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Technical Information Notice 13-11

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington, DC

235 PM EDT Thu May 9 2013

To:††††††† Subscribers:

†††††††††† -Family of Services

†††††††††† -NOAA Weather Wire Service

†††††††††† -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

†††††††††† -NOAAPORT

†††††††††† Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From:††††† Rebecca Cosgrove

†††††††††† Acting Chief, Production Management Branch

†††††††††† NCEP Central Operations

Subject:†† Termination of NCEPís Legacy Radar Graphics:

†††††††††† Effective June 11, 2013

 

Effective Tuesday June 11, 2013, with the 1200 Universal

Coordinated Time (UTC) cycle, the National Centers for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will stop producing the legacy

radar summary and radar legend graphics.These products are

distributed via NOAAPORT and are available in AWIPS.

 

A Public Information Statement was issued on March 26, 2013,

requesting comments on the proposed termination of these

products.

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns13radar_removal.htm

 

Based on the responses received, NWS will terminate these radar

products on June 11, 2013.

 

The radar summary is a graphical depiction of the areal coverage

of radar echos.The radar legend has echo tops and bases,

precipitation type, direction of precipitation movement, and echo

areal coverage with contours of intensities of radar echoes for

VIP levels 1, 3, and 5. These radar products are disseminated via

NOAAPORT as Redbook graphics. The WMO headers are PAWO82 KWBC and

PAWO83 KWBC.

 

Examples of these products are available at:

 

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/docs/radarsummaryGIF.gif

 

and:

 

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/docs/radarsummary.pdf

 

Radar information is available from multiple sources, including

the NWS Doppler Radar National Mosaic page at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/Radar

 

and also at the Aviation Weather Centerís website at:

 

http://www.aviationweather.gov/obs/radar

 

If you have questions about this termination, please contact:

Rebecca Cosgrove

NWS/NCEP Central Operations

College Park, MD

Rebecca.cosgrove@noaa.gov

 

National Public Information Statements are online at:

†††† http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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