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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Last post by TechKitten on Yesterday at 12:29:37 PM »
35 (Fahrenheit) and partly cloudy. Temps are supposed to peak at 49 today, and drop to 29 overnight.
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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Last post by crazybangles on January 25, 2020, 01:57:03 PM »
33 and Snow
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Contributions / Re: 'WeatherScan' like app now in beta preview
« Last post by ivuWeather on January 17, 2020, 04:55:23 PM »
Thanks again for the kind words, everyone.  Jonathon - you are right.  We've been able to incorporate a number of your suggestions into the app so far.  We're continuing to work on additional features and bug fixes.

Speaking of which we've just updated the beta.  Here are the changes:

  • New threaded implementation of our real-time updates.  This helps cut down on the screen pausing or hiccuping when the app is getting new information (warnings, radar, sat, etc.).  Those updates now happen in their own thread and then appear in the app the moment they are issued.
  • Added snow squall warnings to the 'EAS' mode where we read the warning and leave the radar up until the warning expires.  We now enter that mode for Tornado Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Flash Flood Warnings, and Snow Squall Warnings.
  • Revamped the 'EAS' mode so that a new/updated storm warning coming in will only interrupt the one being read if it's more important.  For instance - if a severe thunderstorm warning is being read and a tornado warning comes in, it will interrupt.  It will read the tornado warning first, then go back and re-read the severe thunderstorm warning that it pre-empted.
  • Changed wording on active alerts screens to show midnight and noon rather than 12:00 am and 12:00 pm.
  • Added the temperature trend to the extended forecast.  For instance, if temperatures are expected to fall through the day you will see a down arrow next to the high temp for that day.

I sure appreciate all the kind words and hope everyone can continue to test the app for us and provide any feedback or suggestions.

Thanks!
Scott
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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Last post by TV Shows Fan on January 14, 2020, 01:00:19 PM »
42° and Mostly Cloudy
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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Last post by TV Shows Fan on January 14, 2020, 12:17:41 AM »
29° and Mostly Cloudy
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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« Last post by TV Shows Fan on January 13, 2020, 07:23:28 PM »
35° and Mostly Cloudy
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General Discussion / Canals in Venice
« Last post by TWCC_DJK5555 on January 13, 2020, 05:59:45 PM »
Back in November, tides in Venice pushed water levels to "50 year highs."  Two months later, things are MUCH different.

Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods
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Contributions / Re: 'WeatherScan' like app now in beta preview
« Last post by Jonathon on January 13, 2020, 12:33:34 AM »
Everblack and luesjo12 - I sure hope neither of you felt I was bothered by your feedback.  Just the opposite - I'm very happy to have it.  There have only been a few people who have seen the project so far and I'm anxious for additional opinions and suggestions.

luesjo12 - I'm concerned about what you mentioned with your zip code.  To be honest that sounds like a bug and I want to get it addressed.  I'll take a look and see what I can figure out.  McAllen certainly should be in there as a city.  I appreciate you letting me know.

Thanks again, guys!  I really do appreciate any feedback.  Even negative feedback is OK.  We really are committed to doing whatever we can to make this little app of ours as useful as possible.  In order to do that we need other opinions besides our own.  After staring at it for hundreds of hours over the course of a year you develop a type of tunnel vision that sometimes makes things hard to notice.

Scott
I am one of those who has seen this in action, and Scott has done a tremendous job with this app. I was actually the one who suggested the different music playlists, and some other tweaks and additions that have been introduced since it was launched in beta. Seeing that you've implemented some of my suggestions was very exciting to notice!

This project has nowhere to go but up, and I have a feeling that it will become quite a success once it's out of beta. :)
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Contributions / Re: 'WeatherScan' like app now in beta preview
« Last post by crazybangles on January 12, 2020, 11:41:06 PM »
Weatherscan isn’t gone, just removed from several cable companies
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General Discussion / Re: Gale-Farce Winds
« Last post by TWCC_DJK5555 on January 08, 2020, 08:39:02 PM »
Does anybody remember the story about those high school kids who allegedly acted aggressively towards a guy in DC.  When video evidence proved that the media fabricated much of what they were saying, the family of the one kid sued.  CNN recently settled out of court.

Enter Sandman
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