The lab's network connection is featured in an ad at Chicago O'Hare
Who knew NOAA was prestigious enough that a tech company would brag that NOAA was running their technology? This ad that I saw in Chicago O'Hare is about nWave, the high-bandwidth connection that connects Boulder and Norman:
One of my projects needs high-resolution, frequently updated real-time model data that is created in Boulder, so we are one of the first users of the network. My initial impressions are not good -- we're yet to get the data flowing reliably, but I'm sure that once the kinks get worked out, we wouldn't know what we did before we had that bandwidth and had to settle for using hourly, 13km data. The HRRR data is at 3km resolution and is produced every 15 minutes.