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WebSitePulse 2018 Hurricane Season Web Performance and Uptime Report

The Atlantic hurricane season has started and is consist of formation of tropical cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere, more precisely in the Atlantic basin. It is an ongoing event and will officially end on November 30, 2018, however the most intense cyclones are expected to end by the end of October.

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season was predicted to be near to above average with 14–18 named storms, 7–11 hurricanes, and 3–5 major hurricanes. However, on July 2, CSU updated their forecast lowering their numbers again to 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane, citing the continued cooling in the Atlantic and an increasing chance of El Niño forming later in the year.

The 2018 Pacific hurricane season has also started. It is also an ongoing event officially ending on November 30, but once again the most intense cyclones are expected to end by the end of October.

The Pacific hurricane season for this year is forecasted near- to above-average season with total of 18 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes to develop.

For 13th consecutive year WebSitePulse will provide free monitoring and notifications during 2018 hurricane season to 5 of the most popular websites that present their users with real-time forecasts, emergency information and donation opportunities in times of hurricanes, floods, and other natural or man-caused disasters.

The WebSitePulse Performance Reports will measure the websites’ uptime and response time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation, critical for the End Users' overall online experience. Measurements of web transactions will be made every 15 minutes, simultaneously from 3 different monitoring locations. In-depth analytical information is also collected and stored in the WebSitePulse system for future references.

The Reports reflect the most common performance criteria: response time and availability - but in-debt analytical information is also collected and stored in the WebSitePulse system for future references.

Daily Report for October 31, 2018See report for:

WebSitePulse reports the following results from web performance measurement of the Hurricane- and disaster-related websites:

The daily Average Response time from all monitored websites was 0.686 sec.

The Average Response time as measured from the US East Coast (Trumbull, CT) was: 0.656 sec.
The Average Response time as measured from the US West Coast (San Francisco, CA) was:0.871 sec.
The Average Response time as measured from the US Central was (Chicago, IL):0.530 sec.

The Best Response time measured from US East Coast (Trumbull, CT):0.253 sec.
The Best Response time measured from US West Coast (San Francisco, CA):0.337 sec.
The Best Response time measured from US Central was (Chicago, IL):0.296 sec.

The typical shopping transaction took the least time for nhc.noaa.gov visitors - 0.335 sec., while the visitors of weather.com had to be the most patient, as the shopping transaction there took in average of 1.350 sec.
Two of the monitored websites delivered above-the-average response times for their transactions, while three of them demonstrated below-the-average daily performance.

The daily Average Uptime for the entire Group was 100%.

All websites were available with no interruptions.

Report Highlights

No events of particular importance or possible negative impact on the online visitors' interaction with the Websites included into the 2018 Hurricane Season report were detected during the reported period, and according to WebSitePulse, the Group delivered the expected levels of End-User experience and Customer satisfaction.

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Daily Response Times
    nhc.noaa.gov     weather     redcross.org     floridadisaster.org     salvationarmy.org 

Average Response Times for October 31, 2018
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Average Response Times August 01, 2018 - October 31, 2018
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Hourly Average Response Times
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Average response times by hour for October 31, 2018

Average response times by hour August 01, 2018 - October 31, 2018


Uptime October 31, 2018
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Uptime August 01, 2018 - October 31, 2018
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WebSitePulse Performance Reports measure Uptime and Response Time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation. Performance measurement takes place daily, every 15 minutes during the entire Hurricane season. The WebSitePulse website monitoring service is used to collect data and to create the reports.
The simultaneous monitoring is performed from 3 US locations of the WebSitePulse monitoring network: Trumbull, CT, San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL. In case of a detected malfunction or unavailability, the system performs automated error verification from 3 independent resources and only after the above procedure is performed and has returned consistent results, the detected error is confirmed, recorded, and included in the daily performance reports. In these cases, an advanced WebSitePulse exclusive feature comes into play - Forced Monitoring - which automatically switches to a 3 minute - monitoring interval for increased accuracy.

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For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
phone: 1-407-380-1600

WebSitePulse launched the Performance and Uptime Reports program to keep the general public and the Internet community informed about the performance of specific websites and the challenges their webmasters, owners and operators are facing on a daily basis, especially when the web traffic intensifies due to some special events through the year. Some of the most popular web destinations, related to each particular event, are selected for the purpose of the Reports, and data from their performance measurements is made available on the WebSitePulse public website.

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