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Offline miraculon

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False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:14:08 AM »
Recently, I have started to see the black background radar screen on wxradar.php. It has the red text with the "Radar Down for Maintenance" message. With a page reload, it sometimes disappears and can move to one of the other zoom levels with a normal result. The actual radar status is "up".

I checked the example page on http://saratoga-weather.net/scripts-WUradar.php#WUradar and I saw it happen a couple of times there as well.

The problem seems to "come and go" as you click the various zoom levels or re-enter the page. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all. You may need to try several times, or come back to it later since it is quite intermittent.

Probably our "buddies" at WU....  ](*,)

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 09:58:27 AM »
had that the last few days too.  WU webcam down again.

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 10:03:02 AM »
Yes I have seen the same thing the last couple of days - hit and miss.

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 11:53:50 AM »
I see a few of the NY ones are down for maintenance. Another 'glitch" on their part I guess.
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 11:53:44 AM »
Also failing on Stan's site in Maui. I don't use that graphic here.
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 08:55:04 AM »
I know this thread is a few days old, but I'm seeing this glitch in the Houston area as well.

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 01:57:04 PM »
Hi All,

Yep, mine has been on and off most of the time during the past couple of weeks now and getting to be more off than on in the past few days. Guess WU issues with this.

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 02:07:19 PM »
This is a WU problem.. they aren't reliably generating a fixed GIF image of the radar.  Sometimes, the animated GIF is available when the fixed GIF is not.  It's not something the script can fix...sorry.
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 02:31:42 PM »
Hi Ken,

Yep not your issue with this but with WU.  Wonder if there may be other resources that has the same animated GIF images out there?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. It is dark and rainy here so far today but the turkey is being cooked.

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 03:39:58 PM »
Incredibly annoying. I like the surface/Fronts map.
Makes me wonder when WU will collapse all together.
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 04:25:20 PM »
You wonder if they are allowing this stuff to occur on purpose, an easy way to just allows users to "go away" because they are flat out NOT going to fix any of this...
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 07:02:59 PM »
hello.....

also wanted to mention as of january 8th 2018....all of the sites I go to using the saratoga template with the regional radar image in top left of dashboard havent updated since january 3rd...again not a script problem but a WU Problem.

maybe it is time to find another source for our radar images.

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 08:04:44 PM »
I talked about that in the uber number of WTFWU threads.
It sucks

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 08:27:48 PM »
Hi Folks,

I am using Unisys for my Regional Radar pages. They do have radar loops as well.

Also, I am using IEM for my local radar page, in addition to my GR3 pages.

Hope this helps,

John
« Last Edit: January 09, 2018, 03:12:44 PM by sacreyweather »
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 09:28:08 PM »
Incredibly annoying. I like the surface/Fronts map.
Makes me wonder when WU will collapse all together.

It's still stuck on Jan. 3 as of Monday night:



So I use the NOAA map, instead.  If there is an animated version, I wouldn't mind using it:



« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 09:31:27 PM by Bunty »

Also the 2nd home page using modified AltDashboard 6.81 at http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php

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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 12:00:35 AM »
May not be what you want, but here's an NWS six hour loop.

The main script, and the iframe. (As usual, right-click and 'Save as...' a php rather than a txt file.)

Requires /HAniS/hanis_min.js (V4.9 attached)
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2018, 07:42:23 AM »
Incredibly annoying. I like the surface/Fronts map.
Makes me wonder when WU will collapse all together.

It's still stuck on Jan. 3 as of Monday night:



So I use the NOAA map, instead.  If there is an animated version, I wouldn't mind using it:



Hi Bunty,

Digging through some old website backups I came across this. This is the animated version of the 3 day forecast, I believe.
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Re: False "Radar Down for Maintenance" on wxradar.php
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 04:31:16 AM »
WU's current fronts animated map is finally working again.  I may go back to it.

Also the 2nd home page using modified AltDashboard 6.81 at http://stillwaterweather.com/wx/2ndhome.php

 

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