[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Tue Jul 19, 2016

TSB Admin nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov
Tue Jul 19 14:39:39 UTC 2016

Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
--- Craig Mattocksi


1. The alarm sound file that accompanies the rainfall reminder was set to  
open in Notepad by default. TSB developer Dave Zelinsky changed the default  
launching app back to Windows Media Player.

2. A compressor or fan in the water fountain on the west side of the  
building is running continuously. NHC Administrator Officer Jann Perez will  

3. Reported on July 12: Is the security camera monitor in TAFB down? NHC  
Administrator Officer Jann Perez will investigate.
1. ATCF issues: TAFB fixes are still not importing in a timely fashion (the  
00Z fix came in at 01Z.) This is important because for invest cases, if the  
fixes aren't in the decks at the time the guidance is run, the TCGI  
(Tropical Cyclone Genesis Index) guidance will fail. ATCF dataflow expert  
Monica Bozeman will investigate.

Other items:

1. Due to late-arriving files and saturated incoming bandwidth, an  
accelerated RFC was submitted to convert the HWRF output files from GRIB2  
to GEMPAK format locally to make the fields available sooner in N-AWIPS.  
TSB developer Dave Zelinsky obtained GRIB2 -> GEMPAK conversion scripts  
from NCO, then modified and implemented them on NHC's DBNet servers. The  
HWRF GEMPAK fields are now available about an hour earlier than they were  

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