Earth Networks Releases WeatherBug App for Google Chrome
February 07, 2013
By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor
Earth Networks has released a new WeatherBug app for Google (News - Alert) Chrome with a new modern design, and bigger font for better readability, providing a realistic view of weather along with live images.
The images are fed from cameras installed along the WeatherBug (News - Alert) network.
The streamlined, clickable interface available with the app enables the retrieval of present weather conditions while providing alerts for severe weather via the “Know Before” feature, which allows users to plan ahead of rough weather.
Officials revealed that the redesigned version of the WeatherBug for Google Chrome is available for mobile phones and tablets running on Android (News - Alert), iOS, Windows Phone and the new Windows 8. The WeatherBug website and desktop app also delivers real-time weather information and alerts on computer desktops.
The updates, forecasts and severe weather warnings provided by WeatherBug for Google Chrome app includes neighborhood-level forecasts, which issue real-time weather information for places of residence from 10,000 local stations, while covering other favorite locations as well.
The several weather warnings feature leverages the National Weather Service (NWS) and Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTA) that are exclusive to WeatherBug apps to deliver warnings. DTAs are specialized to deliver faster warning regarding tornadoes and lightning.
The radar and traffic feature gives the user an indication of approaching rough weather or to find if there are traffic delays on certain roads. Features of the program are displayed by animated weather images, including temperature, wind speed, humidity, pressure, satellite views and others.
Cameras installed in the network give pictures of real-time situations regarding weather on a virtual weather window on WeatherBug for Google Chrome. New locations can be added to view the weather to get live shots of areas like beaches and stadiums.
Designed to be a weather monitoring, lightning detection and climate observation network, Earth Networks powers the WeatherBug for Google Chrome app. Besides providing extensive weather details and forecasts for more than 35,000 locations, it also delivers local information using 10,000 neighborhood-level, professional-grade sensors.
Lightning data from Earth Networks total lightning detection network will be delivered to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). The data will ensure range safety during aircraft operations and rocket launches, including upcoming cargo missions to support the International Space Station.
Edited by Braden Becker