NOAA / NWS's Meteorological Development Laboratory
Degrib (NDFD GRIB2 Decoder)
Subject: Degrib 1.82
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 11:27:44 -0400
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----------- General News (see:http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm)
TIN06-24 AMENDED: Let us know that on 8/22/2006, we should expect RTMA
data in /SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.rtma/AR.conus. That
directory (as of the time of this email) appears to have been populated
once on 9/5 and 9/6. The data that they populated it with appears to be
some sample data, but I'm not sure if it is complete. My general take
is that they are still experimenting.
----------- News about this release:
At the end of the day on Fri (9/8) I finished putting together version
"1.82" (last one that I announced was "1.81" on 8/31/2006).
This release focused primarily on bug fixes that appeared as a result of
TIN06-39 (the NDFD day split), TIN06-54 (Alaska data), and TIN06-55
1) Fixed a bug in ndfd.tcl which stopped tkdegrib from being able to be
run on linux. (reconfigured a non-existent imgGen button).
2) Made "web.tcl" pay attention to a status of "NA", which stops it from
trying to grab unavailable variables for a given sector.
3) Modified the configuration files to realize that snow, WindGust and
QPF don't have a days 4-7 forecast.
4) Increased the number of attempts to get a URL from 2 to 3.
5) Since it is after 9/6/2006, modified the download step from searching
first in the "sector" directory, to always looking for the data in the
VP.001-003 or VP.004-007 subdirectories of the "sector" directory.
6) Found out (and fixed) that "genProbe" reused an active loop variable,
which in turn caused the -DP -XML option to fail. This bug only appears
if the "data cube" has multiple reference times (ie after the 9/6/2006
split), and if one is probing simultaneously for more than one variable
(ie -XML or -MOTD options). In which case, it finds the first
variable's days 1-3 and days 4-7 forecasts, but any extra variables it
only finds the days 1-3 forecasts.
7) Fixed a version inconsistency with the XML code and the clock routines.
Please let me know if you have problems.