Upcoming NOAA Network Maintenance Affecting METARs, TAFs, Aviation Data

NOAA will be performing network maintenance on December 11, 12, and 13. The maintenance on December 12 may cause delays of up to two hours for METARS, TAFS, and other aviation related data.

The full text of the bulletin is here:

NOXX10 KWBC 111632
DATA MGT MESSAGE 12-12.01

TO AWIPS/NOAAPORT USERS.. FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS…
EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS… WAFS USERS…
GTS USERS… NWS FAX CHART USERS

FROM  RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT

TO – ALL CUSTOMERS

SUBJECT – NWSTG MAINTENANCE

WE ARE PROVIDING NOTICE TO ALL THAT THE NWSTG
WILL BE UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE DECEMBER 11 DECEMBER 12 AND
DECEMBER 13. WE CONTINUE TO THANK CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR
PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING WHILE WE UPGRADE NWSTG SYSTEMS.

DEC 11 TUESDAY 1500Z TO 1700Z NETWORK MAINTENANCE WILL BE
CONDUCTED ON A PRIMARY CIRCUIT FOR THE NWSTG. NO IMPACT IS
EXPECTED. A SECOND PHASE OF THIS MAINTENANCE WILL TAKE PLACE
ON DECEMBER 13.

DEC 12 WEDNESDAY 1400Z TO 2000Z WE WILL HAVE A MAINTENANCE
WINDOW TO CONDUCT WORK ON SYSTEMS THAT EXCHANGE DATA
WITH THE FAA. THIS WORK COULD RESULT IN DELAYS OF UP TO TWO
HOURS FOR TAFS METARS AND OTHER AVIATION RELATED DATA.

DEC 12 WEDNESDAY 1400Z TO 2000Z WE WILL HAVE A MAINTENANCE
WINDOW TO CONDUCT WORK ON SYSTEMS THAT EXCHANGE DATA
WITH GOVERNMENT PARTNERS INCLUDING DOD EPA AND OTHERS.
ALSO INCLUDED ARE SYSTEMS THAT EXCHANGE DATA WITH NWS
FAMILY OF SERVICES CUSTOMERS. DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS
WINDOW BRIEF OUTAGES MAY OCCUR BUT NO DATA LOSS IS
EXPECTED.

DEC 13 THURSDAY 1400Z TO 2000Z WE WILL HAVE A MAINTENANCE
WINDOW TO CONDUCT WORK ON SYSTEMS THAT EXCHANGE DATA
WITH THE FAA. THIS WORK COULD RESULT IN DELAYS OF UP TO TWO
HOURS FOR TAFS METARS AND OTHER AVIATION RELATED DATA.

DEC 13 THURSDAY 1400Z TO 2000Z WE WILL HAVE A MAINTENANCE
WINDOW TO CONDUCT WORK ON SYSTEMS THAT EXCHANGE DATA
WITH GOVERNMENT PARTNERS INCLUDING DOD EPA AND OTHERS.
ALSO INCLUDED ARE SYSTEMS THAT EXCHANGE DATA WITH NWS
FAMILY OF SERVICES CUSTOMERS. DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS
WINDOW BRIEF OUTAGES MAY OCCUR BUT NO DATA LOSS IS
EXPECTED.

DEC 13 THURSDAY 1500Z TO 1700Z NETWORK MAINTENANCE WILL BE
CONDUCTED ON A SECONDARY CIRCUIT FOR THE NWSTG. NO IMPACT
IS EXPECTED.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY ISSUES PLEASE CALL THE
NWSTG TECH CONTROL AT 301-713-0902.

APPROVED BY R.BUNGE -OPS33- AND B.WERWINSKI OPS34
NWSTG – TECH CONTROL SILVER SPRING MARYLAND CJ MLJ