WTNH News 8 partners with United Illuminating to launch weather website
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecticut weather diehards have a new place to call home--WXedge.com. WXedge.com (or Weather Edge) is an online home for weather fanatics who want to dive deeper into the weather that shapes Connecticut. At WXedge.com, people can access in-depth information, dynamic pictures and detailed weather discussion amongst weather professionals and a group of amateur weather enthusiasts known as Team WXedge.
"We are excited to offer weather enthusiasts a place to share their passion for Connecticut weather," said Mark Higgins, Vice-President and General Manager of WTNH/WCTX. "WXedge.com will be the premiere place online to share information and learn about the diverse range of Connecticut's weather."
Whether it's extreme weather or lifestyle interests, WXedge.com looks at all aspects of what Mother Nature has to offer. The site is comprised of articles, quizzes, pictures, and videos that cover Connecticut's weather from every angle. WXedge.com also houses a unique video history of Connecticut weather events. Information on preparation and personal safety in the face of extreme weather also plays a large role on WXedge.com.
"I expect this to be an effective partnership that will arm our customers and the public with good information and tools that will manage all aspects of their energy lives," said James P. Torgerson, chief executive officer, UIL Holdings Corporation.
Though WXedge.com is designed with weather diehards in mind, weather fans of all types will enjoy the insight into what makes Connecticut's weather unique and unpredictable. Weather enthusiasts interested in sharing their knowledge about Connecticut's weather can join Team WXedge by filling out a questionnaire on WXedge.com.
About WTNH News 8
WTNH News 8 continues to set the standard for news coverage excellence in Connecticut. News 8 provides news, weather and information around the clock through its television newscasts, WTNH.com website and through its digital and mobile platforms. WTNH News 8, an ABC affiliate, and WCTX MyTV9, a My Network affiliate, serve more than 871,000* households.
*Estimate according to Connecticut Nielsen Station Index (NSI).
About United Illuminating Company
The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a New Haven-based regional distribution utility established in 1899. UI is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and related services to more than 320,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas. UI's World Wide Web address is http://www.uinet.com/. UI's parent company, UIL Holdings Corporation, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UIL.