[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Mon Apr 17, 2017

Christopher Mello - NOAA Federal christopher.mello at noaa.gov
Mon Apr 17 18:23:31 UTC 2017

I fixed the monitor configuration issues with the AWIPS2 box lx3 and lx2 in
TAFB.  We will keep the ticket open for a few shifts to confirm...


On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> --- Craig
> ----------
> *TAFB:*
> 1. Radar imagery cannot be displayed in N-AWIPS, not available in menus.
> TSB will investigate.
> 2. The Cumulus workstation at the surface analyst's desk became unstable
> after a security patch and reboot (which loaded the wrong NVIDIA video
> driver) on Friday. The SDM was called and NCO corrected the problem with
> the video driver, but problems (CPU usage spiking, slowdown, system time
> freezing) persist. TAFB forecasters are advised to use the new Crappie
> workstation or Sheephead as backups until Cumulus can be stabilized by NCO.
> *HSU:*
> *Other items:*
> 1. A network outage began at about 9:50 am EDT this morning. Connections
> to College Park, MD remained open but there was no access to other
> computers outside of NHC. Network connections were restored later this
> morning. TSB was not warned of this potential network outage and is trying
> to learn what caused it.
> *NHC RFCs:*
> 1. RFC #227 - Begin converting GFS files from grib to GEMPAK locally to
> improve latency. An entry will be added to the 'parsing.tbl' to call the
> conversion script after the grib files are downloaded. Also, the download
> for the 0.5 degree GEMPAK files will be commented out. To be implemented on
> Monday, April 17 at 1200Z (8 am EDT).
> 2. RFC #228 - Update/cleanup '$HOME/.fvwm/.fvwm2rc' menu entries for HSU
> and TAFB operational users (atlantic, pacific, atlmar, pacmar, surface,
> opcbkup). The legacy ‘.fvwm2rc’ config files contain broken/obsolete menu
> entries, and in some cases are missing backup entries needed by the
> forecast desks. To be implemented on Tuesday, April 18 at 1500Z (11 am EDT).
> 3. RFC #3187- P-Surge probabilistic storm surge prediction model v2.6.2 -
> 2017 P-Surge upgrade includes:
> 1) allow NHC to make internal-use P-Surge runs,
> 2) update the South Florida area, and
> 3) produce 102- (vs 78-) hour forecasts.
> P-Surge will also begin running on WCOSS/Cray (Surge or Luna). See the
> Service Change Notice (SCN) at:
> http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/scn17-26p-surge.htm
> To be implemented on Tuesday, April 18 at 1400Z (10 am EDT).

Chris Mello
National Hurricane Center
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