RAC WES-2 Bridge Materials Installation Guidance

Currently FY20/FY21 RAC requires WES17.3.1 which contains AWIPS 17.3.1 (contact Dale.Morris@noaa.gov for WES-2 Bridge support). WDTD distributes two discs containing WES-2 Bridge materials to support RAC that are discussed in the orientation briefing:

1. RAC AWIPS Fundamentals and Applied Performance Drills Install Disc

  • AWIPS Fundamentals training generally taken after student completes VLab AWIPS Fundamentals early in course to prepare for taking the AWIPS Proficiency Exam (recommended complete prior to 1 month before the workshop). 

  • RAC Applied Performance Drills training generally taken after the student completes Convective Storm Structure and Evolution topic (prior to ILT online session mid way through the course)
  • case - 2013May31_OUN_AFun_FY19 

  • videos - accessed on WES-2 Bridge from Applications->WDTD->WDTD Training Resources menu using the following link names on the training page:

    • "FY$$ AWIPS Fundamentals W2B Exercises" where FY$$ is either FY19 or FY20v1

    • "FY$$ RAC Applied Performance Drills" where FY$$ is either FY19 or FY20v1 on WES-2 Bridge 

  • RAC 21-1 participants (Aug 5, 2020 orientation) 

    • disc shipped mid Aug 2020  to sites who did not have a student in FY19; those with a student in FY19 already had it installed (uses same disc as in FY19)

  • installation and verification instructions provided on the installation disc (should install shortly after RAC begins)
    • to retest a previous installation just load the first video in the training on WES-2 Bridge and follow along with D2D to verify it matches (see videos links above)

2. RAC Workshop Primer Install Disc

  • Training taken the week before the workshop.

  • case - 2016Jun23_RNK_WorkshopPrimer_FY20 (hydro updated for IBW flash flood)

  • case - 2013May31_OUN_AFun_FY19 (severe used from AWIPS Fundamentals) 

  • videos - accessed under Applications->WDTD->WDTD Training Resources menu using the following link name on the training page

    • "FY20v1 RAC Workshop Primer" on WES-2 Bridge - taken the week before the workshop

  • RAC 21-1 participants (Aug 5, 2020 orientation) 

    • disc shipped mid Aug 2020 to all sites (new disc will incorporate new IBW flash flood version of training being introduced in RAC 20-2)

  • installation instructions provided on the installation disc (should install the month before the workshop, prior to the student taking the training the week before the workshop)
    • to retest a previous installation just load the first video in the training on WES-2 Bridge and follow along with D2D to verify the procedures used work and matches (see videos links above)

For training or disc installation questions, contact Michael.A.Magsig@noaa.gov and Eric.P.Jacobsen@noaa.gov.