What's the story and science behind some of the year's wildest weather? A new programme presented by BBC Weather's Nick Miller.

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-25

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Weather Underground is a commercial weather service providing real-time weather information via the Internet. Weather Underground provides weather reports for most major cities across the world on its website, as well as local weather reports for newspapers and websites. Its information comes from the National Weather Service (NWS), and over 250,000 personal weather stations (PWS). The website is available in many languages, and customers can access an ad-free version of the site with additional features for an annual fee. Weather Underground is owned by The Weather Company, a subsidiary of IBM.

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Weather Underground also uses observations from members with automated personal weather stations (PWS). Weather Underground currently uses observations from over 250,000 personal weather stations worldwide. The Weather Underground's WunderMap overlays weather data from personal weather stations and official NWS stations on a Google Map base and provides many interactive and dynamically updated weather and environmental layers. On November 15, 2017, users were notified via email that their world-wide, user-provided weather cameras would cease to be available on December 15, 2017. However, on December 11th, 2017 users received another email from Weather Underground announcing that they were reversing their position and would not be discontinuing the product based on significant user feedback. The service previously distributed Internet radio feeds of NOAA Weather Radio stations from across the country, as provided by users. And had a Weather Underground Braille Page The Associated Press uses Weather Underground to provide national weather summaries. Weather Underground has several Google Chrome extensions and applications for iPhone, iPad and Android including FullScreenWeather.com, a redirect to a full screen weather viewer tied into OpenStreetMap. There is also an app developed for Roku devices. In February 2015, Weather Underground released an iOS app called Storm. This app is universal, and can be used on both iPhone and iPad. Other apps by Weather Underground include WunderStation for iPad and WunderMap for iOS and Android. In 2017, Weather Underground removed support for “Storm,” in favor of the “Storm Radar” app released by The Weather Channel Interactive in June 2017.| In March of 2017 Weather Underground stopped providing Doppler Radar Detected Storms on their NEXRAD page and has listed the long standing statement “There are no Doppler radar detected storms for (any area) at this time.” Also, when checking the lightning box, there was never any lightning depicted on the radar screen, even when lightning was obviously present. When contacted, IT customer service responded by saying it would be back soon, the company was now focusing on a smart phone app, and that app gives the same Doppler Radar Detected Storms information, (not yet found on the app as of 5/19/18), and there was no mention of the lightning data issue. The Doppler Radar Detected Storms information was presented in a very useful format, as each storm was given an identifier that could be looked up by scrolling down to a grid giving details of each storm. IE: speed, direction of travel, intensity, hail potential, buildup tops, lateral size, etc. Many service users, including Emergency Weather Management Units, felt this was one of the most important features of Weather Underground, as it could be used as an early warning system alert to help people in the path of inclement weather stay out of harms way, and potentially minimize property damage. The last year or so Weather Underground seems to have slowly lost functionality and download speed, some say the service has become an after thought since being purchased by The Weather Channel / IBM. Most loyal users and customers contacted for this report are hoping for a major format upgrade for PC's and laptops, to the previous format, and an increase in download speed.

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