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Little League® and WeatherBug Offer Lightning and Weather Safety Mobile App

Little League® and WeatherBug Offer Lightning and Weather Safety Mobile App


Little League® Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization, and WeatherBug, the brand millions trust to Know Before™ severe weather strikes, have teammed up to develop Little League WeatherBug, a mobile weather app providing coaches, managers, parents, family and friends of Little League with real-time weather, severe weather alerts, and personalized lightning detection to help stay safer during practice and ballgames this season.

Little League® WeatherBug is available for download on both Google Play and the iTunes App Store for free. Watch the new short video about lightning and weather safety and see the app in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NEHtSxybos

Keeping the children safe on the field is paramount for Little League. Being able to help protect them from severe weather – especially dangerous lightning – is a big concern. Little League’s partnership with WeatherBug allows the ability to offer early warnings to lightning and weather, pinpoint forecasts, highlight heat index information, and show current conditions to help alleviate some of these concerns caused by severe weather.


The Little League WeatherBug app provides several unique features to keep you informed and alerted via Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads:

  • Spark Lightning Detection: Powered by the world’s largest lightning network, WeatherBug’s exclusive Spark tool delivers personalized minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning strike information so players can stay safer. Spark uses real-time lightning strike information from WeatherBug and your device’s GPS location to provide color-coded warnings for lightning danger near you at that moment and other places – like the field where the game will be played. 
  • Faster Severe Weather Alerts: Get watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), plus exclusive Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs). Powered by breakthrough technology and live lightning data from the largest network in the world, DTAs can provide warnings of thunderstorms and other severe weather 50 percent faster, on average, than other apps.
  • Live Local Weather and Weather Cameras: WeatherBug’s exclusive local weather stations at schools, stadiums, and buildings, as well as NWS weather stations and other networks, deliver the weather data you need, when you need it. Real-time data from this dense network provide forecasts that are 25 percent more accurate. Plus, you can access WeatherBug’s exclusive camera network from your area and around the country to see weather both near and far.