The line of severe storms moving through Southeast Pennsylvania on the evening of July 8, 2014 caused the loss of internet connectivity to Unisys Weather in Malvern at approx 8:50pm EDT. This outage knocked our Unisys Weather websites offline until the internet connectivity was restored at around 9:15am on July 9.
Unisys Weather has successfully transitioned our ingest processing to an alternate source for global RTG-SST analysis. The SST analysis and the SST Anomaly analysis have been restored, and can be viewed here. These images will update daily. We thank our users for your patience during this transition process.
As of June 2, 2014 the National Weather Service discontinued the Sea Surface Analysis products that we used to generate our Sea Surface Temperature images. This was detailed in NWS TIN 14-21 (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin14-21gfs_removal.htm).
We are currently working to transition our process to use the new high resolution Sea Surface Analysis (RTG-SST) products. We currently do not have an ETA for the transition to the new products. We will update our users via our blog (http://weather.unisys.com/news/) once we have more information about the new RTG-SST based products.
For the time being you can use the NWS RTG-SST images, located at: http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/sst/rtg_high_res/.
Unisys Weather hosted Cub Scout Pack 399 from Lansdale, PA at our Weather Data Center in Malvern, PA to discuss weather, technology, and the importance of science and computers in education. The Cub Scouts were shown examples of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes as observed in weather radar, and how different radar products can aid the weather forecaster in issuing warnings. We also discussed how weather data is turned into useful information for scientists and emergency managers, and the importance of science and mathematics for meteorologists and computer scientists. #STEM
Millersville University, just outside of Lancaster, PA is hosting their annual Public Weather Awareness Day sponsored by the Millersville Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. This is a free, family event with lots of activities, demonstrations, giveaways, and a chance to speak with meteorologists working in the private sector, Government, academia, and media.
Unisys Weather is a participating vendor where we will showcase our weather products and services including our weather radar mosaic products, a demonstration of our WXP visualization software, and information on Unisys and our offices in Malvern and Blue Bell, PA.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in Pucillo Gymnasium.
Information on the MU Public Weather Awareness Day can be found at: http://www.muweatherday.com/