Earth Networks Encourages Turning to WeatherBug for Summer Outdoor Planning and Safety

WeatherBug Website, Mobile Apps and Desktop Tools Provide Local Weather Conditions, Forecasts and Alerts for Vacationers and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Germantown, MD - June 30, 2011 – This summer, Earth Networks™, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, encourages summertime vacationers, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans to exercise caution and remain alert to changing weather conditions. That’s because, as millions head to the beach, the ballgame and outdoor fun this summer, they could also be at risk from weather conditions that can rapidly change and become dangerous.

Planning a trip? To stay informed, safe and prepared, millions of users turn to WeatherBug’s website, desktop application and mobile apps for live weather information, accurate forecasts and severe weather alerts when they are on the go and heading outside. Additionally, a sampling of cameras located at popular summer destinations offers quick views into weather conditions at vacation destinations nationwide:

“Severe weather can occur with little notice, and can be especially dangerous as more people head outside for summer activities,” says Earth Networks - WeatherBug Chief Meteorologist Mark Hoekzema. “That’s why the WeatherBug Meteorology Team at Earth Networks is encouraging everyone to stay informed and be prepared. Know what to expect, watch for changing weather conditions and alerts, and be flexible enough to change or cancel activities should conditions change for the worse – it is far better to bring your picnic inside or come in from the beach early than be at risk from the threat of severe weather.”

The Earth Networks - WeatherBug national network of 8,000 professional weather stations combines neighborhood-level local data from other sources, such as the National Weather Service (NWS) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), to give users access to the largest source of weather data from around the world. And, only Earth Networks - WeatherBug provides Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts from its Total Lightning Network, the world’s largest and fastest lightning detection network, in addition to watches and warnings from the NWS.

About Earth Networks
As the provider of advanced weather data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks (formerly AWS) operates the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks and is building what will become the largest greenhouse gas monitoring network. Observations from Earth Networks inform and alert consumers, enterprises and governments around the world, providing them with advanced environmental intelligence for decision making and safety. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps provide millions of consumers with real-time, local weather information and dangerous severe weather alerts. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations, including energy and utilities, agriculture, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks ( is based in Germantown, Md.

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