NOUS41 KWBC 311425



Service Change Notice 17-42

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

1025 AM EDT Fri Mar 31 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:  Adding Public Information Statements (PNS) to

          the National Hurricane Center product suite 

          effective May 15, 2017


Effective on or around May 15, 2017, the National Hurricane

Center (NHC) will have the ability to issue Public Information

Statements (PNS). PNS are alphanumeric messages used to

distribute information regarding hydrometeorological events,

public education, NWS service changes, limitations or

interruptions, and special guidelines for interpreting NWS data. 

PNS are intended to be used by a wide variety of users and

partners such as the general public, emergency managers and 

the media.


The PNS product from NHC will be available using the following



Product Name                  WMO Header        AWIPS ID

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

National Hurricane Center       NOUS41 KNHC       PNSNHC

Public Information Statement



If you have any questions, please contact:


Jessica Schauer

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

National Hurricane Center

Miami, FL 33165

Telephone: 305-229-4476



Wayne Presnell

NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

NWS Headquarters

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone: 301-427-9364



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