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WebSitePulse 2022 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary

The 2022 hurricane season is near its end and was not a quiet one. It had fewer storms/hurricanes and damages than in the 2021 season, but the deaths in 2022 were significantly more.

In 2022 in the Atlantic basin, we observed the following:
  • 6 Tropical storms (Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Gaston, Hermine, and Karl)
  • 2 Category 1 hurricanes (Danielle and Julia)3 Category 1 hurricanes (Elsa, Henri, and Nicholas)
  • 1 Category 2 hurricane (Earl)
  • 2 Category 4 hurricanes (Fiona and Ian)
The total damage from the Atlantic storms is more than $53.2 billion and 316 deaths.

In 2022 in the Pacific basin, we observed the following:

  • 9 Tropical storms (Celia, Georgette, Ivette, Javier, Julia, Lester, Madeline, Newton, and Paine)
  • 4 Category 1 hurricanes (Blas, Estelle, Frank, and Howard)
  • 2 Category 2 hurricanes (Agatha and Kay)
  • 1 Category 3 hurricane (Bonnie)
  • 3 Category 4 hurricanes (Darby, Orlene, and Roslyn)
The total damage from the storms in the Pacific base is more than $4.2 million and 25 deaths.

Along with the end of the 2022 Hurricane Season, we have finished tracking five of the most popular weather forecast websites for our annual Hurricane Season Report.

For this Performance Report, we at WebSitePulse monitoring service measured the websites' home pages' performance and complete interaction with the website as an end-user would do.

The report measures Uptime and Response Time as the most critical metrics for all web-based operations' availability and reliability. Measurements of the multi-step online transactions were made every 15 minutes simultaneously from 3 different monitoring locations: Trumbull, CT (US East Coast), San Francisco, CA (US West Coast), and Chicago, IL (US Central).

The overall uptime and speed of the monitored weather websites were quite good during the whole period. We found that all monitored websites' daily average response time was 0.590 sec. The daily average responses by location are as follow:

  • Trumbull, CT (US East Coast) – 0.486 sec
  • San Francisco, CA (US West Coast) – 0.822 sec
  • Chicago, IL (US Central) – 0.462 sec
For the sixth year in a row, The National Hurricane Center (nhc.noaa.gov) was the speed leader among the five monitored websites, with an average response time of 0.286 seconds, followed by salvationarmy.org (0.549 sec). At the bottom of the table was weather.com, with 0.903 seconds average response time, which may have frustrated some visitors.

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. resp. time

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. uptime

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Iavor Marinoff, CEO

Report Methodology:
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 took place daily, every 15 minutes during the entire Hurricane season, between the hours of 6AM and 3AM EST. The WebSitePulse website monitoring service was 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.

About WebSitePulse:
WebSitePulse is a leading provider of global, independent, and objective availability and performance monitoring of web sites, servers, network components, web applications, e-business- and email round-trip transactions.

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.

With the intention to broadly disseminate this information for the benefit of the Internet community, we encourage the use of this information without prior approval and under the following Terms and Conditions:

The Data from the performance measurements cannot be changed or manipulated and should be used "as is".