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Weather Underground keeps Webcams


Posted on December 15th, by Shaun P. Merrigan in News, Site Updates, Weather. Comments Off on Weather Underground keeps Webcams

Weather Underground keeps Webcams

The Weather Underground PWS Network is a huge network of over 250,000 so called “backyard” or personal weather stations in North America and around the world.  From the Weather Underground PWS page:

“Weather Underground is a global community of people connecting data from environmental sensors like weather stations and air quality monitors so we can provide the rich, hyperlocal data you need to power your passions. The future of weather is personal, hyperlocal, and smarter than you think. Join our global community and contribute to the future of forecasting. 

Our network of sensors means more data. More data means better forecasts when it matters most. While everyone benefits from better data, sensor owners enjoy:

  • Precision: Get weather conditions for your exact location (not your neighbor’s or at the airport)
  • Visualization: See comprehensive dashboards and graphs of your station data
  • Historical: Archive your historical data so you can always look back
  • Share: Share your data and help us improve weather forecasting for everyone

Our mission is to make the highest quality weather information available to every person on this planet. Join our global community and help us improve weather forecasting.”

As part of the PWS network there was always the option of adding webcam feed in the form of still images to your PWS.  I did this so that I (and my family and friends) could check on actual local conditions at any time: there is nothing like a visual to summarize the weather.  In November 2017 Weather Underground made the decision to remove webcam support from PWS. Existing webcam feeds were stopped,  and new webcam registrations were not accepted.  The reaction from the community was swift and vocal, with the result that WU reversed its decision. I am happy to say that my webcam feeds have been restored.

The Weather Webcam link on my “Local Weather” page is now re-enabled.

Thanks for reading.

 

Shaun M.





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