Re: [gembud] NWX question

I believe the problem using them off the ftp server..
is they are a different format then if received raw from NOAAport,
NWX is expecting them in raw format, and your giving it txt format

-Jeff Lake
MichiganWxSystem.com
WeatherMichigan.net
TheWeatherCenter.net
GRLevelXStuff.com


On 6/14/2012 4:52 PM, pmanousos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Greetings - could not find this or similar on GEMBUD archives.

Question - what needs to be done to a raw text file that doesnt seem to require a decoder so that it is displayable in NWX?

Details:
1. We are pulling AFDs directly from NOAA tgftp server for viewing in NWX. When they arrive they are raw text files (like fxus61.kbox.afd.box.txt). After trial and error and viewing the source code we could get so far as to determine these raw text files should eventually land in $TEXT_DATA/pub_/AFD/yyyymmdd.ext

2. Although we did not identify a decoder in $GEMEXE, we are uncertain if AFD's or similar require a GEMPAK decoder, nor are we sure if ".ext" is literal or it should be AFD.

3. After copying the file into 20120614.AFD we were unable to get this to display in NWX (message is "No data available for FXUS61 BOX in the last 120 hour(s)." with no error messages in the parent terminal window from which we launched NWX.

Better yet - is there an online resource that explains this?

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