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WeatherBug Debuts New Google Chrome App

From the developers of WeatherBug® comes the totally refreshed WeatherBug app for Google Chrome. Designed to be both beautiful and informative, the latest app from WeatherBug features a new modern design, larger fonts for improved readability, and a realistic view of current weather with live images from cameras within the exclusive WeatherBug network. The app’s streamlined, clickable interface makes it easy to quickly get the real-time local conditions and severe weather alerts you need to Know Before™ and plan for the weather ahead.

The redesigned WeatherBug for Google Chrome app is the newest addition to the WeatherBug app family. WeatherBug apps are available for mobile phones and tablets on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and the new Windows 8. For computer users, the WeatherBug website and popular desktop app provide up-to-the-minute information and alerts.

WeatherBug for Google Chrome provides essential weather updates, forecasts and severe weather warnings:

  • Neighborhood-level Forecasts: WeatherBug exclusively provides real-time weather information for where you live and work from 10,000 local stations. And with WeatherBug for Google Chrome, you are just a click away from detailed real-time weather data -- in addition to hourly and extended forecast information -- for all your favorite locations.
  • Weather Warnings: Know Before™ when severe weather threatens. When minutes matter, WeatherBug delivers alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) and Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) exclusive to WeatherBug apps. On average, DTAs provide significantly faster warning times for tornadoes and similar severe weather events with lightning.
  • Radar and Traffic: Is a storm heading your way? Check the radar to see what conditions to expect or review the radar animation to see what’s just past. With another click, see if you’ll have traffic delays before heading out on the roads. Plus, weather enthusiasts can select from 10 animated weather images, including temperature, wind speed, humidity, pressure, satellite views and more.
  • Live Cameras: Know the weather outside without leaving your home with WeatherBug. The virtual weather window on WeatherBug for Google Chrome showcases the WeatherBug camera closest to your favorite location. The app makes it easy to add locations to feature other live shots from cameras around the country, including beaches and stadiums.

WeatherBug for Google Chrome is powered by the largest weather monitoring, lightning detection and climate observation networks from Earth Networks - WeatherBug. This global network provides extensive weather details and forecasts for over 35,000 locations, including 10,000 neighborhood-level, professional-grade sensors available only to WeatherBug users.

WeatherBug for Google Chrome can be downloaded at no charge online in the Chrome Web Store. To check out screen shots of the new design, visit http://www.earthnetworks.com/MediaCenter/ImageGalleries

About Earth Networks - WeatherBug

For 20 years, Earth NetworksSM has been Taking the Pulse of the Planet with the world’s largest weather observation, lightning detection, and greenhouse gas monitoring networks and is establishing a network for collecting data within the planetary boundary layer. The company’s popular WeatherBug® websitedesktop application and mobile apps for smartphones provide real-time neighborhood-level weather and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations and markets, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Founded in 1993, Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with additional locations in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.

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