Weatherbug brings you real-time weather, weather alerts, and
radar images, based on sites near you. Here's how it works:
- Weather instrumentation is installed and maintained at
local high schools, often as part of science projects.
- These weather systems are connected to the Internet and
send data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Radar data and weather warnings are transmitted to
Weatherbug's website from the National Weather Service.
To access the service:
- Download and install the software from the Weatherbug site.
- After installation, a registration program will start.
All you really need to provide is your zip code.
- Your system will be set up using your closest live
weather source. You can choose a different site if you
To check weather:
- Whenever you are on line, the temperature at your live
site will appear on your system tray. If you are not on
line, the temperature may be replaced by a bug icon.
- With your computer on line, click the temperature icon
and a window full of weather data will appear on your
screen. You don't even need to have your browser
- Click Alerts, Radar, or Forecasts to access the
appropriate information from the Weatherbug website.
Your system tray should look something like this:
Click the temperature, and you should see a screen like this:
After you've checked the weather, click on the X in the upper
right of the Weatherbug menu.