MEDIA ADVISORY: Earth Networks – WeatherBug Professional to Host Sixth Annual Energy Trader Seminar

Germantown, MD – March 31, 2011 – Earth Networks, the provider of WeatherBug® products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, announces that it will be hosting the Earth Networks - WeatherBug Professional Annual Energy Trader Seminar: 2011 Summer Outlook. In partnership with CME Group and the Commodity Weather Group, the forum provides the opportunity to learn and participate as energy experts discuss industry news, emerging technology, and the impact of upcoming summer weather on global energy markets. The seminar will provide information on the 2011 hurricane forecast and include an interactive panel discussion on the upcoming seasonal forecast with its potential industry effects.

WHAT: Earth Networks - WeatherBug Professional Sixth Annual Energy Trader Seminar: 2011 Summer Outlook

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reception to take place from 6 - 8 p.m.

WHERE:   Hyatt Regency
                1200 Louisiana Street
                Houston, TX

HOW: Media are invited to attend and may schedule one-on-one interviews with a WeatherBug meteorologist. To RSVP or schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Hunt 301-250-4046,

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Agenda topics include:

Seasonal Hurricane Forecasting and the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Prediction
Speaker: Phil Klotzbach, Ph.D., Research Scientist; Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

Synoptic Precursors to Severe Cold Weather in the Midwest and East U.S.
Speaker: Kristen Guirguis, Postdoctoral Scholar; Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Winter 2010: Long-Lead Synoptic Signatures for Severe Cold Outbreaks
Speaker: Stephen Bennett, JD, Chief Executive Officer; EarthRisk Technologies

Era of Extremes
Speaker: Mark Russo, Meteorologist; Chesapeake Energy Corporation

North American Energy Seasonal Outlook: Summer 2011 Seasonal Weather Forecast Panel
Speaker: David Gold, Manager, Meteorology; Iberdrola Renewables
Speaker: Matthew Rogers, President; Commodity Weather Group
Moderator: John Bosse, Director, Energy and Government Services; Earth Networks - WeatherBug Professional

Cocktail Reception 6:00pm - 8:00pm

About Earth Networks
Founded in 1993 as AWS Convergence Technologies, Earth Networks operates the largest weather observation and lightning networks in the world and is establishing a global environmental data network on an unprecedented scale. Earth Networks owns and operates the WeatherBug brand, which precisely monitors, organizes and distributes global weather information. The WeatherBug consumer brand ( reaches millions as a trusted source for live, local weather information, while the WeatherBug professional brand ( serves a variety of markets that include federal, state and local governments, education, agriculture, energy and utilities, sports and recreation, media and transportation. Each day, consumers and organizations, including the National Weather Service, turn to WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations. Earth Networks is based in Germantown, Maryland and is online at


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