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Category Date - Time ∇ Source Entry
Sep 1, 2017 - 11:41 am Operator Semi-fimal testing complete on METAR display on Current Conditions page.
Aug 18, 2017 - 1:25 pm Operator Quit and Restarted WeatherCat app which fixed the image error. Video now works again! ;-)
Aug 17, 2017 - 6:52 pm Operator Shutting down upload-movies.html since my camera is inop. Setting was in Additional Files.
Aug 4, 2017 - 4:00 pm Operator Testing new processes to upload the time lapse video as an mp4 file. These files are much smaller thus upload faster as well as being more usable on all modern browsers than the legacy mov videos.
Jul 20, 2017 - 11:50 am Operator Apple Security Update required restarting the mac mini.
Jul 17, 2017 - 2:36 pm Operator Added partial KMEM METAR info below “Current Weather” display on Home page.
Jul 17, 2017 - 10:00 am Operator Found Smart Converter Pro 2.app had crashed. Restarted normally. It was started ~7/15/17 and is running continuously to verify reliability. May provide a means of creating time-lapse video (mp4) as a replacement to QuickTime (mov).
Jul 13, 2017 - 10:45 am Operator Disabled NWS Forecast display because it is rarely available due to SOAP_server problems and continuing IT updating.
July 1, 2017 - 2:13 pm Operator Found what seems to be a non-standard remark about a non-variable Ceiling: CIG 009 RWY24. Added this format to Parsing method for METAR remarks.
Jun 6, 2017 - 4:04 pm Operator Found yet another typo. METAR text file "AO2" had a "0" (zero) instead of an "O".
Jun 6, 2017 - 9:44 am Operator Added code to allow BINOVC remarks to include location information.
May 27, 2017 - 11:34 am Operator Replaced batteries in Anemometer and Main station transmitters
May 21, 2017 - 1:08 pm Operator Fixed a coding problem in the METAR parsing for “OCNL LTG...”
May 4, 2017 - 5:35 pm Operator Returned Anemometer to service after roof and siding repairs. Also moved the instrument 10 ft further south.
Apr 24, 2017 - 7:40 pm Operator Updated the NOAA Forecast scripts to handle switch to https at their site.
Mar 1, 2017 - 8:51 pm Operator Added Ice Accretion (ITnnn) item in METARAdditional Remarks. “T” = hour, normally 1,3 or 6. “nnn” = depth of ice to nearest one-hundredth of an inch (0.01 in.)
Feb 8, 2017 - 1:17 pm Operator Added minimal parsing for clear text remarks in a METAR remarks area. Text such as “HAZE ALOFT” will display in the Miscellaneous Remarks section as “Haze Aloft”.
Jan 19, 2017 - 10:06 am Operator Moved “PRESRR” and “PRESFR” output to just after the Altimeter output in the METAR reports. Seemed more important than a simple “Additional Remark”.
Jan 19, 2017 - 11:54 am Operator Completed final testing of “Visibility Variable” ( VIS [H] hiVlo [x/y] ) parsing in the METAR reports.
Dec 31, 2016 - 8:02 pm Operator I think I have finally have a stable, working generic Precipitation parser for the METAR reports!
Dec 9, 2016 - 9:13 pm ISS/WC All time Record - High Pressure 30.671 in/Hg
Nov 29, 2016 - 10:00 am Operator Reporting computer (and the rest of the house!) lost power twice during the day due to high winds during frontal passage downing trees and power lines. Restarted each time automatically. ;-)
Nov 28, 2016 - 2:42 pm ISS/WC 2016 Low Pressure: 29.29 in/Hg
Nov 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm Operator METAR display coming along slowly. Various unusual, less often seen info works now. “Rnn|L|C|R/V1V1V1V1|V|P|V2V2V2V2FT|/U|D|N” now works in Main and RMKs sections. Lightning remarks (LTG...) also works in both sections.
Nov 10, 2016 - 11:20 am Operator Replaced batteries and performed yearly maintenance checks on ISS and remote anemometer.
Nov 6, 2016 - 5:22 [m Operator Making better progress on METAR parsing!
Oct 23, 2016 - 9:27 am Operator Reverted to Wind Chill versus Heat Index graphs for Fall/Winter seasons.
Oct 18, 2016 - 10:33 am Operator Updated Safari. Restart required. Restarts Software and Computer Uptime clocks. ;+(
Oct 17, 2016 - 2:33 pm Operator Edited METAR reports display (V.1017.2.33). Accessed via link just above “Special Maps” on home page.
Sep 15, 2016 - 10:43 am Operator Updated to Mac OS X Security Update 2016-001®. Restart required. WeatherCat off line for ~12 minutes. All apps restarted successfully.
Sep 10, 2016 - 3:49 pm Operator Updated to WeatherCat 2.4.0. Off line for ~15 minutes. App restarted successfully.
Sep 6, 2016 - 10:40 am Operator Corrected too small font size in footer area on small mobile devices.
Sep 5, 2016 - 5:45 pm Operator Tweaked "No Rain" displays on “Current Conditions” and “Statistics” pages.
Aug 18, 2016 - 5:00 pm Operator Tweaked numerous display colors and fonts on “Forecast” page. Corrected differing fonts in “Top of Page” buttons.
Aug 18, 2016 - 10:23 am Operator Edited Monthly and Annual Custom Rain Gauges to allow easier to read scales.
Aug 14, 2016 - 4:45 pm Operator Discovered I had been using an 10 minute average Wind value instead of an ‘instantaneous‘ Wind value in the “Current Conditions” display.
Aug 10, 2016 - 9:31 pm Operator Tweaked html and CSS for better display of Current and Statistical data on iPhone® (Portrait position).
Aug 8, 2016 - 4:45 pm Operator Added PHP code to convert all “AM/PM” text to “am/pm” in Current and Statistical data displays.
Aug 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm Operator Updated to Mac OS X 10.11.6®. WeatherCat off line for ~20 minutes. All apps restarted successfully.
Aug 6, 2016 - 7:35 pm Operator Modified Wind display in Current Conditions to indicate “mph” vs. “MPH”.
Aug 6, 2016 - 7:43 pm Operator Modified no Wind to display as “Calm”. Modified Calm Wind to include change from last report; “( change )”.
Aug 3, 2016 - 4:15 pm Operator Added High and Low External Humidity data in “Additional Information” area of “Current Conditions” page.
Jul 31, 2016 - 5:54 pm Operator Changed local radar from MEM to NQA for increased coverage.
Jul 30, 2016 - 3:24 pm Operator Added Most Rain for period in This Month, Last Month, This Year, and Last Year.
Jul 30, 2016 - 11:23 am Operator Removed Last Significant Rain display in Last Year’s Statistics.
Jul 27, 2016 - 4:34 pm Operator Replaced Windyty.com display ‘iframe’ to their own site due to changes that prevent “Tools” from being displayed on any window smaller than 750 pixel width! Very poor UI design..
Jul 26, 2016 - 11:35 pm Operator Nearby electrical transformer failed causing loss of power to several others in neighborhood. Mac mini and WeatherCat restarted when power was restored around 6 am. No data loss.
Jul 22, 2016 - 4:50 pm ISS/WC All Time Record - High Temperature: 98.9°F
Jul 21, 2016 - 3:40 pm Operator Found problem creating Calculated Conditions function. Entering “100.0” °F changes to “212.0” when tabbing out of that field. Clicking the field changes value to “413.6”! Tabbing out changes it to “776.480”. Suspect a bug?
Jul 21, 2016 - 6:02 pm Operator Added “High Heat Index” values (as well as “Low Wind Chill”) to Additional Information for Today in the Current Weather page. Each will be displayed only during the appropriate season.
Jun 27, 2016 - 5:45 am Operator Thunderstorms around 5:45 am caused power loss. The Mac mini and WC restarted automatically.
Jun 16, 2016 - 4:27 pm ISS/WC 2016 Record High Temperature: 97.3°F
Jun 15, 2016 - 4:48 pm ISS/WC 2016 Record Heat Index: 120.3°F
Jun 15, 2016 - 8:09 pm ISS/WC 2016 Matched Previous Record (Dec 13, 2015): High Wind: 38mph
May 20, 2016 - 6:16 pm Operator Reverted to Heat Index versus Wind Chill graphs for Spring/Summer seasons.
Apr 21, 2016 - 4:10 pm Operator Added Twitter feed, approximately every two hours.
Mar 10, 2016 - n/a ISS/WC 2016 Most dialy Rain: 4.10 in
Feb 03, 2016 - 5:16 pm Operator Added page to display Windity.com map and a link to the page on index.html.
Feb 03, 2016 - 8:08 pm Operator Changed order of Main Navigation titles.
Jan 19, 2016 - 1:41 am ISS/WC 2016 Record - Low Temperature: 16.9°F
Jan 19, 2016 - 4:37 pm Operator Debugged the PHP scripts for reporting the running time of the Mac mini.
Jan 18, 2016 - 6:03 am ISS/WC 2016 Low Wind Chill: 12.8°F
Jan 15, 2016 - 3:12 pm Operator Added “mail sent” animated graphic to Thank you page.
Jan 11, 2016 - 11:31 am Operator Moved the PHP scripts for the WC running time to the Station page which added “days”, “hours”, and “minutes” to the display.
Jan 10, 2016 - 6:09 pm Operator Added AppleScript to fetch computer uptime and style a text string for WC to upload at 15 minute intervals. Created a PHP script on the Station page to read and display the uptime text.
Jan 07, 2016 - 11:38 am Operator Added PHP script to change a zero wind speed to display as “Calm” and to eliminate any direction display.
Jan 06, 2016 - 2:47 pm Operator Added PHP script to change no rain display to “No rain during this period” and to eliminate any rain rate display.
Dec 28, 2015 - 5:04 am ISS/WC All Time Record - Rain Rate: 9.29 in/hr
Dec 24, 2015 - 12:19 pm Operator Moved link to this journal on the Station page.
Dec 23, 2015 - 12:59 pm ISS/WC All Time Record - Low Pressure: 29.36 in/Hg
Nov 21, 2015 - 2:34 pm Operator Added html tag to force Severe weather details to open a new tab/page. Removed the “I” image/symbol in warning box since it was being used as additional link causing the user to lose the current page.
Nov 19, 2015 - 10:26 am Operator Minor bug fixes, weather warning tweaks.
Nov 02, 2015 - 4:56 pm Operator Discovered incorrect use of MOVIE$ and WCAM640$. They had been added to index.html and only caused a problem when viewed on iPhone. Even though the html was added by WC, it did not display on any browser showing ‘large’ screens. Corrected by creating a minimal file (upload-movies.txt).
Nov 02, 2015 - 7:13 pm Operator Edited ~/Library/WeatherCatData/Location1/Journal (to correct entries made with incorrect assumptions on my part).
Oct 17, 2015 - 4:45 pm Operater Discovered malformed Custom Gauge was causing “Fatal Error” reports by the OS. Corrected and eliminated those errors.
Oct 13, 2015 - 1:48 pm Operater Deleted custom gauges 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 to test for “Fatal error” logging by the OS.
Mar 28, 2015 - 12:04 pm Idiot! Removed ISS battery, disconnected solar array, set test DIP to ON, an over night to drain the power capacitor. Reinstalled battery and solar array and discovered that I had initially installed the battery SDRAWKCAB!