SOURCE: Weather Underground

December 20, 2011 00:19 ET

Weather Underground Launches the Ultimate Weather Application for the iPhone and Android

The Highly Anticipated App Provides the Most Localized Weather Forecasts From the Company's Network of Over 22,000 Personal Weather Stations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - Weather Underground, the world's first online weather service, announced today the availability of its new application for the iPhone, and Android. Available now for free in the iTunes Store and Android Market, this comprehensive weather app publishes data from the company's network of over 22,000 personal weather stations, therefore providing the most localized weather conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. Weather observations from these stations are recorded as often as every 2.5 seconds and ingested into Weather Underground's proprietary forecasting model, providing more granular forecasts than other weather sources.

The app also incorporates Weather Underground's acclaimed interactive weather map (WunderMap®) that allows users to select from different weather overlays including current conditions from the company's neighborhood stations, animated radar, satellite, webcams and severe weather updates.

"We have built our reputation upon providing the most reliable and in-depth weather data on the traditional web but recognize that weather is now the most consumed data among smartphone users," said Alan Steremberg, President of Weather Underground. "Our new iPhone and Android application delivers our unrivalled weather content within a slick interface, optimized for the touch screen experience."

In addition, the app displays an overview of local conditions including temperature, 'feels-like' temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, dew point, visibility, pressure, gusts and moon phase.

Other features include:

  • 7-day forecasts including text summary
  • Hourly forecasts including sunrise and sunset
  • Saved favorite locations and recent searches
  • Twitter integration -- share your weather with Twitter friends and follow the latest weather trends on the Twitter feed
  • Snow and winter sports reports -- iPhone specific
  • Leading weather commentary from Dr. Jeff Masters -- iPhone specific
  • Tropical Weather and Hurricane Coverage -- iPhone specific

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About Weather Underground
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. Home to more than 20 million web 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 22,000 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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