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Users Can Now Verify Weather Conditions From Their Android Phones

SAN FRANCISCO, December 13, 2013 – Weather Underground, the world's first online weather service, announced today the launch of a new crowd reporting feature in its updated Android application. App users will now be able to verify the reported conditions from weather stations with what they are observing within a ten-mile radius of their current location.

With Weather Underground's community of over 30,000 weather station owners contributing live weather data every few seconds, the latest feature in the app allows users to provide data that weather stations cannot detect, such as different types of precipitation and cloud cover.

App users will be able to view recently submitted crowd reports as a plotted data layer on the app's interactive weather map – known as WunderMap™. The map also provides users with access to Weather Underground's network of personal weather stations, custom forecasts generated from each station, and thousands of webcams across the globe.

"Combining crowd-sourced data from weather stations with human observations will help Weather Underground establish a new level of accuracy within weather reporting," said Alan Steremberg, President and Co-founder of Weather Underground. "We've added the power of the crowd to the world's largest network of weather stations, making this the ultimate community-based weather app."

Additional New Features Include:

  • Landscape mode and dark theme capability
  • Ability to customize weather data layout
  • Interactive graphs displaying data trends, including history and forecasts
  • Access to historical weather data
  • Increased number of webcams
  • Forecast selection option: National Weather Service or BestForecast™

About Weather Underground

Founded in 1995 as the first online weather service, Weather Underground supplies weather data solutions to the many of the leading media companies and millions of users across the globe through their mobile apps and website With over 135,000+ personal weather stations worldwide, Weather Underground is able to provide meaningful and reliable weather data to people in real-time. Weather Underground is part of The Weather Company and is based in San Francisco, California.

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