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Page Last updated on Monday, March 22, 2010
Page created Sunday, 13 Apr 2008, 11:26:45 am cdt
01 - 09/15/10 Website Log
02 - 09/19/10 - STARTED RECONSTRUCTION OF "RADAR DATA" WEB PAGE. FINISHED VERSION 1.0 10-02-10
03 - 09/19/10 - STARTED RECONSTRUCTION OF "REGIONAL RADAR LOOP" TAB OR FOLDER. FINISHED VERSION 1.0 09-26-10
04 - 09/19/10 - STARTED RECONSTRUCTION OF "LIGHTNING DATA PAGE" TAB OR FOLDER. FINISHED VERSION 1.0 09-26-10
05 - 09/22/10 - ADDED Arkansas Weather Statistics for 2010 TO THE HOME PAGE FOR A PERIOD
06 - 09/22/10 - ADDED ROAD CONDITIONS FOR TRAVELERS TO THE HOME PAGE AS WE HEAD TOWARD THE WINTER MONTHS.
07 - 09/26/10 - REMODELING THE 7-DAY PLANNER ON THE HOME PAGE. FONTS...INFORMATION...ETC.
08 - 09/26/10 - DEVELOPER STARTED PROCESS OF ADDING FILTER TO HD REGIONAL RADAR FOR GROUND CLUTTER.
09 - 09/26/10 - REMOVED ATLANTIC GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK. THIS PRODUCT IS UPDATED FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER. SPECIAL OUTLOOKS
MAY BE ISSUED AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
10 - 09/26/10 - DELAYED (SOFTWARE DELAYED)...ADDING SCHOOL BUS STOP FORECAST TO THE HOME PAGE. (BETA-TRIAL VERSION)
11 - 09/29/10 - TOSHIBA SERVER (PSATSVR-006002) TAKEN OFFLINE UFN...SYSTEM RUNNING TO "HOT".
12 - 10/04/10 - ADDED THE "The Great Arkansas Hail Hunt" TO THE HOME PAGE
13 - 10/05/10 - TOSHIBA SERVER (PSATSVR-006002) UPDATE: Product has been shipped to the repair location. /WARRANTY/
14 - 10/10/10 - TOSHIBA SERVER (PSATSVR-006002) Status: Awaiting arrival of parts ordered from the manufacturer for repair. Depending on the supplier, parts arrival may
take between three and ten days.
15 - 10/10/10 - WILL BEGIN UPDATE VERSION 1.1 TO THE RADAR PAGE. (I.E. ADDING REGIONAL PRODUCTS) COMPLETED
16 - 10/19/10 - TOSHIBA SERVER (PSATSVR-006002) Status: Replaced cooling fan system. Replaced Mother-Board. Replaced Display Screen. Product will be complete
and ready for final inspection, then sent from the repair location to packaging by 10/20/10. Packing/Shipping may take between two and ten days. Estimated
date of actual arrival is 10/29/10.
16 - 10/22/10 - TOSHIBA SERVER (PSATSVR-006002) Status: Replaced cooling fan system. Replaced Mother-Board. Replaced Display Screen. Product will be complete
and ready for final inspection, then sent from the repair location to packaging by 10/20/10. Packing/Shipping may take between two and ten days. Estimated
date of actual arrival is 10/26/10.
17 - 10/26/10 - TOSHIBA SERVER (PSATSVR-006002) IS NOW BACK ONLINE.
18 - 10/31/10 - WILL START RECONSTRUCTION OF THE "SATELLITE PAGE". COMPLETED
19 - 10/31/10 - NOTICED SEVERAL MISSING/DISAPPEARED LINKS ON MOST PAGES. COMPLETED
20 - 11/14/10 - CHANGED HOME PAGE DISPLAY FROM FALL TO WINTER
21 - 11/16/10 - STARTED UPGRADE TO VOICE/AUDIO WEATHER SERVER AS WELL AS RELOCATION OF COMMUNICATION LINES - Completed 11/17/10
22 - 12/02/10 - HD- REGIONAL RADAR - Over the past couple days we have done a LOT of work on our radar "HD NEXRAD". Specifically we did more work on ground clutter
filtering. It is not perfect, in some rare cases there may still be some ground clutter, but shy of having someone employed 24/7 to manually remove ground
clutter, we feel this is some of the best automated ground clutter methodology available today. In the process of improving the ground clutter filtering, we were
able to get the very weak echos from snow in very cold atmospheres to show up on the radar again, which was missing for some time in our first phase of ground
clutter filtering. Additionally, we have further improved upon the precipitation type technology. We feel that it is so accurate that we have nearly eliminated
the instances of mixed precipitation except in very rare cases where it truely is a mix. The freezing rain areas may actually be more common which will show
up as a dark purple. Mixed precip will show up as a lighter purple.
23 - 12/02/10 - CURRENT CONDITIONS - Current conditions have been improved as we found a bug in the system that was causing some erroneous data in the current
conditions. We also added logic to filter out erroneous data and was even able to add MORE data.
24 - 02/26/11 - Will start the transition from "winter" to "spring" scenes on both Home Page & Climate Page. May look at adding additional radar products as the spring season
approaches. Also...will be adding iPhone Application in the coming months.
25 - 03/08/11 - HP Server Hard Drive Crash/Failure (HP-01148-960689062) covered under /WARRANTY/. Website currently running in "back-up" mode.
26 - 03/09/11 - Started redesign of the "Hazardous Wx Data" Page. Will remove "link" from tool bar & utilize or activate when hazardous is expected or present through the
"Multi-Media Hazardous Weather Briefing Icon" that will be placed on the "Home page".
27 - 03/09/11 - Started upgrading radar products to include "Dual Polarization Radar Data ". More on this topic is coming.
28 - 03/09/11 - Started reconfiguration of the "Weather Discussion" Page. This page will be renamed "Weather Summary" page. This Page is currently updated at least
twice daily. After reconfiguration...this page will be updated at least three or four times daily...under a new format as well.
29 - 03/14/11 - HP Server - Hard Drive Crash/Failure (HP-01148-960689062) covered under /WARRANTY/. Server has been sent to manufacturer for repair. Website currently
running in "back-up" mode.
30 - 03/16/11 - HP Server - Hard Drive Crash/Failure...Plus Processor failure (HP-01148-960689062) covered under /WARRANTY/. Server has been sent to manufacturer for
repair. This website continues to run in "back-up" mode.
31 - 03/22/11 - HP Server - Hard Drive Crash/Failure...Plus Processor failure (HP-01148-960689062) covered under /WARRANTY/. Repaired product was picked-up. Hard
Drive was replaced. However...Server's "Processor" failed again on start-up "Recovery".
32 - 03/24/11 - HP Server - Processor failure (01148-960975849) covered under /WARRANTY/. Server has been sent to manufacturer for repair (AGAIN). This website
continues to operate in "back-up" mode. Also note...since all products (servers) are running in "back-up mode"...expect occasional outages. Be sure to
check the time and date of all products during this time.
33 - 04/03/11 - HP Server - Processor failure (01320-961127904) All or partially covered by Performance Service Plan /WARRANTY/. Product is complete and has been
shipped from the repair location back to the owner. Depending on the type of product, shipping may take between two and three days. This website continues
to operate in "back-up" mode. Also note...since all products (servers) are running in "back-up mode"...expect occasional outages. Be sure to check the time
and date of all products during this time.
34 - 04/06/11 - HP SERVER (HP-01148-960689062) is now back online. This website has returned to "normal mode".
35 - 05/13/11 - Toshiba (big) Server down. Self inflected wound to display screen. Oh well, it's Friday the 13th & and covered under /WARRANTY/ In the process of sending
off for repairs. Houston...will update with tracking info asap. Back...in "back-up mode"
36 - 05/14/11 - Toshiba Server-TSAT5U-106072 = Shipped (Product has been shipped from the store to the repair location. Depending on the type of product, shipping may
take between two and seven days)
37 - 05/21/11 - Replaced Anemometer (WGR968) for current observations installed on 07/15/04 with new Anemometer (WGR968) installed 05/21/11.
38 - 05/21/11 - Toshiba Server-TSAT5U-106072 = Product has already been received at the repair location (05-18-11) and parts have been ordered/received (05-19-11) and
product has been repaired (05-20-11). Product has been shipped from the repair location back to the owner (05-21-11). Depending on the type of product, shipping may take
between two and seven days
39 - 05/26/11 - Toshiba Server-TSAT5U-106072 - Back online. Website = "Safe Mode" (see below)
40 - 05/26/11 - Past week storm system's took there toll on the surface observation/server equipment. This is while already running in backup mode at that time.
Two lightning strikes (same night 5-24-11 - first around 10:48 pm - Second around 10:55 pm ) was the cause. Repairs/parts on order already in progress.
Weather permitting...will begin repairs...starting the afternoon of May 28. Look for occasional outages/products not updating/available through Memorial Day.
Surface observation data maybe erroneous at times. Also...be sure to check the time and date of all products during this time.
41 - 05/28/11 - Replaced 433MHZ Oregon Scientific Base Weather Station. Website = "Normal Mode"
42 - 06/02/11 - Started upgrading the Google Map Section. Then...will start Beta Testing...using the Google map section...in association with the Local Storm Reports.
43 - 06/07/11 - After receiving several request...considering expanding the areal coverage of this website into McDonald & Barry counties in southwest Missouri. This is
under review/discussion as it would likely require a change of domain name.
44 - 06/10/11 - Toshiba Server-TSAT5U-106072 - Apparent Hard Drive Failure = Website switched to "Back-up Mode". Running Diagnostic attm.
45 - 06/16/11 - Toshiba Server-TSAT5U-106072 - Hard Drive Failure - Repaired locally & covered under /WARRANTY/. = Website "Back to Normal Mode".
46 - 07/21/11 - Reconstructed the "RADAR DATA" page. Will be adding the following radar images & loops.
1. Base Reflectivity 1
2. Base Velocity 1
3. Storm Relative Velocity 1
4. Echo Tops
5. Vertically Integrated Liquid
6. One Hour Rainfall
7. Storm Total Rainfall
Also...will be adding the capability of viewing these images from the following radar sites.
1. Fort Smith Arkansas
2. Tulsa (Inola) Oklahoma
3. Springfield Missouri
A Special thanks to Tim Hanko at Walker, MI Weather for his sharing of his radar image selection code which forms the basis for this script!
47 - 07/22/11 - Started using a new forecast icon set for the home page. A Special thanks to Tom at carterlake.org for sharing his icon set !
48 - 08/14/11 - Started reconstructing the "Local Storm Report" pages (See line 42 for more information)
49 - 09/03/11 - Updated "Home Page"
50 - 10/08/11 - Updated "Home Page"
51 - 10/16/11 - Updated "Weather Summary Page"
52 - 10/16/11 - Updated "Radar Data Page"
53 - 12/05/11 - Added Doppler Radar Precipitation Type Placefile to the "Tulsa Ok Radar Site" folder. This placefile will remain in this folder through April 2012. Thanks to
Jeff @ MichiganWxSystem for creating this placefile.
54 - 12/12/11 - Would Like to say "Thanks" to Tyler @ WxTracker15@live.com for creating a graphics package with a new Banner & 7 Day Weather Planner for this website !!
55 - 12/22/11 - Redesigned most Public Information Safety Pages. This included Winter Weather, Severe Thunderstorm & Tornado Safety pages.
56 - 12/23/11 - Aquired additional acess to the full suite of the ECMWF Forecast Model for now. Thanks to Weather Underground. This has been about 40 years in waiting! :)
57 - 12/27/11 - Redesigned the "Home Page" for the "IPhone View" & faster "PC" loading. Still having issues with Safari & associated WeatherUnderground code. (rapid-fire)
58 - 12/27/11 - Several Major Upgrades will be coming in 2012 that will affect the "RADAR DATA" page. As mentioned back on line item #27 "Dual Polarization Radar Data "
will be arriving in 2012 (http://www.roc.noaa.gov/WSR88D/PublicDocs/DualPol/DPDeployment080911r1_TC_WG.pdf ...also see...
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=sgf&storyid=75589&source=0). In addition...my software provider has informed of a upgrade/
new release of GRLevel3 V2.0 during late winter or early spring of 2012. So the bottom line here is...major changes may be on the horizion throughout 2012...
as far as the radar data is viewed on this website ! More on this as 2012 rolls around.
59 - 12/28/11 - Basicly addressed the same issue as line item 57. Recoded the "Weather Summary Page" for the "IPhone View" (I.E Background not compatible with Safari).
Also added/moved the "Sky Condition" scroll from the "Home Page" over to the "Weather Summary Page".
60 - 02/17/12 - Dual Pol Upgrade on WSR-88D radar at Springfield Missouri is complete. GRLevel3 V2.0 (Dual Pol) upgrade for Radar Data Page is on hold until further notice.
61 - 02/18/12 - Applied "meta" code to appropriate web pages so they will automatically "refresh" or display the current image. "Refresh or update" times vary between 4 to 20
minutes. No more "clicking" the refresh button!!!
62 - 02/23/12 - An update to the regional radar is coming soon, with 6 minute updates, full nexrad resolution on a national scale, ground clutter filtering, precipitation type
identification and more.
63 - 04/04/12 - This is updating line item #58...Dual Polarization Radar Data Upgrade. Since our main radar site(s) (KSRX & KINX) will not be upgraded to Dual Polarization until
September 2012...I plan on placing the upgrade to bentonvillearweather.com "radar data" page to Dual Polarization on "hold" until late fall or early winter 2012.
(this will likely require a new/additional server...ouch!!)
64 - 04/04/12 - Updated/added "SCIT" (storm cell identification tracking) V1.3.0 to the "radar data" page. A special thanks goes out to jwyman @ Southern Maryland Weather for
developing & sharing his software.
65 - 04/04/12 - Will be installing/adding GEMPAK software over the next week to use on bentonvillearweather.com.
GEMPAK is a suite of applications for the decoding, analysis, display and diagnosis of weather data. GEMPAK provides a comprehensive set of meteorological
parameter calculations for surface, upper-air, gridded, and remotely sensed data. Would like to say thanks to rdale @ Skywatch Services for this application
66 - 04/21/12 - Added RUC MODEL RUN Ver 1.3 Sounding for Fayetteville Arkansas to the Weather Summary Page. A special thanks goes out to jwyman @ Southern Maryland
Weather for developing & sharing his script for this useful information.
67 - 04/29/12 - HP Server - Hard Drive Crash/Failure (HP-01148-960689062) covered under /WARRANTY/. Server has been sent to manufacturer for repair. Website currently
running in "back-up" mode. The "Home & Radar Data Pages will be most affected by this outage. Outage expected to last through at least 05/16/12.
68 - 05/05/12 - Warranty replaced with new HP Server. Server back online. Website = "Normal Mode"
69 - 06/13/12 - AT&T is installing fiber optic telecommunication U-verse lines today.
70 - 06/17/12 - With line 69 now completed...Will begin transisation/upgrading the "Radar Data Page" to Dual Pol. The schedule completion date is October 2012.
71 - 07/13/12 - Redesigned the "HOME" page based on viewers suggestions.
72 - 07/13/12 - Will be using "Stardock" weather images. Would like to say thanks to http://www.stardock.com for the use of the weather images.
73 - 08/04/12 - I would like to say a special "thanks" to GRLevelXMods By Derek @ http://grlevelxmods.co.cc for the opportunity to run a beta program.
74 - 08/11/12 - Started trail preiod for PrimaSoft Auto FTP/conflicts...issues using GR3 FTP
75 - 08/11/12 - Due to the issue on line 74...will begin the transition of phasing out GR3 & move toward the Dual Polarization Radar Data Upgrade for GR3v2. This was on the
agenda for September 2012 anyway due to KSRX & KINX upgrade to Dual Pol at that time.
76 - 11/02/12 - Added new RSS Watch, Warning & Advisory Script
77 - 12/09/12 - Coming/starting January 01, 2013..Newton County Arkansas will be added to the coverage/discussion/forecast area of bentonvillearweather.com.
78 - 01/18/13 - Radar Data - Will be updating the radar software to GRLevel V2.10 - January 19 & 20 2013.
79 - 02/15/13 - Will be updating to V2.5.5 of F5 Data starting today. Nice new features with this update.
80 - 03/28/13 - Added software for the ability to better produce climatological graphics.
81 - 04/23/13 - Will be updating F5 software to V2.6.4 today.