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Offline WeatherHost

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2020, 11:20:53 PM »
MUCH higher load on my browser end.  MUCH heavier.  Used to only load the local site, now wants to load the entire nation map even if only zoomed in local.  VERY poor choice.

And to top the mistake off, they STILL don't give you a national mosaic.

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2020, 09:43:47 AM »
Hardly loads on any browser I use. ](*,)

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2020, 11:16:29 AM »
Yes it is very slow today.
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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2020, 12:12:11 PM »
Real  slow. Can't even get the whole map to load.

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2020, 12:17:54 PM »
I get a blank Michigan map, but no radar data. It was working at first. The ping loop in the 'lite' directory for KAPX is the same, so it must be a NWS issue.

Where exactly do I place that WU alternate so it shows in the left side? https://radblast.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_map?station=APX&brand=wui&num=18&delay=15&type=N0R&frame=0&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&showstorms=0&showlabels=1&severe=1&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&smooth=0

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2020, 12:32:10 PM »
I get a blank Michigan map, but no radar data. It was working at first. The ping loop in the 'lite' directory for KAPX is the same, so it must be a NWS issue.

Where exactly do I place that WU alternate so it shows in the left side? https://radblast.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_map?station=APX&brand=wui&num=18&delay=15&type=N0R&frame=0&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&showstorms=0&showlabels=1&severe=1&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&smooth=0

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I found the answer from Ken in the other thread on this subject: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=40983.msg420477#msg420477

It is working now.

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2020, 12:33:25 PM »
Here's my entry in index.php:
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  <table width="99%" style="border: none">
  <tr><td align="center">
    <a onclick="x=window.open('https://radblast.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_map?station=OAX&amp;brand=wui&amp;num=18&amp;delay=15&amp;type=N0R&amp;frame=0&amp;scale=1.000&amp;noclutter=0&amp;showstorms=0&amp;showlabels=1&amp;severe=1&amp;rainsnow=0&amp;lightning=0&amp;smooth=0')" target="_blank" title="Larger View in New Tab"><img src="https://radblast.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_map?station=OAX&amp;brand=wui&amp;num=18&amp;delay=15&amp;type=N0R&amp;frame=0&amp;scale=1.000&amp;noclutter=0&amp;showstorms=0&amp;showlabels=1&amp;severe=1&amp;rainsnow=0&amp;lightning=0&amp;smooth=0" alt="WU OAX Radar" width="320" height="240" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; cursor:pointer" /></a>
  </td>
  <td align="center" style="padding:0px">
    <a class="hvr-glow hvr-grow" title="Operational US Satellite Loops in New Tab"><iframe id="satLoops" width="320" height="238" align="left" src="wxGOES16-HAniSLoops-iframe-index.php" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; cursor:pointer"></iframe></a>
  </td>
  </tr>
  <tr><td colspan="2" class="subHeader" align="center" style="font-size:75%; float:none">Radar Images Courtesy of <a href="https://www.wunderground.com/" target="_blank" title="Opens in New Tab">WU</a> and Satellite Images Courtesy of <a href="https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sectors_index.php" target="_blank" title="Opens in New Tab">NESDIS</a>.</td></tr>
  </table>
YMMV.  Just ignore my home-brewed satellite image on the right...

Thanks, I already added the "settings" line recommended by Ken.

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2020, 12:34:50 PM »
Tried to delete my post because it might muddy the waters, but I just wasn't fast enough. :-)
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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2020, 12:57:58 PM »
For those that want to find the WU image manually/standalone, go to WU. Search your city.  Under the map, there is Wundermap and Nexrad.  Click on the NexRad.
On that graphic, hit the play button so that the image is moving.  Then below that, there is a "Save Image".  That will pop up another window with the graphic and it's address.
You can play around with the options like rain/snow, how many frames, etc.  Then hit the Save Image again with all those options.
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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2020, 01:45:56 PM »
I'm really disappointed in the NWS.  I can't believe they rolled out a product like this when the operational issues were still so apparent in the public beta phase.  It actually does more harm than good to public weather awareness.  I've given my feedback, and I suggest you all do too if you have a moment.  They have an email account set up for feedback specifically regarding the new RIDGE2 page. 

Give them a buzz at nwsradarfeedback@noaa.gov.

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2020, 02:15:57 PM »
Folks:
I have to agree with many of the comments made on this post. The NWS Radar redesign leaves a lot to be desired. The images take too long to load and the color choice for the radar data is just plain bad.

How is this an improvement for the NWS?  #-o
The lack of regional radar images and loops is also a significant shortcoming. Regional images would allow for faster page loads if coded correctly. As of now all National Radar info has to load before the web page is usable, that is hardly an improvement so zooming in won't achieve faster page loads.

I have minimized reliance on NWS Radar for my website to avoid these issues. The impression I am getting here is this is what the NWS wants, so much for serving the public.

Hopefully the NWS will rethink their role in providing user friendly products which are payed for by us taxpayers.

Regards,

« Last Edit: December 20, 2020, 02:17:44 PM by tshattuck »

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2020, 02:20:19 PM »
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The impression I am getting here is this is what the NWS wants, so much for serving the public.

That's the impression I'm getting too.  It feels like they're moving away from public information towards providing strictly raw data, pushing the public towards 3rd party providers to get their needs met.  I really hate to drag this thread in a political direction, but could this be a result of the private sector lobby and corporate America trying to steer policy in NOAA/NWS?

Anyway, carry on.

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2020, 02:39:15 PM »
The impression I am getting here is this is what the NWS wants, so much for serving the public.

They have shown that with several changes over recent years.  To say more about why would cross 'rules' here.

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2020, 02:45:21 PM »
The impression I am getting here is this is what the NWS wants, so much for serving the public.
Hey, those of us with an agrarian background understand how we're being 'serviced'.

I just send them a blistering email saying just what I think of their 'progress'.
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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2020, 08:45:38 PM »
Did IBM buy the NWS now?? :-x

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2021, 09:11:55 PM »
My backup radar GIF is WU's Radblast on my front index page.

https://radblast.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_map?station=OAX&brand=wui&num=18&delay=15&type=N0R&frame=0&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&showstorms=0&showlabels=1&severe=1&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&smooth=0

Adjust locations just change the OAX to your local radar site.
That looks so much better than the new NWS offering. Thanks for the tip. OKX never looked so good.
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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2021, 08:34:30 AM »
With the WU Radblast down and browsers not supporting flash anymore, we don't have many good alternatives except links. The Ridge lite Gif loop is a good idea but the script for my local radar was always 30 minutes behind so removed it. I'm using the GRLevel3 images for local radar on the front index page until the Radblast comes back online.  Upped the page refresh to 4 minutes so it's up to date.

« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 08:37:16 AM by ValentineWeather »
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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2021, 08:46:38 PM »
DRoberts, that radar is very sharp and clear. Do you know of a way to take just the radar block and shrink it down to use on a website?

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Re: The new NWS radar site was implemented today
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2021, 09:24:34 PM »
Sorry. I do not. Maybe a tech person on here can help you?  Perhaps galfert?

 

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