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Service Change Notice 11-27

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

105 PM EDT Thu Mar 28 2013


To:       Subscribers

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners and Employees


From:     Mike Halpert,

          Acting Director, Climate Prediction Center


Subject:  U.S. Drought Monitor AWIPS Change Effective

          June 20, 2013


The U.S. Drought Monitor will no longer be available on AWIPS.

NWS is discontinuing the AWIPS Map ID, RBGDRO, and the AWIPS

Narrative ID, PMDDRO, June 20, 2012. The best source for the U.S.

Drought Monitor is on the National Drought Mitigation Center's

(NDMC) Webpage. The U.S. Drought Monitor is online at:


If you have any questions or comments, please contact:


Jon Gottschalck

Acting Operations Branch Chief

College Park, MD 20740



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