WEBSITE AND/OR WEATHER STATION UPDATES/UPGRADES
2009


13 Dec. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
07 Dec. 2009: Added a Area Forecast Discussion Common Terminology Glossary linked off the Forecast Discussion page for easier understanding of terms used in the discussion.
02 Nov. 2009: Made the following updates & enhancements to the Website and Weather Station:
  • Upgraded system-wide OS to Windows 7 Ultimate.
  • Upgraded the Weather data program (Weather Display) for the Weather Station to version 10.37O build 25.
26 Oct. 2009: Made the following updates & enhancements to the Website and Weather Station:
  • Added Privacy Policy page under the "About Us/Privacy Policy" menu tab.
  • Added User Agreement page under the "About Us/User Agreement" menu tab.
  • Upgraded the Weather data program (Weather Display) for the Weather Station to version 10.37O build 22.
15 Oct. 2009: Made the following updates & enhancements to the Website:
14 Oct. 2009: Made the following updates & enhancements to the Website:
  • Added more indepth information for barometer and trend on the Index page.
  • Removed Moon and Sun rise and set time from the Index page and replaced with, Humidity, Humidex, Dew Point and Wet Bulb readings. Moved the Moon and Sun rise and set time to the High/Low/Avg page.
  • Added Observations to the High/Low/Avg page.
  • Cosmetic changes made to most textual pages - added a lighter colored background for easier reading.
  • Upgraded the NOAA Advisories/Alerts/Warnings "Advisory Page" script, again, for upcoming NOAA alert feeds. This was a maintenance upgrade to allow the repair of some minor bugs.
13 Oct. 2009: Made the following updates & enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated code on the Index page to show accurate "Feels Like" temperature.
  • Updated code on the Index page to show accurate "Last Tip" in rain/snow area. This was done to have both date and time show as opposed to having a blank if rain was not received within the current date.
  • Corrected coding on the Printable Weather Flyer page so the weather synopsis displays correctly.
  • Changed date code so all Advisories/Watches/Warnings displayed with 24 hour time format as opposed to standard US format on the Area Weather Warnings & Advisories page.
28 Sep. 2009: Made the following updates & enhancements to the Website:
  • Remade some additional forecast icons to a more cleaner and realistic looking skies.
  • Fixed coding on Printable Weather Flyer page so correct current conditions area printed accurately. When reformatting page did not update code so old information was being constantly displayed.
27 Sep. 2009: Made the following updates & enhancements to the Website:
  • Added highway and city name overlays to the GRLevel3 Radar page.
  • Remade some forecast icons to a more cleaner and realistic looking skies.
  • Added a linked "Twitter" image to top of index page.
  • Updated the Radar Status script to fix Date rendering error.
19 Sep. 2009: Made the following additions/corrections to the Website:
  • Upgraded the rss-top-warning script to version 2.01.
  • Updated the radar legend image to the GRLevel3 Radar page.
  • Added the ability to have regular viewers receive a text message on their cell phones or email address if ANY weather Advisory/Alert/Warning is issued To do this within 10 minutes of issuance. Additionally the information is tweeted as issued. If interested simple send a request with your email address or your messaging address of your cell phone using the Contact Us form.
16 Sep. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
07 Sep. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
29 Aug. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added "Visibility" information to the front page (just below current temperature).
  • Added May, Jun. and Jul. Climatology reports to site. Access via "Almanac/Climatology" menu tab.
  • Re-coded all Climatology Reports placing text on lighter background to keep site design consistent.
23 Aug. 2009: Made the following additions/corrections to the Website:
  • We are now on TWITTER. To follow us go to K3JAE_Weather
  • Enhanced the "Records Established this Date" text on the ajax-dashboard on the main page.
  • Added code to change Temperature background to match Heat Color Word on ajax-dashboard on main page
21 Aug. 2009: Made the following additions/Corrections to the Website:
  • Upgraded rotating ajax-gizmo scripts (script that shows current temp and conditions in header of pages) for IE8 compatibility.
  • Added "Feels Like" temperature to the rotating ajax-gizmo header display below the 'Current Temperature."
  • Added 24-Hour text forecast on the Cell / PDA "forecast" page.
20 Aug. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
19 Aug. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added the ability to have regular viewers receive a text message on their cell phones or email address twice per day. To do this simple send a request with your email address or your messaging address of your cell phone using the Contact Us form.
14 Aug. 2009: Made the following additions and script upgrades to the Website:
  • Corrected coding on the Index page to correct the ajax-dashboard rendering error.
  • Added 'Air Quality Map' to the Pollen page located under the "Weather Info/Pollen Info" tab.
  • Upgraded the NOAA Advisories/Alerts/Warnings "Advisory Page" script for upcoming NOAA alert feeds. Using a different script from previous allowing for easier to read advisories as well as more complete & timely information.
11 Aug. 2009: Made the following additions and script upgrades to the Website:
  • Installed new "Cloud Height" script with new graphics on Index page.
  • Cleaned up some code errors on the ajax-dashboard to allow for faster load times and cleaner rendering.
09 Aug. 2009: Made the following additions and script upgrades to the Website:
  • Upgraded the NOAA Advisories/Alerts/Warnings "Advisory Page" script, again, to allow for changes in the way NOAA's new Advisories/Alerts/Warnings are feed via RSS scripts. Please allow for some errors as the script still remains in Beta stage until all known/unknown issues are resolved.
  • Upgraded the NOAA Advisories/Alerts/Warnings "Top Warning" script, again, on the index page to allow for changes in the way NOAA's new Advisories/Alerts/Warnings are feed via RSS scripts. Please allow for some errors as the script still remains in Beta stage until all known/unknown issues are resolved.
  • Added flash charts for "Sun Position" and "Time of Daylight/Darkness" to the Sun/Moon Almanac page under "Almanac", "Sun/Moon Almanac" menu tabs.
08 Aug. 2009: Made the following additions and script upgrades to the Website:
  • Updated the "Weather Channel Map" on Index page to reflect animation instead of static view.
  • Upgraded coding and added "Current Conditions" as well as "Visibility" to the High/Low/Avg. page.
  • Corrected the "Max Wind Gust Yesterday" (with occurrence time) tag to show data for that specific tag on the High/Low/Avg. page.
  • Added "Visibility" information to the Index page.
02 Aug. 2009: Made the following script upgrades to the Website:
  • Upgraded the NOAA Advisories/Alerts/Warnings "Advisory Page" script to allow for changes in the way NOAA's new Advisories/Alerts/Warnings are feed via RSS scripts. Please allow for some errors as the script still remains in Beta stage until all known/unknown issues are resolved.
  • Upgraded the NOAA Advisories/Alerts/Warnings "Top Warning" script on the index page to allow for changes in the way NOAA's new Advisories/Alerts/Warnings are feed via RSS scripts. Please allow for some errors as the script still remains in Beta stage until all known/unknown issues are resolved.
31 Jul. 2009: Added Page: Monsoons Explained page to the "Weather Info" menu tab.
26 Apr. 2009: Added Page: Storm Based Warnings Explanation page to the "Weather Info" menu tab.
25 Apr. 2009: Made the following additions/corrections to the Website:
  • Updated the Warning/Advisory Alert box for enhanced notification
  • Corrected some PHP coding due to hosting agency changing/updating Server-Side PHP scripts
  • Updated additional schema looks on various pages to further match site theme.
11 Apr. 2009: Made the following additions/corrections to the Website:
  • Added Monthly Climatological reports from this station under "Almanac" menu tab to site. Climatology reports go back to mid Oct. 2008 (when this station came online) through previous completed month (Mar. 2009).
  • Added numerous tags in testtags file for additional parsing of information.
  • Updated some scheme looks on various pages to further match site theme.
10 Apr. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added Daily Rain Detail to site:
    1. Shows daily rain detail by date
    2. Shows daily rain total by month
    3. Shows daily rain total by year
07 Apr. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
06 Apr. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Contact Us Page to Version: 1.22
    • Allows redirect to main page after three seconds after message sent confirmation.
    • Forces double email input for email verification
01 Apr. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Daily, Monthly, Yearly Record Script to latest current release (v2.1).
  • Updated the Hi, Low and Averages Script to latest current release (v1.50).
30 Mar. 2009: Built a housing for the Thermo-Hygro Sensor and hung it away from house further. Since this time Temperature/Humidity/Dewpoint readings have stabilized to 96% accuracy as compared to other local PWS and both the Morgantown (KMGW) and Pittsburgh (KPIT) METARs. Accuracy has been improved to the point that the NWS has now agreed to check station and certify it.
21 Mar. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
14 Mar. 2009: Added Mid-Atlantic & Lower NE Region Static Radar page incorporating Google maps and NWS radar information.
08 Mar. 2009: Reformatted font size of Daily Records notification to prevent multi-line display of one record.
22 Feb. 2009: Completed some design changes on High/Low/Avg. page. Highlighted category headings for faster location.
21 Feb. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
19 Feb. 2009: Added a link to the "Full 5 Day Forecast" page just above the NWS 48 Hour Weather Forecast header on front page for quicker access to that page without the need to scroll back up to menu system to access.
14 Feb. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added Evapo-Transpiration Explanation info page.
  • Corrected settings for the UV forecast. Updated to correct Time Zone and the station Latitude and Longitude coordinates. Was never set correctly due to over site.
  • Updated and added Evapo-Transpiration information to Hi-Low-Avg Records page.
07 Feb. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Cleaned up minor coding errors & made some minor cosmetic changes on the Printable Flyer page.
  • Added Chandler Burn Index Explanation page under "Discussions - Fire Weather" menu tab
  • Added Haines Index Explanation page under "Discussions - Fire Weather" menu tab
06 Feb. 2009: Completed various "clean-up" and cosmetic changes to Website.
  • Cleaned up coding on this page as well as added a lighter colored background within the ≤td≥ tags of the Table(s). This to allow better contrast thereby making text easier to read.
  • Cleaned up coding on Weather Symbols page as well as added a lighter colored background in the ≤td≥ tags of the table(s). This to allow better contrast thereby making text easier to read.
  • Cleaned up coding on North America - Forecast Models page as well as added a lighter colored background within the ≤td≥ tags of the Table(s). This to allow better contrast thereby making text easier to read.
  • Updated CSS files with additional Table properties formatting.
05 Feb. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added Hi, Low and Averages page under "Almanac - Station Records" menu tab. This page reports all records for the entire year by month. Also displaying current month, as well as all-time records in one page since station's inception on 11 Oct. 2008. Current information also updates every few seconds like the main display on the index page.
  • NOAA GOES Satellite Loops page under "Radar - Nat. WX. Serv." menu tab for Western CONUS.
  • Added NOAA GOES Satellite Loops page under "Radar - Nat. WX. Serv." menu tab for Eastern CONUS.
04 Feb. 2009: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added this page to site under "About Us" menu tab for those who wish to view the new changes to this site or become informed of updates and/or repairs to the actual weather station equipment.
  • Added National Hurricane Center Reports page under "Forecast & Advisories" menu tab for both Atlantic and East Pacific Division.
03 Feb. 2009: Added a Printable Weather Flyer under "Forecast & Advisories" menu tab for those who wish to print the local forecast and weather report.
02 Feb. 2009: Cleaned up HTML coding on the ajax-dashboard and a few minor errors throughout pages.
01 Feb. 2009: Added clientraw parser for all clientraw files.

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Interesting Weather Facts
COLDEST DAY IN THE U.S.
Prospect Creek, Alaska recorded the coldest temperature on record for one day, within the U.S. at -80°F (-62 °C) on 23 January 1971.