EMWIN: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

“EMWIN is a suite of data access methods which make available a live stream of weather and other critical emergency information.” http://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/

Originally, (20+ years ago) EMWIN ran at 1200 and 9600 bps. EMWIN-N (NexGen, 2009) runs at 19.2kbps.

Primarily broadcast via internet and satellite, there were/are a few local VHF and UHF relays.

Software such as Weather Message, ingests the messages and can activate local alarms when a local watch or warning occurs.

Even at only 19.2kpbs, this service generates a large amount of useful information.

While I enthusiastically support the idea of “Humanity’s Public Library.” I think looking a the system architecture of EMWIN would be very beneficial to Outernet developers. Especially, the idea of activating a local alarm based on local information.

See also: “Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools” [via SMS, email, etc] http://www.nixle.com/


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Just out of curiosity why has no one addressed this in 6 yrs.since it was posted. The goes satellite data is open to everyone

I found a more recent link to EMWIN

The smallest file I found that have US only importance was
listed on https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/messages.html
when a Critical Weather Day is declared
examples from: https://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/cwd/

I see a problem with the offering of weather mainly in the amount of data that would be required for global maps. We here in the Americas have the luxury of the 2 Goes satellites we could use .