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National Weather Service experiences a ‘significant outage’
« on: February 13, 2017, 11:48:50 PM »
In case anyone didn't notice or wondered why they weren't getting any updates:

National Weather Service experiences a ‘significant outage’, impacting communication of weather data

A significant outage in data communications at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) limited access to, or affected the accuracy of, critical weather data to the public and America's Weather Industry for a period of almost three hours this afternoon.

Starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST on Monday, the National Weather Service (NWS) experienced a complete outage of its satellite broadcast network, which is one of the primary communication methods between the NWS and its field offices for transferring weather data. The same network also transmits weather information to America's Weather Industry.

Several other data communication networks were also affected which provide weather data to the public and America’s Weather Industry, including NOAA’s Weather Wire service, which distributes NWS weather warnings.

As a result of these issues, some radar data, satellite information, weather observation reports and weather warnings were not distributed by the NWS. Information was delayed or not correctly posting to NWS websites and some NWS websites were not accessible. AccuWeather publishes publically available National Weather Service warnings on many products and was not able to distribute that information as a result of this outage, since the information was not sent from the NWS.