WeatherBug is a brand owned by Earth Networks, based in Germantown, Maryland, that provides live weather data and maintains a mesoscale network of (at last count) 8,530 weather stations. Along with its weather station network, the company operates a dense lightning sensor network that uses broadband technology to constantly track total lightning in hurricanes.In early 2011, AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (formerly Automated Weather Source) changed its name to Earth Networks, Inc
WeatherBug, originally Automated Weather Source, now operates under the name Earth Networks. The company was founded by Bob Marshall, the current CEO, and other partners in 1993. It started in the education market by selling weather tracking stations to public and private schools, and then using the data they contributed for profit. Later, the company began partnering with TV stations, such that broadcasters could use WeatherBug's local data in their weather reports. In 2000, the WeatherBug desktop application was launched, and later, the website.