[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Wed Jun 21, 2017

Craig Mattocks - NOAA Federal craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Wed Jun 21 16:34:49 UTC 2017


TAFB:

N-AWIPS issues: Chris Landsea reported that the Cumulus N-AWIPS workstation was very slow and "unusable”.

TAFB Forecaster Andy Latto just checked the uptime (longer than 2 days) and rebooted the system.

Craig

> On Jun 21, 2017, at 12:01 PM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
> 
> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations: 
> --- Craig Mattocks
> 
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> 
> TAFB:
> 1. GFE/NCP problems: No 09z pre-wind speed probabilities despite Matt Sardi's changes to the early WSP retrieval script (which runs on px2-nhcn) to pull them in at h+230 (10 minutes later than before to account for late file arrivals). The preTCM should have been available by 0743z when the WFO Worksheet was published and it appeared at that time in AWIPS as PREAT3 as well. Perhaps this is a problem restricted to 09z? TSB Developer Matt Sardi will continue investigating this issue.
> 
> 2. GFE/NCP problems: Still no new RWPS (Regional Wave Prediction System, based on WaveWatch III model) results in GFE/D2D. TSB Developers Matt Sardi and Craig Mattocks will investigate.
> 
> 3. Potential Tropical Cyclones are labelled as simply 'CYCLONE' in the Danger graphics. TAFB Branch Chief Hugh Cobb has requested that this get changed to 'Potential Tropical Cyclone'. Since the label is set in legacy Gempak code, the simplest way to address this is via post-processing in the parent Danger Perl script. TSB Developer Matt Sardi will work on implementing this solution.
> 
> 4. Other issues: Security Camera display in both TAFB and MFL ops areas only showing 4 out of 10 cameras. An NCO Help Desk ticket ticket opened by TAFB forecasters.
> 
> HSU:
> 1. When running the National TCV, HSU is getting a warning that the advisory number increment is not increasing, however the advisory number they enter matches the correct advisory. HSU should ignore the warning for now and transmit the TCV. Perhaps someone checked the wrong "intermediate/routine" button at some point and now the internal increment tracking is off? Update: This problem no longer occurs in the most recent issuances of the TCV.
> 
> 2. Other Techincal issues: Core FTP software is crashing on Atlantic desk PC. Sr. Hurricane Specialist Mike Brennan submitted an NCO Help Desk ticket. NCO on-site Windows Sysadmin Kim Gordon has requested more information so she can test and troubleshoot this issue.
> 
> 3. Other Techincal issues: Firefox and Chrome web browsers appear to be locking up and crashing on the Atlantic Desk PC on the HSU ops floor. NCO Help Desk ticket submitted. NCO on-site Windows Sysadmin Kim Gordon will reinstall these web browsers.
> 
> Other items:
> 1. When there is a technical problem, forecasters are urged to send screen shots (from a computer, cell phone camera, or other device) to TSB to help IT personnel troubleshoot the problem.
> 
> 2. Doug Gaer updated the IP Table rules on NHC's operational compute servers (nhc-lx-comp01 and comp03) to allow access from WCOSS, but the firewall rules keep getting clobbered/over-written by old default rules stored in a Git repository and applied by a Puppet configuration management server at NCO. This results in connection time outs. Doug is working with the network engineers at NCO to try to resolve this problem. Legacy targeting application output (for designing flight track patterns and dropwinsonde releases) will remain unavailable on comp01 until a solution is implemented.
> 
> 3. The ingest of 00Z GFS 0.25 deg model output was very slow last night. Hopefully, next week's 5x bandwidth upgrade, scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, will remedy this.
> 
> 4. NCO Linux Sysadmin Doug Gaer has set up a directory on the NetApp (shared network storage server) so CARCAH can share its /home/gsgraph ouput with the Windows PCs on the HSU ops floor.
> 
> NHC RFCs:
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