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

Hugh Cobb - NOAA Federal hugh.cobb at noaa.gov
Mon Apr 17 18:46:16 UTC 2017


Matt,
        Thanks for opening the urgent TT on this.

Hugh

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Matthew Sardi - NOAA Federal <
matthew.sardi at noaa.gov> wrote:

> All,
>
> I have opened an URGENT NCO helpdesk ticket on TAFB issue #1 (Radar
> imagery cannot be displayed in N-AWIPS, not available in menus).
>
> FYI, this problem is due to missing symbolic links to the 'radar'
> directories on TAFB's Atlantic and Pacific desk N-AWIPS workstations, which
> NCO upgraded to RHEL6 recently. There are other missing symlinks on other
> TAFB/HSU RHEL6 boxes, which I have asked NCO to fix as well.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Matt
>
> Matthew Sardi
> Meteorologist/Programmer
> NHC/Technology & Science Branch
> 305-229-4496 <(305)%20229-4496> (Desk)
> 631-833-2965 <(631)%20833-2965> (Cell)
>
> On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 2:23 PM, Christopher Mello - NOAA Federal <
> christopher.mello at noaa.gov> wrote:
>
>> All,
>> 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...
>>
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> 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
>> TSB
>>
>
>
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