Did you try and access the National Weather Service’s Weather.gov website lately? Evidently it has been reported that it crased due to extra visitors this week, as visitors to the site are five times higher than average. The Washington Post, and CBS have reported problems with the website recently. However, on an average day, Weather.gov’s performance is weak as far as the site’s overall speed, page-loading speed and other performance measures, per Indeep76’s Site Speed Laboratory in December 2010.
Evidently this is not the first time Weather.gov has been criticized for its design and performance. In 2010, an article on CQ Roll Call’s Congress.org rated it the second worst federal website, saying its maps were confusing and its graphics awkwardly sized.
The five worst federal government websites from Congress.org