Tropical Systems PRoblem

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Paul H Harder II
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Tropical Systems PRoblem

Post by Paul H Harder II » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:41 pm

When I press the hurricane button in the toolbar, I get this error:

There are no active tropical systems at this time.

But Tropical Storm Harvey is still active and headed away from my home in Houston, where many thousands are now homeless. And Hurricane Irma is steaming towards us.

I suspect there's a data availability issue of some sort. But the real question: Can you fix this?

Paul H. Harder II, Ph.D.
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Re: Tropical Systems PRoblem

Post by Andrew Revering » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:37 pm

Sorry about that... I just checked and it's plotting at least 3 storms for me. Must have been an internet hiccup.

I'll keep an eye on it, there may be a bug in the system somewhere, but for the time being, if it doesn't show anything, give it a couple minutes and try again.

It's showing Irma for me already as a Category 3, soon to be a Cat 4. It just developed yesterday, so I was sure there was a bug there, but sure enough it's already a Cat 3! Holy crap!

Watch out Florida!
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