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Effective 2016/03/18
NOUS41 KWBC 231220
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 15-57
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
820 AM EST Wed Dec 23 2016

To: Subscribers:
-Family of Services
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
-NOAAPORT
Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: Craig Hodan
Chief, Dissemination Systems Team

Subject: GEONETCast-Americas Satellite Broadcast
Discontinuation of the WMO/WMC and ALERT
Sub-Channels Effective March 18, 2016

Effective March 18, 2016, at 0600 Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC), the NWS will discontinue the transmission of WMO products
over the WMO/WMC and ALERT sub-channels on the GEONETCast-
Americas (GNC-A) satellite broadcast service.

The products carried in these two sub-channels are available in
one of the other 12 unique NWS GNC-A sub-channels. The sub-
channels on which specific WMO bulletins are found can be
determined based on the WMO Header Data Type designators (T1T2),
and the information in the following table:

T1T2 Range GNC-A Sub-Channel Name
---------- ----------------------
AB - CX ISCS-ANLZ-CLIMATE
FA - FZ ISCS-FCAST
HE - HV ISCS-GRIB1
IM - JU ISCS-BUFR
NO - NW ISCS-ADMIN (note 1)
PA - QW ISCS-PIC
SA - SX ISCS-SURFACE (note 1)
TC - TW ISCS-SAT
UA - UZ ISCS-UA
WA - WY ISCS-WARN (note 1)
YH - YV ISCS-GRIB2
(note 2) ISCS-RADAR

Note 1 - Seismic data [T1T2=SE] and Warning-related notices
[T1T2=NW] are broadcast on the ISCS-WARN sub-channel.

Note 2 - Designated Caribbean Radar products are broadcast on
the ISCS-RADAR channel.

a. Caribbean Radar Products (Opera BUFR format):

PAHM44 MDSD Dominican Republic
PAHM44 MKJP Jamaica
PAHM44 MWCR Cayman Islands
PAHM44 MZBZ Belize
PAHM44 SOCA French Guiana
PAHM44 SYCJ Guyana
PAHM44 TBPB Barbados
PAHM44 TFFF Martinique
PAHM44 TFFR Guadeloupe
PAHM44 TTPP Trinidad-Tobago

b. Caribbean Radar Mosaic Products:

PAHM22 TFFF Martinique, Opera BUFR

An explicit list of all the bulletins on each of the 12 sub-
channels is provided in the GEONETCast Baseline listing
available at the following URL:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/iscs/baseline.html

For more information, please contact:
Robert Gillespie
Robert.Gillespie@noaa.gov
(301) 427-9693

National Service Change Notices are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm


Effective 2015/06/19

NOXX10 KWBC 191823
DATA MGT MESSAGE 06-15.07

TO AWIPS/NOAAPORT USERS.. FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...
EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS... WAFS USERS...
GTS USERS... NWS FAX CHART USERS

FROM RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT

THIS MESSAGE IS TO INFORM OUR ISCS PARTNERS OF PLANNED CHANGES
IN THE CURRENT DATA INGEST TRANSACTION METHOD BETWEEN YOUR
ORGANIZATIONS AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/.

NWS WILL BE CHANGING FROM THE FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL /FTP/ TO
FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL SECURE /FTPS/ FOR THE SENDING OF DATA
PRODUCTS FROM YOUR SITES TO THE NWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
GATEWAY/NWSTG/. IN PREPARATION OF THIS MOVE.. AND TO MAINTAIN
CONTINUITY OF SERVICE TO ISCS USERS.. THE CHANGE WILL BE PHASED
IN OVER SEVERAL MONTHS WITH COMPLETION BY END OF 2015.

OUR NETWORK TEAM IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON CREATING NEW
ACCOUNT CREDENTIALS /LOG-IN ACCOUNT NAMES AND PASSWORDS/
THAT YOU WILL BE RECEIVING FROM US IN A SEPARATE EMAIL. PLEASE
CONTACT THE ISCS PROGRAM OFFICE.. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
REGARDING THIS CHANGE.

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 PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT BRANCH SILVER SPRING
RTH WASHINGTON SENDS
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Effective 2015/04/29

NOXX10 KWBC 301939
MESSAGE 04-15.02

TO RA-IV COLLEAGUES

SUBJECT RTH-WASHINGTON EMAIL DATA INPUT SYSTEM

THE RTH-WASHINGTON EMAIL DATA INPUT SYSTEM /EDIS/ HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO
ACCEPT WMO BULLETINS AS EMAIL ATTACHMENTS IN EITHER TEXT OR BINARY
FORMAT EFFECTIVE 29 APRIL 2015. SOME NOTES ON PROCEDURES

1. WMO HEADINGS ARE REQUIRED IN THE ATTACHMENT.
2. ONE MESSAGE PER ATTACHMENT.
3. MULTIPLE ATTACHMENTS ARE ALLOWED.
4. TEXT AND BINARY DATA IS ALLOWED.
5. UNLIKE DATA SENT IN THE BODY OF AN EDIS EMAIL NNNN IS NOT REQUIRED AT
THE END OF A MESSAGE. IN FACT NNNN IS INAPPROPRIATE IN ALMOST ALL CASES.

WHETHER SENDING ATTACHMENTS OR NOT A USER S EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE
REGISTERED WITH RTH WASHINGTON BEFORE IT WILL ACCEPT EMAILS. TO REGISTER
FOR EDIS PLEASE CONTACT JAMES GILLELAND /JAMES.GILLELAND/AT/NOAA.GOV.
PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED USERS DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT RTH-WASHINGTON
BEFORE SENDING ATTACHMENTS.

PLEASE CONTACT PAT GILLIS (PATRICK.GILLIS/AT/NOAA.GOV) OR
ROBERT GILLESPIE (ROBERT.GILLESPIE/AT/NOAA.GOV) IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
OR NEED ASSISTANCE.

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 PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT BRANCH SILVER SPRING
RTH WASHINGTON SENDS
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Effective 2014/09/09 1200Z UTC,


NOXX10 KWBC 021044

DATA MANAGEMENT MESSAGE 09-14.02

TO AWIPS/NOAAPORT USERS... FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...
EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS... WAFS USERS...
GTS USERS... NWS FAX CHART USERS

FROM RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT

Notice to all WMO Regional Association IV Member States
ISCS/GeoNetCast Americas (GNCA) Users

Effective 12:00 (UTC) 09 September 2014 the ISCS/GNCA file naming format for the
"Alert" and "WMO/WMC" channels will change.

Revised format: A_TTAAiiCCCCYYGGgg[BBB]_C_KWBC_YYYYMMDDHHMMSS_pid-nnnn[-NNNXXX].[bin,txt]

Where:

1. Bulletin Identification Information (as provided in the bulletin):
a. T1T2A1A2ii - Data Designators
b. CCCC - International four-letter location indicator
c. YYGGgg - International date-time group
d. BBB - Delay/correction/amendment/segment indicator [when present]
e. NNNXXX - US AWIPS Identifier [when present]

2. Bulletin format:
a. bin - Binary
b. txt - Alphanumeric text

3. RTH Washington (KWBC) Processing Information:
a. YYYYMMDDHHMMSS - Time the file was processed (UTC)
b. pid - Process ID
c. nnnn - Sequence number

Examples of the revised file naming format:

A_AXPZ20KNHC121033CCA_C_KWBC_20140812103514_40441-179-TWDEP.txt
A_PAHM44TTPP271202_C_KWBC_20140827120259_48169186-8263.bin

The new file naming format will become operational at 1200 (UTC), 09 September 2014.

Please contact the ISCS Program office or your workstation/computer system provider if
you have any questions regarding this change.

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
TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATIONS CENTER
RTH WASHINGTON SENDS

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Advisory Archive

 

[+]The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will upgrade the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) Hurricane Prediction System.

[+]The effective date for the ISCS/GIFS file naming format for bulletin messages has been changed.

[+]The ISCS/GNCA file naming format for the "Alert" and "WMO/WMC" channels will change.

[+] The National Hurricane Center Tropical Analysis and Forecast branch will reconfigure its high seas forecast areas.

[+]GRIB1 will cease to be provided effective Wednesday, November 13, 2013

[+]GEONETCast Americas Outage on September 4, 2013

[+]NWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY/NWSTG/ OUTAGE MAY 13, 2013

[+] GIFS service will transition from Kansas City MO to Silver Spring MD on 29 April 2013, at 10:00 AM CDT

[+] Experimental to operational exchange of converted TAC data types to BUFR /correction to DM04-13.01 (April 2, 2013)

[+] ISCS GTS File Service Transition to Secondary Servers on Tuesday 23 October 2012 Returning to Primary Servers on Thursday 25 October 2012

[+]  Replacing OPSNET Circuits with an Internet-Based Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service Effective March 31, 2012