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Active Western Storms; Quiet in the East

A cold weather system will produce heavy mountain snow and gusty winds across the Intermountain West and central Rockies. Windy conditions associated with this storm will produce critical fire weather threats for parts of the central High Plains and elevated threats into the south Plains. An approaching storm may produce showers with areas of heavy mountain snow on the West Coast. Read More >

User System Requirements



  1. Personal Computer (available 20 GB storage and 3 GB RAM).
  2. Internet/WiFi connection.
  3. NWS issued NWWS Open Interface access credentials: User_ID and Password.
  4. NWWS IP addresses (both primary and backup) integrated into computer security and firewall authorizations.
  5. XMPP reader (Pidgin, Java, Google, Internet Explorer, etc..) or XMPP capable software program(self-developed or commercial).



  1. Above INTERNET ONLY list plus satellite equipment as indicated under NWWS Satellite (PID201) Configuration under DOCUMENTS or under the  CONFIGURATION tab off the NWWS homepage.
  2. 1.8m – 2m+ C-band Satellite Dish.
  3. Low Noise Band (LNB) down converter.
  4. Satellite Receiver.
  5. Ethernet /Coaxial/or CatV network cable
  6. Software that can integrate both PID201 and NWWS-OI product feeds.


NOTE: Users cannot use the same User_ID and password on multiple machines or have multiple software on the same system accessing NWWS-OI without user system issues occurring. Exiting the software and restarting the system generally resolves “multiple” access issues.