Comms issues at NWS is causing NOAAPort to lose some offshore data including observations from Canada. NWS is working to restore these feeds. Unisys NOAAPort users may see an outage of these observations. — NOUS42 KWNO 211115 ADMNFD
On Thursday, December 14th, NOAA has turned off the current GOES-13 (East) weather satellite and replaced it with the more advanced GOES-16 (GOES-R) satellite. Users will see a gap in the satellite imagery as Unisys works to release an update to the visualization software used to make the satellite images and loops.
The ECMWF has made a change as of 12/1 in which they are no longer distributing the 2.5 degree model products to NOAAPort. Therefore, Unisys is no longer receiving the ECMWF grids to make the forecast images.
Today, NOAA/NWS announced on or about January 16, 2018, NOAA will be moving the NWS NOAAPort Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) from its current broadcast on SES-1 at 101W to Intelsat’s Galaxy 28 satellite at 89W.
Due to NOAA’s recent upgrade of the global GFS model made on July 19, the Unisys EU, EA, SA, and AUS plots have not been updating. Unisys is investigating and will have these plots updated starting Monday, July 24.
Unisys Weather is aware of missing or broken plots on the NAM Winter Forecasts and Miscellaneous Forecasts plots.
GOES-16 (GOES-R) Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) sectorized cloud and moisture imagery (SCMI) will be available via NOAAPort starting at around 18:00 UTC on Thursday, March 2. The products, in netCDF 4 format, should be accessible via the GRE channel (PID 108) with the most recent Unisys NOAAPort version 9.4 or 9.5.
Unisys Weather is monitoring an outage of both the NOAAPort SBN distribution and the IDP landline services from NWS. The outage began around 18:15 UTC and we have confirmed that other NOAAPort vendors and sites are also seeing the outage.