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Effective 2016/05/11

NOXX10 KWBC 050045

DATA MGT MESSAGE 05-16.01

 

TO EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS.

 

FROM GISC/RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT


NOTICE TO ALL USERS OF THE EMWIN BROADCAST SERVICE:

The NOAA Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station (WCDAS) has scheduled
a power outage for Wednesday, May 11, 2016, to perform critical maintenance on the
power system. This power outage will disrupt the EMWIN broadcast. Efforts are underway
to mitigate this outage by continuing the EMWIN broadcast from the WCDAS backup
stations. The WCDAS power outage can be expected to last as long as 12 hours although
there is a possibility the work will be completed in a shorter time period. If a
'Critical Weather Day' is declared, the event will be rescheduled for June 8, 2016.

 

The continuation/availability of the EMWIN broadcast by the GOES-West satellite
throughout the power outage is likely.


The continuation/availability of the EMWIN broadcast by the GOES-East satellite
throughout the power outage is uncertain.

 

End users are encouraged to use alternate EMWIN dissemination services throughout
the power outage, including ByteBlaster and the EMWIN FTP service. If convenient and
both satellites are accessible, users may want to consider reorienting their antennas
to the other GOES satellite, should the signal disappear on the preferred satellite.

 

End users who will be satisfied receiving US products - without the International and
image products – may want to consider the NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS)
Internet dissemination service. If interested, users should request accounts immediately,
for both:

OI Account - User ID and Password: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwws/#tab3; and

EUC Software Request: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwws/#tab4

 

Situation updates will be posted to the EMWIN Issues Web Page:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#tab2

 

 

DATA MANAGEMENT

NCO IMPLEMENTATION AND DATA SERVICES BRANCH /IDSB/

GISC/RTH WASHINGTON SENDS

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Effective 2016/04/28 14Z UTC

NOXX10 KWBC 271358
DATA MGT MESSAGE 04-16.02

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

Subject: Transition of GeoNetCast Americas to new satellite
up-link system

Notice to all receivers of the GeoNetCast Americas (GNCA)
broadcast. On 28 April 2016, at approximately 14:00 UTC
(10:00 EDT) and after transmission of the ISCS GRIB2 forecast
products; NESDIS will transition to a new processing system
at the GeoNetCast Americas satellite hub. The only impact
anticipated will be any file transfer being made at exactly
the same time as the fail-over to the new system might be
interrupted.

Users might experience some duplicate files on the NOAA-NESDIS
channels due to a continuity of operations test that will be
running in parallel on the same day.

FOR FOS/NOAAPORT AND NON-AWIPS CUSTOMERS - IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS REGARDING DISTRIBUTION OR WOULD LIKE TO ADD THESE
PRODUCTS TO YOUR DATASTREAM PLEASE CONTACT DATA MANAGEMENT
AT ncep.pmb.dm@noaa.gov.

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
GISC/RTH WASHINGTON SENDS
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Effective TBD

NOUS41 KWBC 251925 AAB

PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 15-55, Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
325 PM EDT Fri Mar 25 2016

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

From: Charles McCreery
Director, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Subject: Amended: Transfer of Tsunami Products for Puerto Rico
and Virgin Islands from National Tsunami Warning Center
(NTWC) to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)
Effective on a date to be determined (TBD)


Due to ongoing technical difficulties related to implementation
of this change, the effective date has been delayed
indefinitely. Once an effective date is determined, a follow-on
Service Change Notice reflecting that date will be issued.
Previously used WMO Header and AWIPS ID dissemination header
information associated with NTWC Tsunami products for Puerto
Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands will remain in
place until the date of service transfer.


In order to improve consistency of services for the Caribbean,
responsibility for Tsunami Watch, Warning and Advisory Messages
and Tsunami Information Statements for Puerto Rico and the U.S.
and British Virgin Islands will be transferred from the National
Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) to the Pacific Tsunami Warning
Center (PTWC). This transfer will be effective TBD.

New Caribbean products issued by PTWC:

WMO Header AWIPS ID Description
---------- -------- -----------
WECA40 PHEB TSUCAR English Public Tsunami
Warning/Watch/Advisory

WECA50 PHEB TSUSPN Spanish Public Tsunami
Warning/Watch/Advisory

WECA60 PHEB TSUCA1 Segmented English Tsunami
Warning/Watch/Advisory

WECA42 PHEB TIBCAR English Tsunami Information Statement

WECA52 PHEB TIBSPN Spanish Tsunami Information Statement

SECA72 PHEB EQICAR English Tsunami Information
Statement (M<6.0)

SECA82 PHEB EQISPN Spanish Tsunami Information
Statement (M<6.0)


Current Caribbean products issued by PTWC:

WMO Header AWIPS ID Description
---------- -------- -----------
WECA41 PHEB TSUCAX Tsunami Watch
WECA43 PHEB TIBCAX Tsunami Information Statement


Product headers for the Atlantic basin issued by NTWC will not
change, but the content will no longer include information for
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

PTWC Product information can be found here:

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data_products.php?office=PTWC

For more information, please contact:

Charles McCreery
Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Honolulu HI 96818
phone: 808-725-4301
email: charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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Effective March 15, 2016

Topic: GOES-15 (GOES-West) East/West Maneuver scheduled for March 15, 2016

Date/Time Issued: March 14, 2016 2015 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Imager and Sounder Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 15, 2016 2330 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: March 15, 2016 2340 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in detail.

Details/Specifics of Change:

A GOES-15 (GOES-West) East/West Station Keeping maneuver will be performed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 2330 UTC. The backup date for this maneuver is Thursday, March 17, 2016. If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM at (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the maneuver time.

On March 15, 2016 the following schedule will be employed to support maneuver operations for GOES-15 (GOES-West):

2330 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) East/West Maneuver Schedule begins

2324 UTC - 2345 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) No Sounder Scan Operations

2330 UTC - 2339 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) No Imager Scan Operations

2340 UTC: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Routine Scan Operations Resume

There will be no GOES-13 (GOES-East) Full Disk (30 minute) Imaging due to the outage being less than 15 minutes.

There will be no recovery schedule for this maneuver.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov or (301)817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information:

See http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/SATS/messages.html for this and other satellite related messages.

See http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/GOES/schedules.html for full GOES scanning schedules and scan sectors.

Paul Seymour
Direct Broadcast Manager

301-817-4521

Paul.Seymour@NOAA.Gov


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