National Weather Service planned data outage on May 5, 2020: What you need to know

We have been informed by the National Weather Service that they need to do a major network infrastructure upgrade on May 5, 2020. This will knock out several weather data sources for 2-3 hours. Here are the details, and what we at AllisonHouse are doing to mitigate it. WHAT’S GOING ON? The National Weather Service […]

AllisonHouse and COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”): What about AllisonHouse?

As I type this, the United States is reporting a rapid increase in the numbers of people sick or infected with COVID-19, a variant of the Coronavirus. While there is still a lot we don’t know about it, we’re learning more by the day, but we do know that it is rather easily spread among […]

RANT: Lightning, and know what you are getting to detect it

Several years ago, I had the honor of working a NCAA golf tournament as their meteorologist. Being that this tournament was in the summer, and that thunderstorms were in the forecast for multiple days, I set up my station to display two things: a vendor-provided lightning display that the NCAA uses officially, and then mine: […]