Forum Upgrade Set For 21APR2018

Tonight we will be updating the forum software to the latest version and also updating several plugins.  The forum will be down from 11:45pm on April 21, 2018 until around 12:05am on April 22, 2018.  Updates will be posted on this page as the upgrades take place.  In testing, we experienced no issues with this set up of upgrades but we do have full backups of the site and related databases just in case. —- 21APR2018 —- 11:46 pm:  Server software updated without issue. 11:58 pm:  Main forum upgrade started a few minutes late but no issues so far. —- 22APR2018 —-

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TW Member has Article Featured in Alabama Living

We are proud to announce that TalkWeather Member akt1985, also known as Arron Turner, has recently had a great article about how storm spotters help keep Alabama communities safe featured in Alabama Living magazine.  Alabama Living is the official statewide publication of the electric cooperatives in Alabama and the largest magazine of its type in the state, reaching some 400,000 electric cooperative consumers. Aaron does a great job detailing the process of how storm spotters are a vital part of helping the National Weather Service and emergency management officials informed with ground observations during and after severe weather.  If you are

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Introducing Storm Mapping

Earlier this month we celebrated the one year anniversary of the re-launch of TalkWeather with a brief State of the Forum post.  In that post, I made mention of new some new features that we are hoping to launch in the near future.  Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of one new member benefit that is just too good to pass up. Storm Mapping WXPRO – Click here to register In partnership with SDS Weather and longtime TW member Michael Phelps, we are pleased to bring you Storm Mapping WXPRO.  Storm Mapping provides an iOS and Android app as well

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Why The Zello App Is NOT A Good Idea During Or After A Storm

As Irma approached Florida this past week, I’ve seen numerous tweets and facebook posts about downloading the Zello app for emergency communications if you are trapped after the storm hits. If you did not evacuate or need help for #Irma, download the Zello app and follow the “Hurricane Irma” channel. — Rogue NASA (@RogueNASA) September 9, 2017 Worse yet are now a flood of posts and tweets saying that Zello will work without data service.  This has caused so much of an issue in Puerto Rico that the app developer had to post out a warning. There is a massive

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Building A Kit For Emergencies

As a resident of the southeast, you can often be surprised with what Mother Nature has around the corner.  Many of us learned that lesson the hard way with the tornado super outbreak of April of 2011.  A lot of people including myself were caught off guard with the power outages that lasted for weeks in some areas.  With Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida and eventually making her way north to my home near Huntsville, I decided to spend Sunday checking my emergency kit. A lot of times people over think an emergency kit and suddenly the list of

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Carrying on the Legacy of PerryW

Tonight we the administrators of TalkWeather.com are pleased to launch our new TalkWeather Blog feature. In the coming weeks, you will see a series of posts discussing various topics from weather related tools to keep you safe and after action reviews of how well various weather systems were forecast. However, tonight we wish to use our very first post to honor a friend, @PerryW. Last week I tried to think about when I had my first interaction with Perry. It is times like this I wish we still had the old forum, but I think I narrowed it down to the

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