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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Paula Thompson Hendrix

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Yes and now they are trying to get it back going (i guess from complaints) and have screwed up intellicast (which I liked) cause it was good for 2 days. I am not sying what i finally as using cause the ass'es will screw it up to. Weather channel wants to control what we see.
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They are not trying to do anything. they broke it intentionally.  WU was kicking TWC's ass on line.  TWC bought them out and did away with all the best features.  Why compete when you can just destroy them.  The threshold on the cloud top temps was awesome for seeing what kinds of temperature differences there were after storms passed, finding fog, all kinds of neat stuff if you knew what you were doing.  GONE.  Surprised me they left the composite on the radar.  Oops, better not say that too loud.  TWC has went way down hill too since they started being political activists first rather than a source for weather info primarily.

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Indeed...,  after over two years of WU consistently loosing functionality, usefulness, and customer service tech not responding to relevant inquires in the last year, would unfortunately have to agree.
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Tom Frasier

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It would be nice if TWC would sell WU.  I sincerely believe it would be a money making investment if managed right. 
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Tom Frasier

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This is no place for politics.  Obviously you are not a happy person.
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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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Tom Frasier

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Just installed the Android version and it does look better than the Windows version
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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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It's not laying down any storm tracks on my browser.  I'll have to check this more thoroughly later.  Would be nice for some of this data to available on the wundermap. 

Anyone have luck viewing total precip on the map?  In the past also worked great and so did the model for predicted precip total.  3ft of snow up here this Feb, however the current precip totals in the wunderground app doesn't work as expected.
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It’s no longer interactive as it was with intellicast. And it sucks! To slow Crap compared to what we had.
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As Markus pointed out, we can still get Storm Tracks on the NEXRAD page.  The alphanumeric is even still at the base of the storm arrows.

What has been gone for two years now is the "key" to those alphanumerics, that used to be at the bottom of the Storm Tracks page.  That was the most useful info WU had available, as it plainly depicted details about each storm cell, from mild to tornadic, slow moving rain to fast moving with hail, direction, speed, ...all the details that gave people a heads up when in the path of potentially disastrous, life threatening weather, so they could prepare to protect their property and or move to safety.  Anyone could easily read this information and take the proper actions.

Myself and all the other Emergency Response teams across the country are still scratching our heads as to why this critical information is no longer available.  Just makes no sense in the least...
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Double what Pepperjet said :0(
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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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Paula Thompson Hendrix

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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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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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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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Paula Thompson Hendrix

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Yes it was and its sad they ruin it.
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Ray

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Agree
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Pepperjet

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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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Wunderground is DEAD. Broken. The best weather forecasting website that ever existed is now pretty much so useless that it won't even load on either Chrome, Safari or Firefox, in my home, let alone at the state park where I work and have minimal internet connection.  Wunderground Classic was the sleekest designed weather website. I guess weather.gov is where I'll reset all of my homepage settings.  The Weather Channel is nothing if not exasperatingly predictable!!

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I have come to really love windy.com once I found all the tricks on how to use it.
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pwsweather was designed about 20 years ago and still looks terrible. Interface is just bad. I do send my weather data there but really, it looks even more dead than wunderground.

Windy are looking for weather station data. I think the future is there imho.