NOUS41 KWBC 051745



Service Change Notice 12-30

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

142 PM EDT Wed Sep 5 2012


TO:      Subscribers:

         - Family of Services

         - NOAA Weather Wire Service

         - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         - NOAAPORT

           Other NWS partners and NWS employees


FROM:     Jason Tuell

          Acting Director

          Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services


SUBJECT:  Discontinuation of Space Weather Advisory Bulletin

          Effective October 5, 2012


Effective Friday, October 5, 2012, at 9:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado, will discontinue the Space Weather Advisory Bulletin.


Developed many years ago, the Space Weather Advisory Bulletin was designed to provide space weather information at a level appropriate for a general audience. Recently, however, SWPC added equivalent general audience text to its alert, warning, and watch products, tailored specifically for each category and type of space weather event. For this reason, the advisory bulletin is no longer needed.


SWPC alerts, warnings, and watches are online at:


To subscribe to these via email, please see:


Finally, additional notification and supplementary information is online in the "Top News of the Day" section at:


The SWPC product below will be affected by this change:


AWIPS       WMO Header      Product             Change

 ID                          Name                Type

-----       ----------      -------             ------

SWXADVBUL   NWXX05 KWNP     Space Weather       Discontinued

                             Advisory Bulletin


For more information, please contact:


Robert Rutledge                    Joseph Kunches

Lead, SWFO                         SWPC Staff

SWPC Boulder, CO 80305             SWPC Boulder, CO 80305

303-497-3029                       303-497-5275 


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