Major NWS data outages

As some of you may know, there was a major data center outage at some of the offices within the National Weather Service (NWS).  This caused a disruption in some weather guidance in WeatherSpork that has continued into this morning.  The Aviation Weather Center (AWC) was disrupted along with the Weather Prediction Center (WPC).  For most of the data, we were able to go to our back up sources, but there are still a few forecasts and analyses that are generated by the WPC that are offline (including the backup).

From the WPC this morning:  “This outage is quite severe. They took all systems in the building down last evening and they are very slowly trying to bring them up. We have no data being ingested in the building and no ability to send products. At this point, I think the best we can hope for is that there’s some resolution by the end of the day.”

This is highly unusual and has also disrupted data provided by most of the EFBs you may use.  While WeatherSpork has fared well through this event, there are still a few outages remaining that include –

  1. G-AIRMETs on Map, Route Profile and Meteogram views
  2. Canadian METARs on the Map view
  3. National forecast chart imagery
  4. Surface analysis imagery
  5. QPF imagery
  6. Probability of precipitation imagery
  7. Prog chart imagery
  8. HREF model imagery
  9. GOES-derived cloud products (GDCP).

At WeatherSpork, we appreciate your patience as we do our best to get the data back online as soon as possible.

“Most pilots are weatherwise, but some are otherwise.”

Scott Dennstaedt
Weather Systems Engineer
Co-founder, WeatherSpork

Scott Dennstaedt

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CFI and former NWS research meteorologist. Founder of AvWxWorkshops.com and co-founder of WeatherSpork
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