Author: admin

WxNotify has a new page that includes several Place FIles for Storm Predicion Center (SPC) products that can be used with the popular commercial (i.e. paid) radar programs GRLevel 2 and GRLevel 3. There is also an open-source/free radar program called Supercell-WX that can also use Place Files. What’s a Place File, you ask? Place […]

June 1, 2024 By admin

I discovered this morning that there were no alerts (other than daily forecasts) sent between around 9pm CDT 5/21 to this morning (5/22) around 9:30am CDT. Also, discovered that a number of subscribers erroneously received a notification that they have disabled alerts. I have since found the issue and fixed it. Apologies for the inconvenience!

May 22, 2024 By admin

I discovered after the upgrade that two-factor authentication does not seem to be working correctly. I am investigating the issue and will post an update here once the issue is resolved. Thanks for you patience and understanding! — EDIT as of 10:45 AM CDT 5/12/24 – Two factor is now working as expected.

May 12, 2024 By admin

After many months of planning, upgrading software, fixing bugs, and implementing brand new infrastructure, I’m happy to announce that WxNotify has received some well-needed upgrades! The website and admin portal still look the same, (for now) but much of the background code and processes have been updated. These changes allow me to better monitor all […]

May 11, 2024 By admin

I’m excited to announce that a new beta feature has just been integrated into WxNotify! The open source software Traccar is now being used to help provide real-time location information to WxNotify. With the use of a free iOS or Android client, WxNotify users can now be notified for weather alerts affecting their specific location, […]

May 20, 2023 By admin

Haven’t posted in a while, since my time has been taken up by a recent move to a different state and my current job. From a site perspective though, I just deployed fixes for a few issues, including a pretty significant one that prevented new account sign ups. Also was recently notified that Verizon’s free […]

April 6, 2023 By admin

I have been out of town since last Saturday (7/16) and just happened to notice this morning that no alerts were being sent out from WxNotify! The issue ended up being a mismatch of versions between a Javascript library ( between Laravel Echo Server, and client. This mismatch began last week when I did some […]

July 21, 2022 By admin

I was able to get some time to fix a disabled alerts bug and introduce a small feature related to the Convective Outlook alerts: Disabled Alert notification emails were only listing alert UUIDs and not the actual alert information. Not very useful, right? That has now been fixed to show which alerts are disabled. The […]

June 13, 2022 By admin

The combination of some DigitalOcean planned maintenance & a recent database configuration change by me triggered a brief outage of WxNotify this morning. The maintenance caused the database server to reboot, and because of the recent database configuration change on the server, the database failed to start back up. That, of course caused the rest […]

May 4, 2022 By admin

In order to keep up with current news around the NOAA Weather Wire Service, EMWIN, NOAAPort, and NOAA/NWS in general, I started following the Weather Message (a.k.a WxMessage) mailing list several years ago. It’s been a wealth of information and the members are always friendly and kind to newcomers. Due to the frustration by many […]

January 26, 2022 By admin