AWIPS 18.2.1-6 Software Release

AWIPS 18.2.1-6 is a new release to both EDEX and CAVE. More information is listed below.

EDEX Updates

  • Uncommented LDM pqact entries for NAM12 to get full suite of data from NOAAPort and CONDUIT
  • Updates to new obs stations/locations
  • Update maps database (CWA, County, State boundaries, marine, highsea, fire weather, and forecast zones)
  • Added GFS LAMP Visibility product
  • Added Cloud & Moisture Imagery configuration files for GOES data from AWS to be processed
  • GOES Vertical Temp/Moisture Profiles reduced to 34 levels (SCN 22-53)

CAVE Updates

  • Updated radar displays to load best resolution Z/V when possible
  • Updates to Watch, Warning, and Advisory displays
    • New menu items and displays to encompass all WAA products
    • Additional drawing properties to configure which WWA products are displayed
    • New display option for showing/hiding text samples
  • Updated color of Warngen Button
  • Disable Warngen "Update List" since it's not applicable
  • Added new Pirep menu option
  • Fixed bad radar name (mkrx to kmrx)
  • Added functionality to show current frame out of total frames
  • Added sorted time functionality in the Forecast/Inventory Time GUI
  • NSHARP Configuration dialog is now resizable

Virtual Machine Specific:

  • Reduced VM Memory from 16GB to 8GB to not use as much system memory and improve functionality
  • Anaconda3 has been installed, and an environment containing python-awips has been created
    • To activate environment in a terminal, run: conda activate python3-awips
  • The python-awips repo, with example notebooks, has been installed in: /home/awips/python-awips/

How to Install AWIPS 18.2.1-6

WARNING: If you already have EDEX installed, do NOT use yum update. Use the latest awips_install.sh and this will give you the opportunity to back-up configurations and logs before removing builds of EDEX and installing new versions

NOTE: If you have a machine where you are wanting both CAVE and EDEX installed, install EDEX first, then CAVE

EDEX Instructions:

  Linux

  1. Download the latest awips_install.sh
  2. In a terminal, go to the download directory
  3. Make the installer an executable:
    • chmod 755 awips_install.sh
  4. Run the installer as root
    • ./awips_install.sh --server
  5. Start EDEX
    • sudo edex start

NOTE: If this is a re-install of EDEX, you may need to re-configure a few additional settings. Your back-up configurations are where you specified during the install process.

NOTE: If this is the first time installing EDEX on a server, you may need to configure a few additional settings. More detailed instructions can be found here.

CAVE Instructions:

  Linux

  1. Download the latest awips_install.sh
  2. In a terminal, go to the download directory
  3. Make the installer an executable:
    • chmod 755 awips_install.sh
  4. Run the installer as root
    • ./awips_install.sh --cave
  5. Remove caveData
    • rm -rf ~/caveData
  6. Start CAVE by opening a terminal
    • cave

  Windows

  1. Make sure you have the required pre-requisites installed
  2. Remove old builds of CAVE.
  3. Download and Install: awips-cave.msi
  4. Start CAVE by clicking on the CAVE icon on your Desktop

  MacOS

  1. If you haven't already, download and Install: awips-python.pkg for jep to work properly
  2. Remove previously installed CAVE by finding the icon (likely in the Applications folder) and dragging it to the trash.
  3. Remove caveData if it exists
    • rm -rf /Users/<user>/Library/caveData
  4. Download and Install: awips-cave.dmg
  5. Start CAVE by selecting System Menu Go > Applications > CAVE

For notifications of the latest updates from the AWIPS team, sign up for the AWIPS mailing list. Questions or suggestions for the team, let us know at support-awips@unidata.ucar.edu

Comments:

Thanks for keeping this updated frequently!

Posted by Robert Dale on July 27, 2022 at 01:42 PM MDT #

This is a nice minor update. Love the new options for WWA features. Y'all at unidata keep up the good work!

Posted by Wyatt Huber on July 28, 2022 at 05:22 AM MDT #

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