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Service Change Notice 13-65

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

150 PM EDT Mon Aug 26 2013

 

TO:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:     Paul Whitmore

          Director, West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

 

SUBJECT:  Name Change of the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning

          Center to National Tsunami Warning Center Effective

          October 1, 2013

 

Effective October 1, 2013, the NWS West Coast/Alaska Tsunami

Warning Center (WC/ATWC) will be known as the National Tsunami

Warning Center (NTWC). The only change to the NTWC product suite

will be the Center's name in the Mass News Disseminator (MND)

Header. All AWIPS and WMO identifiers will remain the same. The

Center's current URL will continue to function:

 

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov

 

A new URL also will link to the same site on or before October 1.

 

http://ntwc.arh.noaa.gov

 

The present issuing office line in the MND header is: 

NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK

 

After the change, the issuing office line in the MND header will

be: 

 

NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK

 

The new name is intended to better identify the Center's area-of-

responsibility, which is the ocean coasts of all states except

Hawaii as well as Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Canada.  The

new change will help mitigate confusion caused by the former name

which did not did not reflect the area of responsibility.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

  Paul Whitmore

  WCATWC NWS

  910 South Felton Street

  Palmer, Alaska  99645

  Phone:  907-745-4212

  Email:  Paul.Whitmore@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at: 

 

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

 

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