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Mark
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NOAA FTP Problems?

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HI All,
Is anyone else having problems downloading cycle files form NOAA?

ftp://weather.noaa.gov/data/observations/metar

Mark
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Post by Mark »

Update..............

I emailed those nice guys at the NWS and got the following reply...
Telecommunications Operations Center made some technical changes recently that mean you can't ftp to weather.noaa.gov any more. FTP'ing to weather.noaa.gov has not been a officially supported service, but something folks realized they could do and started. The official ftp address is tgftp.nws.noaa.gov

You might want to consider using the http protocol instead and accessing http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/xxxxx.... (old path).

You will find this to be faster. At some point in the future, we will be phasing out the ftp protocol in favor of http, as they are pretty much the same and we can push out lots more data to more users using http.

Ron Jones
Web Manager / Internet Projects
NOAA's National Weather Service
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Silver Spring, MD

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