The National Weather Service Southern Region was experiencing regionwide webpage outages on Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23, ahead of a potential severe weather outbreak in the South.
According to the National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters, the region's website is displaying a temporary page as 'servers are undergoing maintenance.'
We're having some technical issues with our web page, but we're working to restore them. Apologies for any inconvenience.— NWS Shreveport (@NWSShreveport) April 21, 2015
Numerous local forecasting sites have elaborated on the issue via Twitter.
"We are experiencing a region-wide internet outage that affects reaching our webpage," the National Weather Service Fort Worth tweeted on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday morning, the same office tweeted, "Our techs are working very hard this a.m. on the web services. We thank you for your patience while repairs are made."
In the meantime, some local forecasting sites have provided backup webpages for basic weather information.
We're sorry for our ongoing website issues. In the meantime, use our backup webpage: http://t.co/lrofqP2qdw #arwx— NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) April 22, 2015
It was not immediately known how long the primary webpages would be offline.
Severe storms are forecast to threaten the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday, increasing in number from those that occurred in the region on Tuesday.