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David Burch


 - posted March 18, 2005 03:16 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
In our online Resources under Library / Study Guides / marine weather, there is a section called How to read weather maps.

That source explaines an excellent procedure with instructions, glossary, and detailed sample.... but it is a static sample from some time in the past.

You can carry on with this using live data for any ocean once you have the map and corresponding text file in hand. If you care to get these for the North East Pacific, then send this in the body of an email:

open

cd data/forecasts/marine/high_seas
get east_pacific_1.txt

cd /fax
get PYBA90.TIF

quit

....and address the email to NWS.FTPMail.OPS@noaa.gov

nothing else is needed and no subject is needed.

You will then get back two emails, one will have the proper map attached and the other will have the proper text file in the body of the mail, then carry on as explained in the Study Guide.

Note that everything must be right, including what is uppercase and what is lowercase. ie .tif is not the same as .TIF, etc.

Note that elsewhere in our online resources we have lists of the proper file names and locations for requesting just about any product you wish from the NWS.

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA


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