Tuesday, March 26, 2013

EMWIN FTP Logon Changes Effective June 10, 2013

The NWS announced today that they will start requiring a user name and password to retrieve files from the EMWIN FTP server. Your user name and password will be associated with your computer's static IP address. In order to download files from the EMWIN FTP server, you will now need a static IP address.

These changes will require an update to Weather Message. I will make an announcement when the changes are completed.

Here is the text from the Public Information Statement.

Effective June 10, 2013, EMWIN FTP users must apply for a username, a password and provide the IP addresses of systems that retrieve files from the EMWIN FTP server. This change DOES NOT affect satellite broadcast or ByteBlaster users.

The IP addresses will be used to obtain access to the server.
Users will need to ensure they use a static IP address, one that remains the same and is not assigned dynamically and therefore changes between user sessions. If users are unsure if they have a static IP address or need to have one established, they should contact their Internet provider.

After June 10, users will be required to use their new username and password to continue to retrieve data from the EMWIN FTP server. It is strongly recommended that users transition to their new username and password as soon possible to avoid loss of service after June 10, 2013.

To apply for a username and password or for other questions,

Rob Wagner
Office of Operational Systems

For the latest information on the EMWIN FTP logon changes, go to:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/EMWIN/ftp server changes.htm

EMWIN is a low cost satellite weather data broadcast service that provides one of the most resilient methods of receiving NWS weather information. The service includes warnings, forecasts, graphics and imagery. The goal of EMWIN is to provide emergency managers the capability to respond faster to severe weather, tsunamis and other hazards.

More information on the EMWIN service can be found at:


National Service Change Statements are online at:


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