Author Topic: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?  (Read 1006 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DaleReid

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1194
    • Weather at Eau Claire, WI
Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« on: April 28, 2017, 10:30:14 AM »
I did a search for 'story' on the board and found nothing listed, so I hope this isn't a duplicate.

As of about Tuesday of this week I have seen no updates on the 'Weather Story' postings from the various NWS offices.  Those were a great way to see the wx and the maps and estimates of precip, severe weather and all was something I couldn't find depicted anywhere else.  I've tried various offices, three different browsers, and refreshed my caches in hopes it was loading an old image locally, rather than no updates being done.


It would be a real loss, indeed, to have NWS not produce these graphics any more.

Has anyone a wee bit of insight as to if this is temporary, or we are just out of luck for these data depictions in the future?

http://www.weather.gov/crh/weatherstory?sid=mpx&embed=

Hoping for good news, but I have a bad feeling about this...
Dale
ECWx.info
&
ECWx.info/t/index.php

Offline ValentineWeather

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 4019
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 10:43:09 AM »
There is a new link called WeatherStory. https://www.weather.gov/mpx/weatherstory
Randy, the Aviator is my father in 1963 with his Indian bike

Offline DaleReid

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1194
    • Weather at Eau Claire, WI
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 11:11:24 AM »
Curly,
Thanks for your efforts.  The choice of location button you provide is sorely missing on the 'updated' story previously provided.

The ability to check some midwestern states, MN and WI with just a click to go between each of them was great.  Sadly, this isn't on a drop down choice box with the current updated product.

Thanks for your efforts.  Dale
ECWx.info
&
ECWx.info/t/index.php

Offline tbrasel

  • Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 112
    • Northwest Arkansas Weather.com
Best Regards
tbrasel

Bentonville Arkansas, USA
Hardware: Davis 6153 - Wireless Vantage Pro2 with FARS
Software: VWS V15.00
CWOP: EW2939 - WU: KARBENTO2
Website: https://www.nwarwx.com
----------------------------------------

Offline ValentineWeather

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 4019
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 11:26:06 AM »
Good link, its still missing many. Once they finish this change over currently underway for last couple months it should all come together.
Randy, the Aviator is my father in 1963 with his Indian bike

Offline miraculon

  • Sunrise Side Weather
  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2877
  • KE8DAF
    • Sunrise Side Weather in Rogers City MI USA
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 12:57:14 PM »
I looked at https://www.weather.gov/apx/weatherstory and found the updated version. My old link that I used in my site pages had a 4/19 date.

I am going to try to use this URL, hopefully this will work: http://www.weather.gov/images/apx/wxstory/Tab2FileL.png I just right-clicked on the image and copied the URL.



EDIT: it looks like they changed the directory name from ../WxStory to ../wxstory and the file name from FileL.png to Tab2FileL.png. Ah yes, NWS Whak-A-Mole....

Greg H.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 01:05:49 PM by miraculon »




Blitzortung Stations 668, 706 - CWOP CW4114 -  CoCoRaHS MI-PI-1

Offline tbrasel

  • Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 112
    • Northwest Arkansas Weather.com
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 01:22:00 PM »
I looked at https://www.weather.gov/apx/weatherstory and found the updated version. My old link that I used in my site pages had a 4/19 date.

I am going to try to use this URL, hopefully this will work: http://www.weather.gov/images/apx/wxstory/Tab2FileL.png I just right-clicked on the image and copied the URL.



EDIT: it looks like they changed the directory name from ../WxStory to ../wxstory and the file name from FileL.png to Tab2FileL.png. Ah yes, NWS Whak-A-Mole....

Greg H.

This original link http://www.weather.gov/crh/wxstorygrid for your region stopped working last week, but I speculate this must have been temporary since the page went active again this week with all the links updated to the new urls.

The (national) link I posted above had all the Midwest region showing earlier in the week, so they are still working on it.

My wish is the end result would display the national map with all the weather stories on it, which would be very cool & informative to me for quick access to catch-up on where the parameters are if I happen to temporally get my focus diverted. 

 
Best Regards
tbrasel

Bentonville Arkansas, USA
Hardware: Davis 6153 - Wireless Vantage Pro2 with FARS
Software: VWS V15.00
CWOP: EW2939 - WU: KARBENTO2
Website: https://www.nwarwx.com
----------------------------------------

Offline WeatherHost

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2846
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 04:10:19 PM »
What about this one that changed to a multi-slide animation in the last few days:

https://www.weather.gov/pah/weatherstory

Banners, tags, widgets, etc. are why I have Signatures turned off.

Offline Fox_Of_The_Wind

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 369
  • Hi there!
    • http://www.desotowiwx.com
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 04:40:54 PM »
I looked at https://www.weather.gov/apx/weatherstory and found the updated version. My old link that I used in my site pages had a 4/19 date.

I am going to try to use this URL, hopefully this will work: http://www.weather.gov/images/apx/wxstory/Tab2FileL.png I just right-clicked on the image and copied the URL.



EDIT: it looks like they changed the directory name from ../WxStory to ../wxstory and the file name from FileL.png to Tab2FileL.png. Ah yes, NWS Whak-A-Mole....

Greg H.


How did you edit your script?
here is how I edited it
$nwswsi = 'http://www.weather.gov/images/'.$wswfo.'/wxstory/File'.$if.'.png';     // weather story image path

But its still not working. If you would have time to  show me my error of my ways. I would be great-full
Thanks

My BloomSky Station
Blitzortung Station #1328
My 2nd weather site
Anthony

Offline Otis

  • (aka Paul)
  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 427
    • Lake Huron Weather
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 04:49:53 PM »
Anthony,

I made a similar change as Greg did.
The change is not using the script developed by Curly, he is working on a revised script now.
The page we are currently suing simply pulls the png file from the weather.gov site

For you it would be http://www.weather.gov/images/arx/wxstory/Tab2FileL.png

And then place the image on a page for your weather story.

It should work, here is mine (similar to Greg's) http://lakehuronweather.org/wxStory.php

Davis Vantage Pro2, Serial Data Logger
WD 10.37S-(b45), VWS V15.00p03, Weatherlink 6.0.3, VWSaprs 1.9.8.0, Fling 2.35, Broadwave 2.0, Win 7 Pro 64Bit
KMICHEBO10 - CW3699 - Cheboygan, MI

Offline Fox_Of_The_Wind

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 369
  • Hi there!
    • http://www.desotowiwx.com
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 04:51:15 PM »
Thank you.
Anthony,

I made a similar change as Greg did.
The change is not using the script developed by Curly, he is working on a revised script now.
The page we are currently suing simply pulls the png file from the weather.gov site

For you it would be http://www.weather.gov/images/arx/wxstory/Tab2FileL.png

And then place the image on a page for your weather story.

It should work, here is mine (similar to Greg's) http://lakehuronweather.org/wxStory.php


Thank you

My BloomSky Station
Blitzortung Station #1328
My 2nd weather site
Anthony

Offline Otis

  • (aka Paul)
  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 427
    • Lake Huron Weather
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
Yep you bet  :grin:

Davis Vantage Pro2, Serial Data Logger
WD 10.37S-(b45), VWS V15.00p03, Weatherlink 6.0.3, VWSaprs 1.9.8.0, Fling 2.35, Broadwave 2.0, Win 7 Pro 64Bit
KMICHEBO10 - CW3699 - Cheboygan, MI

Offline DaleReid

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1194
    • Weather at Eau Claire, WI
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 05:16:38 PM »
Overall their display is nice, but takes awhile to load.

 And they do NOT, as of yet, have on the current Story you are viewing, a dropdown list to choose where you want to go next.  Therefor you have to, no choice, go back to the first page (mouse click) let the page load, then scroll way down (those little thumbnails take up room) and choose the next site (mouse click) you want to go to. 

They had a good thing, but screwed it up somewhat by leaving that feature off.  And don't try doing it on your smartphone.

I like the map option that he's designed, now just have to get NWS to stabilize all the URLs.
ECWx.info
&
ECWx.info/t/index.php

Offline WxFox

  • Northern Androscoggin Weather
  • Senior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 55
  • Happiness is having my toes in the warm sand.
    • Northern Androscoggin County Weather
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 04:36:55 PM »
I'm wondering why there are none for the eastern part of the country. I live in the N.E. and I feel left out!
Davis VP2 (cabled) Uploading to PWS, Weather Underground, Weathercloud, WOW, WeatherBug, AWEKAS and Twitter, using Cumulus.  Cabled = fewer problems, less maintenance and better reliability!

Northern Androscoggin Weather:
http://home.myfairpoint.net/~jody2011/index.php
Mobile friendly: http://home.myfairpoint.net/~jody2011//iCumulus/#_home

Offline cospringswx

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 4046
    • Colorado Springs Weather
Re: Have the Weather Story postings from the NWS stopped?
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 08:50:04 PM »
Is there a fix to this?




Ryan 

Colorado Springs, CO
www.cospringsweather.com
Davis Vantage Vue
Weather Display Software
Hikvision HD IP Camera

Offline miraculon

  • Sunrise Side Weather
  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2877
  • KE8DAF
    • Sunrise Side Weather in Rogers City MI USA




Blitzortung Stations 668, 706 - CWOP CW4114 -  CoCoRaHS MI-PI-1

Offline cospringswx

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 4046
    • Colorado Springs Weather




Ryan 

Colorado Springs, CO
www.cospringsweather.com
Davis Vantage Vue
Weather Display Software
Hikvision HD IP Camera