National Weather Service Update

Within the past few months, the National Weather Service updated many of their websites, which impacted our weather services on outrageGIS.com. We are happy to announce that we have completed updates on our end so we can continue to serve up weather information for the Daniel Boone and Great Smokies.

The biggest change was to their home page and to the point locations’ weather and forecast pages. This caused our 7-day forecast to break, but we have fixed the problem. Also, the rss feeds for watches and warnings were dropped for point locations, so we had figure out a work around to pull in these important messages. While we didn’t replicate the rss feeds, we were able to pull in hazardous weather discussions for our locations. It kinda works and thank goodness for the command line utilities pcregrep and sed.

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