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Service Change Notice 17-119

National Weather Service Silver Spring, MD

1140 AM EST Tue Nov 21 2017


To:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:     Allison Allen

          Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch


Subject:  Discontinuing experimental text products used in the

          creation of the Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast 

          effective December 27, 2017


Effective Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 1200 Coordinated

Universal Time (UTC), 700 AM EST, the NWS Tampa Bay, FL, office

will discontinue experimental text products used to create the

Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast. 


The National Ocean Service now generates the official text

product and the experimental products are no longer needed. 

Therefore, the data will no longer be available via the public

FTP site of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction

but will be available on the link below.   


The Experimental Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast became an

official product on August 1, 2017, and can be accessed at:


See that Service Chance Notice here:


For more information, please contact:


Ernie Jillson

Information Technology Officer (ITO)

NWS Tampa Bay Area, Ruskin, FL

813-645-2323 ext 235


Marcus Austin

NWS Tampa Bay Area, Ruskin, FL



National Service Change Notices are online at: