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Service Change Notice 15-41

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

245 PM EDT Wed Aug 12 2015


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:     Joseph Pica  

          Director (Acting), Office of Observations


Subject:  Buoy 51100 is no longer supported effective

          immediately; servicing of Buoy 46089 is planned for

          September 2015


Buoy 51100, northeast of Hawaii, is no longer supported effective

immediately. Buoy 46089, offshore Tillamook, OR, will now be

maintained as part of the NWS weather buoy network. Buoy 46089,

85 nautical miles west northwest of Tillamook, OR, had been

funded by the National Ocean Service (NOS) Coastal Storms Program

(CSP) until 2013. This buoy had been considered unfunded since

then and was to be disestablished this year.


Buoy 51100, 252 nautical miles northeast of Honolulu, HI, is

redundant with Buoy 51000, 245 nautical miles northeast of



Buoy 51100 will be moved to the Oregon location to cover the gap

associated with the loss of sponsorship and pending

disestablishment of Buoy 46089. 


For more information on Buoy 46089 and its current data, see the

link below.


For questions on the service impacts of this change, contact:


Thomas Trunk

Program Management Branch

Office of Observations

Silver Spring, MD 20910



For technical questions regarding this change, contact:


Shannon McArthur

National Weather Service

Program Manager, NOAA National Data Buoy Center



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