I noticed about 21 UTC that surface METAR data was falling way behind
and my current hour maps were void of data. Just saw this on the wire as
to why. In case anyone else noticed and was wondering..
NOUS42 KWNO 152146
SENIOR DUTY METEOROLOGIST NWS ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NWS NCEP CENTRAL OPERATIONS CAMP SPRINGS MD
2142Z THU JAN 15 2009
FYI NWS GATEWAY'S MAIN SWITCHING DATABASE IS CURRENTLY
UNDERGOING A SYSTEM SWITCH...THIS IS CAUSING DELAYS IN
THE RECEIPT OF VARIOUS DATA TYPES INCLUDING METAR DATA...
Pete Pokrandt - Systems Programmer
UW-Madison Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
608-262-3086 - poker@xxxxxxxxxxxx