WEATHER UNDERGROUND ADDS SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS AND TORNADO WARNINGS TO fullscreenweather.com
New Map Layers Provide Users With A Dependable Tool To Prepare For Severe Weather
San Francisco, April 8, 2010 - Weather Underground, the nation’s first online weather service, announced today the addition of two new features to fullscreenweather.com. Launched in February, fullscreenweather.com has been particularly popular with web users wanting to track storms and severe weather conditions across the US; the new severe weather and tornado layers will make this tracking even easier.
The severe weather layer highlights any US county with a current severe weather alert (issued by the National Weather Service) and includes detailed information when the county in question is clicked. The tornado layer provides users with tornado warnings and a precise history of significant tornadoes that have blown through locations on the map. Additionally, clicking on any tornado icon brings up further information including photographs and archived radar loops. The new layers are easily selected under the “more” section at the top left of the screen.
“As tornado season rears its head, the severe weather and tornado layers will provide another tool at the fingertips of users to ensure safety and preparedness among our communities,.” said Weather Underground president, Alan Steremberg., “fullscreenweather.com was developed to give our users the most interactive, innovative weather tracking service available and we feel confident that the new features enhance their experience.”
Fullscreenweather.com also allows users to scroll across the world and zoom in to any location while viewing animated radar or satellite. Additionally, fullscreenweather.com continues to provide the most granular weather data available displaying Weather Underground’s network of over 16,000 personal weather stations around the world.
About Weather Underground:
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. The company's state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. With over 16 thousand users contributing local observations from personal weather stations, Weather Underground is able to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions for the most finely targeted areas. In addition to serving free online weather information to over 18 million unique users every month, Weather Underground delivers custom-designed weather page solutions to an array of businesses and media clients - both online and in print.