New Go-To App for the iPad: WunderStation for Personal Weather Stations

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:46 PM GMT on September 04, 2014

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The world's largest Personal Weather Station (PWS) network--Weather Underground's 37,000 individually-owned weather stations across the globe--just got a major software upgrade. WunderStation for iPad, released today (for free) in the App Store and on iPad, provides the weather enthusiast a fantastic interface to the world's most in-depth set of weather observations. Started in 2001, the Weather Underground PWS network was developed to address the growing need for our meteorologists to gain access to more granular data. The network allows us to access weather data from actual neighborhoods, not just from the closest airport, and our meteorologists spent over five years developing and testing a revolutionary forecasting system which produces weather forecasts specific for each personal weather station around the globe.





Some highlights of the new WunderStation for iPad App:
- View current conditions from any weather station including temperature, feels-like temperatures, wind speed and direction, wind gusts, humidity, dew point, pressure, rain accumulation and rate, and moon phase


- 10-day and hourly forecasts including temperature, feels like, dewpoint, pressure, humidity, chance of precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction, sunrise and sunset


- Historical highs and lows for temperature, humidity, pressure, rain accumulation, rain rate, and dewpoint viewable by hour, day, week, month, or year, going back up to 3 years


- Sky conditions including sunrise, sunset, total hours of day, total hours of night, and moon phases


- Rainfall totals and rain rate, with ability to set your own water year


- Customizable graphs: overlay as many or as few measurements as you'd like and compare historical conditions


- Drag, drop, add or delete content widgets to create a customized experience according to your data preferences


- Animated wind direction, rainfall totals, and temperature


- Toggle between different viewing options: infographic or graph view


- View a map of all 37,000 weather stations in Weather Underground's network and save any station to your list


- Swipe right and left to view your saved stations



For PWS owners:
- Update your personal weather station's status to better serve others viewing your station's data


- Solar radiation and UV index widgets available for stations that have these extra sensors

For more info
For additional info on the app and to check out our fun promo video, visit wunderstation.com. Please share with your social networks as well.

Want to join our network? If you’re interested in setting up your own personal weather station or know someone who might be interested, let us know! For additional info on how to get started, visit: http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/about.asp.

WunderStation for iPad is available for free in the iTunes App Store.

Jeff Masters

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830. AdrianOlmsted
12:29 AM GMT on September 09, 2014
Solution to Global drought and sea level rise!!!

http://geniussolutionsink.blogspot.com/2014/08/so lution-to-global-sea-levels-rising.html
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829. Sfloridacat5
4:44 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
I think as you mentioned it's going to be a slow developer.
But I believe everything will eventually come together with time and we'll get a low to form and move up the Eastcoast.
It will most likly only affect the Outerbanks and possibly Cape Cod/New England region, but we'll see.



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828. ElConando
3:35 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 809. wunderkidcayman:


Lol
Nope

It's Jason Coolman
Just try to give himself attention



I hope he last a click bot, because i wouldn't have the patience to copy past the same thing 1500 times in a row.
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827. Skyepony (Mod)
3:27 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Here's phase diagram on 00z CMC. It wouldn't take much of a track shift for it to not be in 26C or warmer water. The closer it is to land the less chance it would have of being tropical.. It is forecasting fairly shallow, subtropical as it is.



Quoting 783. StormTrackerScott:



I guess my prediction of a slow season is even bothering the admins.


Doubt it. Mine is 8-3-1, since May 15th & no one has said anything to me.
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826. Jedkins01
3:27 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 683. EdMahmoud:

Insurance companies don't operate as charities, and have to cover risk and provide some rate of return to the stockholders.

Hurricane Celia in 1970 produced a max sustained 125 mph and a 161 mph gust at the Corpus Christi airport/NWS. Insurers took a bath, and were not writing new policies for coastal Texas until the state formed TWIA, an insurer of last resort. Now, if companies want to write policies anywhere in Texas, they have to pool their risk through TWIA and write policies.

I remember all the post-Ike commercials for a leech named Mostyn, wanting people to sue TWIA and other insurers over flood damage, which is not covered by windstorm policies, insisting their homes blew away before the water got to them. Pure BS, all the heavy damage was in the surge zone.

Major hurricanes which strike population centers in Texas are extremely rare. Bret was a major, but hit the least populated county on the Eastern Seaboard 16 years ago, 1983 was, IIRC, the last major to hit a population area. But if you live in an area where the once a lifetime storm destroys the house, the premiums will pretty much pay for that house over that lifetime.

Or people in coastal hurricane magnet Florida are going to pay high premiums. Price they pay for (usually) abundant rain, and avoiding the cold Winters Texas is known for. (Snowed an inch here in 2009, last Winter, two freezing rain events and a couple of hard freezes, although thank goodness the special citrus varieties bred to survive our harsh Winters made it). 19F in Houston December, 1989, Florida will never experience that (outside the Panhandle), you have to pay to live in paradise.



Nope, not at all, it actually got into the upper teens near the coast, and even middle teens over the interior, at pr even colder than in Houston during that same period. It gets colder in FL than you think. I've seen Tampa colder than New Orleans during cold outbreaks before, and often its very windy during these periods, making it feel even worse.

On average, Florida have very warm winters, but short lived cold blasts for a couple of days can be shocking cold for being so far south. Especially since most winter days are warm in FL, it makes the cold days seem that much more shocking.
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825. EdMahmoud
3:26 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 772. hydrus:

I read and like your posts Ed, but do nut lump every human that resides in Arkansas as someone who may be submarginal on the subject of vulcanism or any other..In the end, it makes you look like a smart ass.


Sorry. My two weeks in Arkansas were in a dry county (Lafayette), that has probably unfairly prejudiced me.
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824. EdMahmoud
3:24 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 815. Sfloridacat5:

I think this area off Florida should get a yellow X from the NHC.



It is under high shear on the East side of an anticyclone, but that anticyclone would only have to drift a couple of hundred miles East to put it under very favorable shear and upper divergence. Not a fast developer, but close to land. 700 and 850 mb vorticity max aligned well near the coast, 500 mb vorticity displaced South by the shear. And the convection and max low level vorticity aren't aligned.

But it has a chance.
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823. HurricaneHunterJoe
3:23 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Hoping the Low stays with the moisture from Norbert, would think it would act as a better trigger for higher rain totals than if the Low and moisture become decoupled? I have seen this setup too many times when they decouple and the rain totals can be hit and miss and scant totals.

Gro, does the ECMWF turn it into Soo Call also......older model had it decoupling and the Low going west.
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822. hurricanes2018
3:23 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
invest 90L not doing anything right now.
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821. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:21 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
820. ricderr
3:21 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
How do you cite blog comments in APA format?


i would always start with a title page
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819. EdMahmoud
3:20 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Looking at CIMSS close up satellite imagery on 90L, it doesn't look that bad.
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818. FBMinFL
3:20 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
How do you cite blog comments in APA format?
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817. hurricanes2018
3:18 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 815. Sfloridacat5:

I think this area off Florida should get a yellow X from the NHC.

maybe at 2pm yellow x
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816. HurricaneHunterJoe
3:16 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 810. Grothar:



I posted this last night, Joe!



Courtesy of Accuweather. According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark, "Excessive rain is likely in some areas with the chance of life-threatening flash flooding."

Birthdate: Unknown.
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I will look into the backgrounds of who posted these and give a full report including genealogical backgrounds of all involved. I will then try to located names of all their classmates from 1st grade.



Thank you Master!
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815. Sfloridacat5
3:16 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
I think this area off Florida should get a yellow X from the NHC.
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814. eddiedollar
3:16 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
I hope some of these systems give us some rain here in Roatan it has been very dry, but this has been the pattern the last couple of years until Oct then it doesn't stop raining especially from the winter US cold fronts
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813. StormTrackerScott
3:12 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Nam has a lot of rain over FL up to NC.

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812. StormTrackerScott
3:10 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 793. luvtogolf:



How is it easy to blame El Nino if we don't have one declared and may not for a few more months?


Just because you don't have one declared doesn't mean you don't have El-Nino conditions in place just look at the E-Pac compared to the Atlantic. The E-Pac resembles what one would expect during El-Nino in terms of number of storms vrs the Atlantic.
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811. Grothar
3:09 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 794. weatherh98:



Most of them don't lol. It's a tough adjustment period, even the most well developed waves have issues when they exit Africa.


(Do I have to site this? Bc Ive just looked at enough satellite images to know) *kidding*


Link, please! :)
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810. Grothar
3:07 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 785. HurricaneHunterJoe:

Interesting anyway. Local NAM has precip waters at 2.3" Double or Triple of Normal.




I posted this last night, Joe!



Courtesy of Accuweather. According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark, "Excessive rain is likely in some areas with the chance of life-threatening flash flooding."

Birthdate: Unknown.
Image date 15:32Z 09/04/2014
Name of graphic designer: Unknown.
Production design: uncredited
I will look into the backgrounds of who posted these and give a full report including genealogical backgrounds of all involved. I will then try to located names of all their classmates from 1st grade.
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809. wunderkidcayman
3:06 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting EdwardinAlaska:
Well, you just might have....Quite a few new posts on his blog....maybe just a glitch in the server....


Lol
Nope

It's Jason Coolman
Just try to give himself attention
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808. MahFL
3:03 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 781. wunderkidcayman:



I need a link to that drone tracking


Link
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807. Sfloridacat5
3:03 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
CMC for the third day is still showing a system off the eastcoast.
CMC at 108 hours
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806. GatorWX
3:02 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 796. superpete:



Gator
If you check the 14:30 UTC surface map , its got the Cape Verde low now moving NW rather than SW ( on this 02:00 map) Something change there ...?Pressure shown slightly risen

Link


Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't bother to check time stamp. I'd assume it'll resume a more w - wsw motion in the next 24 or so hrs.



It's annoying. The 12z map is available, but many times when I click my bookmark for it, it's an older map.
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805. StormWx
3:02 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting StormTrackerScott:
Easy for one to blame El-Nino on why the Atlantic is so hostile but I believe its much more than that. Even during the 70's and 80's we had more exciting storms to track even during the downward AMO.


How many times do we have to tell you? There is no El Nino, and we are far from one. "Geesh!"
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804. CybrTeddy
3:01 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Anyone have the latest ECMWF Norbert track forecast?


Doesn't get close to SoCal, circles back out to sea per 00z ECMWF.
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803. wunderkidcayman
3:01 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting stormwatcherCI:
Looks about stationary. Brought some decent beneficial rain to East End, Grand Cayman.






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802. HurricaneHunterJoe
2:58 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Anyone have the latest ECMWF Norbert track forecast?
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801. EdwardinAlaska
2:58 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Well, you just might have....Quite a few new posts on his blog....maybe just a glitch in the server....

Quoting 789. wunderkidcayman:




I got a little angry at hurricanes2018 and told him off on going gun ho on just about every wave before it even came off the land called Africa

Anyway I may have went a little too much on him

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800. Sfloridacat5
2:57 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
12Z NAM shows a low spinning through the Bahamas heading towards Florida.
Just one more variable to add to the situation off the eastcoast in a few days.

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799. wunderkidcayman
2:54 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting hydrus:
Shear should slow over SW Caribbean.


Yep
That's what's been forecasted
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798. HurricaneAndre
2:51 PM GMT on September 05, 2014

000
NOUS42 KNHC 051433
REPRPD
WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.
1030 AM EDT FRI 05 SEPTEMBER 2014
SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)
VALID 06/1100Z TO 07/1100Z SEPTEMBER 2014
TCPOD NUMBER.....14-097

I. ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS
1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2. OUTLOOK FOR SUCCEEDING DAY.....NEGATIVE.
3. REMARKS: THE GLOBAL HAWK NASA 872 MAY FLY A RESEARCH
MISSION INTO THE ATLANTIC WITH A TAKEOFF TIME FROM
KWAL OF 07/2300Z.

II. PACIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2. SUCCEEDING DAY OUTLOOK.....NEGATIVE.

$$
JWP


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797. stormwatcherCI
2:50 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 788. hydrus:
Looks about stationary. Brought some decent beneficial rain to East End, Grand Cayman.
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796. superpete
2:48 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 773. GatorWX:



Morning all.


Gator
If you check the 14:30 UTC surface map , its got the Cape Verde low now moving NW rather than SW ( on this 02:00 map) Something change there ...?Pressure shown slightly risen

Link
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795. weatherh98
2:47 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 793. luvtogolf:



How is it easy to blame El Nino if we don't have one declared and may not for a few more months?
may not at all this year
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794. weatherh98
2:45 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 789. wunderkidcayman:


Lol
Yeah them wave not looking so good this year

I got a little angry at hurricanes2018 and told him off on going gun ho on just about every wave before it even came off the land called Africa
Every or almost every wave that came off went poof

Anyway I may have went a little too much on him

But yea wave this year don't seem to like water


Most of them don't lol. It's a tough adjustment period, even the most well developed waves have issues when they exit Africa.


(Do I have to site this? Bc Ive just looked at enough satellite images to know) *kidding*
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793. luvtogolf
2:45 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 786. StormTrackerScott:

Easy for one to blame El-Nino on why the Atlantic is so hostile but I believe its much more than that. Even during the 70's and 80's we had more exciting storms to track even during the downward AMO.


How is it easy to blame El Nino if we don't have one declared and may not for a few more months?
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792. hydrus
2:44 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Shear should slow over SW Caribbean.

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791. wunderkidcayman
2:42 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting Mikla:


http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/

Thanks mate
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790. HaoleboySurfEC
2:42 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
nc, you look to get a drubbing. Me not so much. I need some.

Quoting 666. ncstorm:

Good Morning

Rain for the Southeast..

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789. wunderkidcayman
2:41 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting StormTrackerScott:


Weird. I guess my prediction of a slow season is even bothering the admins. What puzzles me is these waves coming off Africa are intense but the splash into the Atlantic and then go poof do to mid level dry air with humidity values hovering around 50%.

Lol
Yeah them wave not looking so good this year

I got a little angry at hurricanes2018 and told him off on going gun ho on just about every wave before it even came off the land called Africa
Every or almost every wave that came off went poof

Anyway I may have went a little too much on him

But yea wave this year don't seem to like water
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788. hydrus
2:40 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
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787. HurricaneHunterJoe
2:39 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Weather Conditions for:
Sunshine Summit, CA (SSSSD)
Elev: 3244 ft; Latitude: 33.344; Longitude: -116.732

Current time: Fri, 05 Sep 7:39 am (PDT)
Most Recent Observation: Fri, 05 Sep 7:30 am PDT (PDT)
Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind Quality
Point Humidity Direction Speed Control
(PDT) (f) (f) (%) (mph)
05 Sep 7:30 am PDT 64 39 40 G01 OK
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786. StormTrackerScott
2:37 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Easy for one to blame El-Nino on why the Atlantic is so hostile but I believe its much more than that. Even during the 70's and 80's we had more exciting storms to track even during the downward AMO.
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785. HurricaneHunterJoe
2:34 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Interesting anyway. Local NAM has precip waters at 2.3" Double or Triple of Normal.

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784. Mikla
2:34 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 781. wunderkidcayman:



I need a link to that drone tracking


http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
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783. StormTrackerScott
2:34 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 782. wunderkidcayman:


Your comment was removed 710 and another comment 709
But it's back up now
Don't know what happened


Weird. I guess my prediction of a slow season is even bothering the admins. What puzzles me is these waves coming off Africa are intense but the splash into the Atlantic and then go poof do to mid level dry air with humidity values hovering around 50%.
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782. wunderkidcayman
2:31 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting StormTrackerScott:


I was banned? Didn't even know and if I was for what? Geesh !

Your comment was removed 710 and another comment 709
But it's back up now
Don't know what happened
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781. wunderkidcayman
2:29 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:
Long way to go....

Global Hawk on its way to 90L. Interesting to see if models change from the dropsonde data, should start either 18Z or 00Z cycle.




I need a link to that drone tracking
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780. StormTrackerScott
2:26 PM GMT on September 05, 2014
Quoting 769. GatorWX:



Well thankfully you got his back in posting on his behalf. We'll have to see what the 3.4 value is tomorrow to see if it is indeed confirmed.


I was banned? Didn't even know and if I was for what? Geesh !
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