[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] HSU Shift Log -- Techincal Edition -- Tue May 17 2016 23:03:22 GMT-0400 (EDT)
HSU Shift Log
nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov
Wed May 18 03:03:27 UTC 2016
HSU Shift Log for Tue May 17 2016 23:03:22 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Forecaster: SR Stewart
Technical Issues Summary:
ATCF issues: None.
N-AWIPS/AWIPS2 issues: None.
Other Techincal issues: Inadvertent Re-Transmission of TEST TCVAT2
Hurricane Watch/Warning from 500 PM EDT Friday, 13 May 2016. At
approximately 0137 UTC, 18 May 2016, Matt Sardi accidentally re-transmitted
the TEST TCVAT2 Watch/Warning Breakpoints Advisory Number 2 (attached)
product during the course of his routine files check and maintenance. The
TEST TCVAT2 went out to the media and some other users via the NWSCHAT
chatroom venue after apparently going first through the AWIPS-II system.
Nothing was posted to the NHC web page and no calls from media or the
public were received at the NHC. However, some media calls were received by
the WFOs that were affected -- Miami, FL,; Melbourne, FL, Jacksonville, FL;
Charleston, SC; and Wilington, NC. Upon notification of inadvertent
re-transmisison of the TEST TCVAT2, I personally contacted each affected
WFO via phonecon or in person (WFO Miami/MFL) to inform them that this was
an inadvertent product transmission. I was also in phone contact with Matt
Sardi who was trying to resolve the issue. The NCEP SDM was notified of the
inadvertent re-transmission of the TEST TCVAT2. HSU Branch Chief, James
Franklin, was notified. Matt Sardi sent out a Cancellation TCVAT2 at
approximately 0211 UTC 18 May 2016 in order to 'turn off' the WFOs W/W
grids, which effectively canceled the TCVAT2. James sent an e-mail
notification to NWS Operations Center (nws.opscenter at noaa.gov) with cc: to
TPC/HSU e-mail at 0244 UTC 18 May 2016 as per HSU SDM Section 2.1.15 (page
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