WEATHER UNDERGROUND LAUNCHES POWDER PREDICTOR™ TOOL

By: Toby Skinner , 4:44 PM GMT on February 25, 2011

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Have you checked out our new powder predictor tool? Here's the official press release:

WEATHER UNDERGROUND LAUNCHES POWDER PREDICTOR™ TOOL FOR WINTER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS ON WUNDERGROUND.COM


Unique Weather Tool Provides Users with a Powder Potential Index to Help Find the Best Conditions for Skiing and Snowboarding

SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2011 – Weather Underground, the world’s first online weather service, announced today the availability of Powder Predictor™, a first of its kind weather tool that forecasts the powder quality of expected snowfall in the U.S. and Canada.

This revolutionary new tool pinpoints where the fluffiest powder is likely to fall over the coming 5 days. Essentially the tool projects the powder potential by calculating the inches of snowfall that would be required to produce an inch of liquid when melted. A higher index therefore means fluffier snow, as there will be less water content in each inch of snowfall. A low index predicts more slushy snow with higher water content.

The powder potential is displayed as a layer on wunderground.com’s interactive ski map that also plots all major ski resorts across North America. Users can zoom in to any ski area and view which resorts are likely to provide the best powder. Users can also click on another layer that will plot the actual amount of forecasted snowfall. The map control panel includes a forecast slider to select different forecast ranges.

“At Weather Underground we continually look to develop and present specialized weather products that will positively impact our users’ ability to make informed planning decisions,” said Alan Steremberg, President and co-founder of Weather Underground. “We are particularly excited about Powder Predictor™ because it will provide snow fanatics with invaluable information to help them better plan and prepare for their mountain trips.”

Weather Underground’s meteorologists have utilized state-of-the-art research on snowflake physics to determine the likely density of snowflake water content as snow accumulates on the ground. The model factors in temperatures within the clouds as well as the atmospheric conditions that the flakes encounter as they fall to the ground.

Please visit http://www.wunderground.com/ski/ and select the Powder Potential button.

Resort specific ski and snow conditions displayed on the interactive ski map including new and base snow levels, number of runs and lifts are courtesy of OnTheSnow.com.

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13. seandsuds
2:43 PM GMT on March 31, 2011
It's Opening Day!.!........ And on that note, you guys might want to include the weather info for at least some of the home sites for the daily games in your sports news box. To me, it's much more useful than knowing conditions for a NASCAR race several days away.....

Thanks,

Seansuds
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12. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
2:53 PM GMT on March 17, 2011
The edit profile/recommended link still don't work with the new weather underground.
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11. RTLSNK
6:18 PM GMT on March 10, 2011
Quoting rgrun1:
What happened to the click through link?
The only way off of Frankensite it to type in the url.
Also, I have designated the subdomain "classic" in my link, but logging in takes me to the new site anyway.


Don't do it that way. Log out of the new site.
When you are back to your carrier's home site,
simply delete their url in the address bar, type in classic.wunderground.com, and hit enter.
You will now be at the "old" wunderground site called "classic".
Simply save that in your "Favorites" section and WaLa, when you want the old, there it is, when you want the new, thats the other one.
There seems to be some problem for some trying to get to "classic" from "new".
This should eliminate that problem. It works for me anyway. :)
Hope this helps you.
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10. rgrun1
2:26 PM GMT on March 08, 2011
What happened to the click through link?
The only way off of Frankensite it to type in the url.
Also, I have designated the subdomain "classic" in my link, but logging in takes me to the new site anyway.
Member Since: November 2, 2002 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
9. RTLSNK
1:48 AM GMT on March 06, 2011
Quoting Tazmanian:


if you dont like the new fromat then you can leve or find other site too go too that gos the same for evere one if you dont like the new look go too other site for weather info


Taz, this comment you made to that blogger was rude. Shame on you. You should apologize to them.
This is Dr. Masters website, it is not nice to tell bloggers to leave.
I did not report your unkind comment, but you should remove it and apologize to them.
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8. Tazmanian
9:03 PM GMT on March 05, 2011
Quoting RTLSNK:


No, they did not take it away.
Pay no attention to the comments by Taz.

Simply type in: classic.wunderground.com



am happy too report that you have been REPORTED



plz re move that statemeant
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7. RTLSNK
3:04 PM GMT on March 05, 2011
Quoting Sagami:
Did they take the classic view away?


No, they did not take it away.
Pay no attention to the comments by Taz.

Simply type in: classic.wunderground.com
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6. Tazmanian
6:03 AM GMT on March 05, 2011
Quoting Sagami:
Did they take the classic view away?



yup
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5. Tazmanian
6:02 AM GMT on March 05, 2011
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4. Sagami
2:18 AM GMT on March 03, 2011
Did they take the classic view away?
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3. jamieherz
7:27 PM GMT on March 02, 2011
I HATE THE NEW FORMAT!!
GIVE US BACK THE OLD CLASSIC LOOK!!
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2. PSLFLCaneVet
8:49 PM GMT on March 01, 2011



Nice. Thanks, WU!
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1. satsuma
1:35 AM GMT on February 28, 2011
thanks for your information on the powder. i'm on the coast and after going through ivan and katrina hurricanes i'd thought there wasn't anything else here to experience then we had a 3.5 earthquake. i freaked. so now i have opened my mind to anything happening here. who knows we could have fresh powder anyday?
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