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WebSitePulse 2014 Hurricane Season Web Performance and Uptime Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Posted on November 20th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Performance Reports

Hurricane Season 2014 alert websites availability and perfodmance

The 2014 hurricane season is over and according to, it was “one of contrasts and paradoxes.”

The reason behind is that the Atlantic basin produced the fewest tropical cyclones and named storms since 1997, and at the same time – it brought the strongest landfalling hurricane in the mainland U.S, in six years, and the strongest hurricane in four years, according to the website.

These weather swings have been neatly reported by the weather websites which must have been well-prepared to bear heavy traffic load during the times of unexpected weather occurrings.

We decided to monitor 5 of the most popular websites to see whether they managed to cope with unforeseen traffic surges. And, here’s what we found out:

  • Three out of five websites demonstrated perfect average response time – below one second.
  • scored the lowest of all response time – 0.39 seconds; last year, the same website demonstrated enviable performance as it had the lowest response time again
  • reached 2.4 seconds of response time which is much higher than last year’s when it was only 0.9. That contrast only shows that the high response time this year was simply accidental
  • The uptime (availability) of all monitored targets was above 99.85%

The stats above show that the monitored websites were up and running throughout the whole period and did no experience any major downfalls. Also, most of them loaded quite fast so visitors were able to receive the important weather updates almost instantly.

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Boyana Peeva

Believes that the glass is rather half-full and that nothing is bigger than the little things. Enjoys writing, reading and sharing content – information is power.

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