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Major Ice Storm Continues in Southern U.S.

A solid core of cold air with well-below normal temperatures continues to interact with increasing moisture for an extensive stretch of ice with some sleet. This regime will continue through Wednesday with the potential for additional and significant ice accretion, especially in portions of Texas. Meanwhile, heavy to excessive rain is also coming into frame for Wednesday near the Arklatex. Read More >



  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.