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Service Change Notice 17-131

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

805 AM EST Wed Dec 13 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: Discontinuation of the Albuquerque, NM, Regional

         Weather Summary Effective January 11, 2018


Effective Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Albuquerque, NM,

Weather Forecast Office (WFO ABQ) will discontinue issuance of

the Regional Weather Summary (RWS) product.


The information contained in the ABQ RWS is easily obtained

through other NWS products, social media, NWS websites

(, and graphicasts.


Here are some examples which provide this information.


The synopsis in ABQ daily Area Forecast Discussion:


The regional Max/Min Temp and Precipitation Table:


A local graphic:


Product to be discontinued:


PRODUCT NAME                        AWIPS ID         WMO Header

------------                        --------         -----------

Weather Summary for              RWSNM            AWUS85 KABQ

Northern and Central NM      


For more information, please contact:


Kerry M. Jones

Acting Meteorologist-in-Charge

Albuquerque, NM 87106



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