- July 23, 2016 There was a massive power outage at the University on Friday and unfortunately I don't currently have full access to the server. Data will be missing until at least Monday. Sorry for any inconvenience.
- April 26, 2016 Working on system outage
- October 16, 2014 Radar Mosaics restored.
- October 14, 2014 Upgraded GEMPAK (Map generation) software to latest version.
- October 2, 2014 - As stated, will work with adjusting satellite imagery, particularly oceanic views, this weekend - (Thanks for reporting, Bruce)
- October 2, 2014 - Fixed issue whereby MOS files were appearing out of order at the start of the month (Thanks for notifying us of this bug, Scott!)
- September 30, 2014 - East and West Coast Satellite Images fixed and will arrive with increased frequency and for visible, improved resolution. Will work on tropics next; may add Alaska and Hawaii if sufficient demand exists.
- September 27, 2014 - Web Server restored after hardware failure.
- September 21, 2014 - U.S. Temperature map restored (colors were not outputting correctly due to a corrupt grid file)
- January 19, 2014 - Fixed accounts so that you don't have to login as often; cookies should last one year and are no longer tied to IP address. (I.e. if you are using a phone or laptop and go elsewhere, you should still be logged in).
- January 18, 2014 - Add help menu with contact form. Modified menu so that it is easier to see on most browsers
- January 18, 2014 - Numerous server upgrades and fixes.
- June 2, 2013 - Switched Satellite products to GOES-14 due to GOES-13 outage.
- May 12, 2013 - Added Severe Wx related model products to Severe Wx landing page."
Overnight: cloudy, chance for isolated showers, low in the lower 50s. Thursday: showers and a chance for isolated thunderstorms, high in the mid 60s, wind north 4-8 m.p.h. Thursday night: chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms, low in the mid 50s. Friday: chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 60s, wind east 6-12 m.p.h.
An upper level low over Indiana has transported enough momentum to the surface to spin up a surface low over southeast Indiana. The upper low will drift south over Kentucky on Thursday. Because the upper low contains a pool of cold air, it is making the atmosphere over Ohio more unstable. The instability is making it easier to showers to develop. When the temperature at the surface warms, it increases the instability. In some locations there is enough instability for isolated thunderstorms to develop. Showers and thunderstorms tend to increase in the afternoon and then decrease at night. The upper low is forecast to drift back north over Indiana on Friday. It is possible that there could be a little more sunshine which would allow the temperature to be several degrees warmer n Friday afternoon. If the temperature at the surface is a little warmer, then the chance for thunderstorms will increase on Friday afternoon. ***TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW*** At 8:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Matthew was located at latitude 14.1N and longitude 65.5W which put it about 265 miles east-northeast of Curacao. Matthew was moving toward the west at 16 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 70 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 995 mb. Tropical Storm Watches have been issued for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.
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