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Severe Storms and Heavy Rain in the Plains; Cool with Mountain Snow in the Great Basin and Rockies

A cold front combining with Imelda remnants will produce severe storms with large to very large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain across the Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley. Storms may also develop in the Upper Midwest. Mountain snow in the North and Central Rockies, and widespread cooler than normal temperatures will follow the fronts passage. Read More >

 

Radar Product Central Collection Dissemination Service (RPCCDS)

The National Weather Service (NWS) is centrally collecting Level III products from 156 WSR-88D radars and 45 TDWR radars. The Level III radar products can either be obtained by directly connecting to the Gateway for an immediate receipt of the products through a LDM feed, via standard anonymous FTP from the Gateway file servers, or receipt of a OPSnet transmission. The documentation on the products and instructions to download the software needed for the LDM dissemination can be found below.

Documentation on the radar product central collection and dissemination process used at the Gateway.

Available Radar Products:

Software needed to receive the LDM data feed from the Gateway:

  • Software Implementation a guide for configurating the software used for the LDM services of the Gateway
  • Download the LDM Software for receiving in realtime from Unidata

More information about WSR-88D and TDWR radar:

The NWS has established a web site for additional information on the NEXRAD/WSR-88D and TDWR radars at the NEXRAD Radar Operations Center (ROC), https://www.roc.noaa.gov.