>From: Robert Mullenax <address@hidden> >Organization: Universal Weather >Keywords: 200403310506.i2V568rV004956 McIDAS NEXRAD STNDB.SITE NEXRAD.DAT Hi Robert, >Just a heads up, the new (as of last December) radar site in >Evansville, IN, VWX, is not in GEMPAK's >nexrad.tbl nor in the McIDAS station tables. OK. I just added an entry for VWX into the McIDAS site station database, STNDB.SITE, and Unidata MCGUI table, NEXRAD.DAT. I got a different for the site than Chiz did, however: Chiz's values: >I have added it in the upcoming release. But, its not the same type of >radar as the others. See the ROC >web pages on station information. > >VWX 000851 EVANSVILLE/Gibson IN US 3707 -8877 187 0 NWS Mine: VWX 851 IN/Evansville OWENSVILLE 38:15:04N 087:42:48W 187 NWS I verified mine by loading the latest N0R image from VWX in two different ways and then looping the results: IMGDISP RTNEXRAD/N0R 1 SF=YES ID=VWX LINELE=230 230 PLA=C EU=BREF REFRESH='EG;MAP H' IMGDISP RTNEXRAD/N0R 2 SF=YES ID=VWX STA=VWX EU=BREF REFRESH='EG;MAP H' This, at least, verifies that the STNDB.SITE entry I added for VWX is within the plotting resolution of McIDAS. >Hmm..not the same type? I assumed since it was in the NOAAport >feed it was a standard 88D. If you go to the ROC web page: Radar Operations Center http://roc.noaa.gov/ Site ID Database http://roc.noaa.gov/ssb/srchmain.asp Site ID Search http://roc.noaa.gov/ssb/queries/siteid/search.asp Interactive Map http://roc.noaa.gov/INTERACTIVE/defaultNS.asp Click on Radar, and choose Indiana as the state, and you will get a plot of radars in Indiana. Notice how the labeling on the map says EVANSVILLE,IN (NON-NEXRAD). Next, click on Identity and then click on the Evansville radar (zooms in again). Notice how the table also says that the radar is NON-NEXRAD. I agree with you that this is in direct contradiction to two facts: - we are getting VWX reports in the NOAAPORT NEXRAD stream - the site is reporting a compete set of NEXRAD products: /data/ldm/pub/raw/nexrad/current/VWX% ls N1P/ NTP/ N2S/ N1S/ N1R/ N0V/ N0Z/ NVL/ NCR/ N3S/ N3R/ N2R/ N1V/ N0S/ N0R/ NET/ NVW/ So, I conclude that the Radar Operation Center web pages are out of date. Cheers, Tom -- NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publically available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us. >From address@hidden Wed Mar 31 12:42:51 2004 Thanks, Tom.
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