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Service Change Notice 16-01

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

330 PM EST Thu Jan 7 2016


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Analysis and Mission Support Division


Subject:  NWS to number Public Information Statements effective

          January 8, 2016


Effective January 8, 2016, NWS will begin numbering Public

Information Statements (PNS) to make it easier to track these

notices. This change is being made in response to user

requests. Previously, PNS names noted only the year issued:

pns15information_request.htm, etc.


Now PNS will be numbered sequentially in the same format as

Service Change Notices and Technical Implementation Notices:



This change will not affect WMO headers or other AWIPS coding.           


For more information, please contact:


Art Thomas

NWS Physical Scientist


National Service Change Notices are online at: