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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:49 PM

Does anybody know what happened to Weather Underground's on line web site?

For years it was my go to weather site but for the past 1/2 year or so
it no longer has any content and or radar maps.

I see the named used on the Weather Channel but its on line presence is now nothing.

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Reply Does anybody know what happened to Weather Underground's on line web site? (Original post)
Botany Dec 28 OP
yardwork Dec 28 #1
matt819 Dec 28 #36
malaise Dec 28 #2
GoCubsGo Dec 28 #9
malaise Dec 28 #11
GoCubsGo Dec 28 #16
malaise Dec 28 #18
mitch96 Dec 28 #10
malaise Dec 28 #13
dewsgirl Dec 28 #26
yellowdogintexas Dec 28 #34
Lindsay Dec 28 #3
TexasProgresive Dec 28 #4
42bambi Dec 28 #5
dalton99a Dec 28 #6
malaise Dec 28 #12
RKP5637 Dec 28 #7
cwydro Dec 28 #17
RKP5637 Dec 28 #19
Raine Dec 28 #24
GoCubsGo Dec 28 #8
KPN Dec 28 #14
panader0 Dec 28 #15
smirkymonkey Dec 28 #20
panader0 Dec 28 #22
OhNo-Really Dec 28 #21
aeromanKC Dec 28 #35
csziggy Dec 28 #23
Tipperary Dec 28 #25
Kurt V. Dec 28 #27
Jaydog Dec 28 #28
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 28 #29
erronis Dec 28 #30
AllaN01Bear Dec 28 #31
alittlelark Dec 28 #32
Kali Dec 28 #33

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:51 PM

1. Interesting you brought this up! The app just changed drastically.

It's not loading properly on my phone, and when it does open it's difficult to read.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 10:15 PM

36. Agree on the app

Changed dramatically and looks awful.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:52 PM

2. Jeff Masters retired in November

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Jeff-Masters-Leaving-Weather-Underground-November


Weather Underground was my #1 weather web site particularly in hurricane season.

The maps have been a mess for over a year.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:03 PM

9. They seem to be a mess only when they're making changes.

It doesn't last very long, and I think the changes have improved it. I really like the addition of the "windstreams" option, among others. It seems to be a bit of a work in progress.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:05 PM

11. I'm hoping they'll be up and ready to go by June

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:18 PM

16. It seems to be working fine now.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:29 PM

18. Yes it is - just checked

the Caribbean map

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:04 PM

10. "The maps have been a mess for over a year."

I have been using WTVJ live radar down here in So Fla.. https://www.nbcmiami.com/weather
They have some good ratings for weather forecasting and you can't beat live radar. YMMV
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:07 PM

13. Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:40 PM

26. So did I.😔

John Oliver did a segment on the absolute danger of Trump corrupting the weather industry. I wonder if this could somehow be related?

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:28 PM

34. agree! Now I just use the local station with the best radar

and let it go at that.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:53 PM

3. It's still there.

I use it because I live in a little town, so the "official" weather forecasts tend to be for the biggest cities 50 miles north or south, and I want to see an actual local reading and forecast.

https://www.wunderground.com/

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:55 PM

4. I'd like to know that as well.

It was the greatest weather site I have ever seen. Then it started getting stupid and hard to use. I just went to it and it is full of clickbait ads. I see where you can join and log it. Maybe that is better. WU is dead to me.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:56 PM

5. Try this link https://www.wunderground.com/radar/us

Once you have that opened click on map for your state.
Good luck!


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:57 PM

6. Looks like their corporate owner is trying to get people to move away

and use the Weather Channel app


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:06 PM

12. Did you know that WU is owned

by IBM?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:57 PM

7. I used to use it too all the time, and then I just gradually quit because it was often messed up.

Hmmmm ... I just used it now and it was not bad for an overview. Hadn't been there for a long time.
https://www.wunderground.com

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:20 PM

17. It was my favorite, but I switched to Weather Bug after it seemed to go dark.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:34 PM

19. Thanks!

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Response to cwydro (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 04:20 PM

24. I switched to Weather Bug too

Last edited Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:52 PM - Edit history (1)

I always liked weather Underground but I don’t like it or use it since they changed it.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:58 PM

8. It's all there for me.

If you go to the main page, the links to radar, etc. are all at the top of the page. Just click on "Maps and Radar" and take your pick. Or, you can just type in your location in the locator box. That will get you the local forecast and maps. I just keep the local page bookmarked and handy.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:12 PM

14. Still works well for me. The changes take

a bit of time adjusting to, but everything’s still available as far as I can tell and it still beats other weather sites in my experience.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:17 PM

15. A mere shadow of it's former self.

I use AccuWeather now. Too bad about WU.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 01:48 PM

20. Don't use AccuWeather.

It's run by the Myers brothers. Barry Myers is Trump's appointee to head NOAA and he is another one who is determined to destroy the agency from within.

"“President Trump has responded to NOAA’s remarkable work ... by nominating an administrator who has a history of trying to block the agency from issuing weather forecasts to the American public,” Michael Conathan, the center’s director of ocean policy, said in a statement."

He has no scientific degree, just a business and law degree and he is only interested in fighting government programs that would cut into AccuWeather's profits. He, like Trump, is only out for himself. He is NOT a scientist. He and his brother are greedy right-wing activists and should not be supported.

Use Weather Channel or something else. Anything but AccuWeather.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 04:06 PM

22. 10-4, Thanks for the info.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 03:00 PM

21. Free Intellicast was the best! It's finally back, Wunderground bought it

https://www.wunderground.com/intellicast

Go to link above and play around to pinpoint your area. Ok, not as good as old Intellicast which was 100% interactive allowing a zoom in on a weather cell or pin point location. It made it so easy to anticipate and prepare for approaching weather. Intellicast was a huge loss!

I fear that all online weather radar will be privatized & expensive eventually unless Congress acts

I used to use Intellicast to broadcast via YouTube with a national group to help generally pinpoint tornadoes & dangerous weather anomalies until YouTube shut us down for “copyright whatever” threats even though we used the for education only & only short screen recordings. It was 2011 when all hell broke loose weather wise.

How I miss The original Intellicast. Hope Wynderground version works as well.

Here are a few more sites:

An interesting one, free
http://weather.utah.edu/index.php?t=gfssflux&r=IM&d=SF

Storm tracker, not very user friendly
https://data.tcpalm.com/storm/

Great for globally tracking hurricanes & typhoons. Wind map. Give it a few to upload clear picture
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-88.21,10.60,209


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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:38 PM

35. I miss Intellicast!!

The default wunderground sucks!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 04:14 PM

23. IBM acquired it a few years back

On October 28, 2015, Jeff Masters noted that IBM had officially announced an agreement to acquire The Weather Company business-to-business, mobile and cloud-based Web properties, including Weather Underground, WSI, weather.com, and also the Weather Company brand. The Weather Channel television service remained a separate entity, later sold to Entertainment Studios in 2018.[12] The deal was finalized on January 29, 2016.[1]

On October 3, 2019, Jeff Masters announced that he will be leaving Weather Underground.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground_(weather_service)#History


Yeah, it used to be better, maybe because it used to run by meteorologists and not simply as a commercial business.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:36 PM

25. I was sorry to see it go.

I use weather bug or weather channel now.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:43 PM

27. they should've change their name

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:44 PM

28. me too

I had trouble today too.
Disappeared from my home page.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 08:45 PM

29. Wind speed and direction used to be updated in real time.

We have a nearby neighbor who has a weather station tied to WU. When we had high winds and even higher gusts, the display used to report the change immediately. Now, I have to refresh the screen over and over to get anywhere close to the same information. I wrote to them asking why the change, and their response was pure nonsense.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:01 PM

30. Weatherspark, Ventusky?

I've been a wunderground.com subscriber for many years - my weather station is tied in to its network.

Haven't had any recent problems but I am aware that that segment is being consolidated under corporates. Not sure if it is to achieve economies of scale or to capture markets and advertising.

I used to use WeatherSpark but it seemed to close down. Now I just saw that it has a presence. It relied on Adobe Flash (a horrible design decision, IMHO) and didn't seem to want to move to HTML5.

Just earlier today I saw a reference to Ventusky - pretty cool!
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212820972

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:02 PM

31. i went to my artic fox browser and it is up and running for me.

the only annoying thing i see is the banner that constantly pops up that reminds us about their privacy rights .

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:06 PM

32. It was my 'go to' for winter roadtrips

until they got rid of the feature 5+ years ago.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 09:20 PM

33. I just use NOAA

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