[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Wed Nov 23, 2016
Craig Mattocks - NOAA Federal
craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Wed Nov 23 17:27:58 UTC 2016
Notes from today’s CCB/RFC meeting:
1. Pull in MetOp-B ASCAT data from the DDS and send it to AWIPS II at the request of the National Centers. Was to be implemented on December 1 at 1500Z. Update: indefinitely delayed, unknown implementation date. Justin Cooke in NCO's Dataflow group is working on it.
Mike Brennan is working with NESDIS STAR to fix the "missing value" flag for the 3rd and 4th ASCAT-A ambiguities on the DDS feed that are coded incorrectly as "31082" instead of "-9999", which results in those ambiguities consistently showing a northwest wind at 82 kt.
2. Allow NHC to access the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor System (MRMS) LDM servers so they may prepare for replacement of Unisys radar mosaic products with MRMS data. To be implemented on Tuesday, November 29 at 1500Z (10 am EST).
3. WCOSS production switch from the Orlando, FL (Gyre + Surge) supercomputers to the Reston, VA (Tide + Luna) supercomputers is confirmed for Thursday, December 1st.
> On Nov 23, 2016, at 11:00 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> --- Craig Mattocksi
> 1. The problem with the script that transfers early Wind Speed Probabilities from WCOSS to AWIPS cannot be addressed until TSB AWIPS SysAdmin Chris Mello returns after the Thanksgiving holiday (next Monday).
> 2. TSB Developer Matt Sardi added a menu option for "basin crossers" to the Danger Graphic application to correct the storm label problem and provided written instructions to TAFB forecasters through email.
> 3. When TAFB forecaster Patricia Wallace tried to reboot the cumulus workstation at the start of her shift yesterday, she inadvertantly hit the keyboard with the monitor. TSB Developer Matt Onderlinde had Patricia reboot the workstation. She was then able to employ the new Danger Graphic script for basin-crossing storms for TS Otto.
> 4. For the second day in a row, the NHC "product tracker" http://www2.nhc.noaa.gov/dataflow/frames.html showed the Offshore Waters Forecast for Southwest and Tropical Atlantic and Caribbean Sea (FZNT23-KNHC) as not being sent, even though it was resent and confirmed to be in AWIPS and on the NHC website. TSB will investigate.
> 1. The 12z GFS and EC model data arrived 30-45 minutes late yesterday. This has happened recently during upgrades of the NCEP Century Link network circuits and routers. TSB will monitor the network load using the "scrutinizer" tool.
> 2. When opening a terminal in the 'atlantic' account on ridges, the message "id: cannot find name for group ID 300" appeared at the top of each terminal window. NCO Linux SysAdmin Brian Maher fixed this problem.
> 3. The system clock on the Atlantic ATCF workstation was about 35 seconds ahead of the other system clocks on the ops floor. An NCO Help Desk ticket was submitted to make sure the workstation was synchronizing with an appropriate NTP time server. NCO Linux SysAdmin Brian Maher fixed this time drift problem.
> Other items:
> 1. The NOAAPORT server (nport2.nhc.noaa.gov) stopped ingesting data last night, which meant that NHC was down to one functioning LDM feed (TOC Line 162 socket feed server, logger.nhc.noaa.gov). TSB Developer Matt Sardi performed an LDM server stop/start and re-created the LDM queue, without success. An NCO Linux SysAdmin was needed to stop/start other services as root in order to get the data flowing again.
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