About Us

Have you ever stepped outside, noticed it was raining, and realized that you have forgotten your umbrella and rain gear at home? We have. That’s why we created Remember The Umbrella – a service that will email you when it’s going to rain in your area.

It’s as simple as that: sign up, receive emails, stay dry.


Remember The Umbrella was created in 2010 by a group of University of Illinois students who were tired of forgetting their umbrellas when walking to class. We pride ourselves on: We know there are similar services out there. That's ok! Right now we have email alerts, and new features will be incorporated in the future like txt message alerts and custom scheduling.

Help Out

Remember The Umbrella is a free service to you. Please help us cover our operating costs with a donation:


To contact us, please email webmaster@remembertheumbrella.com, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks to Doug and Kelsey for helping with the visual design of this website. Thanks to the United States National Weather Service for weather data. Thanks to our beta testers for finding all the bugs and providing great, new ideas.