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Offline Retired Navy

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NEXRAD RADAR not working
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:34:11 PM »
Ok lets try this. Has anyone had an issue with the NEXRAD radar? I've punched up several cities from coat to coast in the USA and each time i select the nexrad radar to view and run, a "down for maintenance" banner comes up. This is also happening on my Iphone. The NWS radar sites are up.


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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 04:41:12 PM »
yep its working where you are. But to check nearby, i punched in Fremont IN. Same issue down for maintenance. This is driving me nuts.  Just punched up Chicago and the same issue. Maybe it is me. But my phone too? Gotta be a conspiracy. Ever since I told those in DC Hell no I aint talkin :lol:
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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 05:59:01 PM »
Both Indiana NEXRADs are working for me (North Webster and Indy) if I use the selector from the radar map pages at...

https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states

...and drill down from there.


I don't generally click on the NEXRAD link from under the "Wundermap" frame since it rarely works right, and it is indeed broken (again) on any location I try.

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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 07:34:28 PM »
Ok now I feel like a moron for not drilling down the radar that way. Silly me for selecting the icon for the radar on the main weather page.  ](*,)

Thanks for the help
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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 07:43:22 PM »
This still does not address the issue with these companies supposedly running this webpage/site. I gave one of my CO's the half ass answer of I'm working on it, once. It wasn't fun for a long time.

Results Not Excuses

Thanks to all for the help.
The way things are going, I'll probably be on here again to sound off and ask for advice.
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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 07:53:06 PM »

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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 08:11:45 PM »
By the way, the problem is that there is no radar station call in the URL...

h ttps://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=&lat=41.79&lon=-87.91&label=Western%20Springs

If you put LOT (Chicago NEXRAD, for example) after the equal sign it works.  This is pretty elementary stuff, which means IBM will never figure it out...  :lol:

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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 09:00:25 PM »
Thanks CW2274 A much better site.

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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 09:57:15 PM »
Thanks CW2274 A much better site.
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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 11:00:13 PM »
It appears that the NEXRAD link on WU is working properly now, however the COD site you suggested is a much better option. Some functions of WU are slowing coming back.
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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2021, 11:55:43 AM »
here we are may 2021 and nexrad has not worked thru the wunderground link since 5-05 for me.
anybody else? and is there hope it'll be fixed?

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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 12:52:30 PM »
here we are may 2021 and nexrad has not worked thru the wunderground link since 5-05 for me.
anybody else? and is there hope it'll be fixed?
There is a lengthy current discussion about this in another thread, but the "executive summary" is that the base reflectivity is dead (even though it is still selectable) but "composite" still works.

Given IBM's proclivity to not give a crap about WU and its users, don't expect this to get fixed.

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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2021, 04:21:03 PM »
I can't get composite to work.  It only generates a map, but doesn't show radar.  Did something change?

https://radblast.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_composite?centerlat=45.71&centerlon=-121.90&radius=55&width=1280&height=720&newmaps=1&rainsnow=1&smooth=1&timelabel=1&timelabel.x=1130&timelabel.y=20

You're missing the station code, e. g. &station=xxx

edit:  that's not working either.
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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2021, 10:00:37 AM »
Adding &station=RTX did not work.  I believe the Wunderground radblast isn't working with the WUNDIS_composite option.  I've used this for years, but just in the last month the radblast server only returns the map, no radar.  There doesn't appear to be any issues with  WUNIDS_map request, just WUNDIS_composite  . 

Anyone else having issues with the radblast WUNDIS_composite  option for radar?  This has URL has worked for years for me

https://radblast.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_composite?centerlat=45.71&centerlon=-121.90&radius=55&width=1280&height=720&newmaps=1&rainsnow=1&smooth=1&timelabel=1&timelabel.x=1130&timelabel.y=20
« Last Edit: May 27, 2021, 10:02:39 AM by EW7038 »

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Re: NEXRAD RADAR not working
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2021, 05:06:03 PM »
Composite went to crap for me around 5/6 and nothing I try worked so I gave up (changing to NCR or N1R didn't fix anything like _map).  I liked composite because it wasn't station based and you could specify any radius and I actually used geo coordinate functions to center the map for me during travel.  The label X was my exact location while on the road.  GONE!
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