Friday, October 21, 2005

When bad weather is good news



All weather all the time, and then some

While Hurricane Wilma creates havoc around the Gulf of Mexico and threatens Florida, the folks at Weather.com are pulling all-nighters. Without question, the past year has been a busy one for anyone tracking storms.

Traffic on Weather.com doubles on hurricane days, spiking to more than 7 million unique visitors. As recently as five years ago, the rush would have taken down the website. Now, crazy days are expected during hurricane season, with extra servers ready to handle the crush. "Everything goes into overdrive," says Joe Fiveash, who manages the site. Details: Forbes.com.

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4 comments:

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I think a shout-out to all the weather and hurricane specialists is noteworthy too. Amazing what technology there can do!

PS: Listing you on my links too, Deb!


~Deb

Ruben said...

I pray that this treacherous weather will give us all a break.

AsianSmiles said...

The first time we heard about Hurricane Wilma, the weatherman said it will be northbound. I was a little scared (I'm in MA) - not only for my household but I was really scared for the Taunton residents. That time, we were praying that the dam would hold.

I'm thankful it didn't go northwards, but I'm still praying that the hurricane finally loses its strength and be gone.

Rose said...

The huricane and tornado folks are quite amazing. I am so tired of this bad weather. I think this is the worst year ever.....I pray for relief...