NBC24 Providing Viewers in the Toledo region with Live, Local Conditions from the WeatherBug Network
Germantown, MD - September 13, 2011 - Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, announces its partnership with Toledo, Ohio’s WNWO, giving the station access to cameras at local schools and public buildings to provide their viewers with up-to the-minute weather information.
The partnership makes WNWO the only station in the Toledo region to use detailed forecasts and high-definition images from various WeatherBug Weather Stations, including one at The Maritime Academy of Toledo. WNWO also has access to more than 8,000 weather stations across the nation.
Joining WeatherBug’s network allows WNWO’s Chief Meteorologist Norm Van Ness and the entire WNWO team to incorporate live weather videos in their daily broadcasts. Weather condition details are also available to viewers 24/7 on WNWO’s website.
“Our viewers rely on us to provide accurate weather forecasts to help plan their day, and partnering with WeatherBug enables us to give them the most accurate visualization of weather possible,” says Norm Van Ness, Chief Meteorologist, WNWO. “We can now obtain clear, high-definition images from weather cameras to get an idea of weather conditions in our area and across the nation.”
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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