COLUMBUS, OH, Aug. 26, 1998 - As Hurricane Bonnie accelerates toward North Carolina's low-lying Outer Banks, effects of the storm are being felt from New Jersey to South Carolina. CompuServe's Weather Center brings thelatest weather information directly to the desktop of CompuServe members, allowing them to track the progress of the storm while staying informed on local and developing weather conditions. CompuServe's newly re-designed Weather Center is a one-stop source for up-to-the-minute, personalized and in-depth weather information. Aggregating the latest national and international forecasts, top weather story, satellite images, The Weather Channel Forum for discussion, AccuWeather information, and more, CompuServe's Weather Center delivers weather information quickly and easily. "Our new Weather Center was created with our busy members in mind," said Bob Kington, vice president of programming for CompuServe. "CompuServe's Weather Center is an easy-to-use, yet comprehensive resource where members can get the latest local forecast, check on weather in national and international locations for business or leisure travel, and track major severe storms. Members also have access to The Weather Channel Forum, where they can chat about Hurricane Bonnie with the 'Storm Team,' discuss El Nino on the message boards, or discuss or view files on the latest tropical depressions as Hurricane Season 1998 heats up." CompuServe's Weather Center includes: * One-click access to the daily, top weather story, and the latest weather news from around the world, regularly updated by the Associated Press; * The latest U.S. satellite image; * Personalized weather, so that members can add their local 5-day forecasts and current local conditions to the top Weather page; * Local weather forecasts of any major U.S. city; * International weather information; * Direct access to The Weather Channel, for information about severe and breaking weather, weather for aviators, and weather related to travel such as driving conditions and airport delays; * Maps from AccuWeather and The Weather Channel include U.S. satellite and doppler radar maps, and international satellite maps; * Direct access to AccuWeather website for additional hour-by-hour forecasts and other information; * Easy access to The Weather Channel Forum for lively and informative discussions and information on a multitude of weather-related topics, and chats and conferences with weather experts. CompuServe's Weather Center is available on CompuServe 4.0 in the News & Weather Channel and at GO WEATHER. CompuServe 4.0 can be ordered by calling CompuServe's 24-hour customer support line at (800) 848-8990.