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The Next Generation NWIDC Software

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The AWL Weather Network is redesigning the Network Weather Information Downloader Computer (NWIDC) software. The purpose of this new and exciting version is to allow better and faster performance options and allows us to generate the AWN graphics within the software itself. With this new NWIDC software, the program will be able to:

  • Perform better and faster with all of the program's programming rewritten.
  • Graphics are internally generated by the software. No more files c...

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A Meteorological Christmas is Being Re-imagined!

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We are re-imagining how we do A Meteorological Christmas this year. During AWN Tracks Santa, instead of seeing just AWN Tracks Santa, you will see both weather and Santa information on the same screen. That way, we can deliver both Santa tracking information and weather information. More details will be released when we get closer.

Austin Althouse Awarded with KSHSAA "Heart of the Arts" Award

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Austin Althouse a student from Douglass High School is being honored with the 2017 KSHSAA Heart of the Arts Award, which recognizes the values of participants in high school arts programs that go above and beyond the norm. KSHSAA Executive Director Gary Musselman invited all member high schools of the Association to submit the name of a student(s), teacher(s), or group(s) demonstrating such qualities. Austin Althouse was selected from five outstanding nominations submitted by KSHSAA member se...

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Austin Althouse Recognized By Kansas Dept of Education's TASN for Sound System Work at DHS

Posted on August 5, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Austin Althouse has been featured by KWCH 12 Eyewitness News and the Butler County Times for his knowledge of weather. But this past May, he was recognized by the Kansas Department of Education's Technical Assistance System Network or TASN for short. TASN, according to their website, provides technical assistance to help and support school districts' implementation of evidence-based practices. The video production occured on Friday, May 12th.

NWIDC Digital HD10 Core to replace NWIDC Digital HD10 Thunder

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The NWIDC Digital HD10 Thunder will be replaced with a new version of the NWIDC Software. AWN will be releasing NWIDC Digital HD10 Core. The reason for this update is because of many performance issues we have had with the program. The program has the tendency to crash when it is needed the most. The program is also known to not always update some information. While some of this can be blamed on a poor internet connection, the choice was made to discontinue NWIDC Digital HD10 Thunder and crea...

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