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Hazardous Traveling Conditions for the Midwest; Strong Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track across portions of the Midwest and into the western Great Lakes through Friday as a combination of a wintry mixture and rain will result in hazardous traveling conditions. A strong Pacific system will be approaching with high winds, and heavier rain and snow late Friday into the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Across Hawaii, strong winds and high surf. Read More >


  1. 1.8m or greater C-Band satellite dish (larger dish sizes provide better reception)
  2. Low Noise Band (LNB) down converter; Norsat 3220 or better
  3. Satellite receiver; DVB-S2 Novra S300 or better
  4. Ethernet, RF Coaxial or CatV network cables as needed
  5. Personal Computer
  6. Optional: access to Internet and NWWS-Open Interface set-up for NWS product ingest
    (recommended for highest product availability)