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System Updates

Wednesday 07 January 2015
Winter Maintenance Update and Application changes (07-Jan-15)
raspadmin on Wednesday 07 January 2015 - 21:08:35 |
After some server maintenance this week there are some changes to how this RASP system operates and these are as follows:

  • Update of the data source to mrs.stratus.org.uk from www.mrs.labs.bt.com
  • The 2Km data is temporarily unavailable - but will be back in the next two weeks
  • The raw data is now producded from a single source so later days are not available until a bit later on each day


The 2Km data will be back soon along with faster generation when two new servers are brought online later in January 2015.

A second maintenance window will be posted on twitter when the time slot has been confirmed (likely late Jan 2015).

If you spot anything odd then please use the Contact Us page and report what you find.

Many thanks - Darren

Saturday 16 February 2013
4KM for two days and RASP Table changes (16-Feb-13)
raspadmin on Saturday 16 February 2013 - 10:26:40 |
You may have spotted some tidying up this week.

The RASP table page with the 2km data used for today and tomorrow and a re-sized RASP table with slightly larger images. It is hoped they are useful.

The 4Km run is now for two days out as the 2Km runs for today/tomorrow seem to be fairly stable.

As usual, feedback and observations welcome via the Contact Us page.

Tuesday 15 January 2013
New Functionality - UK Wave Viewer (15-Jan-13)
raspadmin on Tuesday 15 January 2013 - 11:24:38 |
As of 15th January 2013, a new (but beta) function is to view UK wave areas where the lift for today is gretaer than 250 feet per minute.

Give it a try here!

Saturday 17 November 2012
BLIP SPOT Date resolved (17-Nov-2012)
raspadmin on Saturday 17 November 2012 - 10:55:38 |
Thanks to a spot by Howard, a bug that affects blip-spot processing over the GMT/BST weekend has been resolved.

Send a note via the contact page if you spot anything else.

Sunday 28 October 2012
Updated Data Quality Page (28-Oct-2012)
raspadmin on Sunday 28 October 2012 - 18:45:22 |
Following on from an update to the data quality check page, some additional sites have been added to spread out this distribution.

Comments welcome.

Sunday 26 August 2012
Odd Homepage Greeting (26-Aug-2012)
raspadmin on Sunday 26 August 2012 - 13:07:19 |
If you logged on to the site on Sunday 26th you may have been greeted by an odd message that turned up at 04:06AM BST.

Suffice to say normal service is back while some background checks are done.

If you spot anything odd, let me know via the feedback page.

Friday 17 August 2012
2Km Data Back (17-Aug-2012)
raspadmin on Friday 17 August 2012 - 14:23:11 |
A server issue caused the 2KM runs to stop from Wednesday 15th (mid-morning), leaving just forecasts for the 16th in place.

This issue has been resolved so forecasts should resume from today's evening run (i.e. ready for 18th/19th August forecasts).

Thursday 26 July 2012
2Km Data Offline (26-Jul-2012)
raspadmin on Thursday 26 July 2012 - 08:40:58 |
The 2Km data is unavailable until further notice while a WRF issue is resolved.

All the other runs are currently operating normally, so the 4Km/5Km/12 Km runs are not affected.

The options on RASP Table have been disabled, but will be enabled when the 2Km run is successful.


Friday 13 July 2012
2Km Data Available from 14th (13-Jul-2012)
raspadmin on Friday 13 July 2012 - 13:35:47 |
A server restart at the hosting environment on the 8th July has resulted in the 2Km server becoming offline .

However, the server has been restarted this evening (13th) so 2Km forecasts can become available from the morning of 14th July.


Saturday 30 June 2012
Local RASP Table Updated (30-Jun-2012)
raspadmin on Saturday 30 June 2012 - 22:50:30 |
The local (non-google map) RASP table has been updated today to hopefully be easier to use - particularly on iPads and the like. You can find it here.

As a side note, there are still some plotting problems with the 2Km plots for "WStar", "Rain" and "Surface Sun %" which are being looked into. Once these are resolved these will come out of beta-mode. The lower resoultions (4/5/12 Km) are not affected.

Comments welcome via the Contact Us page.

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