Observatory Internet is Back Online

Friday, May 22nd, 2020 12:16pm EDT

Updated to the weather site are now fully operational after a tree came down during the windstorm on May 9th. We had been able to get intermittent data uploaded over the past two weeks, but now. the cable has been replaced and we are fully back online.

Local Radar Images are not uploading to website

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 10:05am EST

We are experiencing issues uploading the latest images from the local radar. we are working on the issue and hope to have it resolved shortly. You can click on the external link to the local radar image at KBOX radar station until we resolve the issue.

New Site Features, Upgrades and Repairs

Saturday, December 21st, 2019 9:24pm EST

We are in the process of repairing, upgrading and adding new features to the website. The overhaul was long over due. Below are the completed and in process list:

NEW FEATURES

1) Daily Rain Detail Reports
2) Daily Temperature Reports
3) Freeze Reports (days below 32F)
4) NHC Tropical Reports
5) NOAA/EC Live Radio

UPGRADES/REPAIRS

1) USGC Earthquake Report
2) Space Weather (repaired 99%)
3) Nearby METAR Reports
4) Replace Lunar Phase Applet
5) Google Map Error Resolved
6) Updates to Ajax and PHP Site Files

we are working on additional features for the site and hope to make them live soon

All Sky Camera is offline

Saturday, December 21st, 2019 8:24pm EST

As many have noticed the sky camera is not posting images. The camera itself has failed. We are targeting spring for the camera replacement.

Local Weather is currently unavailable

Monday, May 20th, 2019 2:17pm EDT

We are experiencing a communications issue with the weather station data logger and the weather software. Local weather conditions are not available at this time. Weather forecasts and radar are functioning correctly. We are working on bringing the local weather back online as quickly as possible

National weather Service Forecasts are Back Online

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 12:35pm EST

The National Weather Service has migrated their forecasts from http to https. We have updated our scripts to reflect that change and the forecasts are now back online.

Website Refresh Issues resolved.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 5:13pm EST

For the past couple months we have been experiencing refresh issues with the weather data. we have believe we have finally resolved all the refresh issues and have fixed the offending code. We appreciate your patience and hope you have a better experience with the website.

How to Safely view the Solar Eclipse on August 21st

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 11:19am EDT

If you want to safely view the solar eclipse on Monday August 21st and don’t have a pair of solar viewing glasses. Take a look at the video on this site:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-solar-eclipse-without-special-glasses-tips-tricks-2017-8

To see what the eclipse will look like from your location go to here:

http://time.com/4882923/total-solar-eclipse-map-places-view/

Website is Back Online

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 10:46am EDT

Data corruption brought down the website today. The issue has been resolved and the website is back online. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Windows 10 Updates Causing Weather Server Outages

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 12:22pm EDT

With the latest round of malware circulating the globe, there has been an increase in Windows 10 updates at odd hours. This results in a reboot that takes the weather station offline until it is manually restarted. We apologize for any recent outages and we are looking into ways to prevent this, or limit these interruptions. These outages only affect local weather and observatory generated radar images. The weather forecasts remain up to date, and there is an external link to the Bedford weather radar in the menu.