Satellite Technology Feature Article
WeatherBug Partners with FOX 17 to Provide Real-Time Neighborhood-Level Weather
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Earth Networks, the creators of WeatherBug (News - Alert), has installed in excess of 10,000 advanced weather stations that offer complete weather information, combined with weather data from global sources, to provide accurate, precise weather information directly to users around the world.
Recently, the company partnered with FOX affiliate WXMI in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to offer viewers with real-time, neighborhood-level weather information.
Viewers can now see live data from stations from the vast Earth Networks. This includes WeatherBug network of weather stations across the country and locally in places such as Greenland, Jamestown and Wayland.
WeatherBug’s advanced stations are placed where people live, work and play and instead of just offering weather data from stations at various locations such as airports. They report weather conditions every two seconds. At places such as 10,000 K-12 schools, universities, county and state buildings, and popular sites such as parks and sports stadiums, Earth Networks has placed its WeatherBug weather sensors.
“I am so excited that FOX 17 is bringing the WeatherBug program to Our West Michigan,” says WXMI FOX 17 chief Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg. “The WeatherBug Network shows live, real-time weather data at thousands of sites around the country and will be a valuable tool in times of severe weather. We are also excited to partner with some schools in West Michigan and help teach the students about the weather with WeatherBug’s excellent curriculum for students of all ages.”
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Edited by Brooke Neuman