Wednesday, May 29, 2013

GOES 13 Status

I know many of you are trying to decide whether to reposition your dish to GOES-14. Here is the latest status on GOES-13. 
GOES-13 remains out of service with no estimate on return to operations at this time. It was successfully brought out of storage mode for testing last night, and will be monitored for 24 hours.
It appears that there is still some life in GOES-13.  Hopefully it can be brought back on-line.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

GOES 14 takes over for GOES 13

From the EMWIN Team:
GOES-14 at 105 degrees W now broadcasting EMWIN

EMWIN Users:

To help mitigate the GOES-13 outage, GOES-14 is now broadcasting EMWIN data. It is located at 105 degrees West.

GOES-14 It will not be drifted east. Engineering at NESDIS will continue to investigate the anomaly. Meanwhile, GOES-13 will remain in storage mode.

Users now have the option to re-point to GOES-14 or remain in back up mode with antennas still pointed at GOES-13.

EMWIN team

GOES 13 Outage

From the EMWIN Team:

Be advised that there is an anomaly on the GOES 13 satellite that affects systems on the spacecraft including the EMWIN broadcast. NESDIS engineering is working on the problem. Please switch to the Byteblaster back up or point your antenna to GOES 14.

EMWIN team

You will find details on the problem on this web page.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

EMWIN Logon Changes Tested

I participated in the EMWIN Logon changes test this week.  Starting June 10, 2013, the National Weather Service will require all EMWIN FTP users to use an assigned user name and password to access the FTP server.  If you do not use the FTP method to access the server, no changes are required.

If you use the EMWIN FTP server, you should send an email to Rob Wagner,  EMWIN Team,  Office of Operational Systems, robert.wagner@noaa.gov with your static or dynamic IP address.  You will be assigned a user name and password to access the FTP server.

In a previous blog post I announced that users would be required to use a static IP address.  The NWS will now filter dynamic IP users on the first three octets of their IP address.  This should not be a problem for most dynamic IP users.  (The first three octets are highlighted in the following IP address:

I noticed that my Verizon 4G wireless connection does change that third octet on occasion.  Because of this, I have sent multiple IP addresses for my registration.

Weather Message 4.0 contains changes that allows users to enter their assigned user name and password.

Note: To my knowledge a small number of Weather Message users use the FTP ingest option.

Weather Message 3.9.3 Released

Weather Message version 3.9.3 was released today.  This version of Weather Message contains changes to address problems with authorizing Facebook and Twitter.  If you have already authorized these services, you do not need this update.

These changes have already been included in the current 4.0 beta.