Daily Archives: June 7, 2011

Must be Hurricane season: Barbados weather radar is down again

UPDATED July 28, 2011

Still not working … Doppler Radar is now 5 months, and 3 months for the Rawinsonde/Weather Balloon system still not fully operational – and we are now 2 months into the Hurricane Season.”

BFP reader David G. Brooks

“Why don’t things ever work around here?”

With submissions from “BA”…

Can anyone explain why the Barbados Doppler Radar information is not available on the web? Am I missing a site where it works? I would appreciate a response with the hurricane season now on us.

and from “X5″…

Barbados weather radar was last working on March 1, 2011, at least that’s the last upload to the Barbados Meteorological Services website.

The last “Barbados Four Day Forecast” was updated on the website on “08th Feburary 2011” (that’s what it says), although there is a current 4-Day Marine forecast.

I guess all the excitement of putting the weather imagery online for everybody to see was just some kind of PR stunt with no real commitment from Mr. Lovell and the Barbados Meteorological Service. It lasted a little over two months, that’s all.

Why don’t things ever work around here? Why can’t we get results from our taxes and government employees? As BFP says, “Same old, same old.”

Further Reading

November 7, 2010 – Barbados Meteorological Director: Stupid taxpayers don’t need to see Doppler weather radar online

December 23, 2010 – Weather Radar Online thanks to Barbados Meteorological Services

Barbados Doppler Weather Radar Online (ha ha)


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