WEBSITE AND/OR WEATHER STATION UPDATES/UPGRADES
2011


04 Dec. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added a new pages that allows one to see Seasonal Minimums, Maximums and Averages for each season this station has been in operation. The Seasonal Reports records from the start of this station (October 2008). Access from the ALMANAC/SEASONAL REPORTS.
05 Nov. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Corrected coding on the front page to properly reflect the "Feels Like" temperature and allowing it to update on the same cycle with the other updates. This also reflects the temperature as shown in the header below the site logo.
  • Applied the same correction above to the CELL/PDA front page.
  • Added a new page that allows one to see individual records for each day of the year selectable by month. The Daily Records by Month shows daily records from the start of this station (October 2008). Access from the ALMANAC/DAILY RECORDS BY MONTH.
15-16 Dec. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Customized the look of all the Seasonal, Daily Detail and Monthly Summary pages.
  • Corrected the UPDATE code to allow for the front page to properly update, reset update timer as well as allowing for specific additional information to be updated.
  • Added the Barometer, Humidity and Dew Point information to the top of the front page to allow for quick reference to that information rather than trying to locate.
  • Corrected code on the CELL page. Updated numerious minor coding errors.
  • Corrected the Moon Phase code on the Cell page so it properly shows the correct moon phase and now showing the same information as on the front page of site.
  • Updated code on Cell page to switch between showing RAIN or SNOW dependant upon outside temperature. Temperature at or above 36°F will show rain, Temperature below 36°F will show snow.
  • Cleaned up the front page so all items are of uniform width.
  • Enlarged the Radar map on the front page to allow a larger view of the area.
  • Cleaned up minor coding issues so page is 100% W3C XHTML compliancy.
04 Dec. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added a new pages that allows one to see Seasonal Minimums, Maximums and Averages for each season this station has been in operation. The Seasonal Reports records from the start of this station (October 2008). Access from the ALMANAC/SEASONAL REPORTS.
05 Nov. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Corrected coding on the front page to properly reflect the "Feels Like" temperature and allowing it to update on the same cycle with the other updates. This also reflects the temperature as shown in the header below the site logo.
  • Applied the same correction above to the CELL/PDA front page.
  • Added a new page that allows one to see individual records for each day of the year selectable by month. The Daily Records by Month shows daily records from the start of this station (October 2008). Access from the ALMANAC/DAILY RECORDS BY MONTH.
25 Oct. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Down with a nasty case of the Flu so decided to catch up and input all the Climatology data since the last update of that back in Jan. 2010. All files, to current date are now online. Pleae note a lot of the daily data is missing or erroneous due to either the weather station or the software itself being a problem.
  • Did some re-alignment on the menu since it was beginning to become very long in some subareas. More to come but for now it is a bit shortened. Will compress the menues a bit more so as to shorten the length. Either do that or quit adding material to the site...
14 Sep. 2011: Weather Station Update/Upgrade:
  • We have officially switched over to our new Davis Vantage Pro2™ (6152) wireless station. Data being received and viewed is now the product of that station.
28 Aug. 2011: Weather Station Update/Upgrade:
  • We will be retiring our old, increasingly unreliable, LaCrosse Technologies Weather Station and replacing it with a considerably more reliable Davis Vantage Pro2™ (6152) wireless station. This new station should be even more accurate. This change-over should occur within the next 30 days.
05 Aug. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
03 Aug. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added new page Radar Status to give an overview of all NWS Level 3 Radar sites status as to working, down for maintenance etc.
08 Jul. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Fixed a minor discrepancy on the "Feels Like" or "Apparent Temperature" coding to bring both the header temperature display, Dashboard and the cell phone Dashboard displays to read accurately and the same. NOTE: The header "Feels Like" temperature is a bit slower to update from the Dashboard due to update cycles.
08 Jul. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Contact Us page with newer and more robust SPAM protection.
28 May 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added a Local Weather Station page showing the data they are reporting to Weather Underground.
  • Updated the page header coding now to include the current UV rating in the rotation.
  • Received a new wireless camera. It will be used to give a better weather picture of the area. It is a remote camera and will be placed in a new location giving a much better view of the sky/ground conditions. It is hoped to have it online and operational by early to mid Jun. 2011.
14 May 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added the NWS Ridge Radar image to the radar CELL / PDA page. With this radar, you are able to:
    • Move about the US to view any area.
    • Zoom in and out.
    • Set radar opacity.
    • Speed up or slow down the radar image.
  • Did additional code cleaning to fix minor errors in the Cell page redirecting. Now once you have visited the mobile site you are able to then visit the main site if done within 60 minutes of entry onto the Mobile site.
13 May 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added an automatic redirect for our users accessing the site with ANY mobile device. This redirect will automatically take you to the mobile page.
11 May 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Major code upgrades and enhancements to the Gizmo running at top of each page.
  • Updated coding on the Forecast page. You can now choose the forecast from a few selected locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. More May be added as deemed necessary.
  • Major code upgrading to numerous and various pages throughout the site for compliance with updated NWS feeds, quicker loading times and a bit more accuracy. Upgrades are too extensive and numerous to list each one.
03 May 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Changed the overall look a tiny bit of the website as a whole. Header/Gizmo color scheme changed.
  • Updated coding on the High/Low/Avg page.
  • Upgraded the Weather data collection program (Weather Display) for the Weather Station to version 10.37Q build 42.
28 Feb. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Took the iMap radar and placed it on it's own page. View it here. You can also find the iMap Radar under the Menu tab 'Radar' then 'iMap Radar' sub tab.
  • Found new code to place a much faster loading and cleaner looking interactive radar map on the front page. This replaces the previous "Google" interactive map that had quit loading.
  • Added a Storm Prediction Center (SPC) weather map page showing current and most recent activity. You can locate it under the 'Forecast & Advisories' tab then 'SPC' sub tab. Direct link here.
  • Cleaned up some minor code violations (again) for W3C XHTML compliance.
28 Feb. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:

Added a new Radar system to index page. This radar allows you to do the following:
  • Zoom into any area of the map.
  • Get local forecasts for any area.
  • Shows temperatures across the nation at a glance.
  • Shows Mexico and Canada temperatures when data is available.
  • Shows hurricane data.
  • Show potential areas for severe weather, to include thunderstorms, hail etc.
  • Shows buoy ship data
  • Shows severe weather reports as witnessed by official sources.
  • Shows global lightening data.
  • Allows you to open the map to a full screen view than snap back to it's original location.
28 Feb. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Cleaned up some minor code violations for W3C XHTML compliance.
  • Added the Forecast Summary text to Dashboard.
  • Added a Weather Station Status page under the "About Us/Station Status" menu tab.
24 Feb. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
24 Feb. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Added USA Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation info to front page.
  • Colorized High/Low temperatures for today's temperature.
02 Feb. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Made a faster loading and more aesthetically pleasing GRLevel3 Radar page.
31 Jan. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Continued to enhance the data on the front page.
  • Corrected numerous data errors on the CELL main page. This due to upgrading the "behind the scenes" program to enhance faster uploading of data.
  • Finally got all snow areas to display correct values on both the front page and the CELL entry page.
  • Added a page that "copies" the actual data being sent to CWOP. It can be found on the CWOP stats page.
27 Jan. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Continued to enhance the data on the front page.
  • Added an Air Quality Index (AQI) page with current and forecasted AQI for the local area and the USA.
  • Created and uploaded new AQI images for display on the main page AQI section.
  • Added a "DONATE" button for those who choose to help offset the cost, by donation, of the site and station maintenance and other costs associated with keeping the site live on the Internet.
25 Jan. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the front page to a different look. All information on previous front page remains and added a few additional pieces of information.
  • Updated weather alert codes to comply with new NWS ATOM Feeds. Added additional zone codes that replaced previous codes, namely for Fayette and Westmoreland, Pennsylvania counties.
16 Jan. 2011: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated base update code to allow for faster site updates.
  • Added new US WEATHER ALERTS page located here. Basic concept is to be able to choose any NWS station in the US and view actual alert texts. Additionally a map of the CWS shows any Alerts/Advisories/Warnings currently active for that area.

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Interesting Weather Facts
TENNESSEE TORNADO FACT
The most deadly tornado hit Sumner County, TN. along with parts of Kentucky in March of 1925. It ran 60 miles and killed 39 people. It was an F4 tornado and has since been labeled as the Liberty Tornado.