March 8th, 2014 / Author: Andrew
Ben and I will be doing maintenance to our alert server for the next couple of hours. The alert server should be up and running no later than midnight with all changes completed. The biggest change that will happen is that the alerts will come from 2 different sources now. The NWS Birmingham/Jackson, MS Watches/Warnings will come from Ben’s alert server, and alerts from NWS Huntsville/Nashville will come from my alert server.
We will also be adding Lowndes and Noxubee County Mississippi to our list of “alert counties”, since they are covered by the Tuscaloosa County transmitter. Here are the other changes we plan on doing this update:
- Messages from Alabama Weather Prediction Team Facebook Page will post FULL message, instead of SHORT.
- We will be adding back AFD/HWO postings. Additionally, messages to Facebook will post the full HWO (NOT AFD though).
- We will add back the ZFP product. Additionally, when posting to Facebook it will include Today and Tonight.
- Will add short-term forecast (NOW) products to the list of messages to post to both Twitter and Facebook for the Alabama Weather Prediction Team.
- Will add the following new products: CAE (Child Abduction Emergency), LAE (Local Area Emergency), CEM (Civil Emergency Message), and RER (Record Event Report). All of these products will post the full message to the Alabama Weather Prediction Team Facebook Page and post the short message only to Twitter.
We may do a few other things during this update. This post will be updated if any other changes are made. We thank you for your patience a
December 12th, 2013 / Author: Andrew
We’re proud to announce that we’ve made some significant changes to the way Weather Message works. We’ve also put together a handful of updates to the website itself. All changes are listed below:
- Fixed several output message that contained typos.
- HWOHUN alarm now sends the product to awpwx.org/nws/hun/hwo.php
- AFDHUN alarm now sends the product to awpwx.org/nws/hun/afd.php
- ZFPHUN alarm now sends the product to awpwx.org/nws/hun/zfp.php
- HWOBMX alarm now sends the product to awpwx.org/nws/bmx/hwo.php
- AFDBMX alarm now sends the product to awpwx.org/nws/bmx/afd.php
- ZFPBMX alarm now sends the product to awpwx.org/nws/bmx/zfp.php
- Significantly improved the speed of Weather Message by choosing a faster, more reliable server to retrieve from the EWWIN.
- WordPress 3.8 coming soon!
WordPress has released version 3.8. The update will be applied to the North Alabama Weather blog and the main website shortly.
Head to awpwx.org/nws to see a new section with popular products from the NWS. These products are updated in real-time. This section is new. If you would like another product added, feel free to contact us at the email address provided on that page.
- Cleaned up the Apply Section
- Cleaned up the Severe Weather section
- Added new navigation bars to the main website: NWS Section and Blogs.
November 6th, 2013 / Author: Andrew
Hi followers and fans,
For the past few days, I have been rather busy trying to get things back on track here. I’ve made a lot of decisions and am rather happy with the decisions I have made.
The first thing that will be noticed upon entering this website is that it is now a blog. Most people were impressed with the website that was built. Well, when the decision to delete the forums was announced on our Blogspot, the themes were also deleted. The thought came to my head “I really didn’t manage it anyway.” I put a solid day of work into building it and never touched it again. I’d much rather have a blog that I can update much better. Let it be known that none of the sub-pages, such as stream, Apply page, etc. were not deleted. In fact even the main page itself was not deleted permanently – it has been saved for future reference.
Lastly, and most significantly, the team will be losing coverage from central Alabama. Ben has been employed as firefighter in Tuscaloosa (cuddos to him) and no longer has time to manage a weather blog or post weather updates. He has told me he will assist me with north Alabama, however.
I will continue making this my job away from my job. I do have a part time job, but outside of working retail, this is what I do. I will continue to provide my daily updates on my new weather blog: awpwx.org/northal/blog.
With the loss of losing coverage from central Alabama, we will now amp up recruitment. Be on the lookout for more announcements!