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Weather Underground, Inc. debuts Zoom Satellite

Weather Underground, Inc. (www.wunderground.com), one of the weather sites in the world, announced the launch of a new feature: Zoom Satellite (https://www.wunderground.com/satellite/vis/1k/US.html). This interactive and free service overlays live satellite and radar imagery to enable visitors to see and control an animated display of the cloud cover and precipitation that is right over their heads or anywhere in the continental U.S. at local, regional and national levels.

Zoom Satellite also allows visitors to monitor both current precipitation as well as weather patterns moving into their location or destination. So this holiday season, whether a traveler wants to know if they should allow extra drive time because of rain or fog, or is keeping an eye on snowfall for a day at the local slopes, Weather Underground’s Zoom Satellite serves as an answer.

Zoom Satellite receives radar measurements of precipitation from 127 radar stations in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., as well as satellite images of clouds and storm movements. Zoom Satellite then overlays the radar and satellite images, creating an animated display of precipitation patterns that visitors can then control to view conditions at any location in the U.S.