SOURCE: WeatherBug

July 03, 2008 14:01 ET

WeatherBug Provides Meteorological Support, Tracks Local Weather Conditions During Boston's 4th of July Celebration

WeatherBug Team Positioned at Unified Command Center With Federal, State and Local Agencies

GERMANTOWN, MD--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - WeatherBug®, the leading provider of live, local weather information and services, announced today they will provide local meteorological support for the 4th of July celebration on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. Representatives from WeatherBug Professional will be positioned alongside more than 50 officials from federal, state and local agencies at the Unified Command Center (UCC) in Boston's Back Bay.

WeatherBug's on-site team will monitor and track local weather conditions and severe weather alerts using WeatherBug Streamer, a web-based GIS program used by emergency managers, energy traders, utility companies and government agencies for the tracking and analysis of live, local weather conditions. Additionally, WeatherBug Professional's Met Ops team, located at the company's headquarters in Germantown, Md., will provide forecast information and hourly briefings for event organizers at the UCC.

The UCC facilitates interagency communications to help ensure the safety of the expected 500,000 attendees at this year's nationally televised event. WeatherBug also participated at last year's event by setting up operations in the UCC. The annual 4th of July fireworks and Boston Pops concert is produced by Mugar Enterprises and Liberty Mutual.

"Weather can change on a dime and can have a huge impact on the safety of the thousands of attendees and volunteers, if not monitored correctly," said John Bosse, manager government, energy, and commercial services, WeatherBug. "It is an honor to work again with Mugar Enterprises and to play a part in ensuring the success of this important birthday celebration in a town that is so much a part of America's history."

WeatherBug Streamer includes a unique combination of historical data and customizable, up-to-the-second weather reports. In addition to current weather conditions such as temperature, wind speed and precipitation, WeatherBug Streamer also includes National Weather Service watches and warnings and WeatherBug's proprietary severe weather alerts for lightning, heat index and more.

WeatherBug maintains the world's largest network of weather stations and cameras. In the Boston area, WeatherBug has 160 live weather stations and 32 weather cameras located primarily at local schools and public facilities, including live views of Fenway Park in Boston and Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. WeatherBug also partners with WBZ-TV in Boston for live, local weather conditions from the WeatherBug Network which are used on-air and on their Web site at www.wbztv.com.

Live, local data and images from the WeatherBug Network are also available through WeatherBug's desktop and mobile applications and on the Web site at http://weatherbug.com.

About WeatherBug®

WeatherBug (http://weatherbug.com and http://weatherbugprofessional.com) is a trusted source of dynamic weather information enabling people worldwide to make more informed weather-related decisions. By combining its proprietary asset -- the world's largest, most dense network of live weather stations and cameras -- with aggregated weather data from around the world, the WeatherBug Network delivers highly precise weather information for the most accurate, neighborhood-level weather available. Millions of consumers and professional organizations, including the National Weather Service, rely on WeatherBug to make more informed personal and mission critical decisions which safeguard lives, impact communities and improve business operations. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com).

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