SOURCE: Weather Underground

August 22, 2011 15:49 ET

Weather Underground Launches Embeddable Version of Its Interactive Hurricane WunderMap® for Websites

Implementing Flash WunderMap® Keeps Users Informed of Hurricane Irene as It Threatens the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - Weather Underground, the world's first online weather service, announced today the launch of an embeddable flash version of its interactive hurricane tracking map -- known as WunderMap®. Ideal for anyone looking to implement live hurricane data on their website, the free interactive map allows users to track hurricanes and other tropical weather in real-time.

With Hurricane Irene threatening landfall in the U.S., the embeddable WunderMap® is a useful tool for web users to stay informed and track Irene's progress. The map is available in two different sizes and can easily be integrated onto any website using the HTML code provided. The user can select from different interactive map layers including radar, satellite and hurricane layers.

"The hurricane flash WunderMap reflects our continued commitment to provide weather tools that help the public stay thoroughly informed," said Alan Steremberg, President and co-founder of Weather Underground. "Implementing this interactive map onto any site is free, simple and provides users with relevant and timely data."

Weather Underground provides the most comprehensive suite of hurricane tracking tools at wunderground.com/tropical with an array of tracking maps, live satellite, computer models and analysis from Dr. Jeff Masters, one of the leading experts in the field.

Please visit http://wxug.us/hurricane and implement the tropical and hurricane flash WunderMap® today!

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The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. Home to more than 21 million users and weather provider to partners such as Google, The Associated Press and CBS, the company's state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. With more than 19,000 users contributing local observations from personal weather stations, Weather Underground is able to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions for the most finely targeted areas. In addition to serving free online weather information to millions of unique users every month, Weather Underground delivers custom-designed weather page solutions to an array of businesses and media clients -- both online and in print.

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