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Service Change Notice 15-55: Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

852 AM EST Mon Mar 6 2016


To:      Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:    Charles McCreery

         Director, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center


Subject: Updated: Transfer of Tsunami Products for Puerto Rico

         and Virgin Islands from National Tsunami Warning Center

         (NTWC) to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)

         Effective April 3, 2017


Updated effective date established as April 3, 2017


In order to improve consistency of services for the Caribbean,

responsibility for Tsunami Watch, Warning and Advisory Messages

and Tsunami Information Statements for Puerto Rico and the US

and British Virgin Islands will be transferred from the NTWC to

the PTWC.  This transfer will be effective April 3, 2017.


Due to circumstances involving development of the

website, the effective date was previously delayed. Those issues

have been resolved, and the website now incorporates the NTWC

and PTWC content and products. Previously used WMO Header and

AWIPS ID dissemination header information associated with NTWC

Tsunami products for Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin

Islands, will remain in place until the date of service



New Caribbean products issued by PTWC:


WMO Header   AWIPS ID  Description

----------   --------  -----------

WECA40 PHEB  TSUCAR    English Public Tsunami



WECA50 PHEB  TSUSPN    Spanish Public Tsunami



WECA60 PHEB  TSUCA1    Segmented English Tsunami



WECA42 PHEB  TIBCAR    English Tsunami Information Statement


WECA52 PHEB  TIBSPN    Spanish Tsunami Information Statement



Current Caribbean products issued by PTWC:


WMO Header   AWIPS ID   Description

----------   --------   -----------

WECA41 PHEB  TSUCAX     Tsunami Watch

WECA43 PHEB  TIBCAX     Tsunami Information Statement


Product headers for the Atlantic basin issued by NTWC will not

change, but the content will no longer include information for

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 


All products issued by the TWCs along with their WMO IDs,

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) IDs,

Product Names, and regions can be found here:


For more information, please contact:


  Charles McCreery

  Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

  Honolulu HI 96818

  phone: 808-725-4301



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