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  •  The SSEC Data Center’s online POINT and WxTEXT data archive is currently available
    via McIDAS-X ADDE only. 
  •  A valid McIDAS user login and project number is required to access this data.

 

WxTEXT DATA

To Access the WXTEXT Data

  • Point to the WXTEXT ADDE Group on the Archive Server

    • DATALOC ADD AWXTEXT
      GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU 
      or  DATALOC ADD
      AWXTEXT 128.104.108.68
  • You will need to use  GRO=AWXTEXT
    and
    DAY=ccyyddd in
    all  ADDE requests.
  • Text commands that will work directly from the server or after
    downloading locally:

    • WXTLIST, WWDISP, WWLIST
  • Note that other Text commands (ie. TAFRPT, MOSRPT, OBSRPT,
    etc.)
    will not work from the archive server or locally,  as they utilize
    a
    different server that is only available on our real-time XCD system.

Online WxTEXT Archive Availability Dates

  • 1996245- Current

POINT Data

       To Access the POINT Data

    • Point to the POINT ADDE Group on the Archive Server
      • DATALOC ADD APOINT
        GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
          or  DATALOC ADD APOINT 128.104.108.68
    •  You will need to use SEL=’DAYccyyddd‘in all
      ADDE requests.
    • Point data will need to be to
      copied locally for analysis or processing

      • Point commands that will work directly from the server or
        after downloading locally:

        • PTCOPY (requires McIDAS-X 2009.2 or later to copy from the
          server), PTLIST, PTDISP, PTCON, SFCMG, SFCLIST (without the
          ‘nhours’ positional parameter)
      • Point commands that will require downloading the data locally
        first:

        • UAPLOT, UALIST, UACROSS
        • SFCPLOT, SFCCON, RAOBPLOT, RAOBCON

 

      Online Point Archive ADDE Datasets and Availablity Dates

POINT
DATA
TYPES
Description
Data Format
Available
Dates
ADDE
Group/Dataset

Comments
Server

 

Aircraft/Pirep Air
Craft
Data/Pirep
Reports
McIDAS MD Files
1996245

Current
APOINT/AIRCRAFT GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
FOUS F014

McIDAS MD Files

1996245-2005137 APOINT/FOUS GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
NGM
MOS
NGM
MOS Data
McIDAS MD Files
2005138

2009062
APOINT/NGMMOS GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
ETA
MOS
ETA
MOS Data
McIDAS MD Files
2004041-2005137 APOINT/ETAMOS GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.ED
NAM
MOS
NAM
MOS Data
McIDAS MD Files
2005138
Current
APOINT/NAMMOS GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
GFS MOS GFS MOS Data
McIDAS MD Files
2004041-Current APOINT/GFSMOS GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
 Upper
Air
Mandatory
Upper
Air
Mandatory Data
McIDAS MD Files
U.S.
Only
1977109 – 199129U.S. Only and International [separate files ] 199130-1991322U.S. and International combined
1991323   – Current
 

APOINT/UPPERMAND First or only occurance
for a date
APOINT/ALTUPPERMAND Possible second occurance
of data for a date

 

GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
Upper
Air
Significant
Upper
Air
Signifcant Data
McIDAS MD Files
U.S.
Only
1977109 – 1991129U.S. Only and International [separate files ] 199130-1991322U.S and International combined
1991323   – Current
 

APOINT/UPPERSIG First or only occurance
for a date
APOINT/ALTUPPERSIG Possible second occurance
of data for a date

 

GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
Surface
Hourly
Surface
Hourly
Reports
Mcidas MD Files
1976075

Current
APOINT/SFCHOURLY First or only occurance
for a date
APOINT/ALTSFCHOURLY Possible second occurance
of data for a date

 

GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
Ship
and
Buoy
Ship
and
Buoy Reports
McIDAS MD Files
1985168

Current
APOINT/SHIP Ship Observations only
Valid 1985168 – 1991034
APOINT/BUOY Ship Observations only
Valid 1985168 – 1990365
APOINT/SHIPBUOY Ship and Buoy Observations
Valid 1991032 – Current

 

GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU
Synoptic Synoptic
Data
McIDAS MD Files
1991070

Current
APOINT/SYNOPTIC GEOARC04.SSEC.WISC.EDU