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Service Change Notice 16-57: Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD

410 PM EDT Thu Aug 10 2017


To:      Subscribers:

        -NOAA Weather Wire Service

        -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


        Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:    Michelle Hawkins, Chief

Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services



Subject: Updated: Exact Effective Date Set - Mixed-Case

         Text/95 ASCII Character Set in Preliminary Local Storm  

         Reports (LSR), Effective on October 26, 2017


This notice is updated to indicate the exact implementation date

of Mixed-case Text/95 ASCII character set in Preliminary LSR.

The new effective date is October 26, 2017. Previous proposed

changes to event sources and types will still be delayed until

further notice as stated in SCN 16-57 first update. Proposed

changes can be viewed in the original SCN 16-57 issuance in

Table 1: Event Source List, Table 2: Event Type List, and Table

3: Affected Products.


The Preliminary LSR product will transition to a mixed-case

text/95 ASCII character set on Thursday, October 26, 2017. No

format changes (spacing, order, etc.) will be included with this

transition to mixed-case. Additionally, there will be no changes

to event sources/types at this time.


A sample of the mixed case LSR format with multiple examples can

be found below:


If you have questions, please contact:


Greg Schoor

NWS Acting Severe Weather Program Leader

Norman, OK 73072


Mike Dion

NWS Digital and Graphical Information Support Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910


Ashley Kells

NWS Office of Central Processing

Silver Spring, MD 20910


National Service Change Notices are online at: