Coop Max/Min Temperature Products

The short-range text messages (MCG) contains maximum and minimum temperatures for 1 to 4 days from the 0000, 0600, 1200, and 1800 UTC GFS model runs. The extended-range text message (MCX) contains maximum and minimum temperature forecasts for 1 to 8 days from the 0000 UTC and 1200 GFS model runs.

Data Download

Messages can be found on NWS FTP Server. The files can be found in following directory/filename structure, where YYYYMMDD is the run datestamp, and the CC is the cycle. These data will be available for two days. (Example: http://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/gfs/prod/gfsmos.20161120/mdl_gfsmcg.t00z)

Data Product Region Format URL
MCG Short-Range Coop Text Messages all Text http://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/gfs/prod/gfsmos.YYYYMMDD/mdl_gfsmcg.tCCz
MCX Extended-Range Coop Text Message all text http://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/gfs/prod/gfsmos.YYYYMMDD/mdl_gfsmcx.tCCz

old announcements

  • As of November 15, 2016, the location of the FTP site for Text Messages has moved. Please see information above to update your bookmarks!
  • MOS graphical forecasts were discontinued December, 2019. Users are encouraged to use the NBM quick-look images instead: https://sats.nws.noaa.gov/~nbm/nbm_graphics