3 NOV 2006 - Texas A&M University, the Texas Mesonet and the National Weather Service are presenting a workshop on Storm-Based Warnings on 5-6 DEC 2006. t Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. This workshop is focused toward technical personnel who will be responsible for crafting the products their respective customers, and ultimately the public, will use and see related to this new, more focused method of warning. Additional information, a brochure, and registration details can be found at the Storm-Based Warnings Workshop.
7 APR 2006 - Mesonet has migrated to new hardware. There may be some rough spots while we make sure all the kinks are worked out in the transition but we're trying to get things back in place as fast as possible. We've also enabled postGIS capabilities in the Mapserver package, and we're therefore trying to get all of our presentations to work requesting data directly from the PostGIS spatial database. There are some growing pains associated with it; please work with us to clear these issues up as they're discovered.
29 JAN 2006 - Mesonet has recovered from the RAID problems and we're restoring data from archives to the database.
26 JAN 2006 - Mesonet is experiencing serious database problems involving hardware at this time. No data have been lost but performance has suffered. A hard drive is being replaced. The RAID system has undergone maintenance and we are examining how we can restore operations as rapidly as possible. More information as it develops.
14 SEP 2005 - Hurricane Katrina radar images are now online. See our Level II radar page at http://mesonet.tamu.edu/products/radar/LevelII.html
23 AUG 2005 - Links to Level II Radar imagery have been added. See the Products page for more information.
9 JUN 2005 - The Mesonet site is undergoing maintenance at the moment. We hope to have functionality restored by tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.
9 DEC 2004 - The Mesonet site is back at 90% of its normal functionality. For those users familiar with the Radar Products incorporating Level II data for Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida, that page will be restored in the next few days. A hardware failure required repair and software restoration. Those users familiar with our Severe Weather Monitor page (http://mesonet.tamu.edu/svr-wx.html) will find it back in normal operation.
We are planning several updates and uprgades to appearance, products, and not least, hardware which should improve the utility of the Mesonet site.
We are also experimenting with some new Vaisala Weather Transmitters which we believe will allow us to reduce the cost of implementing a Mesonet site for basic surface observations. More on that, with photos, as we start the implementation process and testing in a variety of enviroments.
7 DEC 2004 - The Texas Mesonet hardware underwent a physical move and network readdressing process today. Not all of the work is complete. This message will be updated as soon as the site is restored. We estimate normal operation by 10 DEC 2004. We apologize for the inconvenience.
1 May 2003 - The New Texas Mesonet website is alive! As of today, the Texas
Mesonet is housed on a new server. The infrastructure of the website,
including the database and archives, will be expanding over the next several
months to improve service and enhance our data capture and retrieval
Please check back frequently for changes and improvements.
This site is
under ACTIVE development and is currently in a high
state of flux. No guarantees of availability or
functionality are currently being made. This site should not be
used for any mission- or research-critical purpose.