UW-Madison "Genuine Imitation DIFAX outage"


UW-Madison created DIFAX-replacement maps have not been transmitted since some 
time on August 10th or so.

I didn't realize that we weren't sending them out, since I just print mine as I 
make them, w/o relying on the maps going over the IDD.

The problem was that I moved my ldm.pq to a different (larger) disk, and 
neglected to realize that all of my pqing statements for the maps would 
continue putting them in the old, unused (and not deleted) queue in 

I have just fixed it I think, (oh the magic of symbolic links) and will 
rebroadcast this AM's models and upper air analyses, as well as todays surface 
maps.  Everything else should pick up as usual.

Please, if you notice that the UW DIFAX feed goes down, feel free to email me 
(poker@xxxxxxxxxxxx) to let me know. As I mentioned, we don't print the maps 
coming through the feed, I just print the postscript files directly (right 
before they get sent out), so if there is an IDD issue I probably won't know 
unless someone tells me.

Sorry for the outage, now back to your regularly scheduled overcast.


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