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Big Bend Changing Web Page

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Offline ambersdad

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Big Bend Changing Web Page
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:06:10 PM »
Went to the web page this morning to see if a new daily report is up.  It hasn't changed since Friday.   They are revamping everything.  Still have Fridays Daily Report up though.

What they claim is the mesowest weather station for RGV is not. I pasted the coordinates into Acme mapper and it was Santa Elena Canyon. 
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Offline RichardM

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 03:08:21 PM »
Ok, the next person to stop by the Visitor Center (any of them) needs to bug them about when they're going to resume updating the Daily Report online. While I probably like the particular date for which they have the latest report more than the average visitor, it sure would be nice if they could at least stay within a week of the current date. :icon_rolleyes:

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 03:18:45 PM »
I'll ask when I get a zone permit this weekend.

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 03:26:46 PM »
You may know Texas Tech now has new weather observation stuff at Persimmon Gap--windy there yesterday!

http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 03:55:23 PM »
You may know Texas Tech now has new weather observation stuff at Persimmon Gap--windy there yesterday!

http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/
Nice pictures at http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/temp/PGAP_new/pgap_new.html and some basic info at http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/site_info/PGAP.html
I have yet to find any page containing actual data for this site, other than this table. Maybe they don't have it fully online yet? It doesn't show up on NOAA's network of sites.

Or maybe they're just waiting for the Daily Report to be updated (to bring us back on topic).

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 04:08:11 PM »
It's Texas Tech; there is data from yesterday, and tablesw of data from past days; lemme see if i can get a direct link...

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 04:09:23 PM »
Here are the previuos days observations

http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/tech/1-output/climate.html

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 04:22:45 PM »
Here are the previuos days observations

http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/tech/1-output/climate.html
...which leads to http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/5minuteobs/Persimmon%20Gap%20BBNP-03052013.txt

Still not what you normally see from a MESO site, but it's better than nothing.

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 07:14:26 PM »
Ok, the next person to stop by the Visitor Center (any of them) needs to bug them about when they're going to resume updating the Daily Report online. While I probably like the particular date for which they have the latest report more than the average visitor, it sure would be nice if they could at least stay within a week of the current date. :icon_rolleyes:

That's really weird, I know I've seen a more recent one than the one you linked to (November 28, 2012). I was checking in January before my trip and they were up to date because the Mesa closure disappeared after Jan 4th or so. It's really weird that it reverted back to 11/28.

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013, 10:29:31 PM »
Ok, the next person to stop by the Visitor Center (any of them) needs to bug them about when they're going to resume updating the Daily Report online. While I probably like the particular date for which they have the latest report more than the average visitor, it sure would be nice if they could at least stay within a week of the current date. :icon_rolleyes:

That's really weird, I know I've seen a more recent one than the one you linked to (November 28, 2012). I was checking in January before my trip and they were up to date because the Mesa closure disappeared after Jan 4th or so. It's really weird that it reverted back to 11/28.
When I checked it at work today, it was for 2/19 (my birthday). At home it's showing 3/4.

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 11:54:53 PM »
Right now the date on the link says March 4th but when I click the link, it downloads the daily report from 11/28. Don't know what that's about.

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 08:25:18 AM »
You can navigate to whatever date you want using the "version" buttons upper right corner

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 08:50:52 AM »
Right now the date on the link says March 4th but when I click the link, it downloads the daily report from 11/28. Don't know what that's about.
It's about the page being messed up. :icon_rolleyes: You wouldn't think it would be that complicated, but then again, it's all about the bureaucracy. Where's Presidio when we need some snarky commentary?

You can navigate to whatever date you want using the "version" buttons upper right corner
I'm not seeing any "version" buttons. You sure we're looking at the same page?

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 08:52:53 AM »
Oh, sorry--I was referring to this one

http://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/tech/1-output/climate.html

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Re: Big Bend Changing Web Page
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 08:55:48 AM »
Rumor has it the agencies have been told to make the sequester as annoying to the public as possible...  :roll:
 
There are plenty of other good sources of weather info.   :icon_cool:
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 09:02:08 AM by Flash »

 


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