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20050405: WWDISP no longer plots severe wx (thundestorm/tornado) watches (cont.)



>From: Unidata Support <address@hidden>
>Organization: UCAR/Unidata
>Keywords: 200504010013.j310DTv2022545 McIDAS WWDISP
  
Barry and Todd,

I am convinced that the changes I made to wwdisp.c and mods I made to wwmisc.c
do not result in being able to plot Severe thunderstorm and Tornado watches
by county:

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/content/staff/tom/gifs/wwdisp_upc.gif

Can you tell me what mods you made and if they appear to work?

I am no longer able to logon to a machine were I could look at the CVS
repository of code.  Can my access be restored?

Thanks,

Tom

>Barry wrote:
>
>>>>You're in awfully early! :-)
>>> 
>>> I worked from home yesterday, and when I do that the day never seems to
>>> end :-)
>>> 
>>>>I didn't state it very clearly, but I meant what I said: I *am* able to
>>>>plot the watch boxes with WWDISP. But it's only if I plot the boxes, not
>>>>counties. For example,
>>>>   WWDISP MS TIME=10 12 TYPE=TORWATCH PLOT=NBOX
>>>>works (plots watches 119 and 120) whereas
>>>>   WWDISP MS TIME=10 12 TYPE=TORWATCH PLOT=COUNTY and
>>>>   WWLIST MS TIME=10 12 TYPE=TORWATCH
>>>>both fail because they can't find the watch-by-county product
>>>>(formerly SLS, now WOU).
>>> 
>>> OK.
>>> 
>>>>Please let us know if that's not what you're finding.
>>> 
>>> I put up a couple of plots from WWDISP after making the change I sent
>>> you yesterday.  Please take a look and let me know what your opinions
>>> are:
>>> 
>>> erase.k
>>> map.k MID
>>> wwdisp.k DAY=2005089 2005090
>>> frmsave.k 1 wwdisp_MID.gif
>>> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/content/staff/tom/gifs/wwdisp_MID.gif
>>> 
>>> erase.k
>>> map.k NACONF
>>> wwdisp.k DAY=2005089 2005090
>>> frmsave.k 1 wwdisp_new.gif
>>> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/content/staff/tom/gifs/wwdisp_new.gifto us.
>>
>>They look good, but there were some differences between yours and mine:
>>http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/images/temp/unidata_wwdisp_mid.jpg
>>http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/images/temp/SSEC_WWDISP_MID.JPG
>>http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/images/temp/unidata_wwdisp_usa.jpg
>>http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/images/temp/SSEC_WWDISP_USA.JPG
>>
>>The differences in the MID plots include severe thunderstorm warnings in
>>NE, and flash flood warnings in WI, IL, IN and KY. The differences in
>>the USA plots include those plus more flood warnings along the east
>>coast, snow advisories in MT and WA, and flood watches and warnings in
>>OR and CA.
>>
>>I made my frames 600x800 and specified TIME= values to match those on
>>the top line of your images. Perhaps the differences are due to me
>>running version 2004b, though I don't see any 2004a or 2004b changes
>>(http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/software/x/changes2004b.txt) that would
>>explain it.
>>
>>If either you or Todd can explain the differences, I'm all ears. :-)
>>Thanks,
>>Barry
>>
>>
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>>From address@hidden  Wed Apr  6 13:22:53 2005
>
>Hi Tom,
>I've been watching the SPC website, and continue to find that all the
>severe thunderstorm and tornado watch-by-county products that I checked
>use WMO header WOUS64.
>
>And Todd provided this update:
>
>--- begin ---
>I added WOUS64 as a search criterion for severe thunderstorm and tornado
>watches while leaving SLS for compatibility with old data.  The changes
>are in testing now and will make the May upgrade.  The only thing that
>concerns me is that the message that you forwarded concerning this
>change said that WOU would be used.  Though all of the severe
>thunderstorm and tornado watch by county bulletins that we have seen
>since Feb 22nd have come in under WOUS64 we haven't been able to confirm
>that all of these products will always come in under that header.  Until
>we find otherwise we will operate under the assumption that they will.
>--- end ---
>
>Todd made the changes in inquiry 12958. It will undergo testing soon.
>
>Thanks,
>Barry
>
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