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IEM NWS Text Product Finder

Update 19 Jan 2012: Added the ability to limit a AFOS PIL by the issuing center ID (4 character). For example, the AFOS pil RWRTX is issued by a number of centers in Texas. To only get RWRTX from Fort Worth, enter KFWD for the center.
 

If you don't like this app, here is the old one.


 

This application provides a nice interface into viewing National Weather Service issued text products. Once you select a product, a cookie is set on your computer so that when you visit this page the next time, the same products will appear!


 

Using our local UNIDATA IDD data feed, a simple script archives recent NWS text products into a database. The above form allows you to query this database for recent products. You must know the AFOS PIL / AWIPS ID in order to get the products you want.

MOS PILS
PIL       Description             Product ID for Des Moines
MAVxxx    GFS MOS Guidance         MAVDSM
METxxx    NAM MOS Guidance         METDSM
MEXxxx    GFSX MOS Guidance        MEXDSM
FWCxxx    NGM MOS                  FWCDSM

And model output

FRHxx     Eta Output               FRH68
FRHTxx    NGM Output               FRHT68
Other Favorites:
REPNT2  NHC Vortex Message
PMDHMD  Model Diagnostic Discussion
PMDSPD  Short Range Prognostic Discussion
PMDEPD  Extended Forecast Discussion
SWOMCD  SPC Mesoscale Discussion
SWODY1  SPC Day 1
SWODY2  SPC Day 2
AFDDMX  Des Moines WFO Area Forecast Discussion
SELX    Convective Watch where "X" is a number between 0-9

 

The archive maintains products from at least the most recent 7 days. A daily scrubber runs at 3:30 AM each day to reindex the products and delete old products, so the query interface is off-line at that time. This interruption should only last 10 minutes.


 

Please do not depend on this page for operational decision making, errors can and do occur with data processing, data reception and any other error possible with Internet communications. All products should be used for educational purposes only.