WeatherBug Teams with Raleigh’s WNCN NBC 17 to Deliver Real-Time, Neighborhood-Level Weather Information and Camera Views to Research Triangle Park Viewers

 

Germantown, MD and Raleigh, NC – May 29, 2013 – WeatherBug®, one of the most recognized names in weather, is teaming up with WNCN, the NBC affiliate broadcasting to viewers in and around North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park area. As the exclusive WeatherBug partner for central North Carolina, WNCN will provide neighborhood-level weather information and live camera views from sensors and cameras throughout the entire WeatherBug network during news broadcasts and weather updates.  

WeatherBug operates the world’s largest real-time weather observing and lightning detection networks. WeatherBug sensors are placed right where people live and work – including 10,000 K-12 schools, universities, parks, country clubs and other locations – and update every two seconds. In contrast, other weather stations are often located at distant places, such as airports, and only update information every hour. In the Raleigh-Durham area, WeatherBug’s professional-grade sensors and cameras are located at places including Davis Drive Elementary, Cardinal Gibbons High School and Imagination Station Science Museum.

WNCN Chief Meteorologist Wes Hohenstein says, “WNCN Weather is consistently seeking new technology to improve our forecasting capabilities for the communities we serve.  WeatherBug weather stations and cameras will give us important information for all corners of central North Carolina and beyond.  We can use that real-time information to make a better forecast and more importantly, show that information and video to our viewers.”

WNCN WeatherBug Schools Program: Schools in the Raleigh-Durham area can join the WeatherBug Schools Program and be part of a network of thousands of schools nationwide. Schools that join through the purchase of a weather station and camera can have their weather information and images used on-air during WNCN news broadcasts. Schools in the program also use WeatherBug Achieve web-based software,which supports K-12 science, technology and math (STEM) curriculum with hands-on classroom lessons. 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. Schools interested in joining the WeatherBug Schools Program can learn more by visiting www.weatherbug schools.com or emailing weatherbug schools@earthnetworks.com.

About the WeatherBug Broadcast Program: WNCN is the latest network affiliate to join the Earth Networks - WeatherBug Broadcast Program, a growing group of stations throughout the U.S. that exclusively use data from the WeatherBug network within their respective markets. 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 tv@earthnetworks.com to learn more.

About Earth Networks - WeatherBug

For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® by gathering and analyzing atmospheric observations using the world’s largest weather monitoring and lightning detection networks so our customers can Know Before™. Real-time weather and lightning data – gathered every few seconds from thousands of sensors across the planet – keep consumers, businesses, and governments around the globe informed with neighborhood-level weather intelligence, updated with the most current forecasts, and alerted to approaching severe weather with the fastest alerts. The company’s popular WeatherBug® mobile, desktop and online apps, and website provide local weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Earth Networks’ enterprise solutions support utilities, schools, professional sports teams, emergency response crews, government entities and others in safeguarding lives, preparing for weather events, and optimizing business operations. Learn more at www.earthnetworks.com. Get your weather at www.weatherbug.com. Follow Us on Twitter @WeatherBug and Like Us at www.facebook.com/WeatherBug.

 


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