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Gateway File Services

Non-Coded Text Message Files
Containing
Warnings, Outlooks, Advisories, Forecast, & Discussions

Introduction

The U.S. National Weather Service provides anonymous FTP access to files containing collectives of text products generated by various Specialized Forecast Centers and Weather Service Forecast Offices located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and territorial islands in the Antillies and Pacific Ocean.   The messages are in the same format as received from the sources, identified in either standard WMO abbreviated header or AWIPS product identifier message bulletin structure.   The server subdirectory names and file name definitions can be found with descriptions in the document OSO File Name Standards.   The naming conventions for all current subdirectories and files are described in the document titled: File Server Naming Practices.   The data is available at the NWS Telecommunication Gateway on the server ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov via anonymous FTP.

Information Available

There are 125 products listed below that come from our NWS Forecast Offices or the NCEP Special Centers. These products in WMO/AWIPS bulletin message form are scheduled for delivery to the Gateway Switching System for distibution.   The data will be available on the server, as soon as possible, after being received at the Gateway. Some of the listed products are event driven; therefore, some data subcategories do not update too often. Some products are seasonal.

File and Directory Descriptions

See Directory and File Naming Standards for information about directory and file name formats.

Directory Name Contents
SL.us008001/ Data root - for NWS Telecommunication Gateway Server
    DF.c5/ Data in character code form alphabet 5 ( ASCII )
        DC.textf/ category: text format written products
            DS.sssss/ subcategory: NNN(AWIPS product category)+T1 (WMO message code)+T2(WMO data type)
                  sn.nnnn File name: IN EACH SUBCATEGORY with nnnn = a numerical value
"sssss" values Discrptions of subdirectories contained in /DC.textf/
            DS.30lfe/ AVERAGE MONTHLY WEATHER OUTLOOK (LOCAL)
            DS.afdfx/ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
            DS.afpfl/ AREA FORECAST PRODUCT
            DS.agffn/ AGRICULTURAL FORECAST
            DS.apgae/ AIR STAGNATION GUIDANCE NARRATIVE
            DS.aqiae/ AIR QUALITY INDEX STATEMENT
            DS.asaae/ AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY
            DS.awgwo/ NATIONAL ATTACK WARNING
            DS.awsaw/ AREA WEATHER SUMMARY
            DS.awufl/ AREA WEATHER UPDATE
            DS.awwww/ AVIATION WEATHER WARNING
            DS.cfwwh/ COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS, WATCHES OR STATEMENTS
            DS.clicd/ CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT (DAILY)
            DS.clmcx/ CLIMATOLOGICAL REPORT (MISC, INC MONTHLY REPORTS)
            DS.cwffz/ COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
            DS.efpfe/ 3 TO 5 DAY EXTENDED FORECAST
            DS.eolfe/ AVERAGE 6 TO 10 DAY WEATHER OUTLOOK (LOCAL)
            DS.eonfe/ AVERAGE 6 TO 10 DAY WEATHER OUTLOOK (NATIONAL)
            DS.eqrse/ EARTHQUAKE REPORT
            DS.esffg/ FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK
            DS.essfg/ WATER SUPPLY OUTLOOK
            DS.fdifn/ FIRE DANGER INDICES
            DS.ffawg/ FLASH FLOOD WATCH
            DS.ffgfo/ FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE
            DS.ffhfo/ HEADWATER GUIDANCE
            DS.ffswg/ FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
            DS.ffwwg/ FLASH FLOOD WARNING
            DS.flnfg/ NATIONAL FLOOD SUMMARY
            DS.flswg/ FLOOD STATEMENT
            DS.flwwg/ FLOOD WARNING
            DS.fssfg/ URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
            DS.fwdfn/ FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK DISCUSSION
            DS.fwefe/ EXTENDED FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK
            DS.fwffn/ ROUTINE FIRE WX FCST(WITH/WITHOUT 6-10 DAY OUTLOOK)
            DS.fwlfn/ LAND MANAGEMENT FORECASTS
            DS.fwmfn/ MISCELLANEOUS FIRE WEATHER PRODUCT
            DS.fwnsh/ FIRE WEATHER NOTIFICATION
            DS.fwsfn/ SUPPRESSION FORECAST
            DS.glffz/ GREAT LAKES FORECAST
            DS.glofz/ GREAT LAKES STORM OUTLOOK
            DS.glsww/ GREAT LAKES STORM SUMMARY
            DS.hlswt/ HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT
            DS.hsffz/ HIGH SEAS FORECAST
            DS.hydsx/ DAILY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS
            DS.hymcs/ MONTHLY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PLAIN LANGUAGE
           DS.hywcw/ WEEKLY HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PLAIN LANGUAGE
            DS.icefz/ ICE FORECAST
            DS.iobsv/ ICE OBSERVATION
            DS.lfpfl/ LOCAL FORECAST
            DS.lshwh/ LAKESHORE WARNING OR STATEMENT
            DS.lsrnw/ LOCAL STORM REPORT
            DS.mapag/ MEAN AREAL PRECIPITATION
            DS.mawfz/ AMENDED MARINE FORECAST
            DS.misax/ MISCELLANEOUS LOCAL PRODUCT
            DS.mrpag/ TECHNIQUES DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY MARINE PRODUCT
            DS.mwsfz/ MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
            DS.nowfp/ SHORT TERM FORECAST
            DS.npwww/ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS, WATCHES, ADVISORIES
            DS.nshfz/ NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST/SURF FORECAST
            DS.offfz/ OFFSHORE FORECAST
            DS.opufp/ OTHER PUBLIC PRODUCTS
            DS.oswag/ OCEAN SURFACE WINDS
            DS.pbffn/ PRESCRIBED BURN FORECAST
            DS.pfmfo/ POINT FORECAST MATRIX
            DS.pnsno/ PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
            DS.psmfx/ PROGNOSTIC SNOW MELT
            DS.pwoww/ PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER ALERT
            DS.recsx/ RECREATIONAL REPORT
            DS.rersx/ RECORD REPORT
            DS.rfdfn/ RANGELAND FIRE DANGER FORECAST
            DS.rfwww/ RED FLAG WARNING
            DS.rtpas/ REGIONAL MAX/MIN TEMP AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
            DS.rvasr/ RIVER SUMMARY
            DS.rvffg/ RIVER FORECAST
            DS.rvifi/ RIVER ICE STATEMENT
            DS.rvmsr/ MISCELLANEOUS RIVER PRODUCT
            DS.rvrfg/ RIVER RECREATION STATEMENT
            DS.rvsfg/ RIVER STATEMENT
            DS.rwsaw/ REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
            DS.rzffp/ REGIONAL ZONE FORECAST
            DS.sabww/ SNOW AVALANCHE BULLETIN
            DS.saffn/ SPECI AGRI WX FCST/ADVISORY/FLYING FARMER FCST OUTLOOK
            DS.sagfw/ SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE
            DS.sccac/ STORM SUMMARY
            DS.scsfp/ SELECTED CITIES SUMMARY
            DS.sdsfu/ SPECIAL DISPERSION STATEMENT
            DS.selww/ SEVERE LOCAL STORM WATCH & WATCH CANCELLATION MSG
            DS.sfdfx/ STATE FORECAST DISCUSSION
            DS.sfpfp/ STATE FORECAST
            DS.sftfp/ TABULAR STATE FORECAST
            DS.sgwfa/ PLAIN LANGUAGE SIGNIFICANT WEATHER FORECAST
            DS.slsww/ SEVERE LOCAL STORM WATCH AND AREAL OUTLINE
            DS.smaww/ MARINE SUBTROPICAL STORM ADVISORY
            DS.smffn/ SMOKE MANAGEMENT WEATHER FORECAST
            DS.smwwh/ SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
            DS.spfwt/ STORM STRIKE PROBABILITY BULLETIN(TPC)
            DS.spsww/ SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
            DS.stdat/ SATELLITE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE SUMMARY
            DS.stosx/ ROAD CONDITION REPORTS (STATE AGENCIES)
            DS.stpas/ STATE MAX/MIN TEMP AND PRECIP TABLE
            DS.svrwu/ SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
            DS.svsww/ SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
            DS.swoac/ SEVERE STORM OUTLOOK NARRATIVE (AC)
            DS.swras/ STATE WEATHER ROUNDUP
            DS.swsaw/ STATE WEATHER SUMMARY
            DS.tavfp/ TRAVELERS FORECAST TABLE
            DS.tcafk/ TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY
            DS.tcdwt/ TROPICAL CYCLONE DISCUSSION
            DS.tcewt/ TROPICAL CYCLONE POSITION ESTIMATE
            DS.tcmwt/ MARINE/AVIATION TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY
            DS.tcpwt/ PUBLIC TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY
            DS.tcstx/ SATELLITE TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY
            DS.tcuwt/ TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
            DS.tidso/ TIDE REPORT
            DS.torwf/ TORNADO WARNING
            DS.tsmse/ TSUNAMI TIDE/SEISMIC MESSAGE
            DS.tsuwe/ TSUNAMI WATCH/WARNING
            DS.tvlfp/ TRAVELERS FORECAST
            DS.twdac/ TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
            DS.twoac/ TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK AND SUMMARY
            DS.twsac/ TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY
            DS.uviae/ ULTRAVIOLET INDEX
            DS.vaafv/ VOLCANIC ACTIVITY ADVISORY
            DS.wcrax/ WEEKLY WEATHER AND CROP REPORT
            DS.wdacx/ WEEKLY DATA FOR AGRICULTURE
            DS.wswww/ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS, WATCHES, ADVISORIES
            DS.zfpfp/ ZONE FORECAST PRODUCT

Delivery Details Data files are updated on the FTP server every five minutes or sooner with data from the Gateway. File names in each data subcatagory directory have the format sn.nnnn ; where nnnn is a four-digit number ranging from 0000 upto 0288 in most subdirectories (the upper limit will vary depending upon the data type). Files are written in sequence with the file sn.0000 following sn.0288 as this is the wrap point in the sequence depending on type. Files containing warnings are written more often. This scheme provides unique file names for at least the previous 24 hours of data received, as older files are over-written.

Data files are written only when data of that subcategory type is available.

Further questions or comments concerning data in SL.us008001 path may be directed to nws.isg@noaa.gov.

 

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