Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EMWIN Conference Call Notes 8/30/2016

The NWS made the following announcements:

1) The NWS is looking for someone to take over the EMWIN internet stream.
2) The NWS will be no longer hosting the EMWIN internet feed after July 2017.  We do not know if the internet stream will be available after July 2017.  If they do not find someone to take over the stream, the EMWIN internet feed will cease in July 2017. 
3) The new FTP server should come on-line in June 2017.  It will feature anonymous access.
4) EMWIN satellite users may experience interference from users of adjacent frequencies.  Dish Network purchased a portion of the frequencies adjacent to the GOES HRIT/EMWIN frequencies.  The interference would be from mobile devices.
5) EMWIN satellite users will need a new receiver and/or an upgrade to their receiver.
6) WeatherWire is recommended.
7) GOES-R will launch November 4, 2016.
8) The NWS will be testing GOES-R in February/March 2017.  They will be seeking EMWIN end user participation reports.  If you want to participate in testing, you will need a new receiver.  Let the EMWIN team know at NWS.EMWIN.Support@noaa.gov.

A thank you goes out to all the Weather Message users that asked questions during the conference call.

Monday, August 22, 2016

EMWIN Stakeholder Webinar

The US National Weather Service (NWS) will host its second Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) Stakeholders Teleconference at 1400 EDT (1800 UTC) on August 30, 2016.  The information presented will include changes in the GOES-R satellite launch and EMWIN service transition schedules,  as well as additional details on the future EMWIN and GOES-R High Rate Information Transmission (HRIT) services.  Participants will have the opportunity to have their questions answered during the teleconference.  To participate in the teleconference, please register by going to;
EMWIN Stakeholder Webinar - August 30, 2016
Join us for a webinar on Aug 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Register now!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

WxLocal - HTTP protocol error. 302 moved temporarily

WxLocal started reporting the error - HTTP protocol error. 302 moved temporarily - yesterday. This is the result of the NWS changing the URL for the METAR data.

I have created a registry fix that will address the change. You can download the fix using this link:


When you download the file, you will want to select Run. There will be several security related messages that pop-up. Answer Yes to run this file.

Stop and restart WxLocal. It should then connect to the correct NWS server to download the METAR data.

I will be releasing a beta over the weekend to address the problem.