Re: national radar mosaic missing?

On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, Jim Koermer wrote:

> David Knight wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >      We haven't recieved a national radar mosaic since
> > 11/9/02 16z. In fact there appears to me no NMC3 data flowing.
> >
> > BTW. Where do these products originate? Could this be related
> > to the SSEC power outage - the timing seems about right.
> >
> > Is this a national problem, or, a local problem we didn't notice?
> >
> > Thanks
> > David
> >
> > David Knight
> > Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences   Tel: (518)-442-4204
> > SUNY Albany   ES-228                           Fax: (518)-442-4494
> > Albany, NY  12222                              Email: 
> > knight@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> David,
>
> We've been steadily getting the data (feeding from atm.geo.nsf.gov)
> except for our own power related problems on 9 Nov from 14-22Z. After we
> got our systems back up, the national composites immediately started
> flowing again. The other McIDAS data (feeding from UIUC) finally came
> back up around 11/00Z.

My ldmd.conf does:

request NEXRAD|FNEXRAD ".*" sunshine.ssec.wisc.edu

I'm seeing NNEXRAD stuff coming through, but no FNEXRAD, apparently.  Must
be something with sunshine, unless I need to restart my LDM.

                                  Art.


> BTW, I've been keeping close tabs on various data that we receive
> through our NOAAPORT system and that is also received via IDD. The IDD
> feed is far from reliable. As an example, several hourly MDR radar
> summary product files (received via IDD) are woefully populated with
> data or missing altogether during each 24-hour period. These are small
> products, so you would expect better reliability. Surface hourly
> observations also show degradations from time to time each day. Our
> NOAAPORT system proves much greater reliability. However, our building
> is being expanded and fully renovated and we are still trying to keep
> our NOAAPORT system running in that building despite the
> construction--something that does not always work out too well.
>
> Jim
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Arthur A. Person
Research Assistant, System Administrator
Penn State Department of Meteorology
email:  person@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, phone:  814-863-1563