NCEP BACKUP NOTICE:
This is a reminder that on Wednesday, 10 October 2001, NCEP will be exercising its site outage backup processing located at OPS in Silver Spring, MD. The exercise will occur during the 12 UTC model cycle and last approximately 6 hours. This exercise is now being performed on a quarterly basis and will be similar to a test performed earlier this year on June 19th. If we are unable to perform this exercise on the 10th we will try again the following day, Thursday 11 October 2001.
During this exercise a limited set of products will be distributed by the backup processing from NOGAPS, AFWA, FSL, and UKMET model guidance. Only limited NCEP model guidance will be available for 12 UTC this day. The models affected by this are the Eta, AVN, RUC2, RSAS, and NWW3 (wave) models. The 12 UTC AVN MOS products WLL NOT BE generated, but the 12 UTC NGM and NGM MOS products will be disseminated at the conclusion of this test, which will make them about 6 hours late.
Further information regarding NCEP's site outage backup processing can be found at the following link:
We apologize for any inconvenience this may create, however this exercise is needed to assure the continued flow of model guidance in case of a catastrophic site outage.