Real-time feed to National Weather Service Forecast OfficesIdeally, the NWS will pick up WDSS-II and run it 24/7, but until that happens, you have to cobble together a solution yourself. These are your options:
Import real-time WDSS-II products into AWIPS volume browser
We can take the data from our real-time system and convert
it into AWIPS' netcdf format and ship it via LDM to your
regional headquarters. There, it can be placed on the AWIPS
LAN (i.e. inside the firewall) and then shipped to your FO.
You will be able to view the data in real-time on your
To get this going, you need to coordinate with your regional IT folks, make sure that you have enough bandwith and choose the products you want (hail? rotation tracks? reflectivity?). Get things set up on your end, and we'll add the IP address you give us to our LDM machine.
Note that due to AWIPS D2D limitations, the products will appear contoured. However, you'll be able to read out the underlying data values.
- Use Windows 'wg' Get the Windows XP version of 'wg', the WDSS-II display program and connect to our real-time feed via the Internet. Make sure that you have enough bandwidth. The disadvantage is that you won't be able to view the data on AWIPS, only in wg. The advantage is that the products will be at full resolution and full functionality.
- Use Google Earth Install Google Earth and use our Google Earth feed . You can view the data on any Internet-connected Windows PC.
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(b) take over running our software 24/7 at NCEP, for example.