Re: new NOAAPORT NIDS products

> From what I see over our NOAAport system, there is several minutes of
delay for some products. Here is part of a directory listing for one
site (GYX):

-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    4937 Nov 29 17:35 0111291730_NTP.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    7123 Nov 29 17:35 0111291730_N3S.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    5553 Nov 29 17:35 0111291730_N1P.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    9689 Nov 29 17:34 0111291730_N3R.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    7948 Nov 29 17:34 0111291730_N2S.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   10856 Nov 29 17:34 0111291730_N2R.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    9663 Nov 29 17:33 0111291730_N1S.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    9788 Nov 29 17:33 0111291730_N1V.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   11717 Nov 29 17:33 0111291730_N1R.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   10595 Nov 29 17:33 0111291730_N0S.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   13112 Nov 29 17:32 0111291730_N0V.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    9398 Nov 29 17:32 0111291730_N0Z.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   14439 Nov 29 17:32 0111291730_N0R.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   19051 Nov 29 17:32 0111291724_NCR.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr     634 Nov 29 17:31 0111291724_NVL.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    2447 Nov 29 17:31 0111291724_NVW.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    1243 Nov 29 17:31 0111291724_NET.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    4964 Nov 29 17:29 0111291724_NTP.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    5530 Nov 29 17:29 0111291724_N1P.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    6764 Nov 29 17:29 0111291724_N3S.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    9597 Nov 29 17:28 0111291724_N3R.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    7767 Nov 29 17:28 0111291724_N2S.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   10727 Nov 29 17:28 0111291724_N2R.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    9639 Nov 29 17:27 0111291724_N1V.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr    9108 Nov 29 17:27 0111291724_N1S.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   11581 Nov 29 17:27 0111291724_N1R.nid
-rw-r--r--  1 ldm  usr   11126 Nov 29 17:27 0111291724_N0S.nid

The filetimes can be about a minute later than when the data actually
arrive on our actual NOAAport system, since the raw data for a 1-minute
interval are put into a file and then sent to my server (listing above)
and acquired via ldm. There is so much data that it can't be
instantaneous, especially since the NWSTG channel also handles all
conventional data and model data. The precip data does seem to lag the
N0R data and probably due to the order inwhich the products are
transmitted. Note: the times in the filenames above do correspond to
data observation times.

                Jim
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James P. Koermer             E-Mail: koermer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Professor of Meteorology     Office Phone: (603)535-2574
Natural Science Department   Office Fax: (603)535-2723
Plymouth State College       WWW: http://vortex.plymouth.edu/
Plymouth, NH 03264


Robert Mullenax wrote:
> 
> I have a question about rhe new NOAAPORT NIDS products.  Is it normal for
> the
> new products to be 3-6 minutes old or do we have an I/O problem.
> The time stamp on the N0R files is only 1 minute older than the product
> time, but the other products like NET and N1P are 4-7 minutes old.
> Is this normal?  I have cut back the data we are writing to disk
> to just N0R,N0V,N0S,N1P,NTP,NET,NVL.
> 
> Thanks,
> Robert
> 
> Robert Mullenax
> Weather Systems Administrator
> Universal Weather and Aviation