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Website Will Unavailable from March 18 - 20, 2015
Due to major hardware upgrades taking place with our servers, we expect the Performance Management website will unavailable from March 18 - 20, 2015. As a result of this outage, it is likely that it will take up to a full week for any of the daily product importers and verification matching routines to catch back up. So we ask for your patience when the website becomes available again to allow for all the Stats on Demand interfaces to get caught back up with the latest data. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your patience during this time. If you have any questions, please email: Brent.MacAloney@noaa.gov
Images Now Allowed in Storm Data Again
We are very happy to announce that we have fixed the image caption bug that has plagued the StormDat program for many months now. Unfortunately, this bug resulted in the Performance Branch having to turn off the capability to enter images associated with events all together.
Now when you go into the StormDat program, you will once again be allowed to enter events. Please feel free to go back and enter the image evidence for any event in which you had visual evidence, but were unable to upload it to the database because the feature was turned off. If you encounter any issues or have questions, please contact: Brent.MacAloney@noaa.gov
River Forecast Verification is Back!
After a severe year hiatus, the Performance Branch has re-released the River Forecast Verification Stats on Demand program. Now that it is back, the program is bigger and better, including the following enhancements: reports with graphical output, CSV downloadable reports, daily running of verification data, and more ways to group data on the reports.
For a more detailed description on what is new in the River Forecast Verification, please click on the most recent edition of the Peak Performance newsletter, located on the right hand side of this page.
Released: Winter 2014-2015 Peak Performance Newsletter!
The Performance Branch is pleased to announce the release of a Winter 2014-2015 Edition of Peak Performance! In this issue you will find the following articles:
Results of the National Weather Service 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey; Fly...with Ointment: Representative Classes of Performance Metrics; An Update on Marine Verification; Did You Know?; River Forecast Verification is Back!; Status of Service Assessment Actions
We hope this edition provides both interesting and educational topics. If you would like to contribute to the Spring 2015 Edition of Peak Performance, articles are due on Friday, February 27, 2015. Submission guidelines may be found here. We look forward to hearing from you!