When first information about a severe security flaw in Intel CPUs came out, it was immediately obvious, that this one is huge. This is in the scale of a meteorite hitting The Earth.
Here is just one example of what can happen, when fixed Linux kernels are deployed. I've been pumping data points from my weather station to Weather Underground for couple of years. Now this is how they are able to display my data:
If you don't see any graphs or data points there, that's my point here! WU does not work!
The interruption of service was related to the hot patches applied to our servers to correct the recent Intel hardware security flaws. We can say with 100% confidence that the data you share with us is completely safe. The patches required systems to be rebooted and, as these systems came back online, many of them did not boot up cleanly.
That is most definitely not the entire truth. The quality of their service at the time of writing this blog post is simply crap! Looks like Meltdown mitigation hit them harder than they anticipated.