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WunderMap Shows Weather From the Past & Future

Weather Underground’s interactive WunderMap now enables users to go back and forth in time. WunderMap overlays a Google map with all kinds of weather information, including temperatures, radar, webcams, ski reports, dedicated services for fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and more.

The map now displays a clock icon that lets users scroll through the past and future to view historical and forecast data. Most data go back to around 2000. It can also display forecasts for several days ahead. It’s amazing to go back to historic storms and watch them happen all over again.

August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina

Google has built casual weather tools for its own Maps service, and we worried about WunderMap when it launched. With so many people already using Google Maps, the ability to check the weather there makes it all the more convenient at WunderMap’s expense.

Even Google Earth has weather, displaying real-time animations of clouds, rain and snow. But Weather Underground offers so much more information. Even for casual weather-watchers, there’s much to learn here.

The layers that include time control features are radar, weather stations, photos, tornadoes, webcams, fire and storm reports. Satellite images can project forecasts but not past data. Check it out at wunderground.com/wundermap.

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