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NOUS72 KNCF 241145
Please pass to the MIC/HIC, SOO, ESA, ITO AND AFP:
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the NCF will be
switching its Server Operations from the Backup
AWIPS NCF (BNCF) in Fairmont, WV to the
Primary AWIPS NCF (ANCF) in Silver Spring, MD. The
switch transition will take place as follows:
0500 UTC - ITO switch to ANCF
1215 UTC - DSUP switch to ANCF
1315 UTC - MHS switch to ANCF
1415 UTC - SBN switch to ANCF
1415 UTC - Data Delivery switch to ANCF
The switch will not be done on a critical weather
day, or if there are other significant operational
issues warranting postponement.
All BNCF message distribution (MHS) will be
repointed to the ANCF. The switch will take about
20 minutes. Data will queue while the switch is in
progress and will be sent once the switch is
complete. This will affect data originating at NWS
field offices and National Centers on the AWIPS
network including radar data.
Any questions or issues should be addressed to the
AWIPS/NCF helpdesk at 301-713-9344.
NCF is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.