,000 tracking stations. You can become part of the WeatherBug Community and chat with weather friends, share weather photo's and blog about the weather. Providing weather on your desktop...get your copy of Weatherbug or Weatherbug Pro HERE.
Here's a little more about WeatherBug, from their website......
"Founded in 1992, WeatherBug, a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. ensures individuals, schools, businesses and government agencies receive the most precise live weather conditions, the most relevant weather reports, and the earliest weather warnings to safeguard property, lives and to plan ahead with confidence. With 8,000 WeatherBug Tracking Stations and more than 1,000 cameras primarily based at neighborhood schools and public safety facilities across the U.S., WeatherBug maintains the largest exclusive weather network in the world. The live local weather conditions are delivered to millions of consumers via the Internet and mobile devices, to more than 100 state and local government agencies including the National Weather Service, and to broadcast television stations, schools, and businesses. WeatherBug’s data is unique in that it is the only live neighborhood weather available anywhere.
WeatherBug started in the education market by pioneering a program which installed professional-grade weather stations at schools then networked them together. The data from these stations allowed teachers to apply real-world weather conditions when teaching math, science and geography. Next, WeatherBug introduced a rigorous curriculum that met national and state education standards for grades K-12. Today more than 250,000 students and teachers log in every year for true hands on learning.
The TV broadcast partnership model was introduced next in 1993. The WeatherBug ‘on-air’ solution connected schools to broadcast meteorologists across the U.S. Today, local broadcast meteorologists at over 100 NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, WB and Telemundo television stations are utilizing WeatherBug’s live local weather conditions in their weather newscasts and station websites, offering a unique look at the weather from within viewers’ neighborhoods.
In 2000, the WeatherBug desktop application was launched to consumer and business users. Leveraging the existing WeatherBug Tracking Station Network, WeatherBug began offering users live local weather conditions, forecasts and life saving, severe weather alerts. Within eight months of the initial launch, 1.5 million users had downloaded WeatherBug to their computers. Since 2002, WeatherBug’s application has also come pre-installed on HP and Compaq computers, and Logitech peripherals. To date, WeatherBug has registered over 65 million users for the free WeatherBug product and has become one of the largest news and information sites on the Internet.
WeatherBug developed a strong private/public partnership with the National Weather Service, aiding Homeland Security in 2002. This relationship bolstered the government’s ability to aid emergency managers. WeatherBug’s data and products enable agencies to precisely assess the impact of current weather conditions on hazardous situations and natural disasters allowing them to determine which municipalities to evacuate, select approach routes for first-responders, and choose the type of equipment to dispatch to a disaster site. In addition, the program provides more accurate and up-to-date data for plume models.
WeatherBug ensures individuals, schools, businesses and government agencies receive the most precise live weather information, the most relevant weather reports, and the earliest weather warnings to safeguard their property, their lives and to plan their day with confidence. The live, local weather conditions are delivered to millions of consumers via the Internet and mobile devices, more than 100 state and local government agencies including the National Weather Service, and to broadcast television stations, schools, and businesses. WeatherBug’s data is unique in that it is the only live, neighborhood weather available anywhere."
Our sincere thanks again to all at Weatherbug!!!!! Don't forget folks...these great folks do a lot for your Weatherfun community....let's jump in and show them how much we appreciate them too!!