WeatherBug Celebrates 100 Million Downloads of Desktop Application with “Share Your Story” Contest

Germantown, MD – April 12, 2011 – WeatherBug is launching a contest to celebrate the 100 millionth download of its popular computer application. To mark this exciting milestone, WeatherBug invites users across the U.S. to “Share Your Story” about their experiences with using the widely regarded WeatherBug desktop app, website or a WeatherBug mobile phone app for the opportunity to win a WeatherBug 15” LCD Weather Display.

To enter, visit All entries must be received by midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, on June 30, 2011 and the grand prize winner will be announced by July 18.

In 300 words or fewer, users can submit their own story about using WeatherBug products. Did it help plan a special day? Provide alerts during bad weather? Warn in advance of severe conditions? We want to hear these compelling and true stories!

With its familiar ladybug logo, the WeatherBug brand is one of the most recognized providers of weather information. Initially launched in 2000, the WeatherBug desktop application provides everyday people with detailed local weather information from thousands of weather stations across the country. Today, the WeatherBug desktop and mobile phone apps, in addition to the WeatherBug website, provide global weather information from the largest weather observing and lightning network in the world to approximately 40 million unique users every month.

For helpful hints on entering the contest and to enter, visit

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


Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home

For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.

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