WeatherBug App for iPad Delivers Exclusive Lightning Detection Tools, Improved Forecasts and New Look

Only App that Provides Mile-by-Mile Lightning Updates and the Fastest Alerts from the World’s Largest Real-Time Weather and Lightning Network

Germantown, MD – June 27, 2013 – Summer weather can be delightful or dangerous, often bringing severe weather ranging from thunderstorms and lightning strikes to tornadoes to many cities and towns across the U.S. Whether on vacation or at home, iPad users can Know Before™ by staying in tune with the conditions outdoors with the totally refreshed and completely streamlined WeatherBug® app for iPad.

WeatherBug for iPad provides a host of new features that make checking the weather easier and more informative than ever before. Along with personalized lightning detection and the fastest alerts to severe weather, WeatherBug for iPad provides exclusive neighborhood-level weather from sensors near you, enhanced forecasts, interactive maps and more:

  • Spark Lightning Detection:  WeatherBug’s Spark feature is the only mobile tool that taps into readings from world’s largest and most advanced Total Lightning Network to tell you how close the nearest lightning is to you – whether it’s a few miles away or across the country. By combining real-time lightning data, cloud computing power,and the GPS on your device, Spark delivers lightning strike information for your current city, your saved locations, or on the spot – whether you’re at the beach, ballpark or golf course.
  • The Fastest Severe Weather Alerts: Minutes matter. WeatherBug delivers watches and warnings from 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 severe weather 50% faster, on average, than any other app -- so you’ll know about high winds, hail, heavy rain, lightning strikes and tornadoes faster.

  • Be Informed: Check the weather stories in the new Spotlight section to stay updated on breaking news. Explore HD cameras throughout the WeatherBug network and scroll through user photos. Tap into enhanced interactive maps with layers for Doppler radar, humidity, air pressure, wind speed, satellite images and more. Check the pollen forecast and view content sections for your game day, family and fitness forecasts to get the information you need faster.

  • Real-Time Enhanced Pinpoint Forecasts: WeatherBug provides more real-time data on current conditions, updated more frequently, from our global sensor network for better pinpoint hourly forecasts. The app features enhanced current conditions, hourly weather pinpoint forecasts and extended 10-day forecasts for locations in both the U.S. and around the world.

Get WeatherBug:

Install WeatherBug today and find out why more than 175,000 have rated it 5 out of 5 stars, calling it “The Best Weather App,” “A must-have app” and “The best app I've used.”

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 Get your weather at Follow Us on Twitter @WeatherBug and Like Us at

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