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Heavy Rainfall for Portions of Coastal Texas; Fire Weather Concerns for Alaska

A tropical disturbance off the Texas coast will bring the threat for some heavy rainfall through Friday. Meanwhile, monsoonal moisture flows into the Southwest and southern Rockies where flash flood threat will increase. Severe thunderstorms are expected across the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes today. Dry and warm conditions for interior Alaska as fire weather concerns continue. Read More >

 

Software and Documentation Available from the NWS

A number of software packages have been written by the NWS or for the NWS for use internal use in viewing and validating various data streams The NWS believes that these software packages may be of use to organizations and individuals external to the NWS. In order to provide convenient access to this government developed software, several software packages are now available to the general public through this Internet server. All available documentation is supplied with the software. This software was developed for internal use and is supplied with no warranty as to its usefulness to external users, its accuracy, or its completeness. The NWS, NOAA, and the U.S. Department of Commerce will not be responsible for any data loss or damage arising from the use of this software.

STANDARD NWS Encoders/Decoders and
Specific Function Software
 

I.    Emergency Managers Weather Information Network ( EMWIN ® ) Viewing Software:
The software will view the EMWIN ® data stream and validate the transmission that is currently available on the PBS Satellite, and the VHF radio broadcast from the NWS Headquarters building, via the NOAA GOES WEFAX broadcast, and now available from an Internet server.

This does not imply any endorsement by the National Weather Service, provided solely as a convenience to the user.

II.   Standard NWS Software (Binary and other Code Forms):
Encoding and Decoding Software - This web page identifies encoders and decoders to which the policy applies, identifies relevant code form standards, and links to individual web pages where encoder/decoder software and documentation reside. The web page is under development and currently contains only a small portion of the software that will be available eventually.