[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Mon Jul 10, 2017
nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 10 15:24:46 UTC 2017
Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
--- Craig Mattocks
1. The grunt N-AWIPS workstation crashed during the looping of an SPF due
to an apparent conflict with the ATCF and N-AWIPS. When calling up the ATCF
in an Xterm window, use of the distance tool causes SPFs to crash. Also in
ATCF - a return error code 13 (permission denied) pop-up appears when
trying to list the compute data. NCO Linux Sysadmin Doug Gaer determined
that these problems are caused by all the video RAM being consumed. There
are replacement workstations on order that will add more video RAM. Until
the video cards are upgraded or the workstations are replaced, the
forecasters will have limit the number of SPFs loaded on grunt and shiner.
2. Large AWIPS-II/GFE monitor on Pacific Desk, connection (either cable or
monitor itself) is going bad. When you adjust monitor height or depth,
video feed drops off monitor. TSB AWIPS-II Sysadmin Chris Mello will
replace the monitor cable to see if this fixes the problem.
3. Multiple problems with AWIPS-II collaboration software (locking up,
crashing CAVE, logging out analysts) under several TAFB user accounts.
Chris Mello will contact NCF about this issue.
4. Several TAFB forecasters' accounts in AWIPS-II have become corrupted
(broken menus, etc.). Chris Mello will rebuild these accounts.
1. The wind arrival graphics are labelled as "Sun. Jul. 9, 2017" instead
of "Mon. Jul. 10, 2017" for the 09Z issuance (advisory #11) of Eugene:
Wonder if it's related to the fact that now that Eugene has moved into the
Pacific time zone, the wind speed probabilities for this cycle are
initialized at 11 PM Sunday PDT (06 UTC), and the code is grabbing that
date? TSB Developers Matt Onderlinde and Jeri Schwietert will investigate.
1. Numerical model upgrades:
GFDL model discontinued on July 5, 2017:
ECMWF IFS model upgrade (cycle 43r3) on July 11, 2017:
GFS model upgrade to v. 14.0 at 12Z on July 19, 2017:
HWRF model upgrade on July 26, 2017:
HMON model operational on Aug. 1, 2017:
2. The GPFS filesystem split on WCOSS for Luna and Tide was completed over
the weekend. Developers can now log in and adjust settings for hard-coded
file pathnames (NHC accounts are now on /gpfs/hps3). These systems wil
undergo a 24-hour parallel production test beginning Wednesday morning, at
which time access will be restricted.
1. RFC 244 - DBNet, 'hmon_grb2gem' v1.3.1 - Add HMON model to NHC's DBNet
parsing table to download domains d3 and d1 grib files, and add a call to a
grib-to-gempak conversion script. This will follow the same path as the
HWRF. Entries will also be added to the N-AWIPS tables so forecasters can
view the data in real time. To be implemented on Tuesday, July 18 at 1300Z
(9 am EDT).
2. RFC 3507 - wave_multi_2 v3.0.10 - Turn of the hurricane wave model
driven by HWRF winds (aka wave_multi_2). The output will be replaced by
HWRF with ww3 wave-coupling. To be implemented on Tuesday, July 11 at 1200Z
(8 am EDT).
3. RFC 3515 – decod_dcacft v3.3.0 - The reconnaissance aircraft data
decoder on WCOSS is being updated. The source code has been modified to
properly process all the parameters contained in High Density Observation
Bulletin (HDOB) aircraft data. The associated BUFR table (bufrtab.004) has
been updated as well. The updated results are written to the b004/xx015
BUFR tank of the NCEP observational database. To be implemented on
Wednesday, July 12 at 1200Z (8 am EDT).
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