[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Fri Jun 23, 2017

Craig Mattocks - NOAA Federal craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 23 15:16:05 UTC 2017


An additional HSU/web issue I forgot to mention:

HSU:

4. The link on the NHC webpage appeared as "Public Advisory #0" when WPC issued its first advisory on Cindy. TSB Developer Dave Zelinsky determined this to be due to the fact that WPC still issues its advisories in all caps, and he fixed the link text.

Craig

> On Jun 23, 2017, at 10:52 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
> 
> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations: 
> --- Craig Mattocks
> 
> ----------
> 
> TAFB:
> 1. GFE/NCP issues: GFE High-Seas Forceast formatter crashed numerous times for 05Z issuance. Make HS edit areas tool also crashed. TSB will investigate.
> 
> 2. N-AWIPS issues: The upper monitor of the Shiner workstation is blinking. Loose/broken monitor cable? NCO Help Desk ticket submitted.
> 
> HSU:
> 1. Senior Hurricane Specialist Mike Brennan rebooted the tilefish workstation this morning but it did not return to the log in screen. NCO Sysadmin Doug Gaer reinstalled the NVIDIA graphics driver to get the workstation back online. He will follow up to see why the driver wasn't installed with the last kernel patch.
> 
> 2. ATCF issues: TSB Developer Craig Mattocks fixed a small error in the alignment of the wind radii values in the TCM (Forecast Advisory). Mike Brennan tested and approved the software patch, which will be installed on the operational ATCF servers later today. This patch also includes adjusted 4- and 5-day track and intensity error estimates by CPHC in case NHC needs to provide operational backup.
> 
> 3. Robert Garcia from WFO Miami notified HSU that they are now getting FAA radar data from Guantanamo in their AWIPS system. This would be useful for HSU to have in our AWIPS as well, and he suggested talking to Joe Maloney for the necessary info. TSB AWIPS II Sysadmin Chris Mello will investigate next week.
> 
> Other items:
> 1. NHC's GRB West GWSAS NAS [from yesterday's SDM log]:
> 1908Z - Salim Leyva wrote the following email to the OMB SS: There seems to be an issue with NHCs GRB GWSAS NAS, the unit seems somewhat sluggish and it looks like it was rebooted 7 days ago, that does not seem right. The unit is pingable as shown below, SSHing to seemed to have stopped working creating stale SSH processes shown in the last listing below.
> 
> 2. Hurricane Hotline Static [from yesterday's SDM log]:
> 1344Z - Bruce from WFO State College called. They are experiencing static issues on the hurricane hotline and they would like someone to try to address this ASAP. The SDM will try to find someone to notify to address this issue. Sent email to Dawit Kebede to try to address this or pass this along to someone who could address it.
> 
> NHC RFCs:
> 1. ARFC - The CARCAH unit needs to connect to a chat server managed by the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) in Lakeland, FL, but are unable to because of an apparent firewall exclusion. This issue was escalated to Steven Deputy, Chief of Networks and Security Branch at NOAA. AOC's John Hill has submitted a Firewall Request form and an accelerated RFC has been approved to modify the firewall rules to allow these connections.
> 
> 2. RFC 3430 - New Hurricane Hotline: The subnet hosting the Cisco Call Manager is being blocked by route filters in Reston and Orlando. The Hurricane Hotline equipment recently installed at NTWC will not be operational until this subnet is shared with the Alaska Region. This was implemented on June 19 at 1800Z but the RFC is remaining open while troubleshooting is ongoing.
> 
> Post-CWD (Critical Weather Day) Implementations:
> 
> 3. RFC 239 - Update the N-AWIPS workstation FVWM (F virtual window manager) config files for the TAFB operational accounts (surface, atlmar, pacmar) to pipe legacy Gempak script output to the /usr/bin/tee command and write to log files. The legacy TAFB Gempak scripts do no generate log files, which makes it challenging to track down problems. This change will facilitate troubleshooting. Was to be implemented on June 19 at 1500Z; postponed due to CWD; new implementation date is Monday, June 26 at 1500Z (11 am EDT).
> 
> 4. RFC 241 - Implement several enhancements to the TAFB 'low bandwidth' graphical marine forecast webpages, including addition of intermediate 12 hourly time steps, image labeling and web viewer improvements, domain adjustments, etc. Modify sfcprog launch and surface analysis web to create new 12 hourly/intermediate low bandwidth web images on adjusted forecast sub-domains; update javascript viewer on NHC website to view forecast grid images. Was to be implemented on June 20 at 1600Z; postponed due to CWD; new implementation date is Monday, June 26 at 1600Z (noon EDT).
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