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Severe Thunderstorm Threat From the Central Plains to the Northeast; Extreme HeatRisk for the East Coast

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible from the central Plains to the Northeast through this evening. Widespread damaging winds are the primary threat but hail and a tornado or two is also possible. Extremely dangerous heat continues across the Eastern U.S. Warm overnight low temperatures will provide little to no relief. Read More >

NOAAPort Overview

The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) system provides a one-way broadcast of NOAA environmental data and information in near-real time to NOAA and external users. This AWIPS SBN (managed by the AWIPS Network Control Facility (NCF)) service is operated by a commercial provider of satellite communications utilizing a C-band frequency. Weather data (satellite imagery, radar data, model data, sensor data, etc.) is collected and processed across the Weather Enterprise and then fed to the AWIPS Program Network Control Facility, which disseminates the products via the AWIPS Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) / NOAAPort data broadcast via the Galaxy 31 Satellite. 

Currently, all National Weather Service (NWS) products are evolving with greater resolution, additional details, and conversions from text base to a digital format, increasing bandwidth requirements over the AWIPS SBN. The AWIPS SBN Program, as a part of its mission, is continuing to try and accommodate the ever-increasing data demands imposed on the system by external programs, including the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R (GOES-R series), dual-polarization radar, and numerical prediction model enhancements.

 

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