WeatherBug Welcomes Broadcast Partner KSTP 5 Eyewitness News in Minnesota
KSTP Eyewitness News Broadcast and www.KSTP.com Provides Viewers Throughout St. Paul Region with Live, Neighborhood-Level Conditions from the WeatherBug Network
Germantown, MD – August 10, 2011 – Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, announces its partnership with KSTP 5 Eyewitness News in St. Paul, Minn., to provide viewers with up-to-the-minute weather information from area schools, public buildings and popular recrWEeational locations throughout the St. Paul area.
With the partnership, KSTP 5 Eyewitness News becomes the exclusive provider in the St. Paul region of real-time, local weather conditions and high-definition camera images from 25 local WeatherBug Weather Stations, including the Target Field in Minneapolis, the South St. Paul High School in St. Paul, and the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. Additionally, KSTP 5 has access to streaming weather information from more than 8,000 WeatherBug Weather Stations nationwide.
The KSTP 5 news team can now incorporate weather data from their WeatherBug Weather Station for on-air use in their morning, evening and nightly broadcasts. In addition to broadcast weather updates, weather information is available on the KSTP 5 Eyewitness News website, providing 24/7 access to local weather conditions.
“By partnering with WeatherBug, we can provide residents throughout the St. Paul region the latest news and weather information,” says David Dahl, Chief Meteorologist, KSTP 5 Eyewitness News. “We now have access to the most accurate conditions from WeatherBug’s network of weather stations, including those located in the St. Paul community.”
The WeatherBug Media Program connects broadcast stations with local schools and the community to provide students and the public with hands-on access to real-time weather information. Through the WeatherBug Schools Program, professional weather stations are installed at local schools and district locations to collect data for incorporation into math, science and geography lessons, in addition to providing information for making transportation and safety-related decisions.
About Earth NetworksSM
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, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.
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