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NWS ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
1047 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

TO: ALL WR OFFICES
FROM: WR ROC

THE WESTERN REGION REGIONAL OPERATIONS CENTER HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, THERE WILL BE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TO
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT THAT, IN PART, SUPPLIES POWER TO THE NWS SYSTEM
THAT ENABLES USERS TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD PRODUCTS AND SERVICES VIA THE
WEB. THIS PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE NINE (9) HOURS
(APPROXIMATELY FROM 5 AM TO 3 PM MST (4 AM TO 2 PM PST)). FAILURE TO
PROACTIVELY ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WOULD POSE A SIGNIFICANT RISK TO THE
SAFETY OF NOAA PERSONNEL AND MAY RESULT IN AN UNPLANNED OUTAGE
LASTING AT LEAST 48 HOURS.

THE NWS HAS BEGUN TAKING MEASURES TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE ANY
POTENTIAL AFFECTS DURING THIS TIME BY ACTIVATING CONTINGENCY PLANS
AND PLANNING AGGRESSIVE MONITORING OF ALL SYSTEMS WHILE THE
MAINTENANCE IS PERFORMED. PART OF THE CONTINGENCY PLAN INVOLVES
SWITCHING TO THE BACKUP SERVER, AS DESIGNED, TO PROVIDE PRODUCTS AND
SERVICES VIA THE WEB. THE PUBLIC FACING WEATHER.GOV, LOCAL NWS
OFFICE WEBSITES AND INDIVIDUAL CITY FORECAST PAGES ARE NOT EXPECTED
TO BE IMPACTED. THE PROCESSING OF MODEL RUNS AND THEIR TIMING WILL
ALSO NOT BE AFFECTED. HOWEVER, THE DISSEMINATION SERVICES PROVIDED
BY WEATHER.NOAA.GOV, TGFTP.NWS.NOAA.GOV AND SYSTEMS HOSTED BY THE
NOAA CENTER FOR WEATHER AND CLIMATE PREDICTION, SUCH AS THE WEBSITES
FOR NOAA CENTER FOR WEATHER AND CLIMATE PREDICTION, SUCH AS THE
WEBSITES FOR NATIONAL OPERATIONAL MODEL ARCHIVE AND DISTRIBUTION
SYSTEM (NOMADS), MODEL ANALYSES AND GUIDANCE (MAG) AND
FTPPRD.NCEP.NOAA.GOV FOR DOWNLOADING DATA, AND THE PUBLIC WEBSITES
FOR THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER AND ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING CENTER,
MAY BE SLOW.

$$

CARPENTER



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