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Winter Storm Impacting The Western U.S.

A winter storm continues to pound the Western U.S. today with heavy mountain snow, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds. The heaviest snowfall is expected from the Sierra to parts of the Intermountain West. The heaviest rainfall with localized flooding is likely along the central California coastline. Windy conditions span from the West into the central High Plains. Read More >

 

 
Topic Description

General Description


A collective group of message dissemination systems used to provide weather, water and climate information to the United States and segments of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) International community. Systems include: 

Systems Status information is manually updated M-F during Eastern Time business hours 8am-4pm.

System Information
ISCS GNC-A
Green Bullet showing operational status as good
GIFS
Green Bullet showing operational status as good
Updated 9/28/2002 17:42 UTC

 
Image of the GOES 16 Satellite with the earth below - NOAA Image


Advisories
 


10/31/2022 ISCS-0234


Climate data products for the Tampa WFO (TBW)

 


Hardware

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Software

Format(s)

  • GNC-A and GIFS: WMO Standard alpha-numeric text, BUFR, GRIB, T4-FAX, and *.png/*.jpg/*.gif  for imagery/graphic pictures, .bin for encapsulated imagery/graphics pictures.

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Monitoring

  • The GNC-A Satellite Broadcast:  is monitored 24x7 by NESDIS for broadcast quality and availability of channel content.  The NWS audits the data stream content on each of the NWS "ISCS-xxxxxxx" channels for consistency with the service's product baseline listing described in the ISCS product baseline and the NESDIS GNCA Product Catalog
     
  • The GIFS file service: is monitored 24x7 by the NWS NOAA Central Operations (NCO).  The NWS audits the data content posting the file server monthly for consistency with the service's product listing described in the ISCS product baseline.

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Access Information

Documents

Alert Information
  • GEONETCast Americas (GNC-A): Channel:  ISCS-WARN
     
  • GTS Internet File Server: Folder: WARN

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Special Needs

  • Users may interface their receiving systems with separate commercial or user-developed applications and devices to address their specific special needs.

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Issues

  • The status of the GNC-A broadcast and GIFS services is updated manually during normal business hours.
     
  • Service issues impacting user operations should be reported immediately to:

          Tech Control:  Phone:  301-683-1518

                                  - or -

                                  eMail:  SDM@noaa.gov   ... and cc:

                                              iscs.dm@noaa.gov
     

  • Questions regarding the broadcast products, adding or replacing broadcast products or broadcast product format should be addressed to: 

                                             iscs.dm@noaa.gov

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