Sorry if this already exists somewhere....Just looking at my timeline and i saw a tweet from Matthew Hugo. And I was thinking i hadn't seen one for a while from him. Then i noticed that it was retweeted by Ian Ferguson.i thought that was strange, why wouldn't i have seen the original? i have heard that Twitter can suddenly "unfollow" people so I guessed that was what must have happened to me so i set out to make sure i was following him again.Only then did i find out i was blocked!! To be honest, that surprised me. I used to engage on twitter occasionally with Matt, all linked to a fascination for potential cold weather. i admired and respected him. I cannot ever remember criticising him. What i would occasionally do is draw attention to an old ECM32 forecast of his (which he used to post up quite a bit) to illustrate that a current one was far from certain of materialising. But to my mind that was only ever critique of a model, never of the person or the forecaster. Matt was one of my favourite people to follow on Twitter.So i've been blocked by him!! I'd like to think the guy is as I remember him and not someone so petty to react to perceived criticism of the ECM32 in this way. But since I have no recollection of anything other than pleasant exchanges with him, I have a suspicion now that he might just be!So I'm here to confirm or allay those suspicions. Has anyone else on here been blocked by Matt. And....why not.....what are your Twitter stories and sagas? :-)
It's been a while since we had any major news about the radar, so I thought today would be a good time to share some with you..
In short, although the V5 version of the radar is still fairly new and in it's final beta phase, we've decided to jump straight on to V6 and are currently working hard to put that in place. The new system will use the same mapping and zooms as V5 but will use newer technology to allow us to bring a number of new features - including many of the most requested ones from the feedback we've had on the V5 radar.
I'll go into more detail on these new features and some of the other changes in the next few weeks (including a major announcement or two) but the one change I wanted to let you know about today is a change in our lightning detection on not just the radar but across the site.
Very soon instead of our StrikeStar network we'll be changing across to use the ATD lightning detection system. Although StrikeStar has been great and provides a pretty accurate picture of lightning across the UK, we're always keen to improve what we can offer to our users and the natural progression is the ATD system which and gives even more accurate and sensitive strike detection.
Stay tuned for further announcements and updates over the coming days and weeks, we're working really hard behind the scenes at the moment and are all really looking forward to bringing these new features and improvements online very soon!
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