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

Dr. Craig A. Mattocks craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 18 19:09:05 UTC 2016


These are the issues that seem to have fallen through the cracks during the TAFB shift log email outage:

TAFB:
Fri, July 1:
   - N-AWIPS issues: Scott Stripling kicked Ballyhoo and it went into respiratory arrest.
   - GFE/NCP issues: NT3 swell formatter failed multiple times. The "GetSwell.." tool was run for swell, but the formatter failed anyway.
     Mark DeMaria previously addressed this issue in the Morning Rounds of Jan. 4, 2016: "This is a non-baseline application that is currently not supported by TSB. TAFB forecasters are reminded to use the default formatter when this application fails. We will need to wait until the developer has time to work with us to troubleshoot the non-baseline version."
   - Other issues: PC controlling situational awareness displays starting making a hissing noise (maybe the fan?)
   
Saturday, July 2:
   - GFE/NCP issues: Error running TCMwindTool with 22.5kt forecasts...Procedure Instance has no attribute 'baseDecodedtime'
   - N-AWIPS issues: Cannot view advisory on TAFB ATCF access
   
Fri, July 8:
   - N-AWIPS issues: Cannot view advisory information on TAFB access from Ballyhoo...
   
Tue, July 12:
   - Other issues: Security Camera Monitor in TAFB is down?

Craig

> On Jul 18, 2016, at 2:06 PM, Monica Bozeman - NOAA Federal <monica.bozeman at noaa.gov> wrote:
> 
> 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 days. 
> 
> 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. 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Monica
> 
> 
> Monica Bozeman
> Meteorologist/Programmer
> National Hurricane Center
> 301-683-1553
> 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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