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Data Management Notices

The NWS Telecommunication Operations Center (TOC) is responsible for implementing changes to products communicated to and from the NWS Telecommunication Gateway (NWSTG). This may include changes in product identification, availability, and/or routing. Change notices are provided on the NWSTG system via the NOxx series of products. Other notices concerning Data Management issues are also included here.

Comms ID

These references list the defined entries for the various parts of NWS Communication Identifiers including the WMO heading and AWIPS Identifier .

WMO Update

From 1 November 2013 AvXML format should be given the data designators starting with T1=L as specified in the amended Manual on Codes. Make the following changes to Attachment II-5 to WMO-No. 386 the Manual on the Global Telecommunication System.

Family of Services

The National Weather Service Family of Service (FOS) provides external user access to weather information through a collection of data services. FOS is accessible via dedicated Telecommunication Access lines in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

File Server Reference

This file reference lists the current files available on tgftp. Also includes the Directory and File Naming Standards and MDL(TDL) to tgftp or ptgftp File Reference.

Production Status

Current status of the NCEP Production Suite.

Critical Weather Day

Critical Weather Day has been Declared.

Operations Status

This presentation provides information about the current status of systems, processes, and telecommunications for the NWSTG.

US Dept of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration

National Weather Service
NCEP Central Operations (NCO)
Implementation & Data Services Branch (IDSB)
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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