The advantage of this software is that I can use independent weather stations rather than the government stations. I live in a mountainous area, 6000 feet higher than the official government station 20 miles away. The weather here is nowhere like the weather there. The official station is in a semi-desert area. My area is more "Alpine" in nature. A local school, here, has a weather station that I can use with Weather Watcher Live. The other programs I've tried cannot do that.