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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 and 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 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 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 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 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

Matt Hartley


1,000 Members and Counting!

We've officially reached over 1,000 members on the WeatherBug Backyard Community (even though the member count on the Members section is still showing 974 for me)! What an incredible milestone we've reached since we've launched the site. We finally made it! Our 1,000th member came in as Jane Howard from the UK. Stop by and congratulate her when you have the chance. We'll also be sending her a little… Continue

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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 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! 

And please invite your friends to join the WeatherBug Community. The more, the merrier!

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Posted by Ralph Smith on October 4, 2015 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

I miss these old graphs. Glad i stumbled upon this.

Clouds And Light Rain For Rockford, Michigan

Posted by Patricia Arline Murphy on October 4, 2015 at 9:01am 0 Comments

Temperature:  48

Average Wind: 9 mph ENE

Feels Like:     44

Dew Point:     46

Barometer:   30.27

Humidity:     92%

Visibility:    10 mi

Sunrise:     7:42 am

Sunset:     7:18…


Fog and Drizzle For Our Sunday Morning

Posted by Cathie Ursu on October 4, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Our Sunday morning weather is yucky to say the least.  We have fog, light drizzle, and no sign of Mr. Sun.  At least it isn't as cool as previous mornings, and the wind has finally diminished.  The extended forecast is calling for warmer temps by mid week although more rain is expected.  We received 0.23 inches of rain overnight



Fog And Mist

Temp: 50°F

Humidity: 100%
Wind Speed: ENE 5 MPH…

Partly Cloudy in Sydney,Cape Breton Island

Posted by William W. on October 4, 2015 at 8:37am 0 Comments

Today mainly sunny. Wind northeast 20 km/h. High 15°C. UV index 5 or moderate.Tonight a few clouds. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low 6°C except plus 2°C in low lying areas. Risk of frost.

Temperature:10.8°C -- Dewpoint:4.7°C -- Humidity:66% -- Wind:NNE 26 km/h

Saturday - October 3, 2015`s - Historical Climate Data !

Posted by William Elton Brantley on October 4, 2015 at 4:02am 0 Comments

Lowest Barometric Pressure : 29.88″ At 2 & 3 p.m.

Highest Barometric Pressure : 29.94″ At 8, 9 & 11:59 p.m.

Lowest Relative Humidity : 74% At 12 p.m.

Highest Relative Humidity : 87% At 3 a.m.

Lowest Dew Point Temperature : 47° At 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 & 5 p.m.

Highest Dew Point Temperature : 50° At 3 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Lowest Wind Speed : N – 7 m.p.h. at 11:53 p.m.

Highest Wind Gust : N – 24 m.p.h. at 4:41 a.m.

Lo : 51°

Normal : 52°

Record Warmest : 74° In 2008 !

Record Coldest : 33° In 1974 !

Hi : 55°**, New Record Coolest, old record 65° in 1980, 1987 & 2010

Normal : 78°

Record Hottest : 93°…


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Nathan Parker replied to Terry Powner's discussion How do I connect my station to the Weatherbug network? in the group Personal Weather Stations
"Thanks for the feedback. Here's what we're basically trying to do: 1. Implement a new "Single Sign On" solution. This was rolled out in our latest mobile app update this week. If you register for a "WeatherBug Account"…"
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Tom Frasier replied to Terry Powner's discussion How do I connect my station to the Weatherbug network? in the group Personal Weather Stations
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"Hi Joel! I pulled the Asia Weather group, and for any future reports, you can post them here on the blog: That way your reports will show up right on our home page, and more people can view…"
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Nathan Parker replied to Terry Powner's discussion How do I connect my station to the Weatherbug network? in the group Personal Weather Stations
"Good question. I'm not 100% sure. Have you tried asking on the Cumulus forums?"
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Nathan Parker replied to Ralph Smith's discussion Why is the mobile earth networks so darn slow? in the group Personal Weather Stations
"Hi there! Heard back from my teams. They recommend that you email customercare[at]earthnetworks[dot]com (replace bracketed text with actual punctuation for assistance on this. If you have any PWS specific issues, please read this document, and reply…"
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Terry Powner replied to Terry Powner's discussion How do I connect my station to the Weatherbug network? in the group Personal Weather Stations
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