Trying to make 7-day forecasts more enjoyable to create & view. Working on the next evolution of the 7-day forecast editor tool. First attempt at integrating the storm events system (test storm marked by red shading) which operates on an HOURLY basis. Thought this might be a nice way to differentiate from other wx sources. This is on the admin side and planning to copy it over to the HOME page. I also want to integrate with automated/local 7-day forecast system graphics...specifically the .jpeg images...on a regional basis where if you're county is not targeted for a storm event, the red shading won't appear. Large project. Making progress.
Trending cooler than average in mid-August, precip near average after a wetter start for some
Everything back up & running today at IEM who supplies our map elements. Their servers lost power during the derecho in IA yesterday. This type of outage has never happened before on WIWX. Also caused the SMS system to error on send. Added a new failsafe this AM that will allow SMS to still send even if maps are down.
Not a good day. Compounding failures. Got swallowed by heavy rain near Monroe before I could get in final position. Feel sick to my stomach seeing the damage in Iowa. The IEM data warehouse has been down since 11AM so maps are still not updating. Tomorrow is a new day.
significant severe weather situation for northeast IA at the moment with widespread straightline wind gust damage...wind gusts of 70-90MPH. This complex will move near/along the WI/IL border this aft. Additional storm development likely across the rest of southern WI. Eyes on
Storms in Iowa causing wiwx maps crash. Unable to connect to Iowa State server. Definitely a serious weather situation down in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA where the reports, radar, warning information source data is located. Server overload or outage.
short range models all in agreeement
Latest trends suggest severe thunderstorms are likely today. Pushed to SEVERE. Worst near/along WI/IL border. Damaging winds the primary threat. I'll be in the area. Stay safe!
Small cluster of strong to severe t-storms w/ damaging wind gusts pushing through central WI atm. Models suggest weakening east of I39. Another t-storm event likely develops today/this aft for the rest of S WI.