[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Tue Nov 21, 2017

Mark DeMaria - NOAA Federal mark.demaria at noaa.gov
Tue Nov 21 16:24:32 UTC 2017

As an update, a Kilby electrical contractor will be coming to NHC this
afternoon to check on the bad outlet under the TAFB surface desk.


On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:39 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> --- Craig Mattocks
> ----------
> *TAFB:*
> 1. Availability of RWPS (Regional Wave Prediction System based on
> WaveWatch III) data from the experimental ftp server:
> ftp://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/waves/RWPS/nh[1|2].YYYYMMDD
> has been sporadic. Note: RWPS is not operational yet, it runs on the Cray
> development cluster which is not always available.
> *HSU:*
> 1. Yesterday, then NHC legacy Hurricane Hotline suffered bursts of loud
> static sounds and severe background echos, which made it difficult to hear
> others on the Medium Range Conference call. Local ATT carrier Southeastern
> Bell arrived @ 5:09 pm EST 11/20/17 at NHC. Tests were good end-to-end
> between Demarc and Teleco Central Office. Trouble Ticket 7N1701849 (opened
> by Senior Hurricane Specialist Mike Brennan) is expected to automatically
> close within 24 hours @ 5:42 pm on Tuesday, 11/21/17 after the 1700 UTC
> (noon) Medium Range Conference call. Acting HSU Branch Chief Dan Brown
> reports more static this morning so this ticket may need to be re-opened.
> *Other items:*
> 1. The NCEP VPN (secure virtual private network) began slowing down
> yesterday at 2:52 PM. TSB Developer Matt Onderlinde obtained network
> transfer speeds of 0.37 Mbps down/0.51 Mbps up. It seems to be functioning
> normally now, with connection speeds of 53.9 down/18.7 up this morning.
> *NHC RFCs:*
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