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  • October 19, 2009 - Data centre move
    After a series of outages and poor internet performance, WeatherCity's servers have been moved to a new data centre. We hope this change results in better performance and reliability for our visitors.

  • October 12, 2009 - More cities added
    19,236 cities and 9 new countries have been added to WeatherCity this year so far.

  • September 21, 2008 - Added more cities in Germany
    Near 2000 additional cities in Germany have been added to WeatherCity.

  • September 20, 2008 - Added more cities in Israel
    We are working towards adding more cities in various countries where our coverage has been fairly weak. Over 75 cities in Israel are now covered.

  • August 3, 2008 - More cities in China added
    Over 5,000 cities in China have been added.

  • July 14, 2008 - Improvements to the forecast
    The forecast software has been updated and partly rewritten to be more efficient. While this doesn't provide any significant changes to the website, the forecast now updates many times faster than before, providing a more timely forecast update.

  • March 15, 2008 - Updates and more cities added
    After a brief hiatus, we have added a major upgrade to WeatherCity. An additional 9000 US and 3000 Canadian cities have been added. We have also added a precipitation estimate to the forecast.

  • January 3, 2007 - Mobile Edition Added
    Visitors are now able to browse WeatherCity with a compatible mobile device. Most PDA's running PalmOS or Windows Mobile at 240x320 or 480x640 will now be able to navigate and browse the site.

  • January 1, 2007 - Happy New Year!
    WeatherCity celebrates it's two year anniversary today.

  • Dec 31, 2006 - WeatherCity hits 93 countries
    Many more countries have been added to WeatherCity, bringing the total to 93. We expect to complete the process of adding all countries in 2007.

  • July 31, 2006 - More Countries Added
    Argentina, Belize, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay have been added.

  • July 26, 2006 - Brazil Added
    We have added Brazil to WeatherCity, and we will be adding many more locations in the coming weeks and months.

  • July 12, 2006 - Status Report
    A minor bug affecting the dates and times shown was found and corrected. Daylight savings time changes should now be updated automatically for all of the locations in WeatherCity.

  • December 19, 2005 - Status Report
    We performed some minor network maintenance on December 8th that may have resulted in intermitted service interruptions for a few days. An issue caused by this network maintenance which affected the current conditions for some cities was also corrected today.

  • December 8, 2005 - Status Report
    Some network mainenance today was the cause of a few minutes of downtime on the site as we moved all of our servers onto a new IP address block. We apologize for any interruptions in service this may have caused.

  • October 25, 2005 - Status Report
    The WeatherCity website was switched to the new server today. This upgrade should provide greater reliability and faster website response times, especially during periods of high load.

  • October 6, 2005 - Status Report
    We have been running flawlessly since our database server upgrade. A switch on our network was replaced today but there should have been minimal downtime as a result of this maintance. We are scheduling a web server upgrade for WeatherCity which should dramatically improve the performance of the website. This upgrade will coincide with an IP address move on behalf of our provider, but we do not expect any downtime as a result of either change.

  • August 7, 2005 - Russia added; Extended Palm Support
    In our quest to be mobile compatible, we have begun to add support for Palm based browsers. Currently, support only exists for WebPro browsers at 320x320 but increasing support for more browsers is on the way.

  • July 28, 2005 - Even more countries available
    We have been working hard adding additional countries to the website. Poland, Italy, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, China, Mongolia and India are now available on WeatherCity.

  • July 25, 2005 - More Countries Available
    We're pleased to report that the new hardware is working great and the website is performing better than ever before. We have just added seven more countries to the website: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands. In addition, we have added an additional 229 Canadian cities.

  • July 24, 2005 - PDA Version (beta)
    We have been working on offering a PDA version of WeatherCity. Although platform support is currently limited, it has been tested and works well on Windows CE based PPC platforms with screen resolutions of 240x320. We will be adding WAP and SmartPhone support in the near future. If you wish to try out the PDA version and you have a compatible device, simply browse the website to your city of choice. If your device is detected you will be shown the PDA version of the page.

  • July 21, 2005 - New hardware!
    WeatherCity was offline for a couple of hours early this morning while we switched the site over to our new database server. The new server is much faster and more powerful; as a result WeatherCity can handle much more traffic than ever before, and the response time of the website has improved considerably.

  • July 19, 2005 - Added Mexico and over 1400 more US cities
    Today we added Mexico and over 1,400 additional cities within the United States, bringing our total to 1,957 cities worldwide.

  • July 1, 2005 - Canada Day
    We experienced our first major downtime today as a database corruption issue forced the system offline for several hours. Eventually the problem was resolved and the whole system is now returning to normal. The forecasts are starting to run again and everything should be back to normal within 12-24 hours. Our apologies if this downtime caused any inconvenience. We have a new database server on order which will greatly improve overall performance, as well as minimize any future downtime; eg, a reoccurance of today's scenario will be highly unlikely in the future.

  • June 16, 2005 - Added some Satellite Imagery
    Most North American locations now have satellite imagery available. However, it's just a static image at the moment. We're working on enhancing the imagery and expanding the availability.

  • June 6, 2005 - Fixed minor bug
    A glitch that caused the forecast times to be displayed incorrectly has been identified and fixed.

  • June 3, 2005 - Added South Africa, Ireland, Japan and South Korea
    We have added an additional 146 cities within South Africa, Ireland, Japan and South Korea.

  • June 2, 2005 - Added United Kingdom
    92 cities within the UK have been added to WeatherCity. We expect that a few more will be added in the coming months.

  • May 28, 2005 - Weather Cameras Added
    We are gradually adding weather cameras to cities. We expect to have cameras for most cities in North America shortly.

  • Mar 12, 2005 - Added New Zealand
    Following the addition of Australia to WeatherCity, New Zealand has been added. We have also noticed a minor glitch which causes some forecasts to display out of order. The problem will be fixed shortly.

  • Mar 11, 2005 - Added Australia
    27 major cities within Australia have been added to the website; our first non-North American country to be added to WeatherCity.

  • Jan 05, 2005 - Contact Form Problems
    Due to our recent server relocation, our contact form is temporarily offline. Sorry for the inconvenience.. we'll fix this asap.

  • Jan 01, 2005 - WeatherCity Launched!
    We are pleased to announce the beta launch of WeatherCity, an endeavor spanning over two years and countless hours of effort. We hope this service will be enjoyed by all and that the information presented is useful and informative.


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