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EMWIN

EMWIN

The Emergency Management Weather Information Network (EMWIN) is a system for distributing a live stream of weather information in the United States. The backbone of the system is operated via satellite by the U.S. National Weather Service, but data are transmitted over radio repeaters by the NWS, citizens, and other organizations in many regions, and information can also be downloaded via the Internet. The radio and satellite systems operate at the rather slow speeds of 1200 and 9600 baud, so the data are largely composed of textual observational and forecast information plus a limited number of cloud and radar images.

EMWIN data are primarily transmitted over GOES satellites that observe the United States.

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