Yesterday’s partial outage of ensemble output was due to filling up the disk space. Today we are experiencing issues with GFS ensemble data latency.
I will keep you up to date how this issue resolve during the day.
The autonomous network continues to perform well. A new gauge will be installed at Truckee (TRK) next week.
There have been problems running one of the WRF ensemble members (NMM) – GSD is looking into the problem. All other members are running. The ensemble will run at least through the end of March.
Today (Friday) is the last regular (weekly) telecon for the HMT-West 2010 season. We will have a final wrap-up call on 2 April at 11:30 PDT
NOAA GSD will be doing a systems upgrade today (Thursday) so there will be no HMT WRF ensemble data available.
Communication issues at both the Cazadero (CZC) and Bodega Bay (BBY) sites were fixed by PSD engineering staff yesterday (25 February), in time to sample the current system moving into California. All other sites are working well.
A more active weather period over the HMT-West domain this week. The autonomous instrument network is performing well overall; however, there are several site issues:
1. Cazadero (CZC) remains down due to phone line/UPS problems. PSD engineers will be on-site tomorrow (Thursday) to fix the problem.
2. Bodega Bay (BBY) is down due to a communication/modem issue. PSD engineers will be on-site tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday AM to fix the problem. The plan is to have both CZC and BBY on-line before the next big precipitation event on Friday.
3. Precipitation gauge at Ward Creek (WDC) is out. PSD personnel will access the site early next week to assess the problem.
Message from jet personnel:
There will be a planned Jet downtime this Thursday, February 18th, from
8:00AM to 10:00AM MST. During the downtime we will be replacing a failed
component in our core network switch. Jobs should not be affected and
continue to run normally on the compute clusters. However log in
connections and data transfers to and from Jet may be disrupted.
The HMT network continues to perform well. Currently, the only site not reporting is Cazadero (CZC) due to a phone line disruption. The plan is to have the site up and running next week. The weather across the HMT domain looks warm and dry for the next few days.
This is the message from jet personnel.
There will be a planned Jet downtime this Thursday, February 11th, from
> 7:30AM to 11:30AM MST. During the downtime we will be running network
> diagnostics and upgrading the BIOS on the nJet cluster. We will attempt
> to minimize the disruption to any jobs running on the hJet and wJet
> clusters. However log in connections and data transfers to and from Jet
> may be disrupted.
Project Status: 5 February 2010
The HMT-West network continues to work well with almost all sites reporting normally. A few instrument notes:
- Both the ETI gauge at Talbot (TBT) and the temperature sensor at Alta (ATA) are not functional and have been removed from the web page display.
- A power outage occurred at the Big Bend (BBD) site between ~06-12 UTC on 5 February causing anomalous traces precipitation accumulation during this period and for several hours afterward.
Several inches of liquid equivalent precipitation fell over the American River Basin this past week from a series of relatively weak storms. Current snowfall totals range from ~50″ at the Blue Canyon site (elev.=5313′) to about 80″ at the Talbot (elev.=5874′) and Norden (elev=6930′) sites.
The HMT network has been working well overall. The battery at Truckee was replaced and the tipping bucket at Big Bend was repaired.