Saturday, April 26, 2014

New Amateur Radio Internet Radio Linking Protocol (IRLP) Node 8962

Along with maintaining the weather site, one of my other interest is Amateur Radio. Recently I opened a new node for IRLP here in Rock Hall. There is only one other IRLP node on the Eastern Shore and it's down in Ocean City, MD

If your an active Han Radio operator, feel free to try this new node. You can find more details at IRLP Node 8962 on the weather site.

Let me know how you like it!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Live Webcam

As you all know, bandwidth is a valuable commodity. With that in mind it's become difficult for me to continue to allow the live streaming of the weather webcam. Effective today it has been removed from the site. I plan to look for other alternatives and should they become available I'll re-initiate the live stream.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tropical WX Page

Ever since StormPulse went commercial and started charging for their feed, I have neglected to followup with some alternative.
Tropical storm Andrea got me thinking that we needed something so I've added a new page called Tropical WX. You'll see the link in the Navigation Menu on the left of the home page.

The page uses a few images from Weather Underground Tropical Weather Center and parses data from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Give it a try, let me know what you think!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Weather Gauges

My old Weather Display Live page was a Flash based environment. It seems that along with Apple, many of the browsers in android phones and tablets also don't support Flash.

To fix this I've added a new page called Live WX Gauges - take a look and let me know what you think!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Major Site Updates

Recent upgrades by my hosting company required that site code be upgraded to support PHP 5.4.9. This was a big project but it also gave me the opportunity to enhance some features. The following is a list of changes and upgrades.

  •  forecast page expanded to seven days and a drop down menu now offers a selection of 8 other local towns that NWS forecasts. Rock Hall is the default.
  • Advisories page has been expanded to cover 7 Counties and a Weather Warning map has been added
  • County Advisories pages has a new look
  • Live Webcam has a second camera added (work still in process)
  • Live Air Traffic link has been added - similar to AIS ship traffic
  • Nearby Metar has been expanded - 20 stations now reporting with a new page format
  • Weather Flyer page now has included the local tide predictions
  • Almanac Station Monthly Report added: Monthly/Daily weather info
  • Almanac Station Historical Data added: daily records back to 2010 maintained by Weather Underground from data supplied by this site
  • Almanac Space Weather page added
  • Almanac Earthquake page updated - new Google map shows quake activity location
  • Status page added
  • Website map added
If you happen to notice anything that's not working or if I've missed anything from the old site, let me know and I'll do what I can to make corrections.

Friday, May 25, 2012

State/Weather/Popular Beliefs and Trivia

If you've gotten tired of the same old facts and trivia popping up on the bottom of the home page, take a new look.......I've added a new collection of weather, popular beliefs and trivia to the collection......many I think you'll find very interesting!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tropical Storm Page

In the past my Hurricane coverage has been parsed from StormPulse . They have recently gone commercial and there subscription fees are beyond the scope of my weather site. I've re-done the Storm Report page and I'm now getting updates and links from the NOAA National Hurricane Center. I've also added (4) maps to display the Atlantic Basin. You can click on these maps to enlarge. The enlargement technique is also new. I like it and may try to use it on other pages.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know!