[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Sat Sep 16, 2017
Craig Mattocks - NOAA Federal
craig.mattocks at noaa.gov
Sat Sep 16 20:16:46 UTC 2017
4 pm update:
1. PTC 15 (TD-15) now updated to TS Maria, threatening the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico.
2. TD 14 became TS Lee.
3. Interesting dance between Jose and Maria in the long-range GFS forecast.
4. Only real problem was confusion when trying to run the Targeting program, specifically redrawing modified flight track. Luckily, Anu Simon will be at NHC tomorrow to guide us through the GUI and user workflow.
> On Sep 16, 2017, at 9:35 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> --- Craig Mattocks
> 1. GOES-16 imagery stopped ingesting at 1415 UTC Friday due to a problem with Harris Corporation's WxConnect (Java) software that halted the GOES-R data stream. All sites (AWC, NHC, SPC) stopped receiving products via LDM at 1430 UTC. Tech Control restarted all Harris services at these sites and the data began flowing again at 1952 UTC.
> 1. ATCF issues: The problems with ATCF communicating with WCOSS on Friday night has been resolved. No problems with the following 03 UTC cycle.
> The network "flapping" (intermittently dropping connections between NHC's ATCF servers and 2 of the 4 Tide login nodes) was caused by IBM implementing a software patch on WCOSS during this period. NCO Linux Sysadmin Doug Gaer diagnosed the cause and verified that the problem was resolved at 21Z Friday.
> 2. ATCF issues: Hurricane Specialist Lixion Avila reported that the performance of the ATCF is getting sluggish for Hurricane Jose. The ATCF A-deck is currently 35 MB in size (approaching the final size of Irma's A-deck, 39 MB).
> Acting HSU Branch Chief Mike Brennan does not want to split the A-deck at this time. The Hurricane Specialists can minimize this sluggishness by not displaying certain analyses in the ATCF GUI.
> Other items:
> With a hurricane (Jose) approaching the east coast of the US, a depression (TD 14), and a wave in the Atlantic basin, plus a hurricane (Norma) and a depression (TD 15) in the Pacific basin, NHC Hurricane Specialists are quite busy and focused this Saturday morning.
> All IT systems functioning normally. Key Messages for Jose appearing on NHC web site.
> NHC RFCs:
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