Update #1: Power was restored to WCDAS on April 5, 2018.
Full operations should be completely restored at the facility no
later than Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Topic: NOAA Wallops Command & Data Acquisition Station (WCDAS) Facility Power Outage
Date/Time Issued: April 6, 2018 2150Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: All WCDAS data and other operational services
Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 3, 2018 1200Z
Date/Time of Expected End: April 5, 2018 2359Z
Length of Outage: 48 to 60 Hours
Details/Specifics of Change:
The NOAA Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station (WCDAS) is planning an entire site power outage on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The outage is required to perform maintenance and repairs on the station's electrical power system. The power outage can be expected to last as long as three days although the goal is to complete the work within two days.
It is likely there will be an outage of the 1692.7 MHz Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) broadcast for the duration that WCDAS is down for both GOES-14 and 15. If there is an outage, users are asked to utilize GOES-15M-bM-^@M-^Ys LRIT broadcast, the NWS FTP or byteblaster services for EMWIN continuity of operations. Additionally, there will not be any NOAA-18 and NOAA-19 HRPT data from WCDAS.
It is not anticipated that dissemination of other data to users will be impacted during this power outage. However, if unforeseen data outages occur, users will be notified as information becomes available.
If a M-bM-^@M-^XCritical Weather DayM-bM-^@M-^Y is declared, the event will be rescheduled for April 10, 2018.
Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov at 301-817-3880
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