WEBSITE AND/OR WEATHER STATION UPDATES/UPGRADES
2017


03 May 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the NWS Ridge Radar pages (HPX, NQA, OHX, PAH) and fixed the radar status scripts so the proper radar site status for the current radar site being viewed is displayed.
02 May 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Pollen Forecast page allowing for a bit of eye candy and updating script to pull the latest relevant information.
  • Updated the new forecast script. Updated a few minor scripting bugs
  • Updated supporting scripts related to the forthcoming NWS Point-to-Point forecast changeover.
  • Added Nashville (OHX) Radar to the Ridge Radar selections.
  • Updated supporting scripts on the cell pages related to the forthcoming NWS Point-to-Point forecast changeover.
29 April 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 47.
  • Reworked the Local Storm Report page mainly for visual appeal but also for easier reading than the raw report. Also added featured to choose whatever NWS office in the US one chooses and can read Storm Reports for that specific area if reports exist.
  • Installed new forecast script ahead of the NWS change in the Point-to-Point forecasting matrix to go into full effect on 17 June 2017.
  • Updated supporting scripts related to the forthcoming NWS Point-to-Point forecast changeover.
01 April 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 45.
15 March 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 44.
26 February 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 43.
02 February 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Completely re-worked the Front page of the site.
    • Updated NWS/NOAA Radar scripts
    • Updated behind the scene scripts to current versions
    • Due to a previous site hack had to re-work the server level permissions as well as lock the site more securely.
  • Validated the Front page through the W3C Markup Validator via XHTML - all validates as clean code.
01 February 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 41.
  • Updated script paths due to HOST changing directory structures
  • Working through the site page by page updating old scripts and closing vulnerabilities.
05 January 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 40.
  • Updated script paths due to HOST changing directory structures
  • Updated the GRLevel3 Radar pages.
    • Updated NWS/NOAA Radar link for NQA (Memphis, TN)
    • Updated NWS/NOAA Radar link for PAH (Paducah, KY)
01 January 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 38.
  • Updated a few scripts to latest versions.
  • Updated the NWS Advisory/Watch/Warning script to reflect latest NWS updates to same.
  • Added 2016 Monthly Climatology Report.
14 January 2017: Made the following enhancements to the Website:
  • Updated the Weather Display Program to Version 10.37S Build 40.
  • Updated script paths due to HOST changing directory structures
  • Updated the NWS Alerts Warnings/Advisories/Watch scripts and placed in CRON so all work automatically and will now update every 3 minutes.
  • Updated all Ridge Radar pages. Now rather than loading radar images via CRON all is completed via JavaScripting. Much faster loading times.
  • Updated all Radar Status Scripts for NQA, HPX and PAH radar. Now reflects proper radar status. Previous NWS URL deprecated and needing updating to new URL.

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Interesting Weather Facts
MOON PHASE MISCONCEPTION
"The most common incorrect reason given for the cause of the Moon's phases is that we are seeing the shadow of the Earth on the Moon! But this cannot be correct: When the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth, we get a lunar eclipse. Anyone who has seen a lunar eclipse, though, might remember that the Moon actually passes through the Earth's shadow only rarely, so that can't be why the Moon has phases. The real reason for the Moon's phases depends on two things: The Moon is round, and the angle it makes with the Earth and Sun changes over its orbit."
- As Quoted From Bad Astronomy