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Service Change Notice 18-02 

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

315 PM EST Thu Jan 4 2018


To        Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


FROM:     Kevin Stone

          Acting Chief, Aviation Space Weather Services Branch


SUBJECT:  Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

          Service for Yampa Valley Regional Airport (KHDN)

          Hayden, Colorado effective: March 21, 2018


NOTE:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather     

          Wire Service subscribers


Effective Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 1800 Universal

Coordinated Time (UTC), the NWS office in Grand Junction, CO,

will begin TAF service for a new site.  After that date, routine

and updated TAFs will be issued for this airport 24 hours a day.


NWS personnel/offices will need to add the following identifier

to their communications systems to receive the new TAFs:


Airport Name                             WMO Heading   AWIPS ID

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

Yampa Valley Regional Airport            FTUS45 KGJT   TAFHDN 


In addition, the new TAF will be added to the existing TAF

collectives below, which are transmitted to FAA personnel and

other external users.


WMO Headings available to the following customers:


FTUS80 KWBC   Non-FAA Domestic and Family of Services

FTUS90 KWBC   FAA Weather Message Switching Center and FAA


FTUS52 KWBC   Global Telecommunication System Customers

FTUS22 KWBC   World Area Forecast Center (WAFC)


Holders of NWS Procedural Instruction 10-813 (Terminal Aerodrome

Forecasts) should make appropriate additions to the appendices.


For questions regarding these TAFs, please contact:


Benjamin Moyer

Meteorologist in Charge 

NWS Grand Junction, CO

Phone: 970-243-7007



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