Launches New Weather Section Featuring Interactive Temperature Forecast Map
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MCLEAN, Va., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- announced today a redesign of its Weather section ( that offers cutting edge, interactive features to visitors in an easy-to-use format. Many of the site's most popular features have been strengthened and new features have been added to meet the needs of visitors.

  Changes include:

  * Interactive Temperature Forecast Map:  When visitors move the mouse over
    the front page map, current conditions for selected cities instantly pop
    up to the right of the map.  Visitors can also click on a state to be
    directed to an index of all forecast locations in that

  * Live nation-wide weather alerts:  Instant alert notifications from the
    U.S. National Weather Service are part of the Interactive Temperature
    Forecast Map.  Visitors can click on "Weather Alert" when it appears in
    the pop up area and go to the full text.

  * Real time Weather Radar:  Live weather radar images are available to
    visitors on every U.S. location forecast page.

  * Global Weather Reports:  Visitors may type in the name of a city and go
    directly to the page for that city; or, they can type in the name of a
    country and go to a list of all forecast locations in that specific

"Weather has always been an important part of the USA TODAY brand and continues to set itself apart by innovating the way in which weather information is presented to our readers. These unique additions are unlike any existing weather reporting tools on the Web, and continue to differentiate from other news outlets," said Doyle Rice, Weather Editor. is an award-winning news and information Web site that is updated 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Each month, millions of unique monthly visitors access News, Money, Sports, Life, Technology, Weather and Travel sections which combine the best of USA TODAY news and information and the latest breaking news with cutting-edge interactive features, information graphics and multimedia functions including audio, video and live Webcasts. is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). For more information, please visit

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