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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 (socket.io) between Laravel Echo Server, and client. This mismatch began last week when I did some […]

July 21, 2022 By [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

I’ve now added the option to send text-only e-mails. This will apply to all e-mails coming from WxNotify. (weather alerts, daily forecasts, monthly tests, etc.) You can turn this on by signing into your account at https://www.wxnotify.com/login/, clicking on profile menu in upper right and selecting “Settings”. The first option is now “Send emails in […]

January 3, 2022 By [email protected]

A subscriber requested that I bring back the option to send text-only e-mail alerts. I had mistakenly removed the option (only providing HTML emails) without realizing that subscribers actually wanted that feature! I will be working on adding that feature back in over the weekend.

December 30, 2021 By [email protected]

I was notified by my monitoring that the Chicago NWS office issued a Winter Storm Watch for its CWA around 2:47pm today, but it was not dispatched by WxNotify. It turns out the product got stuck in Laravel’s queue for some reason. I re-ran the product through the system and it was dispatched with no […]

December 30, 2021 By [email protected]

I have now fixed an issue where some subscribers were not receiving daily forecasts. WxNotify obtains daily forecast data from the National Weather Service API, and for some users, the API was returning empty current condition data for the user’s closest reporting station. The code now looks at the 10 closest weather stations and loops […]

October 29, 2021 By [email protected]