WeatherBug 3.0 iPhone App Packs Lightning Alerts, Neighborhood-Level Conditions, and Better Local Forecasts from the World’s Largest Real-Time Weather Network

Totally Redesigned Mobile Weather App Includes Exclusive Features and Alerting Available Only on WeatherBug 

Germantown, MD – March 13, 2013 – Spring brings warmer temperatures and longer days, but it also means more rain and the start of severe weather season for most of the U.S. Just in time, WeatherBug® is launching its totally redesigned iPhone app to help people stay safe and informed. Featuring forecasts and alerts from the largest real-time weather network– plus Spark™ by WeatherBug, the only tool that delivers minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning strike information – the new WeatherBug for iPhone app gives you vital weather insight with a quick swipe and a glance so you can plan your day and Know Before™ -- especially when the weather turns for the worse.

Featuring brand-new slide-and-swipe navigation and customizable live tiles, WeatherBug for iPhone makes it easier and faster to get personalized information for your day and the week ahead across multiple locations from the only neighborhood-level weather sensor network with live data,forecasts and alerts available exclusively from WeatherBug. Watch the overview video at  

-         Redesigned and Streamlined: Packed with extra content, WeatherBug for iPhone features a sophisticated at-a-glance design that presents in-depth data from the WeatherBug network quickly and easily. The app’s enhanced interactive maps include multiple layers for radar, humidity, air pressure, satellite images and more. View the most current conditions from the largest weather sensor network, get one-touch access to pinpoint visual forecasts, and see live tiles for radar, exclusive live camera images, photos, pollen counts and more. Customize the app’s background themes to suit your mood, change the navigation tiles and check out the new content sections for your game day, family and fitness forecasts to get the information you need faster.

-         Better Forecasts and Content from Neighborhood-level Weather Data: Other weather apps use data up to an hour old. WeatherBug refreshes data every 2 seconds to deliver current information from 10,000 neighborhood-level,professional-grade sensors – the densest weather network in the U.S.  WeatherBug provides more real-time data on current conditions, updated more frequently, from the world’s largest weather network for better pinpoint hourly forecasts for locations in the U.S. and around the world.  WeatherBug also delivers data from the National Weather Service, the World Meteorological Society and numerous other sources. And only WeatherBug provides access to over 2,000 live weather cameras and exclusive Spark alerts. 

-         Spark Lightning Alerts: Spark,a unique and exclusive feature to WeatherBug, delivers lightning strike information based on your device’s GPS location, your favorite locations you regularly monitor, or right on the spot where your family might be at that moment to help keep them safe. Spark uses readings from the world’s largest and most advanced Total Lightning Network. Whether the nearest lightning strike is on the other side of the world or right near you, Spark provides you with minute-by-minute and mile-by-mile lightning information,with recommendations for when to go indoors and seek shelter and when to stay tuned. To check for lightning at a given spot where your loved ones might be that moment, simply zoom in on the radar map and press the exact location to get information on Spark lightning alerts and all other weather information.

-         Faster Severe Weather Alerts: Minutes matter. WeatherBug delivers watches and warnings issued by the NWS in addition to WeatherBug’s exclusive Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs).Powered by breakthrough technology and live data from the world’s largest and most advanced total lightning detection network, DTAs can provide warnings to thunderstorms and other types of severe weather 50% faster, on average, than any other weather app -- so you’ll know about high winds, hail, heavy rain, lightning strikes and tornadoes even faster.

WeatherBug for iPhone is just one member of the WeatherBug app family. WeatherBug apps are available for mobile phones and tablets on iPad, Android, Windows Phone, and the new Windows 8. For computer users,the WeatherBug website, popular desktop app and Chrome app provide up-to-the-minute information and alerts.

Pricing and Availability: WeatherBug for iPhone is free to download. WeatherBug Elite for iPhone, with no ads, is available for just $2.99 in iTunes. Install WeatherBug today and find out why tens of thousands of customers have rated it 5 out of 5 stars, calling it “The best of all weather apps” and “Hands down, the best app I've used.”

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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