Update #2: This is the final reminder of the NDE System Upgrade (release 2.0.29) scheduled to occur on January 6, 2022 from 1445 UTC to 1715 UTC.

Update #1: This is the 2 week reminder for NDE System Upgrade scheduled on January 6, 2022

Topic: NDE System Upgrade 

Date/Time Issued: January 4, 2022 1825 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  All NDE products

Date/Time of Initial Impact: January 6, 2022 1445 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: January 6, 2022 1715 UTC

Length of Outage: 2.5 hours 

Details/Specifics of Change:

The January 6, 2022 installation of NDE release 2.0.29 is planned to occur during back orbits. NDE will not be ingesting, processing or distributing data during installation. No data loss is expected, but there will be a possible backlog of processing when installation is complete.

New product included in this release is:

Multiplatform Tropical Cyclone Surface Winds Analysis (MTCSWA) in NDE

The MTCSWA will be upgraded with:

      1. Add scatterometer data from MetOp-B

      2. Add NPP/ATMS nonlinear balance winds

      3. Update inner core GOES winds using GOES-16/17 and Himawari-8 inputs

      4. Modify surface wind reduction rules to be consistent w/NHC’s rules

      5. Produce output in NetCDF

      6. Full resolution G16/17 and H8 data

The MTCSWA FIX product shortname and file name will be changed:



Product File Name

Current MTCSWA






MTCSWA will also generate a netcdf product:

Product PDA Short Name

Product File Name (NetCDF4)




MTCSWA 2-D wind products


Applications moved onto RedHat 7 in this release are (user impact of this upgrade is NOT expected):

Active Fire I Band

Surface Reflectance

GOES-16/17 Clear Sky Radiances (CSR)/All Sky Radiances (ASR)

Gridded LST/LSA

Vegetation Health

Please note: This upgrade will not be performed during Critical Weather Day (CWD).

Also, the contents of this release are subject to change based on user readiness, customer feedback, and management approval.

Additional ESPC notifications will provide further details and updates concerning this release.  User feedback and questions should be directed to Shuang Qiu shuang.qiu@noaa.gov

 Contact Information: For information on the status of this work, please contact Shuang Qiu shuang.qiu@noaa.gov or ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or 301-817-3880

 Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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