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The Weather Hazard Threefold

A large dome of high pressure will continue the sweltering heat in parts of the West and the central Plains. Meanwhile, a cold front will produce severe thunderstorms, capable of all hazards, the next few days from the Mid-Upper Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. Finally, a tropical or subtropical depression may form in the west-central Gulf of Mexico tonight or early Friday. 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.