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Heavy Rain From East Texas to the Central Gulf Coast; Lower Mississippi Valley

Showers and thunderstorms, heavy at times, are expected from south Texas to the central Gulf coast and the lower Mississippi Valley through the weekend. Heavy rain will also spread into the Pacific and interior Northwest, with snow in the higher elevations of the Cascades. Snow will also impact the northern Great Lakes and northern New England at times. Read More >

Description of CODE

 

CODE is an algorithm development environment for the WSR-88D radar. CODE contains the software and guidance required to create the algorithm development environment on an Intel PC running Red Hat Enterprise Workstation Linux.

 

  • CODE provides a 'clone' of a WSR-88D Radar Product Generator on a workstation which can run existing and user-created algorithms by ingesting WSR-88D Archive level 2 data.
  • A secondary use of CODE: studying past weather events by ingesting Level 2 data obtained from the NCEI web site (formerly NCDC) and creating products for analysis.

CODE is Produced in Two Versions:

  1. National Weather Service Edition - This is the complete version of CODE. Distribution is limited to within the National Weather Service and other U.S. Government Agencies.
     
  2. Public Edition - This version of CODE is intended for public release. Certain proprietary software components have been removed to permit release outside the U.S. Government.

What's New

Although Red Hat 5 is the official operating system for ORPG, CentOS 5, which is free, has been tested for CODE installation. CODE users can use the CentOS system if Red Hat 5 is not available for CODE installation. CentOS can be downloaded for free from http://www.centos.org/. See Appendix C for the guidance of installing CentOS 5.8 in CODE guidance Volume 1.

 

Latest Updates

 

 

Name Date Posted Description
CODE B17.0r1.13 Public Edition New September 15, 2016 A Public Edition of CODE based upon Build 17.0r1.13 of the ORPG
Archive 2 data sets June 27, 2013 A sample data case with SAILS and AVSET enabled (sails_avset.tar) is available for download

 

 

CODE Contact Information

All inquiries regarding CODE should be directed to:

Mr. Michael Istok
Radar Product Improvement Manager
NOAA's National Weather Service

michael.istok@noaa.gov