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Service Change Notice 14-22

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

737 AM EDT Tue Apr 1 2014

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:    Mark Tew

         Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

 

Subject: New WMO Header for Alaskan Waters Ice Outlook

         Effective May 22 2014

 

Effective Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 400 PM Alaska

Daylight Time (AKDT), 800 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT),

0000 Friday, May 23, 2014, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC),

the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Anchorage (ANC) will

begin issuing the Sea Ice Outlook as a separate product under its

own WMO Header. Currently this product is issued monthly as part

of the Sea Ice Advisory (WMO Header FZAK80). Users wishing to

receive this product in an automated manner will need to

configure their systems according to the table below. This

product will be issued the fourth Thursday of every month.

 

Table 1: Current WMO/AWIPS header for text Sea Ice Products

 

Product Name                            WMO/AWIPS Header

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

Sea Ice Advisory for Western            FZAK80 PAFC/ICEAFC

and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters     

 

Table 2: New WMO/AWIPS headers for text Sea Ice Products

effective May 22, 2014

 

Product Name                            WMO/AWIPS Header

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

Sea Ice Advisory for Western            FZAK80 PAFC/ICEAFC

 and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters     

Sea Ice Outlook for Western             FZAK30 PAFC/ICOAFC

 and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters     

 

Users who wish to continue receiving the Sea Ice Outlook will

need to add the WMO/AWIPS header shown in Table 2. The Sea Ice

Outlook will also be available at

 

http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/ice.php

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Sam Albanese                         Louise Fode

Warning Coordination Meteorologist   Marine/Ice Program Manager

National Weather Service             National Weather Service

WFO Anchorage                        Alaska Region Headquarters

Anchorage, AK  99502                 Anchorage, AK 99513

(907) 266-5117                       (907) 271-3507

Sam.Albanese@noaa.gov                louise.fode@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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