WeatherBug Sees Big Boost in Users From Storms
WeatherBug today said it recorded a surge of traffic, downloads and distributed severe weather alerts as Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie made landfall last week. WeatherBug provides live neighborhood weather information from 7,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. to broadcasters, federal and state government agencies, the National Weather Service, schools, consumers and businesses.
According to comScore Media Metrix, the WeatherBug desktop application recorded more than seven million daily active users on Friday, August 13 - the peak of the storm. This surpasses weather.com's own internally reported figure (6.3 million unique users) by 11 percent.