[Ncep.nhc.nco_contacts] TSB Morning Rounds - Tue Sep 19, 2017

Monica Bozeman - NOAA Federal monica.bozeman at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 19 13:33:53 UTC 2017


All,

I switched us over to process the GOES-E from NESDIS instead of our local
dishes late yesterday. Please continue to monitor and let TSB know if the
imagery improves.

Monica


Monica Bozeman
Meteorologist/Programmer
National Hurricane Center
301-683-1553
monica.bozeman at noaa.gov

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:29 AM, TSB Admin <nhc.tsbadmin at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Here is today's summary of NHC computer operations:
> --- Craig Mattocks
>
> ----------
>
> *TAFB:*
>
> 1. Intermittent dropouts of GOES-E imagery, horizontal black lines and
> blocks of missing imagery since Sunday. Branch Chief Hugh Cobb contacted
> the SDM, who eventually found a small subset of
> GOES-E/TPC/MERCATOR/[IR|SWIR|WV]_4km data where the reported condition
> was apparent.
>
> IDSB Dataflow's Dustin Sheffler reported that NHC gets this data feed
> locally through the dish on their site, there was likely a processing issue
> with this data set. SAB and ESPC examined the data in N-AWIPS and did not
> see a problem with their imagery. The SDM took a screenshot of the imagery
> and opened a ticket with IDSB Dataflow, requesting assistance with the
> upstream source of the data.
>
> TAFB attempted to retrieve this imagery using the "goes" command on the
> Sheephead workstation but the Python TCL/TK GUI program threw errors
> "TclError: out of stack space (infinite loop?)". It hangs if more than one
> instance of the program is run concurrently (code is not thread-safe). Matt
> Sardi investigated and determined that it does run successfully to
> completion as long as only one instance is run at a time. He will
> investigate whether this problem was introduced by recent system/library
> patches or changes due to the OS upgrade from RHEL 5 to 6, since the code
> hasn't changed since 2013.
> *HSU:*
>
> *Other items:*
>
> 1. Web issues: Local 'Threats and Impacts' links to display for San Juan
> WFO and ER offices on the NWS Local Products Page not updating. TSB
> Developer Matt Sardi tried to update the Halo server to remedy these
> errors, but it then began restarting every 2 minutes, so he reverted to a
> previous version of the binary executable. This seems to have solved the
> problem.
>
> 2. Web issue: Text section of Key Messages graphic for Maria did not
> update properly; resolved when the above Halo web server problem was fixed
> by Matt Sardi. No other web graphics were impacted.
>
> 3. There has been an ongoing outage of ancillary forecast products
> (non-operational data of opportunity) from FNMOC/NRL in Monterey, CA since
> 06 UTC Sept 16. This included DMSP/SSMI/S, WINDSAT and WW3 products. These
> data streams were restored at 2015 UTC yesterday.
>
> 4. TSB Developer Matt Onderlinde explained that, when the TC graphics are
> run multiple times ssimultaneously for the same storm, TSB gets strafed
> with unnecessary Graphics Production/web launch error warning messages via
> email; there are no actual problems.
>
> 5. Recon aircraft data ingest: 18 dropsonde/flight level reports in the
> vicinity of Hurricane Jose and 16 dropsonde/flight level reports in the
> vicinity of Hurricane Maria were ingested into the GFS model yesterday.
> *NHC RFCs:*
>
>
>
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