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Public Information Notice PNS 17-23

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1035 AM EDT Thu May 11 2017


To:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


           Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:     David DeWitt

          Director, Climate Prediction Center


Subject:  Climate Prediction Center is soliciting comments

          through September 1, 2017, on a proposal to

          discontinue the html format of the ENSO

          Diagnostic Discussion


The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate

Prediction Center (CPC) is accepting comments until September 1,

2017, on a proposed change to the ENSO Diagnostic Discussion

(EDD) product suite.


The outlooks are available at


The EDD is constructed in Microsoft Word. The EDD is

disseminated in multiple formats: Word, PDF and HTML:


These report are self-contained files, generated directly from

the source documents. The translation to HTML was a solution

generated before web browsers directly included support for

PDFs. Most modern web browsers have built-in support for PDFs so

the HTML format is redundant, and the translation to HTML is

prone to errors.


The HTML document has links to underlying figures, and those

underlying images, and associated URLs, will remain intact. The

images are also available in the Word document and the PDF. The

text product, AWIPS ID: PMDENS, will continue to be populated.


Send comments to:

   Matthew Rosencrans

   Head of Forecast Operations, Climate Prediction Center

   College Park MD 20740


For more information, please contact:

   Mike Halpert

   NWS NCEP CPC Deputy Director

   College Park, MD 20740


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