Gateway National Weather Service (NWS) Service Records and Retention System (SRRS)

Gateway NWS Service Records and Retention System (SRRS)

The Service Records Retention System (SRRS) was developed to store weather observations, summaries, forecasts, warnings, and advisories provided by the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) for public use, and are retained by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) [formerly the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)].

Service products issued by the NWS offices are transmitted on the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) communications to an NWS Gateway (NWSTG) server. The products are then electronically transferred to the NCEI and ingested into the Hierarchal Data Storage System (HDSS) for records retention. The three basic groupings of NWS Service Products (SP) are:
1) Observations: reports originated by NWS, Federal Aviation Administration, or Department of Defense facilities and transmitted through the NWS Telecommunication Gateway, NOAAPORT, or equivalent. These reports include, but are not limited to, surface observations (including Automated Surface Observing System and Automated Weather Observing System reports), pilot reports, upper air reports, marine reports, and automated buoy observations;
2) Forecasts: all official routine and non-routine disseminated products related to, or derived from, NWS forecast and warning programs (alphanumeric and graphic format), regardless of dissemination method; and
3) Graphics: all routine and non-routine environmental data analysis graphics, such as surface analysis, standard layer upper air analyses, weather depiction, radar summary, etc.; and all routine and non-routine graphics represented as official NWS forecasts including aviation prognostic graphics (e.g., Low Level and High Level Significant Weather Prognosis) produced by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and other NWS facilities (e.g., Alaska Aviation Weather Unit).
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  • NCEI DSI 9957_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00583
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Distribution Formats
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • DFAX
  • TXT
  • GRIB1
  • GRIB2
  • BUFR
  • Binary
  • PCX
  • Paper
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Time Period 2001-04-26 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72.0
S: 18.0
E: -66.0
W: 172.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Storm Prediction Center Product & Report Archives
  • Archived Severe Weather Warnings for Virtual Globe Applications
  • NWS SRRS Data (1983-2001)
    • Landing Page
      Previous version of SRRS data, consists of much older, less accessible data format.
Publication Dates
    No administrative dates available
Data Presentation Form Digital document - digital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also)
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Daily
Purpose NCEI retains records from the NWS for a minimum of 5 years that may be needed at a later time for accident investigations, litigations, and other public purposes.
Use Limitations
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Atmospheric/ocean Indicators > Extreme Weather
  • Earth Science Services > Environmental Advisories > Weather/climate Advisories > Weather Forecast
  • Earth Science Services > Environmental Advisories > Weather/climate Advisories > Severe Weather
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Severe Storms
  • Earth Science Services > Environmental Advisories > Marine Advisories > Marine Weather/forecast
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Buoys
  • Ground Stations
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > WEATHER STATIONS/NETWORKS > AWOS > Automated Weather Observing System
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > WEATHER STATIONS/NETWORKS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Recorders/Loggers > AWS > Automated Weather System
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Imaging Radars
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Service products issued by the NWS offices are transmitted on the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) communications to an NWS Gateway (NWSTG) server. The products are then electronically transferred to the NCEI and ingested into the Hierarchal Data Storage System (HDSS) for records retention.
Processing Steps
  • Text-based data are parsed by FORTRAN code into highly requested datasets. Not all products within the data file can be easily parsed for access. Contact Customer Service for more information.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AWS > AUTOMATED WEATHER SYSTEM
  • ANEMOMETERS
  • ALTIMETERS
  • BAROMETERS
  • DROPSONDES
  • DROPWINDSONDES
  • DRY BULB THERMOMETERS
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • HYGROMETERS
  • PRESSURE SENSORS
  • RADIOSONDES
  • RAIN GAUGES
  • RAWINSONDES
  • ROCKETSONDES
  • SOUNDERS
  • SUNSHINE RECORDERS
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • TIDE GAUGES
  • UV OZONE DETECTORS > ULTRAVIOLET OZONE DETECTORS
  • OZONEMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • STREAM GAUGES
  • WATER LEVEL GAUGES
  • WET BULB THERMOMETERS
  • WIND PROFILERS
  • WIND VANES
Platform
  • National Weather Service
Last Modified: 2018-05-04
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