WxTalk Webinar #44


 



Webinar #44 - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Weather Underground: How 130,000 Personal Weather Stations Make a Difference

Jeff Masters
Weather Underground
San Francisco, CA

(biography)

Bob Henson

Weather Underground
San Francisco, CA

(biography)

How did a student/faculty project at the University of Michigan evolve into a network of more than 100,000 personal weather stations (PWSs)? And how can you and your own weather station participate in the WU network? Join us for this look at the colorful history and global reach of Weather Underground. WU is the first weather-oriented firm to make its presence felt on the Web, having registered the 2000th domain on the Internet, wunderground.com, back in 1995. Millions of observations now travel each day from WU’s global network of PWSs into the world-class prediction algorithms that produce local forecasts on WU apps. WU became part of the Weather Company in 2013, and it is now on track to join much of the Weather Company as part of IBM early in 2016. WU co-founder Jeff Masters originated the site’s popular WunderBlog in 2005. Fellow meteorologist/blogger Bob Henson joined WU in 2015 after more than 25 years writing and editing at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.



View the Webinar by clicking here: https://youtu.be/Z_q2xC-F-kk




View Jeff and Bob's presentation slides (24MB)




Resources:

Weather Underground:
http://www.wunderground.com/

Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog (with Bob Henson)
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

WU Personal Weather Station Network Buying Guide
http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/buyingguide.asp

Registering Your PWS with WU
http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/signup.asp


Books by Bob Henson:
The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change (AMS Books)
https://bookstore.ametsoc.org/catalog/book/thinking-persons-guide-climate-change

Weather on the Air (AMS Books)
https://bookstore.ametsoc.org/catalog/book/weather-air

Meteorology Today (Cengage)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1305113586/