Posted by: WunderPress, 4:36 AM GMT on February 02, 2012
We're really excited to announce that we have added a new time control component to WunderMap so our users can look back at past weather events and view radar, weather station readings, photos, webcams and storm reports.
The best way to understand the new product is to see it in action so please check out this brief video:
You can also move forward in time to see forecasted weather - radar goes forward 7 days and we provide local forecasts for our personal weather stations as far out as 10 days.
The WunderMap weather layers that have the time control option are marked with a clock icon on the main map controls. Hover over the icons to see the date range that each layer can go back and forward to. The radar layer can only go back in time for the US right now and the satellite layer only shows the present and future. As always we will keep enhancing the map's capabilities with more data and layers!
My personal favorite use of the time controls is for looking at Historically Significant Tornadoes - by clicking on a past tornado you can "Sync Layers to this date" - this will show you the radar image when the tornado touched down, as as well as user-uploaded photographs and weather station data. Click here to see this example of the March 2007 tornado that touched down in Greensburg, Kansas.
Posted by: WunderPress, 4:44 PM GMT on February 25, 2011
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...
Posted by: WunderPress, 5:31 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
Here are some interesting findings from a survey that we conducted with The Associated Press that looks into how weather affects our moods and relationships:Poll: Frisky folks choose snuggling over Snuggies(AP) — Does winter weather give you the blues? Or are you the type who gets a little frisky when there's a chill in the air?Either way, you're not alone. Four in 10 Americans say the weather affects their mood, and winter by far is the season most likely to leav...
Posted by: WunderPress, 11:45 PM GMT on February 04, 2011
It's been almost 3 days since the launch of the new site and as expected, we've had a huge amount of feedback from you all. We appreciate all of your comments - both the positive and negative - and rest assured that we are listening to each and every one of you. We would like to address some of the recurring concerns that have been raised:How long will the classic site be available?The classic site is not going anywhere. We will be running it alongside the new site ...
Posted by: WunderPress, 2:04 AM GMT on February 02, 2011
You found your way to this blog so you've already seen the new design of wunderground.com and we hope that you like what you've seen so far. This is the culmination of 2 years of development and planning with the goal to improve the user interface and make it even easier for our users to quickly surface the weather data that they are looking for.In fact, you could argue that this is the culmination of 16 years hard work. As you know, we constantly launch new product...