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Hello,

 

we got informed that there were planned maintenance of NOAA weather source.

 

On October 22, 2020, NWS/NCO will be performing network maintenance that will cause a total outage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) website for at least six (6) hours from 1100z to 1700z.“

 

We hope weather will be working soon!

 

Best regards, 

judith

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3 hours ago, FlightSimSoft.com said:

Hello,

 

we got informed that there were planned maintenance of NOAA weather source.

 

On October 22, 2020, NWS/NCO will be performing network maintenance that will cause a total outage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) website for at least six (6) hours from 1100z to 1700z.“

 

We hope weather will be working soon!

 

Best regards, 

judith

 

Hello Ms. Judith,

 

Any news on the outage? It seems like all the products have been published on their website and everything is back to normal, but PFPX is still not updating to today's reports.

 

https://aviationweather.gov/wifs/status

 

my best regards,

Igor  

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The issue seems to only be the wind forecasts. METARS are loading correctly. 

The latest METAR is from 15 minutes ago but the wind forecast is from the 23rd at 1800Z. Hence when planning a flight you get the red error indicating that the wind forecast is out of range.

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5 minutes ago, Ranbi2Delta said:

The issue seems to only be the wind forecasts. METARS are loading correctly. 

The latest METAR is from 15 minutes ago but the wind forecast is from the 23rd at 1800Z. Hence when planning a flight you get the red error indicating that the wind forecast is out of range.

 

Hello,

Yes I'm aware it's the winds aloft that is not being updated, and that's a much bigger of an issue when making a flight plan than METAR and TAF

 

regards

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Hi,

There are few ways around.

Some NOAA servers are working.

If you get a program like Zygrib you have the winds aloft for 850 / 700 / 500 / 300 mb and then you enter the wind manually in PFPX.

Of course you still have the old charts and they give you wind and temperature and again you have to enter the data yourself.

We used to fly with these charts and we found that it was quite alright. Anyway we did not have anything else.

OK, a computerized program like PFPX (when working) is much faster and probably more accurate but if we cannot get the computer to work we are not going to stay grounded and we have to find a way out.

For regional flights the charts with forecasted winds work quite well and for overseas flights you take a wind average and load a bit more fuel and there you go.

Regards,

JP

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