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Restoring NOAA/NWS radar access

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:15 pm
by Wally Mayo
Some of you may have noticed that the "NOAA Weather Server" choice under radar sources (in Prefs) is not working (since May or so). NOAA has changed some of the URLs for their products. I have poked around and gotten the new addresses to restore NOAA access to radar data for DA.

The COD radar choice does work, but not for Alaska, and perhaps only for BREF1. You may have to change your scripting for radar "get" to BREF1 instead of 248 mi. for either source -- Doesn't matter, because it appears the BREF1 now is 248 mi. anyway. No loss.

If you want the .rad file to gain re-access to NOAA/NWS radar, let me know. I can send it to you.

Re: Restoring NOAA/NWS radar access

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:45 pm
by Wally Mayo
Okay, here is an updated digatmos.rad file which returns the NOAA radar site to working.
As usual, backup your old file, just in case of problems. It goes into your users/xxxx/AppData/Local/DigitalAtmospherexxxx or wherever your Preferences has the DA operating directory is.

The old NOAA url totally stopped working.
The only other option (College of DuPage) generally works, BUT has a intermittent problem where an error popped up on sites that were down for maintenance, and it was hard to get out of it. Which sites this happened with, was always changing as different sites go up and down frequently.

I hope this helps.
Get it at

Re: Restoring NOAA/NWS radar access

Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:01 pm
by Wally Mayo
Oh wow, I didn't realize that I had the wrong extender. I had which wouldn't link. Sorry about that.
I fixed it in my prior post as well.

But to also have it here, get the correct "fixed" radar file below:

Any feedback on this working or the need of it from anyone?