Topic: NOAA Widget not working this morning

Tried to update the ZIP Code on the widget config screen and I get a "server error."
Perhaps the feed from NOAA has been impacted by the Gov't shut down??

Re: NOAA Widget not working this morning

I'll dig deeper (I'm out of town today), but a quick probe indicates that this appears to be the issue.

3 (edited by btchris 2019-01-27 06:24:31)

Re: NOAA Widget not working this morning

The NOAA widget is still not working, and it appears (at the moment anyways) to be an issue with proxy.chumby.com.

If I grab a packet capture from Chumby, I get this to/from 192.81.128.27:

> GET /proxy/http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eweather%2Egov%2Fdata%2Fcurrent%5Fobs%2FKDCA%2Exml HTTP/1.1
> Host: proxy.chumby.com
> Accept: */*
> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; U; Chumby; Linux) Flash Lite 3.1.7
> Pragma: Chumby
> Connection: close

< HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
< Server: nginx/1.6.0
< Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 13:25:46 GMT
< Content-Type: text/html
< Content-Length: 168
< Connection: close

However if I visit the URL directly, I get several redirects followed by the expected response:

$ curl -Li http://www.weather.gov/data/current_obs/KDCA.xml
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: AkamaiGHost
Content-Length: 0
Location: https://www.weather.gov/data/current_obs/KDCA.xml
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:01:27 GMT
Connection: keep-alive

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Server: Apache
X-NIDS-ServerID: www6.mo
Location: http://w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/KDCA.xml
Content-Length: 296
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:01:28 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000 ; includeSubDomains ; preload

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: Apache
X-NIDS-ServerID: www10.md
Location: https://w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/KDCA.xml
Content-Length: 319
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:01:28 GMT
Connection: keep-alive

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Apache
X-NIDS-ServerID: www11.mo
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000; includeSubdomains; preload;
Last-Modified: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 13:02:10 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 2289
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Content-Type: application/xml
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:01:28 GMT
Connection: keep-alive

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<?xml-stylesheet href="latest_ob.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>
<current_observation version="1.0"
...

Re: NOAA Widget not working this morning

Yes, as mentioned in another thread, we're currently blocking weather.gov because it's occasionally hanging the connections resulting in the proxy server eventually running out of available connections and causing a failure.

We assume this is because top the partial government shutdown, since it suddenly started doing this last Monday.

We're working on some way to work around this.

Re: NOAA Widget not working this morning

For those with updated SSL libraries, directly querying weather.gov works for me, though it's not a good general solution...

In any case, thank you for the update.