NOUS41 KWBC 125325



Service Change Notice 12-03

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

753 AM EST Wed Feb 1 2012


To:       Subscribers:
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:     Lynn Maximuk

          Director, NWS Central Region Headquarters


Subject:  Transition from Experimental to Operational Status of

Digital Wind and Wave Forecasts on Inland Lakes and

Reservoirs Effective March 1, 2012


Effective Thursday, March 1, 2012, NWS Weather Forecast Office Grand Forks (FGF) will transition to operational the Digital Wind and Wave Forecasts on Inland Lakes and Reservoirs product.  This product provides a visual display of digital wind and waves for inland lakes and reservoirs for local law enforcement, emergency management, state and federal agencies as well as recreational boaters.


This service has been provided experimentally since December 6, 2010, (See Public Information Statement (PNS) NOUS43 KFGF 061641 / PNSFGF).  Feedback during the experimental test period was overwhelmingly positive.


This product is online at:


Detailed information, including format and examples, is online in the Service Description Document (SDD) at:


For further information, please contact:


    John Eise

    Deputy Chief, Scientific Services

    NWS Central Region Headquarters

    Kansas City Mo 64153


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