Welcome to the 2016-2017 Dairy Forecast Service operational season.

 

Key features of the Dairy Forecast Service:

  • National Overviews
    • National overviews are accessible via a link
    • Overviews now have a dedicated page for starting, stopping and navigating to a specific time period
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather observations
    • Weather observations from the BOM automatic weather station (AWS) network has are now available on the site
    • Katestone uses the BOM AWS data to calculate the THI every 3 hours and display it on the web site
  • 7 day Outlook toggle on the My Site page
    • Subscribers can select between a One day summary and a 7 day outlook
    • The outlook table displays the last 7 days of BOM AWS observations where available
    • Clicking on the date box will display the hourly detailed forecast/observation data for that day

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  • Public Sites Available on My Site Page
      • Subscribers can now add any of the Public Forecast Sites to their My Dairy Page and set alerts for these sites
      • Sites are selected by State and from a drop down box of the public forecast sites
      • Added sites can be searched for by name or state and removed by the subscriber

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Custom Alerts

The biggest change to the service is the addition of customised alert settings. Subscribers can now choose to enable or disable each alert individually. We have also added 4 new alert settings that are totally customisable by the user. The image below shows the new customised alert page.<&nbsp>
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Please feel free to experiment with settings and provide feedback of your experiences onsite, especially if there is a threshold or variable that you can’t find but would like to see incorporated into the service. You can send your comments to:

Andrew Wiebe
Ph: 07 3369 3699
Email: andrew.wiebe@katestone.com.au