Polar Server Outage August 2012
The systems are now fully recovered except for the RTOFS (Real Time Ocean
Forecast System). The system used to generate graphics for the RTOFS, both
the Atlantic and the Global models, is still not in service.
As I write, there is no estimated time to repair for the problem, and
no known alternative to this system for RTOFS graphics.
Polar is not, and never has been, an operational server. For operational uses,
the system to use is ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov. Paths to the comparable information
on the operational server are at http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/mmab/translation.shtml