[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Mon Aug 28, 2017

Matthew Sardi - NOAA Federal matthew.sardi at noaa.gov
Mon Aug 28 17:17:58 UTC 2017

Couple of updates:

TAFB item #3: The danger script calls a Gempak program to generate the
storm labels, unfortunately it appears the code is not parsing 'potential
tropical cyclone' storm names correctly. For now, TAFB forecasters will
need to manually replace the CYCLONE label in these instances. We can open
an NCO helpdesk ticket for the Gempak problem, but that will not a yield a
fix for this season. TSB will also investigate a post-processing solution.

HSU item #1: To clarify, the TC graphics failed to update with the latest
advisory info at 21Z on 8/26 as well as the previous day. The most likely
culprit was that the graphics were run too soon, before the advisory input
package had updated. Matt O. and I resolved by manually running the TC
graphics driver script, which successfully updated everything.

Matthew Sardi
NHC/Technology & Science Branch
305-229-4496 <(305)%20229-4496> (Desk)
631-833-2965 <(631)%20833-2965> (Cell)

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 8:52 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> --- Pablo
> ----------
> *TAFB:*
> 1.) The Cable TV remains inoperable on the upper right west wall
> situational awareness display in TAFB and the large center TV on the east
> wall. NCO ticket open. Comcast coming in today to take care of this.
> 2.) Large monitor on EPAC desk, LX3 has a faulty video connector, and can
> cause video display issues is not treated tenderly. Doug G taking a look at
> this.
> 3.) The automated danger graphic shows "CYCLONE" for Potential Tropical
> Cyclones. Is this correct? Matt Sardi to look into it.
> 4.) Security Camera display in WFO Miami and TAFB ops areas is frozen to a
> time from yesterday during daylight with "video loss" red banner showing on
> all 10 cameras. A new NCO TT was opened.
> 5.) AC Cooling Unit #3 in the server room had an alarm beeping last night
> and again tonight when we came in. Alarm display said "Short Cycle Comp.2".
> Cleared the alarm by pressing Enter. No issues noted with the temperature
> on the display - WIlliam Notified.
> *HSU:*
> 1.) The 21Z advisory graphics did not launch on 8/26. Chris Mello was able
> to troubleshoot the issue and get them released. If any issues remain,
> Chris to work with Matt Sardi on this.
> 2.) On 8/26 it was reported that the in-house JHT genesis tool continues
> to not function correctly, as the UKMET output is not being included both
> on its own as well as in the consensus. Craig Mattock to investigate.
> 3.) The SHIPS guidance for Harvey the 26th at 00Z did not print. Looking
> on the ATCF ftp site, the file for Harvey was available but it was an empty
> file. We had to resubmit guidance for Harvey and AL92 (twice) as the SDM
> could not see the initial submission. Issued appears to have been resolved.
> *Other items:*
> *NHC RFCs:*
> 1.) RFC 3674 to allow wpse account access to opah scheduled for Wednesday
> this week.
> 2.) RFC 3675 - Add NHC printer to NCEP Mail Relay - scheduled for
> wednesday this week. This change will allow a printer (, or
> carmenrohp.nhc.noaa.gov) to be able to scan to email with
> mrelay.ncep.noaa.gov port 25. This worked until recently.
> 3.) RFC 3647 - NHC Netapp snapshot policy changes scheduled for Wed
> weather permitting.
> 4.) RFC 3651 - NHC Fix for Single Point DNS and NTP Servers scheduled for
> Thursday.
> 5.) RFC 250 - Automated "Key Messages Graphic" - postponed due to Harvey.
> But will be taken care of as soon as possible.
> 6.) RFC 251 - Add email alert for satellite purge job failure. Proposed to
> implement on 8/30
> 7.) RFC 252 - Upgrade ATCF FTP scripts to rsync. Proposed to implement on
> 8/30
> 8.) RFC to hide gTCM files in NHC ftp site still going being written.
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