[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Mon Jun 26, 2017

Hugh Cobb - NOAA Federal hugh.cobb at noaa.gov
Mon Jun 26 15:58:16 UTC 2017


Craig,
         Excellent thanks for the update on this. For a while there last
night it sounded like there were hissing
snakes in the building.

Hugh


On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Craig Mattocks - NOAA Federal <
craig.mattocks at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Update on TAFB item #1:
>
> NCO Windows Sysadmin Marc Laurent determined that the noise from the
> Situational Awareness PC was caused by a failing graphics card. A new card
> has been ordered and will be shipped overnight for installation tomorrow.
>
> Craig
>
> > On Jun 26, 2017, at 11:31 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
> >
> > Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> > --- Matt Sardi
> >
> > ----------
> >
> > TAFB:
> > 1. Situational Awareness PC was making loud noise behind the Atlc desk.
> Sounds like the fan. Turned it off overnight and the monitors as well.
> >
> > 2. Upper monitor of SHINER was blinking due to loose cable; Helpdesk
> ticket opened, NCO resolved.
> >
> > HSU:
> > 1. Dave Z's verification page is not working for the total 2017 eastern
> pacific season-- storm by storm it seems to be, but the cumulative graphic
> is just showing the first storm. Dave will fix today (need to remove old
> "BAM" models).
> >
> > 2. SHIPS-RI is still broken due to the lack of satellite input.
> According to Mark DeMaria, this is because the GOES-W NH sector we get does
> not go far enough east. When a TC gets west of about 103 deg W, there is
> enough data in the current sector for the RII to run.
> >
> > So far this year, nearly all (maybe all) of the EP TCs have been too far
> east for the RII to run. Mark is working on a fix to use the GOES-east
> sector instead of GOES-west for EP TCs east of 105 W, so the RII should run
> for all the EP TCs. Unfortunately, that won't be implemented until after he
> gets back from AL.
> >
> > 3. SAB satellite fix failed to import; only e-mail and NESDIS web page
> versions were available. TSB will investigate if this remains a problem.
> >
> > Other items:
> > 1. No GOES-16 imagery available since 20Z Sunday in AWIPS/N-AWIPS. TSB
> is investigating.
> >
> > 2. NCO will be performing a bandwidth upgrade on Wednesday, 6/26;
> network service degradation/interruptions are possible during two 20 minute
> windows (1530-1550Z & 1620-1640Z). TAFB/HSU service backup may be required
> if outages last longer than expected.
> >
> > NHC RFCs:
> > 1. 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).
> >
> > 2. 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).
> >
> > 3. RFC 243 - When TCs are upgraded from "Potential Tropical Cyclone" to
> "Tropical Storm" an additional check in the code is required so that the
> existing wind radii information can be used. This check is added in this
> RFC.
> >
> >
>
>
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