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Greetings Community Members,

I wanted to share some exciting new changes taking place at WeatherBug -- some are already in place and others are in development, and will be available very soon.  

First, you may have already noticed both our WeatherBug.com and EarthNetworks.com websites have been redesigned. Both Websites are now proudly displaying new logos, in addition to their new layout. We also recently introduced the newest version of our mobile application for iPhone and Android.  Our website and mobile app changes are only part of the upgrades taking place. We are also actively developing new capabilities for  the WeatherBug Backyard Community

Here is an overview of all of our exciting new enhancements.

Brand new mobile application

Part of the recent updates include iPhone and Android app updates.

Features include:

- New map layers. Various radar and satellite layers. Also, you'll find lightning, local temp, wind speed and other related layer options to choose from. Temperature Contour and related layers are also available.

- Weather Alerts. US residents can receive critical weather alerts from their WeatherBug application.

- WeatherBug Today home screen. When you first launch WeatherBug on your mobile device, you'll instantly be presented with a fully customizable WeatherBug Today screen. This includes real-time lightning alerts using Spark lightning detection.

WeatherBug Home

In addition to the weather data functionality, we're also excited to announce that WeatherBug Home is available to Backyard Community members. WeatherBug Home users enjoy tracking their home's energy setpoints in order to determine how much energy is being used each day. WeatherBug Home supports NEST, Honeywell and SmartThings thermostats.

The WeatherBug Home functionality built into the new mobile app provides you with the ability to see how setpoint changes can save you money on your energy bill. Future features planned for WeatherBug Home include tracking how weather changes impact HVAC usage.

New Single Sign On system

As part of WeatherBug Home, we've launched a new single sign-on system. This means you're able to utilize a user account for WeatherBug Home, PWS, StreamerRT, Pulse API (for software developers), in addition to any future WeatherBug related product launches.

WeatherBug Home also provides its users with the ability to connect their utility usage data with the following utility companies.



- Beltrami Electric Cooperative

- Brainherd Public Utilities

- Fall River Rural Electric

- North Star Electric Company

- WPPI Energy

If your utility company isn't listed, simply sign up with WeatherBug Home to be alerted when your utility provider has been added.

Impacts to the WeatherBug Backyard Community

Due to the changes made to our network, PWS stations will temporarily be unavailable as a weather site selection from WeatherBug.com while we continue to roll out related updates. Those PWS participants who are submitting data are encouraged to continue to do so. But the data's visibility on the WeatherBug.com website is going to be temporarily unavailable until we finish with our needed upgrades. PWS is still a vital part of this community and we're looking forward to bringing it back into the fold on WeatherBug.com once the upgrades are complete.

Part of the PWS system upgrades include utilizing the new WeatherBug single sign-on feature. This is important as it allows us to provide even more functionality and additional subscription options with features that PWS users will enjoy. Also, this enables us to provide weather related home automation information that our community members can access. For international folks, the big feature upgrade will be the ability to get their PWS connected to send and receive data.

WeatherBug Backyard has been changed to better reflect our spirit of community. The new name is WeatherBug Community. In addition to the name change, we're ramping things up by driving new Website traffic to this site from WeatherBug.com. This means when you blog or share weather insights, more people than ever will be able to benefit from your experiences. The most active members will be eligible for WeatherBug Community incentives made possible by these upgrades.

Despite the temporary disconnect between WeatherBug products and the PWS stations, we're encouraging anyone interested in sending us weather data to go ahead and sign up as a PWS/Backyard user by clicking the registration link. This will make sure data is flowing to the system so when the upgrades are completed, you won't have any issues sending us data.

We appreciate your patience while we are working on improvements and stay tuned for more exciting additions and product launches. If you have concerns or just need clarification on something, feel free to contact me directly at mhartley@weatherbug.com

Matt Hartley

mhartley@weatherbug.com

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New Community Design

Hi everyone!

If you've visited the WeatherBug Community in the past couple of days, you'll notice the design of the community looks quite different from what you're used to seeing. As my colleague Matt Hartley pointed out in a previous announcement, WeatherBug and our parent company, Earth Networks, has undergone some massive new branding changes.

To ensure the WeatherBug Community consistently reflects the new WeatherBug.com and our new branding changes, we've…

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Welcome to the WeatherBug Community

We're glad you’re joining us on the WeatherBug Community. Here’s some tips to help you get started. 

1. Read our Community Guidelines. You’ll want to abide by them when contributing to the WeatherBug Community. 

2. Spice up your Profile. Add a profile pic, tell us about your weather interests, and link to your Personal Weather Station at WeatherBug.com. Just have fun customizing it. 

3. Start a Blog. Tell us about the weather happening in your neighborhood! Share us your weather stories and weather reports using your personal Weather Blog. 

4. Join a Group. We have a collection of various weather-related interest groups. Join some groups that fit your weather interests and have fun interacting with other fellow members.

5. Upload some Photos or Videos. Taken some great weather photos or videos lately? Share them with us at WeatherBug Photos or at WeatherBug Videos on the WeatherBug Community.

6. Get a Personal Weather Station. The WeatherBug Community is more fun when you have your own Personal Weather Station sending us your personal weather data. Learn more about getting a Personal Weather Station and sending your data to us. 

7. Get Assistance. Need help or assistance? We’re here for you! 

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Calm Today But Snow Expected For Rockford, Michigan

Posted by Patricia Arline Murphy on February 8, 2016 at 10:24am 0 Comments

Temperature:  33

Average Wind:  Calm SE

Feels Like:     33

Dew Point:     32

Barometer:     29.64

Humidity:        100%

Visibility:        8 mi

Sunrise:        7:49 am

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A Quiet, Partly Sunny Morning in Mid Michigan

Posted by Cathie Ursu on February 8, 2016 at 10:00am 0 Comments

This morning feels like a day in late March or early April, but winter will be returning by this weekend.  Highs are expected to only reach the mid to low 20s and lows will be in the single digits.  Fortunately, at this time of year, we know that it won't last long.

OUR 10 AM temp is 37°F, the humidity is 73%, and skies are mostly cloudy with hazy sun shining through.   Winds are from the SW at 5 mph, and the barometer is 29.62" and steady.  Visibility is 10 miles.  The wind chill is 32°F.  Yesterday's high was 46°F and the overnight low was 32°F.

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Today...Partly cloudy until around noon...Then mostly cloudy. Highs 35 to 39. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight...Cloudy…

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Cloudy in Sydney,Cape Breton Island

Posted by William W. on February 8, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Blizzard warning in effect for Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County

Today cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Snow and local blowing snow beginning this afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High minus 4°C. Tonight Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature steady near minus 4°C

. Temperature:-4.7°C-- Dewpoint:-8.8°C-- Humidity:73%-- Wind:NNE 34 gust 43 km/h-- Wind Chill: -13

Sunday - February 7, 2016`s - Historical Climate Data !

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Lowest Barometric Pressure : 29.92″ At 11:59 p.m.

Highest Barometric Pressure : 30.29″ At 12 a.m.

Lowest Relative Humidity : 27% At 2, 3 p.m.

Highest Relative Humidity : 92% At 7 a.m.

Lowest Dew Point Temperature : 20° At 4 – 7 a.m.

Highest Dew Point Temperature : 31° At 10 – 11:59 p.m.

Lowest Wind Speed : Calm at 12, 1, 3, 5 – 7 a.m.

Highest Wind Gust : SW – 27 m.p.h. at 1:01 p.m.

Lo : 23°, Coldest Wind Chill 27º at 8 a.m.

Normal : 30°

Record Warmest : 52° In 1950 !

Record Coldest : 10° In 1979 !

Hi : 59°

Normal : 51°

Record Hottest : 71° In 2001 !

Record Coldest : 28° In 2014 !

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Gaithersburg Maryland VP2 backyard weather station report for Sunday,February 7, 2016

Posted by Kevin Shaw on February 8, 2016 at 2:57am 0 Comments

On Sunday we had mostly to partly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures similar to Saturday, with highs in the mid 40s and lows in the early AM in the mid 20s. Tonight we have clouded up as the temps have fallen into the low 30s and may drop into the upper 20s by sunrise on Monday. Monday partly cloudy early then clouding over with a 50 POP for rain or snow towards evening. Monday night a 90 POP for rain changing to snow in the evening, then snow after midnight, accumulating 1-3 inches, lows in the low 30s. Tuesday Cloudy with a 70 POP for snow with highs in the mid 30s. Cloudy with a 60 POP for snow showers Tuesday night, lows in the upper 20s. Wednesday partly sunny, highs in the mid 30s with a 30 POP for more snow showers. Cloudy Wednesday night with gradual clearing late, lows in the mid 20s. The rest of the week into the weekend should be sunny to partly cloudy and pretty cold, with…

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Temps In The Upper 70s And Blue Skies In Southern California

Posted by Leon Dabbs on February 8, 2016 at 12:30am 0 Comments

Current Conditions - MONTCLAIR, CA
 
As of 6:59 PM Sunday, February 7, 2016
 
Forecast: Mostly Clear
 
Outside Temp: 65.3 F
High Outside Temp: 90.7 F at 3:07 PM
Low Outside Temp: 45.8 F at 7:11 AM
Outside Humidity: 29%
 
Inside Temp: 77.3 F
Inside Humidity: 23%
 
Heat Index: 61.0 F
Wind Chill: 65.0 F
Dew Point: 32.0 F
 
Barometer: 30.188" and Rising Rapidly
 
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: WNW
High Gust: 9.0 Mph at 11:26 AM
10 min Avg Wind: Calm
 
Rain Rate: 0.00"/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00"
Storm Rain:…
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At Earth Networks, we’ve always believed an untapped opportunity exists to leverage our neighborhood level, densely populated weather network to take consumer energy savings to... »

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Visit WeatherBug Home at DistribuTECH to Learn How It Delivers 3X Higher Consumer Energy Efficiency

The WeatherBug Home team is excited to share the results of a recent market study at next week’s DistribuTECH Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida... »

The post Visit WeatherBug Home at DistribuTECH to Learn How It Delivers 3X Higher Consumer Energy Efficiency appeared first on WeatherBug Know Before.

An Inconvenient Truth Holding Back Consumer IoT Adoption

WeatherBug’s parent company, Earth Networks, has returned from CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where we can tell you that smart home product and technology innovation was... »

The post An Inconvenient Truth Holding Back Consumer IoT Adoption appeared first on WeatherBug Know Before.

Take the El Nino Knowledge Quiz!

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New Look to Go Along with Exciting New Consumer Services in our WeatherBug Mobile App

We live and work in a world driven by the advancement of technology. In order to reflect our commitment to continually innovating on behalf of... »

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Eastern New England is becoming a winter wonderland again.... the Mid-Atlantic is next. http://ow.ly/Y5zph

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A Quiet, Partly Sunny Morning in Mid Michigan

This morning feels like a day in late March or early April, but winter will be returning by this weekend.  Highs are expected to only reach the mid to low 20s and lows will be in the single digits.  Fortunately, at this time of year, we know that it won't last long.OUR 10 AM temp is 37°F, the humidity is 73%, and…See More
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Cloudy in Sydney,Cape Breton Island

Blizzard warning in effect for Sydney Metro and Cape Breton CountyToday cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Snow and local blowing snow beginning this afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High minus 4°C. Tonight Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 70.…See More
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Sunday - February 7, 2016`s - Historical Climate Data !

Lowest Barometric Pressure : 29.92″ At 11:59 p.m. Highest Barometric Pressure : 30.29″ At 12 a.m.Lowest Relative Humidity : 27% At 2, 3 p.m. Highest Relative Humidity : 92% At 7 a.m.Lowest Dew Point Temperature : 20° At 4 – 7 a.m. Highest Dew Point Temperature : 31° At 10 – 11:59 p.m.Lowest Wind Speed : Calm at 12, 1, 3, 5 – 7 a.m. Highest Wind Gust : SW – 27 m.p.h. at 1:01 p.m.Lo : 23°, Coldest Wind Chill 27º at 8 a.m. Normal : 30° Record Warmest : 52° In 1950 ! Record Coldest : 10° In 1979…See More
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Temps In The Upper 70s And Blue Skies In Southern California

Current Conditions - MONTCLAIR, CA As of 6:59 PM Sunday, February 7, 2016 Forecast: Mostly Clear Outside Temp: 65.3 FHigh Outside Temp: 90.7 F at 3:07 PMLow Outside Temp: 45.8 F at 7:11 AMOutside Humidity: 29% Inside Temp: 77.3 FInside Humidity: 23% Heat Index: 61.0 FWind Chill: 65.0 FDew Point: 32.0 F Barometer: 30.188" and…See More
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