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Ingested File

The ingested data file contains the data that has been saved from the ingest program. This is used as the input to several WXP programs including decoders, parsers and some display programs.

FORMAT

The information is laid out in the file by product. These are limited as follows:

** header ***
product data

** header ***
.
.
.

where: header is the WMO header information describing the type of data.

The WXP ingestor strips control characters before saving to disk.  To delimit the header, the header is surrounded by asterisks "**".  The WXP ingestor can save binary (non-stripped) data.  The header remains the same but the product content is the original binary data.  Binary mode is triggered automatically if the ingestor sees GRIB or BUFR data.  Otherwise, the "B" switch needs to be added to the bulletin file for those products that need to be saved in binary mode.

EXAMPLES

A sample of an DD+ output file is:

** FPUS74 KOUN 022358 ***
NOWOKC

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
656 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 1998

OKZ014-016-017-021>023-034-035-030100-
BECKHAM OK-BLAINE OK-CADDO OK-CUSTER OK-GREER OK-KIOWA OK-
ROGER MILLS OK-WASHITA OK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF -CLINTON/WEATHERFORD OK-ELK CITY OK-
HOBART OK-
656 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 1998

.NOW...
AN AREA OF SHOWERS OVER BECKHAM AND NORTHERN GREER COUNTIES WILL MOVE
EAST INTO WESTERN WASHITA AND KIOWA COUNTIES THROUGH 8 PM. BRIEF WIND
GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHOWERS.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH.

$$

CJS


** FPUS83 KFGF 022358 ***

A sample of a HDS file is:

** YOQA10 KWBE 030000 ***[0A]
GRIB[00][0C],[01][00][00][1C][02][07]Y[D3][80]'d[00]db[08][03][00][00][01][00]
[00][00][00][00][00][14][00][00][00][00][00]*[00][FF][03][00]][00]A[00]/[9E][82]
[09]S[08][81]s[18][01]=w[01]=w[00]@[00]a[A8][00]a[A8][00][00][00][00][00][00][00]
[00][00][0B][DA][04][80][05][C0])w[04][04]fSwwS#3Ee#FeD3ET3EVwwT4FvUVfU5fdUUUDVfU
...
334EfffvfUTDEUUUEUVfUDUfUTUTEfUUEUUD3D33EfffUTDC4EVffgfeTDDUUUDDUUUUUV`7777[0D]
[0D][0A]
[03][0A]
** YOQA15 KWBE 030000 ***[0A]
GRIB[00][0F] [01][00][00][1C][02][07]Y[D3][80]'d[00][96]b[08][03][00][00][01][00]
[00][00][00][00][00][14][00][00][00][00][00]*[00][FF][03][00]][00]A[00]/[9E][82]
[09]S[08][81]s[18][01]=w[01]=w[00]@[00]a[A8][00]a[A8][00][00][00][00][00][00][00]
[00][00][0E][CE][07][80][05][C0]L[F8]2[05]BTe1[89][08][08][83][9C][C7]1DB[A4]
...

A sample 604 file is:

** 201 ***





SA EASTERN STATES 060000
MSS SA 2350 10 SCT E18 OVC 7 108/36/31/E0306/985
ART SA 2350 M18 OVC 15 111/35/30/0308/985/ 210 37
GFL SA 2353 E40 OVC 10 075/38/30/0112/973/ 217 41
ROC SA 2352 M22 OVC 15 132/38/32/3106/990/ 319 15// 39 

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Last updated by Dan Vietor on August 3, 1998