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Wundermap is a huge interactive map covering Weather and Much More! Weather Underground is the Internet's 1st weather service.

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About Us
An Alternative Outlook

Weather Underground has challenged the conventions around how weather information is shared with the public since 1993. We're immensely proud of the unique products that our community and meteorologists have created to improve people's access to meaningful weather data from around the globe. As the Internet's 1st weather service, we consider ourselves pioneers within our field and we're constantly seeking new data sets and the next technologies that will help us share more data with more people.

Weather For All

Our brand mission is to make quality weather information available to every person on this planet. No matter where you live in the world or how obscure an activity you require weather information for - we will provide you with as much relevant, local weather data as we can uncover. We promise to provide weather data for those that are underserved by other weather providers.

Together We Know More

The beating heart of our brand is the generous and passionate community of weather enthusiasts that share weather data and content across our products. With over 34,000 of our members sending real-time data from their own personal weather stations, they provide us with the extensive data that makes our forecasts and products so unique.

Community Backed by Science

The vast amount of weather data we collect only becomes meaningful when combined with the scientific expertise that our team of meteorologists provide. Our proprietary forecast model leverages our personal weather station community to provide the most reliable and localized forecasts available. Our meteorologists and climatologists also provide valuable insight into the science behind the data and the relationship between weather and climate change.

Data as Design

Especially in a world where so much data is consumed on the small screen of a mobile phone, we have invested a lot of time and energy into the design of our products across all digital platforms. We have created a user experience that enables you to find as much weather data as you need as quickly as possible.



Maps & Radar

    WunderMap
    NEXRAD Radar
    Weather Maps

Severe Weather

    Hurricane & Tropical Cyclones
    US Severe Weather Map
    Weather Alerts

News & Blogs

    Dr. Jeff Masters
    Weather Blogs
    Recent News Stories

Photos & Videos

    WunderPhotos
    Webcams
    Video

May 3, 1992
UM-Weather
In 1991, while working under the direction of Perry Samson at the University of Michigan, PhD candidate Jeff Masters, wrote a menu-based telnet interface which displayed real-time weather information around the world. By 1992, the two servers his system used were rattling off their desks as "um-weather" became the most popular service on the Internet.


April 20, 1993
Blue Skies for Mac Gopher

In 1993, Perry and Jeff recruited Jeff Ferguson and Alan Steremberg to help build a system to bring Internet weather into K-12 classrooms. Chris Schwerzler joined Alan in his work on the Mac gopher client, "Blue Skies," which won numerous awards for its interactive imagery and text information. That was just the beginning.


April 12, 1995
Weather Underground Website Launched

In late spring of 1995, Weather Underground, Inc. evolved as a separate commercial entity from the university. By fall, the official website, www.wunderground.com, was released with daily forecasts and hourly conditions for 550 US cities. After announcing the new web site on the telnet service, traffic immediately soared, creating a substantial user base.


February 2, 2002
WunderPhotos Launched

WunderPhotos is launched to give everyone a place to share their weather photography.


January 1, 2004
Personal Weather Station Network Launched

Together we make the weather better. By 2011, there were over 19,000 personal weather stations and rapidly expanding.


April 14, 2005
First Blog Post

Blogs are one of the main features in Weather Underground, allowing users of the site to create blogs about weather, everyday life and anything else. Jeff Masters started the first blog on April 14, 2005 and he now posts blog entries nearly every day.


July 5, 2007
Weather Webcams added

Webcam feature launched, allowing you see weather around the world.


May 29, 2008
WunderMap Launched

First version of our interactive map available on the internet.


July 28, 2008
Hurricane Tracker feature launched

Stay safe by tracking the storm.


August 10, 2008
Wildfire Tracking feature launched

Now you can keep an eye on wildfires as they progress.

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/

 

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