WeatherBug Welcomes WCBD News 2 in Charleston, South Carolina, as New Television Broadcast Partner
During Newscasts and Online, WCBD News 2 (NBC) Weather Team Providing Live,
Neighborhood-Level Conditions from the WeatherBug Network
Germantown, MD and Charleston, SC – May 29, 2012 - Earth Networks, the owner of WeatherBug® apps and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, welcomes Charleston, South Carolina NBC affiliate WCBD News 2 as the newest member of its nationwide network of broadcast partners. WCBD Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler and the Storm Team 2 team are now providing viewers with real-time, neighborhood-level weather information from Earth Networks - WeatherBug stations throughout the Charleston area during broadcasts and on the News 2 website at http://www2.counton2.com/
With the partnership, WCBD News 2 is now the exclusive provider in Charleston of live, local weather information and images from cameras, including the one at “The Joe” – the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, home of the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team. Earth Networks - WeatherBug weather stations are located at over 8,000 schools, public buildings and popular recreational locations throughout the country and provide live weather data 24/7.
“Weather is always top-of-mind for Charleston area residents because it shapes our plans for the day, determines if we will spend the weekend on the water or indoors, and helps keep everyone safe from hazardous and extreme weather,” says WCBD Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler. “Weather in Charleston can also change quickly, and with severe thunderstorms especially common during the hot summer months, residents need to know what to expect. These are just a few of the reasons why we are thrilled to be teaming up with WeatherBug to bring local weather to our viewers every day.”
Charleston-area schools joining the WCBD News 2 Schools Program through the purchase of a weather station and camera can have their weather information and images used on-air during broadcasts. Schools in the program also use WeatherBug Achieve software, which helps foster interest among K-12 students nationwide with hands-on learning supporting science, technology and math (STEM) curriculum. Weather data from the school’s own station, combined with severe weather alerting, provide school faculty and staff with the critical information necessary to make important transportation and safety-related decisions.
The WeatherBug Broadcast Program connects television stations with local schools and the community to provide students and the public with hands-on access to real-time weather information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Schools interested in joining the WeatherBug Schools Program can learn more by visiting www.weatherbugschools.com or emailing email@example.com.
About Earth NetworksSM
As a provider of comprehensive atmospheric data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks is Taking the Pulse of the Planet with the world’s largest weather observation, lightning detection, and greenhouse gas monitoring networks and is establishing a network for collecting data within the planetary boundary layer. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps for major smartphone platforms provide real-time neighborhood-level weather and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations and markets, 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. Founded in 1993, Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with additional locations in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.