Aging Infrastructure at the National Weather Service
This is not rocket science. Years after a fix was promised,
National Weather Service website still unreliable.
Sept. 10 was the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic. If you checked the
forecast on Sept. 11, you probably found parts of the National Weather Services
website down. Then, on Tuesday, the website suffered another outage the latest
of many dating back years.
Users trying to access National Weather Service point and click forecasts,
discussions, watch and warning information, interactive maps and a slew of other
resources encountered page not found notices. Some were accompanied by a
string of numbers that had nothing to do with the weather. If you had an urgent
need for critical weather information, you were out of luck.
The National Weather Service released a statement, saying it was aware of
recent intermittent slowness and temporary outages of some web services. It
also tweeted an update.