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The weather website keeps loading an old map

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When I load the website it loads a weather map of a week ago on an other map it is a few days old. I can't seem to get an updated map.

deleted the cash and deleted the cookies and still the same

This is the website http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/satelliteworld/atlanticoceansatellite_large.htmland

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I only mentioned a proxy server so you can test if that helps.
If that works then you may have a problem with images being cached somewhere along the connection.
There is no need to pay for a proxy as there are a lot of free proxy sites across the internet.

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Reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • Press and hold Shift and left-click the Reload button.
  • Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • Press "Command + Shift + R" (MAC)

Does it work properly in Private Browsing mode (PB mode doesn't used the disk cache and stored cookies)?

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I did all that was suggested and it still gives me maps from 28 Oct.

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Sounds that the image is cached somewhere.

Does this also happen if you open the image directly?

  • http://image.weather.com/images/sat/atl_oce_sat_600x405.jpg

You can remove all stored data from a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry (Show All History or History sidebar) or via the about:permissions page.

Using "Forget About This Site" will remove everything like bookmarks, cookies, passwords, cache, history, and exceptions from that domain, so be cautious and if you have a password or other data from that domain that you do not want to lose then make a note of those passwords and bookmarks.
You can't recover from that "forget" unless you have a backup of the affected files.

It doesn't have any lasting effect, so if you revisit such a 'forgotten' website then data from that website will be saved once again.

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Even opening directly it is still the same. I tried to find this forget about the web site but can't find it on my computer. I have fire fox ver. 16 It is bad with hurricane season here and can't see an updated map

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Can you see the current version of that image in other browsers?

It is possible that your ISP or your router has a cached version of that image.

You can try to reset (power off/on) the router.
You can try to clear the disk cache manually, see the about:cache page for the location.

You can try to reset Firefox.

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I rebooted the router, deleted the cash and done a fire fox reset. Also the image is also in other browsers.

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It sounds more that your ISP is caching the image.

Any luck with a Google Translate version of the page and a random source language?

If it still doesn't work then may may need to go to that site via a proxy server.

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I just went to another weather site and it to is out of date this weather fax is for Oct 25

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just tried the translate and I get the same image

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You will have to contact your ISP and ask them to look into this if it happens in other browsers as well.


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I don't want to pay for a proxie server if there is another way because if this is not the problem I have wasted money

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I only mentioned a proxy server so you can test if that helps.
If that works then you may have a problem with images being cached somewhere along the connection.
There is no need to pay for a proxy as there are a lot of free proxy sites across the internet.

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I found a free proxy server and it did the trick. Thank you for your help

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You're welcome.

Maybe still contact your ISP to check if they are caching images and don't obey the request header that Firefox sends to reload and bypass the cache (Pragma: no-cache and Cache-Control: no-cache).
It is a bad idea if you get outdated images from a cache instead of the current version.