What happened to all the BEST features of Wundermap????

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Remember the days when you clicked radar and could see the storm tracks and echo top?
Remember the days Wundermap just worked as expected :)  Do we have any plans to bring back the storm track feature?  This was the best way to see predicted direction and size of storms as well the hail size and percentage.  Please bring this back!
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Alexander Riggs

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It was always my go to during a storm.. Now it's nothing. What happened? It looks like a change was made that broke it 6 months ago and they never fixed it!
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Mom used to use Accuweather.com as for short range forecasts they have been very accurate for our area of Oregon. When they say it will rain at 3pm it usually is only 15 mins off or if they are wrong about the rain conditions would come real close to it but the showers miss the area so they aren't too bad now for short range stuff.   Accu Weather at one time was a joke for any kind of forecasts back in the Bush/Early Obama era regardless of length.

HOWEVER last year they were pushing climate change stuff real hard and making anyone who didn't go along with it look evil and mean.  Recently though there hasn't been ONE single article about it in months.  It's more hidden in the trivia stuff which is easily ignored and the articles are about weather and science again what's actually going on. Like a recent article explains the chemistry about fireworks.   That's how it should be makes the website fun and learning again.  I guess a lot of people must've complained.  

A year ago you'd be hearing "Are these early hurricanes related to climate change?"  "Is the early willdfire seasons a new normal due to climate change?" with a huge rant after you click on it and maybe one blurb about the actual hurricane or fire.
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Kyle, please just. Stop. Climate change isn't a fairy tale, the world isn't just figuring out your corporate-sponsored side of reality. Scientists overwhelmingly are 'pushing climate change' because it's a hard cold fact. Go back to your conspiracy Alex Jones and MAGA old white man pages and your 'the web has dun gone to phones arrrgh get off my lawn' babble. You come across here as an old cranky kook and not adding any information of value (even anecdotally) to the discussion.
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I loved the wind stream so much it was my favorite. Weather underground please bring back the storm app. Weather underground please bring back the storm app
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Paula Thompson Hendrix

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Yes PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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When China and India clean up their act maybe the change will slow down.  
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Paul Ryznar

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Agreed! Storm tracks was a GREAT feature of Wundermap. What happened to it and can it be restored ASAP?
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I see they broke Wundermap even further now.  Used to be able to double-click on the 'colored severe' areas on the map and it would indicate the type of weather and details of the watch or warning.. now it just zooms in.  Have tried this with Chrome, IE, and Firefox all the same.

Is there a bug section or did the person manage this sadly pass away?
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The bug is called Google and it is a BAD virus to the whole web wanting everything to be phone only.  There is room for both but they prioritize phones for a long time and now stamping down hard on anything not that.
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Its interesting that you can see the storm tracks in the WU Mobile App called "Storm" but it doesn't seem to exist on Wundermap any longer...  what happened? 
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BINGO! Your almost to the truth. Keep trying!   Google wants it to be for mobile only. Google is essentially a PHONE COMPANY! They pushed Android for god knows how long and have given the PC users the middle finger then Microsoft did it and now Apple is doing it. Microsoft now owns Linux and Git Hub.  Why is it important?  Apple uses Ubuntu in their underlays which you pay for when you buy it.  Microsoft owns Linux so they essentially by default own Ubuntu which means they own Apple. Get it yet? WE ARE LOSING COMPETITION! Actually we lost.

It's all a duopoly. The Linux guy sold out and works for Microsoft now.  The first clue was when Microsoft dropped SQL and used Linux's version two yeers ago.  I mean years ago.   Microsoft has nobody really in charge just YES people in the windows department.

The copyright police DO NOT WANT US to own products which means home computers have got to be pushed to the curb and stamped down to being useless.  Most people now do social media on it or their phone.
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God, man. Did you forget to take your meds, or what? Tell your doctor you need a new scrip of 'STFU-azine' because... Damn.
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Yes the infamous 'Storm Tracks' feature we enjoyed is still broken on Wundermap.   The 'Storm Reports' & 'Tornado'-> All Storms seems to have gone away too.

Due to the failure I was unable to escape yesterdays tornado and am writing this on my new JesusBook Pro Wingtop from behind the Pearly Gates ;)
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You may know that Wunderground was purchased by weather.com which is the Weather Channel. Their website is so full of obtrusive ads and sensationalistic BS it's a wonder anyone visiting can actually find real weather happening. Wunderground was broken on purpose to drive viewers to interfaces where we can face more ads, and better their viewership revenue.
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Someone in this generation NEED to compete and do something NEW that isn't part of any of it and be the next big guy. And not sell out to any globalist outfit.
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I agree wish i was a programmer and could do it and 
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Gravity Traveler,  that is exactly what has happened.  The storms are not even clear anymore on weather underground.  It used to be great you could tell exactly what part of a storm you were going to get and how bad it will be.  Now it's just a joke.  I refuse to watch the weather channel or use weather.com anymore for weather.  
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I agree Ashling the wundermap has not worked at all for awhile now and it was always the greatest especially if a hurricane was out there. The Weather Channel is a joke. Everyone like Weather Underground until it went to the weather channel. Can wait till someone does a site with real radar. Still have not found anything close to the old site.
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The only way the weather channel  would make Wunderground usefull again is to somehow affect their bottom line. Otherwise they could care less.  
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Ben D

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Is there a phone number or contact of anyone who can help fix it?  Without this I can only complain on here.
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Won't do any good, they'll politely thank you for your report and say that their engineers will look into it,,"don't call us,,we'll call you trick"
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This link to WunderMap seems to have most of the features that were "lost" in the newer mainstream version:  

http://www.wunderground.com/auto/preview/wundermap/

At least you can get storm tracks and a few other features. 
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Storm Tracks are not there.
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I really miss the fire tracking features of Wundermap. The smoke maps were also very useful. Bring it back, please.
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Ben D

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BeenWunderin what else y'all use other than Wunderground. Any you like better?
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IBM owns both wunderground and weather.com. Don't plan on it getting fixed any time soon. IBM does not have the skillset to keep it running correctly.
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Funny as IBM stands for International Business Machines and were the best until recently when they caved in to the global elites.   IBM goes WAY back to the late 1800s they didn't always just do computers.
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This place can't go a week without multiple problems. Takes forever to get fixed, if it get fixed at all.
Support is almost non existent.

Take a look here:
https://www.aerisweather.com/support/docs/api/
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It looks like WU is slowly disappearing.  
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Right now I am playing with www.eldoradoweather.com it actual has model runs has lots of options just playing around trying to find what I can run. Play around with it and let me know.
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http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx?latitude=32.47&longitude=-84.99&zoomLevel=8&... Is also not bad for a 2 day forecast we had storms yesterday and used it to warn my facebook friends of what was coming. It was around 39 minutes off, Everyone was prepared but can't run a week ahead. Can change options.
 
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I only liked Wunderground.com for their almanac and history section but since their 2.0 upgrade it has become more broken with a lot of missing data. Like Redding Caliofrnia only has data to 1987 then it's hit and miss a lot mostly miss.   Red Bluff has data back to the 1930s but in the 70s has a lot of errors.
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Storm Tracker was the ONLY thing keeping me loyal to this app. Now I can uninstall since it's no better then the rest. Massive storm and I can't tell what direction it's going. What good is that. Weather.com bought it? Figures, they are so annoying.
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Yes I have uninstalled all weather channel and underground. Was my absolute favorite till A hole got it.
 
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Here are some solutions:7 ways to get your weather webcam back online:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/weathermatrix/weather-underground-kills-webcam-upload-s...
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Web Cam is not what we all want we want the a map we can run the model on to make up our own mines where the storm is going. A live web cam is useless. The map was able to be zoomed in right to your road to see where the storm was going. We could go out 10 days and see. Now we know maybe 2 days at the most. Accuweather has no model to run to see the future, useless. 
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Stumbled upon this just now.  Check it out: http://www.intellicast.com/

Looks like it has both 10 day and at least some storm tracks on their radar.
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Yes that is what I am using now best so far but can only do map model for 2 days
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Now on top of everything else, my Favorite Cities isn't working right.  It keeps reverting to generic big cities like San Francisco, New York etc.  I have to keep re-setting them.  Not only that, but I was using as my location for my weather reports and airport that is 1 mile from me (KBAF station).  Now that seems to have disappeared and it defaults to a station that is missing most of the weather data.  I have to go in  and change to another weather station now practically every time I go to Wunderground.  :-(    They really messed up a good thing when they started ruining what used to be the best weather website there was.
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Seems no one likes their new format.  If it ain't broken why try to fix it.  In my eyes their previous format was great and user friendly. 
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Yes it was and its sad they ruin it.
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Indeed.  Weather Underground (WU), which was considered the best weather site on the internet, seems to be an afterthought for well over a year now.  Perhaps due partly to the The Weather Channel (TWC) buy-out.

We contacted IT customer service several times early last year during the course of several months.  They responded by saying the storm tracks would return shortly, and that they were now on the mobile app, ...we couldn't find them on the mobile app.

The website continues loose functionality, much slower than before.  Every evening they appear to turn off some function until the next day.  It appears the new format is geared toward mobile use now, and not very good at it.  Like Tom mentioned, know one likes the new format, especially PC and laptop users, and it's falling on deaf ears.  I would bet they spent a considerable amount of funds changing the format, most likely attempting to be useful to both mobile "and" PC users.  Would venture to guess that endeavor has been a bit of a failure so far.

As far as being inundated with advertisements, the paid service did not have adds, and was very reasonably priced, ...less than a dollar per month with a lifetime membership available.  Also fairly easy to find a suitable ad-blocker if necessary, ...and from what I've been told, it was much needed, as the load times were way too slow, due to the overabundance of adds.

We were a paid corporate user since near the beginning, until late last year.  Our half billion dollar global aircraft management company and flight department relied on WU.  Having multiple 65" TV screens in our board rooms and flight planning rooms.  WU was always on, or the first thing up when we booted the system.  This was not unique to us, a lot of corporate users used WU.  Many very large companies we met with use to comment just how nice the WU website looked, most also became paid WU customers.

All of us enjoyed being a part of WU evolving into what it was.  Their service had incredibly well presented and useful info., especially the NEXRAD page with Doppler Radar Detected Storms, storm cell identifiers, and a grid to depict the status of the storms.  Now at the bottom of the NEXRAD page it states "There are no Doppler radar detected storms for (any area) at this time."  A very dangerous proposition if some one, or a group, were to believe this false info., as people could potentially be inadvertently put in harms way, if in the path of inclement weather.  TWC should care about this, if they really care about how weather affects people.  Certainly the advertisement revenue should be second to helping protect people and property.

After speaking with a few Emergency Weather Management Units around the country, all were in agreement, the WU NEXRAD page with storm tracking, labeling, and info. grid, was the most useful item for safely dealing with alerting people to impending bad weather.

At this time, we will attempt to contact what is left of Weather Underground, and its creators, to see if anything can be done to fix the website.  Will post an update when available.
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I've given up on WU.  I've removed my PWS from WU, and moved to pwsweather.com/Aerisweather.com.  Hopefully someone like Aeris, Accu...can create something like what the old WU was.
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It's called PHONES for a reason dude.  They are NOT computers despite having a processor or two.  The entire structure is way different and the mindset of the people who use a PC vs phone are way different.  Phone only users are used to not having custom control or ownership so go for being dinged for microtrans because that's all they know.   What did they do before smartphones? They pick up the dial and ring ring.  If it connects they are happy.
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Home computers were trying to push that computers can do more then just work related tasks.  It can be an engaging tool and educational.  It tried from the Commodore 64 with hobbyists and Loadstar up to the early 2000s then things went to hell from there.  Now the majority of people we know and see don't even use computers anymore or have them stored in their closet and they just stream content on guess what?................................................................................................................................................................DUMB PHONES!  :)   They think they have a PC in their pocket form media bull shit which have proven to be paid and now it's all really unraveling as they are officially being questioned for decades of lies and scandals. 
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Except for a small but loud group of vocal indie gamers most people just want to stream and consume. There is no true Commodore 64 era of hobbyists doing things brand new from the ground up.   Raspberry is also a phone. Sure you build it yourself but it's all from existing things trying to get something that works on a PC dumbed down.  Nothing new from the ground up that is WOW or OH MY G!  HOLY S((( this is totally unique!  The Commodore had a lot of the latter but not fast enough processor (only 64K) to really take off and was ignored by media as a toy which it wasn't) Even the Amiga had a decent following but the media totally ignored it unless you really hunted.
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I use my phone to talk. Love my old desktop and when it dies i will probably get another Desktop or a laptop. But will have one or the other.
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Loved previous graphs, that was the reaseon i liked so much Wunderground, was an evangelist bringing people to this weather site, now evertything looks like very other weather page , so much dislike :(.
I will recommend Windy.com
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Windy.com is so cool!  Thank you very much!
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Windy is cool. Is 'weather now' now any good for Android?
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Not sure I still use a Desktop
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So do I but we are a dying breed and the industry wants it so they can control things. See my previous posts about Microsoft and owning Linux/Apple. It's not a casual change.
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Most people I know have changed to Apple.
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Extremely Pissed cause Wundermap not working anymore I could always predict what was coming and I still use a Desktop Breaks my heart weather predictions are not available anywhere. I think they have done this on purpose cause we predicted better than them.
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@Paula - Not working how?  Just noticed a blank light blue screen when opening Wundermap in Chrome browser but opening in IE the map is back..
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All that comes up in a blank blue screen I do use google and yes my desktop is old but tried on IE and still same thing. Big Blue plank page.
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I repeat my 'just posted' here -->" It's  my understanding that the 'New WunderMap' uses JavaScript. Firefox,which I use on my ol VISTA desktop no longer supports NAPI which was the API to JavaScript Plugins . My IE V9 doesn't work anymore either.  I switched to FIREFOX ESR 52.9(32 bit), no joy there either . No matter what I try, the result is the same 'blank baby blue field' . Sometimes it's just 'game over' :-( " Rich
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Its all obvious that its the web site I honestly think the weather channel does not want is to see our future forecast, this makes us depend on them to tell us. They have not once acknowledged they even has a problem. You can pull the forecast map and see by dates, but not animated or reliable. If this map was animated it would at least help. 
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It's my understanding that the 'New WunderMap' uses JavaScript. Firefox,which I use on my ol VISTA desktop no longer supports NAPI which was the API to JavaScript Plugins . My IE V9 doesn't work anymore either.  I switched to FIREFOX ESR 52.9(32 bit), no joy there either . No matter what I try, the result is the same 'blank baby blue field' . Sometimes it's just 'game over' :-(
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Unusable on my iPad. I miss the active fires overlay. On iPad, the location menu won’t collapse.
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yeah it's Toast
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Its all obvious that its the web site I honestly think the weather channel does not want is to see our future forecast, this makes us depend on them to tell us. They have not once acknowledged they even has a problem. You can pull the forecast map and see by dates, but not animated or reliable. If this map was animated it would at least help. 
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Phones don't do that and phone users are not really interested except the bare minimums. We are fighting the majority here.   See my previous posts about why phones aren't truly computers and it's all just a market BS hype which a lot of people have fallen into.  A lot but not all.    Also see my posts about why it's bad that Microsoft owns Linux and Git Hub.  It's also bad for Apple.  The latest Mint update is essentially broken if you want to run older hardware. No sound drivers and things won't play on Crossover that did before the update.
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The latest IE 11 works the map for me.. so i switched to using another map.
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IE 9 is the last for VISTA .
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@Kyle - Though your 16 post rants after midnight make you appear crazy.  You do make one or two valid points.. that confirm you're crazy.

Thanks for the entertaining read.  You'd hate to see how many old commador's it would take to stack into today's high-end mobile PC tech - and of course the majority will adapt from rotary dialing phones to octa-core processor+ "dumbphones" dummy.  Unless you don't get out much - read a book.  You might like fantasies.

@All - Some don't like change, and that's fine for ignorants.  For the rest of us there's other weather sites out there pulling past wundergrounds failure.  Instead of complaining further about how it's broke and will never be fixed - let us use this forum to point people in the right direction of other sites that accomplish what it is we're looking for.
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Ben D.,

I assure you that I for one am far from "ignorant." Perhaps with your superior intellect and knowledge, you could advise us of another weather website that provides real-time storm tracking radar with cloud height, hail size, whether the storm is a mesocyclone, tornado spinups, etc. -- as Weather Underground used to do. 

I can't speak for anyone else, but I would be more than happy to make a change if someone of your great stature would tell us where such a site can be found on the internet. And I would be appreciative of such knowledge.
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Zobva - I think we're on a similar page.  I've yet to come across another site offering all of what wundermap did on those topics.

Here's a few from Cameron Quasney to check on a rainy day: https://www.ranker.com/list/best-weather-sites/cameron-quasney
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Ben please share if you know of any weather sites that you can predict whats coming for the 10 days at a time on Radar and not just tell me its gonna rain. I found one so far that goes out 2 days but that's it. I like seeing whats out there in the ocean. Thanks for sharing another site.
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Someone else shared the 'Windy' site which predicts ~week out.. Weather.com does 10 day. Still looking for a 'complete' site that has it all..