Issue with Humidity Levels (Resolved)

Swackett engineers corrected a problem today that could allow humidity levels to appear as zero in the United States.  The issue was caused by humidity levels in our weather data feed reporting with more decimal places than expected — which could result in a rounding error in some cases. This effected all Swackett apps.

If your local humidity does not present as expected  — please let by know by submitting a tech support ticket.

We’re sorry for an inconvenience caused by this issue — and (as always) we appreciate your continued use of Swackett apps!

Issue with Select Local Radar Imagery

Select Swackett apps are experiencing “stuck” local radar imagery in different parts of the country.

If your local radar does not present as an animated radar image for your location — or you see a gray placeholder page — please let by know by submitting a tech support ticket. We are able to work with you to flush the page and get your local radar running again.

We’re sorry for an inconvenience caused by this issue — and we appreciate your patience.

Scheduled Outages for High-Resolution Radar Imagery Upgrade

Swackett app infrastructure will undergo scheduled outages from Thursday, March 2nd thru Sunday, March 5th as we migrate our radar systems to new, high-resolution satellite and radar imagery. This outage will allow us to perform maintenance on the primary servers used by all Swackett information assets.

When is the maintenance?

  • (North American Eastern Time) Thursday, March 2nd thru Sunday, March 5th Eastern Time
  • (GMT+0 Time) Thursday, March 2nd thru Sunday, March 5th from 4:00 to 4:30 GMT

What about weather forecast?

Forecasts and weather images will be available during this outage, but up-to-the-minute weather radar/imagery may be delayed up to 30 minutes.  During the changeover animated radar loops will not work for periods of time.

Will my Swackett website still work?

Yes. But be advised that weather imagery and radar will temporarily be affected in the USA and Canada — with delays in some locations lasting up to an hour.

Will my Swackett app still work?

Yes. But be advised that weather information will not be delayed — but eather imagery and radar will temporarily be affected in specific countries.

Scheduled Outages for Micro-Weather Data Feed Upgrade

Swackett app infrastructure will undergo scheduled outages from Thursday, February 23rd thru Sunday, February 26th as we migrate a systems to new, modern data feeds. This outage will allow us to perform maintenance on the primary servers used by all Swackett information assets.

When is the maintenance?

  • (North American Eastern Time) Thursday, February 23rd  thru Sunday, February 18th Eastern Time
  • (GMT+0 Time) Thursday, February 23rd  thru Sunday from 4:00 to 4:30 GMT

What about weather forecast?

Forecasts and weather images will be available during this outage, but up-to-the-minute weather conditions may be delayed up to 30 minutes.

Will my Swackett website still work?

Yes. But be advised that weather information may be delayed up to 30 minutes. Weather imagery and radar will temporarily be affected in the USA and Canada.

Will my Swackett app still work?

Yes. But be advised that weather information may be delayed up to 30 minutes.  Weather imagery and radar will temporarily be affected in specific countries.

Flash Flood

A Flash Flood is a rapid and extreme flow of high water into a normally dry area, or a rapid water level rise in a stream or creek above an expected flood level, beginning within six hours of the causative event (e.g., intense rainfall, dam failure, ice jam). Please note, the actual time threshold may vary in different parts of the country.

Ongoing flooding can intensify to flash flooding in cases where intense rainfall results in a rapid surge of rising flood waters.

Civil Emergency Message

A Civil Emergency Message is issued by the National Weather Service in coordination with Federal, state or local government to warn the general public of a non-weather related time-critical emergency which threatens life or property, e.g. nuclear accident, toxic chemical spill, etc.

When this message is issued, it is advised to follow the instructions listed in the message and tune in to your local media outlet for further information.

Microburst