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Technical Implementation Notice 13-22

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

145 PM EDT Tue Aug 6 2013

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          -Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From:     Tim McClung

          Science Plans Branch Chief

          Office of Science and Technology

 

Subject:  New GFS MOS Total Sky Cover and Ceiling Guidance for

          Island Locations in the Tropical Western Pacific,

          Effective on or about Tuesday October 22, 2013

 

On or about Tuesday October 22, 2013, beginning with the 1200

Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) model cycle, the NWS

Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) will offer new GFS

MOS total sky cover and ceiling guidance for 15 stations in the

Pacific Ocean to the west of the Hawaiian Islands for short range

projections. This guidance will be added to the existing products

in text (MAV) and BUFR messages.  The communication identifiers

are shown below in Tables 1 and 2.

 

Table 1.  Communication identifiers for the Hawaii GFS MOS text

and BUFR products

 

     WMO HEADING   AWIPS ID    MESSAGE TYPE  

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

     FOPA20 KWNO    MAVPA0        TEXT

     JSMT20 KWNO     N/A          BUFR

 

Total sky cover and ceiling guidance will be made available for

these two stations in the Hawaii GFS MOS messages:

 

     NSTU    Pago Pago, American Samoa

     PMDY    Midway Island

 

Table 2.  Communication identifiers for GFS-based MOS text and

BUFR products valid for island stations to the west of

International Date Line

 

     WMO HEADING   AWIPS ID    MESSAGE TYPE  

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

     FOPA21 KWNO    MAVPA1        TEXT

     JSML38 KWNO     N/A          BUFR

 

Total sky cover and ceiling guidance will be made available for

these 13 stations in the tropical western Pacific Ocean, to the

west of international date line:

 

      PGRO      Rota International Airport/Rota Island,

                  Mariana Islands

      PGSN      Saipan, Mariana Islands

      PGUA      Andersen AFB, Guam

      PGUM      Guam International Airport, Guam

      PGWT      West Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

      PKMR      Majuro Atoll WSO, Marshall Islands

      PKWA      Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

      PTKK      Chuuk, Micronesia

      PTKR      Koror, WSO, Palau

      PTSA      Kosrae, Micronesia

      PTTP      Pohnpei, WSO, Micronesia

      PTYA      Yap, Micronesia

      PWAK      Wake Island

 

The complete GFS MOS station list is online at:

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/stadrg.php

 

A technical document describing the format of the bulletin for

the tropical western Pacific sites is available at the URL listed

below.

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/smbpublications.php

 

For questions regarding the Pacific MOS product, please contact:

 

  James Su

  MDL/Silver Spring, Maryland

  301-713-0023 Ext.139

  James.Su@noaa.gov

 

Links to the MOS products and descriptions are online at:

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop

 

NWS national TINs are online at: 

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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