Our next weekly HMT-West teleconference (1830 UTC on 5 January 2009) will include a long-range discussion by Klaus Weickmann and Ed Berry.
The initial 08/09 HMT version of the ALPS software was sent on DVD's to
the Sacramento WFO and RFC and to the Monterey WFO. The Monterey WFO
(Dave Reynolds) has successfully installed the software and displayed HMT
model fields on the ALPS system. The data is requested from the AWIPS
system in Boulder and sent to the remote systems via the NWS Wide Area
Network (WAN). Surface and upper air data are also made available
through the MADIS/LDAD link. There were a few minor bugs discovered in
the process. Please contact Woody Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org,
303-497-6104) for details.
The site at Canada Hill (surface met, snow depth, ETI precip, soil moisture) has stopped transmitting data to Boulder. Cause of problem is unknown. In order to investigate this problem and the ETI precipitation gauge problems at Huysink, Greek Store and Talbot a visit to the field sites will be required. Assessments are being made about how visits to some of these remote sites might be facilitated safely during the winter season.
The datalogger problem at Big Bend (BBD) has been repaired. Data started flowing again at about 17 UTC on 17 December.