NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations


On Tuesday, December 1, at approximately 1330 UTC (8:30 a.m. EST), a planned system failover test for up to 8 hours will result in delayed, inconsistent, stale or missing data on the GOES and SPSD web sites and an outage of the OSPO web site. Please monitor for additional information. The failover test may be delayed or suspended if there is a critical weather event.

As a reminder separate from the failover test, GOES-13 Sounder IR data is not available. All products from GOES-13 (GOES-East) Sounder IR data have been halted and distribution has been stopped. Engineers are investigating the problem.

Operational Microwave Surface and Precipitation Products

The operational Microwave Surface and Precipitation Products System (MSPPS) provides near real-time surface precipitation products using antenna temperatures from the AMSU-A and AMSU-B/MHS instruments on board of NOAA's KLMNN' series polar orbiting satellites. The current operational MSPPS products include: rain rate, total precipitable water, cloud liquid water, snow cover, snow water equivalent, sea ice concentration, ice water path, land surface emissivity (23.8 GHz, 31.4 GHz, and 50.3 GHz), and land surface temperature. The operational MSPPS data are available in HDF-EOS format, and some of products are also available in BURF format. The MSPPS retrospective data can be acquired from the National Climatic Data Center and the Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System.