[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Thu Mar 23, 2017

Craig Mattocks - NOAA Federal craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Thu Mar 23 15:06:09 UTC 2017


Correction on last item: March 27 is Monday. - Craig

> On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:02 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
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> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations: 
> --- Craig
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> TAFB:
> 1. NCF Trouble Ticket #126368 was closed after making a change to the localVTECpartners.py Python script and rebooting EDEX. No more VTEC hazard records are appearing for the NH1 and NH2 domains.
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> 2. Yesterday's 18Z Atlantic/NH2 NWPS run only came in through 102 hours. TAFB verified that it was triggered out to the normal 168 hours (confirmed by the WRKNWA text bulletin), but for some reason only forecast results out to 102 hours (like the old default baseline NWPS) came in. The 18Z simulation was resubmitted and it ran successfully to completion.
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> Note: Doug Gaer and the NCEP/EMC Wave Modeling Group are increasing the size of the NWPS grid domains to match the RWPS grid domains so precise performance comparisons can be conducted between the two wave forecasting systems.
> 
> HSU:
> 1. Reminder: there will be a test PSurge run at 15Z (11 am EDT) today, March 23 to test "parallel" PSurge DBNet product alerts (with a "_PARA" suffix added).
> 
> Other items:
> 1. Network outages due to implementation of RFC #3033 [routing changes for NHC to add Quality of Service/Virtual Routing and Forwarding (QoS/VRF) capability so the WFO-MIA and NHC networks can be combined]:
> 
> Despite assurances that there would be minimal risk to NHC, network quality began degrading yesterday morning. Outside connections thorough NHC's 176 network became problematic, which impacted NHC's website and the uploading of surface maps to other National Centers. The problems were caused by a software bug in a Cisco router in Reston, VA, which had to be rebooted this morning. Service was restored at 10:25 am EDT this morning.
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> 2. NESDIS' primary GOES-West satellite remapper system crashed at 1130Z yesterday due to an issue with the centralized login manager service. Service was restored 2 hours and 52 minutes later, at 1422Z. NHC will begin testing its local satellite ingest as a precaution over the next few days, so forecasters might see more dropouts than usual.
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> 3. Update from TAFB Lead Forecaster Eric Christensen on generators:
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> There is a problem with power generator #2 that will require maintenance. Fuel is not flowing well from the “day tank” into the regular tank so it ran out of fuel and shut off. There is also a problem with the fuel sensors on that generator. William has called American Generator to come service th unit. NHC still has 2 out of 3 generators working, the minimum number required, so this situation is not considered an emergency.
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> NHC RFCs:
> 1. NHC has issued a Public Information Statement (PNS) for the 2017 NHC Guidance Suite changes. See the PNS at:
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> http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns17-09chghurche77removal.htm
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> Comments are being solicited through Thursday, March 23, 2017.
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> 2. The PSurge implementation date is Tuesday, April 11. Because this is an on-demand model, there is no formal 30-day evaluation. NHC will initiate the test runs.
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> 3. Modify the NCOSRV system to allow receipt of DBnet alerts from NHC for their kml files. The kml files will be hosted on NCOSRV and used by nowCOAST. There are no expected impacts to operations for this RFC. To be implemented on Thursday, March 27 at 1400Z (10 am EDT).
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