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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2018, 01:00:16 PM »
Jerry,

Thanks for your update.

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2018, 03:59:59 PM »
Jerry

Thanks for the update.   \:D/

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2019, 07:04:16 AM »
The NWS has modified their EXPERIMENTAL Winter Pages to include a graphic displaying the percent chance of 0.1" snowfall or more.

A revised script that incorporates this graphic is available on my web site as 'nwswinter.zip'.
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2019, 08:44:21 AM »
The NWS has modified their EXPERIMENTAL Winter Pages to include a graphic displaying the percent chance of 0.1" snowfall or more.

A revised script that incorporates this graphic is available on my web site as 'nwswinter.zip'.

Picked up the new version with the probability of > 0.1". Thanks Jerry.

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2019, 09:11:34 AM »
Thanks
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2019, 10:48:53 AM »
Thanks Jerry

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2019, 08:26:23 PM »
Thanks Jerry.
Looks good!
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2019, 08:14:30 AM »
The NWS URL's pointed to by this script have been modified such that the OAX and possibly other WFO-related URL's have changed, specifically the Ice and Snowfall >= 0.1" prediction graphics.  Most still create the old URL's but at least OAX did not.  Hence the script has been revised to accommodate these new Ice and Snowfall >= 0.1" prediction URL's.

The revised script is available on my website.  Let me know if you encounter problems with the revised script.

I also noticed that OAX has statewide forecasts for NE and IA.  These may be included in a future script enhancement.  Not in the near future.  Some sites such as Denver/Boulder, Sioux Falls, etc. already have statewide forecasts as their default.  I don't plan to sort this all out right now.
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2019, 08:17:45 AM »
As always thank you, Jerry!  Your work is much appreciated.

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2019, 04:10:44 PM »
Once again Jerry, Thanks for another great addition to our sites.

Incorporated mine today at https://www.mckeanweather.com/mwsnow-ice.php

Since I live just south of the New York border, I've always looked for the graphs from the Buffalo NWS office but couldn't find them. I finally found them on their site today. The links were commented out in your inc-nwswinter.php and once I removed them, it worked as planned.

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2019, 06:28:03 PM »
Thanks again  =D>
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2019, 06:33:37 PM »
Thanks, Brad, for the heads-up!  I hadn't checked for new Winter Pages in quite a while.

Guess what. :oops:  There are a ton of new WFO Winter Pages now available!  These have been added to the revised nwswinter.zip script now on my web site.

Let me know if there are any now missing...
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2019, 02:30:11 AM »
Thanks Again Jerry, update installed.   =D>
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2021, 07:17:25 PM »
Once again, the NWS has modified the WFO's winter weather graphics and links.

When I get a chance I'll try to update this script.
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2021, 07:28:18 AM »
It appears that the NWS WFO's are in transition.  Some of them are using the new graphics scheme while some are still using the old scheme.

I've attached a temporary fix as a modified 'includes' file that allows for manual redirection if the graphics are stale.  Some are indeed stale, and this can be confirmed by following the links to the WFO's winter page.

After this transition is complete I'll attempt to revise the script to display current graphics.

(Thanks to miraculon for the heads-up here.)
« Last Edit: November 18, 2021, 07:31:06 AM by gwwilk »
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2021, 08:32:56 AM »
It appears that the NWS WFO's are in transition.  Some of them are using the new graphics scheme while some are still using the old scheme.

I've attached a temporary fix as a modified 'includes' file that allows for manual redirection if the graphics are stale.  Some are indeed stale, and this can be confirmed by following the links to the WFO's winter page.

After this transition is complete I'll attempt to revise the script to display current graphics.

(Thanks to miraculon for the heads-up here.)

Thanks Jerry. I put something similar on my "announcement" banner, but I'll let it expire since you have added this capability.

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2021, 12:29:18 PM »
Jerry
As alwyas - Thanks!   [tup]

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2021, 05:14:37 PM »
I spent some time this morning looking at how the diverse WFO's are presenting these graphics now.  In short, now that the NWS has apparently unleashed them to do whatever they please with this experimental service they've gone berserk.

The graphics URL's are all over the place.  Apparently some WFO's have abandoned the service: Topeka, Wichita, Hastings, Raleigh-Durham, and Portland.  Whether this is temporary or permanent remains to be seen.

Some WFO's continue to use the old graphics URL's but with the new schema.  They load just fine with the current wxnwswinter script, and are Billings, Glasgow, Memphis, Amarillo, Salt Lake City, and Milwaukee.

Some WFO's have adopted unique, apparently temporary, URL addresses on their Winter Weather Page:  Omaha, Des Moines, Baltimore/Washington, Memphis, St. Louis, Fargo, Aberdeen, and Missoula.  They actually have the graphics under the script's URL, just as a JPG rather than a PNG that the script looks for.

I will retain my scratch sheet of these findings and recheck them again in a few days before I set about modifying the script.  Thanks for your patience.
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2021, 08:03:19 PM »
Hey Jerry, I dug into the Boston/Norton (BOX) case last week and I believe the only change is that the former PNG graphics are now JPG. Names all seem the same.

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2021, 08:05:18 PM »
Hey Jerry, I dug into the Boston/Norton (BOX) case last week and I believe the only change is that the former PNG graphics are now JPG. Names all seem the same.
Thanks, Jasiu.  I forgot to mention that all of those WFO's not included in the above exceptions are merely using JPG's instead of PNG's.

I want to see how stable these WFO winter page changes are before revising the script.
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2021, 10:02:23 PM »
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2021, 07:56:38 PM »
I took a fling and just changed the graphics type to JPG from PNG on this script.  Lo and behold it seems to work again!

I haven't done any thorough testing at all yet, but the script is available as 'nwswinter.zip' on my scripts page.  A 'StandAlone' version is included.

Do let me know if you find problem WFO's or WFO's that need to be included.
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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2021, 10:43:37 PM »
Thanks Jerry
It's working good here for Binghamton NY (bgm), Albany NY, Philadelpia/MT Holly, State College and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving!

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2021, 06:20:54 AM »
Once again thanks Jerry for addressing this.
Working fine for me too. (Gaylord - APX)

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Re: The wxnwswinter.php
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2021, 07:08:25 AM »
Just checked the WFO's Winter Weather Pages again this morning, and they're still in flux.  Topeka and Wichita now display current graphics and they can be accessed by the script.  The remaining exceptions persist.
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