SOURCE: WeatherBug

WeatherBug

August 03, 2009 13:00 ET

WeatherBug® Professional and Commodity Weather Group, LLC Announce Alliance

Alliance Creates Expanded Real-Time Weather and Customized Forecasting Solutions Serving the Energy and Agriculture Commodity Markets

GERMANTOWN, MD--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - WeatherBug® Professional and Commodity Weather Group, LLC (CWG) have announced a newly formed alliance to bring enhanced real-time weather forecasting and consulting services to the energy and agribusiness commodity markets.

WeatherBug manages and operates the largest weather network with over 8,000 weather stations and offers industry specific weather solutions under the WeatherBug Professional brand. WeatherBug Professional will expand its portfolio with CWG customized forecasting, reporting and consulting services to enhance its energy and agriculture solutions.

Large scale weather pattern changes and run-to-run model analysis continue to be driving forces in the energy and commodity trading markets. Expert analysis and weather forecasts are critical components for traders as they work to gain an edge in today's volatile market.

"The addition of CWG services to the WeatherBug Professional solutions portfolio will provide clients with the comprehensive forecasting required in the energy and commodity markets to aid in maximizing business results," said John Bosse, Director of WeatherBug Energy & Government Services. "CWG has an unprecedented amount of industry knowledge and weather experience which makes this alliance a win-win for everyone, especially our customers."

Commodity Weather Group, with headquarters in Bethesda, MD, provides consulting and customized forecasting solutions empowering clients to prosper in the commodity industries. Founded by a group of operational forecasting experts with industry-specific experience, CWG provides a full range of credible forecasting and reporting services. "Our alliance with WeatherBug positions CWG with the leader in real-time weather services, and supports our commitment to research, innovation and integrity for our clients," said Matt Rogers, President of CWG. "This alliance will also enable both companies to collaborate on services that will further benefit the markets we serve."

About WeatherBug

WeatherBug (http://www.weatherbug.com and http://www.weatherbugprofessional.com) observes, organizes and distributes the most precise global weather intelligence. As a trusted source of dynamic weather information, WeatherBug empowers society to make more informed weather-related decisions. Millions of consumers and professional organizations, including the National Weather Service, rely on WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com).

About Commodity Weather Group (CWG)

CWG is the most experienced consulting group for commodity weather support. Using a combined experience level of over 75 years in the sector, CWG maintains a full short, medium, and long range forecast service, provides special reports on key market-moving concerns, and maintains high levels of communication with its client base. Launched in April, the CWG team includes David Streit, Ken Wells, Matt Rogers, Joel Widenor, and Jason Setree.