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NOAA Transmits Dated Storm Prediction Center Bulletins in String of Communications Failures

After a string of data communications failures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in recent weeks, it was announced Wednesday that dated information from the organization's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) was being transmitted publicly.

The source of the dated transmissions was not immediately known, though an administrative message from the SPC at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday stated that "these products do not appear to be originating from the SPC and we are investigating the problem."

On Nov. 8, NOAA experienced an outage of their satellite broadcast network, which is one of the primary communication methods between the NWS and its field offices for transferring weather data. The same network also transmits weather information to America's Weather Industry.

In late October, NOAA's satellite and information service, experienced network issues and was not receiving a full feed of satellite data for input. The missing data was a critical component for the numerical models used to forecast the weather.