Reports Rapid, Record Growth In 2005

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Leading independent weather web site marked their seventh year online with over 200% increase in monthly page views and 1,388 new registered personal weather station users.

Leading independent weather web site ended 2005 with record setting numbers in all areas. Daily visitors, monthly page views and registered personal weather station users all showed significant increases. Other web sites using their Cool Tools and Weather Snapshots weather images to display current weather information and forecasts also increased considerably.

Between January and December, 2005, monthly page views increased by over 200%. Much of the growth occured during record setting weather events in the later part of 2005. However a very large number of visitors seeking information during those times continued to return to the site regularly for everyday weather information. The addition of new and improved weather maps helped fuel this growth. But unsolicited comments received from visitors showed the most important reasons they returned was the ease and speed of finding information. Many visitors also said they appreciated's commitment to advertising appropriate for all audiences that is neither distracting or intrusive.

The ground breaking Personal Weather Station program registered 1,388 new users during 2005, the largest annual increase since the program began in 2000. Through this program, real time data is received from thousands of personal weather stations worldwide. The information is then displayed with local forecasts on, along with credit to the contributor and a link back to their web site. Data is also provided to the National Weather Service for research and educational purposes. Since the program began has made a significant donation of programming and server resources to this program. It is also made possible through cooperation with software developer's including,, and

Significant increases were also reported in the number of web sites using weather images from With an extensive variety of customization options and one of the largest selection of images available almost any site will find a way to give their visitors relevant weather information.

During 2006 more changes and additions are planned. Additional weather related specialty maps will be added during the first quarter. An expansion of international weather information is planned for later in the year. currently delivers content from servers located in Florida, Maryland, Wisconsin and Washington over various Internet carriers. This geographic diversity, intelligent load balancing and automatic monitoring gives visitors and clients high reliability and speed. During peering disputes in fall of 2005 that disabled other sites had a perfect record worldwide. Weather information from multiple sources are also duplicated between these locations, insuring has immediate, exclusive access to data required. has been on-line since December, 1998. Since then it has grown to become a leading independent provider of weather information. The primary goal is to highlight and recognize the contributions of personal weather stations. To support this goal other relevant weather information such as forecasts, warnings, radar and more are provided to encourage Internet users to visit and utilize the many features available. After the rapid growth in popularity of other web sites discovered the relevance of personal weather stations and started similar programs.

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