[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Mon Jul 18, 2016

Monica Bozeman - NOAA Federal monica.bozeman at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 18 18:06:37 UTC 2016

Hi All,

I just re-sent all the old TAFB technical shift logs from the updated code.
Whoever is doing the morning rounds, please keep an eye on what TAFB items
you see in the forecaster issues for TSB sheet and the actual TAFB shift
logs sheet compared with what you get in your inbox. I want to call this
done, but I would like to have this extra verification for the next few

TAFB, please report anything and everything you see wrong for TSB to
address this week so we can really test out my changes to the shift logs.



Monica Bozeman
National Hurricane Center
monica.bozeman at noaa.gov

On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 12:09 PM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> --- Craig Mattocks
> ----------
> *TAFB:*
> 1. Light bulbs were reported out in the TAFB Ops area. NHC Administrator
> Officer Jann Perez will take care of this problem and should be contacted
> directly via email whenever there are facilities issues.
> 2. Although the ATCF launches from the TAFB N-AWIPS workstations,
> forecasters cannot view the advisory text messages. Error 13 (permission
> denied) messages from the ${ATCFFLS}/nhc_prtcarq application may indicate
> that this functionality is restricted due to the TAFB version of ATCF
> running in "safe mode". TSB Team ATCF will investigate.
> 3. The TAFB shift log scripts are intermittently reporting issues to the
> TSB spreadsheet. TSB personnel should look at the Google TAFB shift log
> spreadsheet since no email updates are being sent to TSB. Issue still under
> investigation.
> *HSU:*
> 1. Incorrect file permissions on the ATCF servers at CPHC. An aberrant
> change in the file creation mask (umask) on the ATCF servers at CPHC caused
> multiple problems downstream, including: users not able to access/view the
> Hurricane Celia Best Track on NHC's ftp site after the storm was handed off
> to CPHC, failures in forecast guidance retrieval from WCOSS at CPHC, and
> the TAFB rainfall products not updating correctly. TSB Team ATCF (Monica
> Bozeman, Mike Brennan, and Craig Mattocks) fixed the file permissions
> problems and provided recommendations for the CPHC System Administrators on
> how to permanently correct this problem.
> 2. The 12Z July 17 SHIPS guidance for Darby
> (atcf/stext/16071712EP0516_ships.txt) was not available in the pop-up menu
> in the "print ships" tool on the HSU ATCF workstations, although the data
> was in the decks. TSB is investigating whether there was a problem with the
> "stext" file coming back from WCOSS.
> 3. CPHC's TCM and the TCP products for Hurricane Celia had incorrect PILs
> (Product Identifier Labels) after the storm was handed off. The PILs are
> manually typed in by HSU. According to Senior Hurricane Specialist Mike
> Brennan, there is no easy way to automate this, because the storm bin
> number often changes when a system moves into the Central Pacific basin -
> it's always given the next bin number in CPHC's rotation. HSU and CPHC's
> forecasters will need to coordinate more closely during
> basin-crossing/storm-handoff situations.
> *Other items:*
> A series of TCV/storm surge collaboration tests will be conducted
> Monday-Thursday this week.
> *NHC RFCs:*
> RFC #183: ingest v1.0.1 - HSU forecasters had noted that the automated
> ingest of the TAFB Dvorak fixes into the ATCF were taking longer than TAFB
> giving them the Dvorak worksheet, so they were spending time entering them
> by hand. This change speeds up the posting and ingest process by forking
> the processes and running them in parallel for all basins. Implemented on
> July 8 at 1825Z.
> RFC #184: gerso.pl v1.2.0 - With NHC's GOES-E satellite ingest down, NHC
> has failed over to the NESDIS feed to get data for operations. Data
> locations and scripts to process the Rapid Scan Operations (RSO) data from
> NESDIS were never setup, so this RFC is addressing that now. NHC is also
> adding new NESDIS McIDAS aliases to the RSO data and adding subroutines to
> the existing perl code to pull and process the RSO and put it on the
> NetApp. To be implemented on July 18 at 1500Z.
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