Through our new Mobile Richland series, we look at interesting websites with good mobile interfaces that come to our attention, ones that also have some connection to Mansfield and Richland County or which can be helpful to our readers.
This is the second post in the series; the first can be found here.
The National Weather Service is readying a new website that will greatly improve your ability to get accurate and timely meteorological information.
Saying that “We’re about to take our radar webpage to the next level,” the new site will have improvements to presentation, navigation, GPS data, and more.
The radar.weather.gov website has had the same appearance and operation since 2003. It was state of the art at that time, and pushed the bounds of how the National Weather Service could provide data to customers, including in ways to integrate with their own mashups. It currently receives 1.75 million hits on an average day, a figure that rises to hundreds of millions during active weather.
It is also based on Adobe Flash, which is being discontinued soon.
The new site is a bit of a work in progress, and will go live officially on December 16 at: radar. Weather.gov.
For readers of 1812Blockhouse, however, you don’t have to wait — a preview version is currently accessible at: http://preview-radar.weather.gov.