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iPhone Users Can Now Track Gustav at Weather UndergroundHurricane Tracking Maps and Public Advisories Now Available on Weather Underground's iPhone Web Site i.wund.com (August 28, 2008)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/28/08 -- Weather Underground, the nation's first online provider of weather related content, today announced the launch of a Tropical Weather section for iPhone users at http://i.wund.com/tropical
The service enables iPhone users to access a wide range of hurricane tracking maps including 5-day forecast maps, computer model maps, satellite maps, wind maps and historical maps. The service also provides a number of text products such as public advisories, marine advisories and discussions.
"We have brought the product to market as quickly as possible in light of the active hurricane season we are experiencing in the Atlantic this year," said Alan Steremberg, President and co-founder of Weather Underground. "People in areas threatened by severe tropical weather can use the new iPhone service, along with our regular mobile site, to keep themselves and their families safe when they don't have access to a computer."
This iPhone service is the latest in a suite of online products that Weather Underground provides for people wishing to keep track of tropical weather. Its flagship web site www.wunderground.com provides access to an even greater range of hurricane tracking maps and model data. Weather Underground's Director of Meteorology and former hurricane chaser, Dr. Jeff Masters, provides in-depth hurricane analysis and commentary on his widely read WunderBlog. Dr. Masters is currently posting regular updates on Hurricane Gustav at www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html
Weather Underground also launched its US Severe Weather service on the iPhone site. This service provides a map of the US highlighting all areas with severe weather advisories -- including tropical storms, thunderstorms, heat advisories, winter weather statements, fire alerts, flood warnings and tornado alerts. Text advisories can also be viewed by state and city.
For other mobile users, Weather Underground's Tropical and Severe Weather services are also available on its regular mobile site, http://m.wund.com
About Weather Underground
The nation'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 thousands of international 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 millions of Web users, Weather Underground delivers custom-designed weather page solutions to an array of businesses and media clients -- both online and in print.
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