DM03-17.01 NOTICE TO ALL USERS OF THE EMWIN BROADCAST SERVICE
Effective: 2017/03/31 18Z UTC

NOXX10 KWBC 281543
DATA MGT MESSAGE 03-17.01

TO EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS.

FROM GISC/RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT

SUBJECT: NOTICE TO ALL USERS OF THE EMWIN BROADCAST SERVICE:

EMWIN SERVICE DISRUPTION COMMENCING 1400 EDT 1800 UTC... FRIDAY..
MARCH 31.. 2017

1.  RTH/GISC WASHINGTON EMWIN SERVICES WILL BE DISRUPTED BY A
SCHEDULED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY FROM FRIDAY MARCH 31..
TO SUNDAY APRIL 2.. 2017.

2.  EXPECTED EMWIN SERVICE IMPACTS:  

A.  DURATION:  ON OR ABOUT 1400 EDT /1800 UTC/ MARCH 31.. 2017.. TO
ON OR ABOUT 1200 EDT /1600 UTC/ APRIL 2.. 2017.

B.  EMWIN FTP SERVICE WILL /NOT/ BE OPERATIONAL.

C. EMWIN SATELLITE BROADCAST FROM GOES EAST AND WEST WILL
OPERATE IN A LIMITED PRODUCT /SERVICE BACKUP MODE.. BROADCASTING
ONLY US NATIONAL TEXT PRODUCTS INCLUDING ALERTS AND WARNINGS.. 
PRODUCTS FROM INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS AND IMAGE FILES WILL /NOT/
BE INCLUDED.

D.  EMWIN BYTE BLASTER SERVICE IMPACT IS NOT LIKELY. SHOULD A SERVER
CONNECTION FAIL.. USERS MAY WISH TO CONSULT THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC
WEATHER MESSAGE WEB PAGE IN CONSIDERATION OF MANUALLY
CONNECTING TO AN ACTIVE BYTEBLASTER SERVER: 

HTTP://WWW.WEATHERMESSAGE.COM/SUPPORT/BYTEBLASTERSTATUS.ASPX

3.  EMWIN SYSTEM STATUS UPDATES WILL BE PERIODICALLY UPDATED ON THE
EMWIN WEB PAGE ISSUES TAB LOCATED HERE: 

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/EMWIN/INDEX.HTM#ISSUES

4.  EMWIN USERS ARE REMINDED TO CONSIDER INCORPORATING ONE OR MORE
ADDITIONAL WARNING SOURCES.. OTHER THAN EMWIN.. AS A BACKUP IN THE
EVENT OF AN EMWIN SYSTEM FAILURE.   THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
NWWS.. IS AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE US NATIONAL WEATHER PRODUCTS VIA BOTH
INTERNET AND SATELLITE BROADCAST PUSH SERVICES. EITHER CAN BE USED
INDEPENDENTLY.. BUT THE INTERFACE WAS DEVELOPED SO BOTH CAN BE USED
SIMULTANEOUSLY TO IMPROVE TIMELINESS OF DELIVERY.. SERVICE
AVAILABILITY AND PRODUCT ACCOUNTABILITY.  FURTHER INFORMATION IS
AVAILABLE HERE:

THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE NWWS. WEB PAGE: 

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NWWS/

5.  PLEASE DIRECT ALL EMWIN QUESTIONS AND SERVICE ISSUES TO THE 
EMWIN SUPPORT STAFF AT:

NWS.EMWIN.SUPPORT@NOAA.GOV
 
6.  POC: ROBERT GILLESPIE.. ROBERT.GILLESPIE@NOAA.GOV / 301-427-9693

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. the url is listed below.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml

Data Management
NCO Implementation & Data Services Branch Silver Spring
GISC/RTH Washington Sends
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