- 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."
Saturday: partly cloudy, hot and humid, chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 90, wind east 4-8 m.p.h. Saturday night: partly cloudy, low in the lower 70s. Sunday: partly cloudy, hot and humid, high near 90, wind south 4-8 m.p.h.
A surface high pressure system centered over the western Atlantic Ocean strengthened on Saturday. Clockwise flow around the high is generating southerly winds which are transporting hot humid air over the state. The temperature has warmed enough that the atmosphere over western Ohio has become unstable and thunderstorms have developed over that part of the state. Those storms could move into Central Ohio later this afternoon and evening. Some storms could produce locally heavy rain and may approach severe criteria. ***Tropical Storm Gaston*** At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was located at latitude 29.2N and longitude 54.0W which put it about 675 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. Gaston was moving toward the northwest at 9 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 70 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 993 mb. ***Eastern North Pacific Tropical Storm Madeline*** At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Madeline was located at latitude 15.7N and longitude 139.3W which put it about 1075 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Madeline was moving toward the northwest at 10 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 60 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 997 mb.
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