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Technical Implementation Notice 14-21

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington, DC

335 PM EDT Tue Apr 22 2014

 

To:       Subscribers:

          Family of Services

          NOAA Weather Wire Service

          Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From:     Allan Darling

          Deputy Director, NCEP Central Operations

 

Subject:  Termination of Select Global Forecast

          System (GFS)Products: Effective June 3, 2014

 

Effective Tuesday, June 3, 2014, with the 1200 Universal

Coordinated Time (UTC) cycle, the National Centers for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will stop producing some low-

resolution gridded products, text products in obsolete formats,

and legacy graphical products from the Global Forecast System

(GFS), and stop disseminating them via NOAAPORT. 

 

A Public Information Statement was issued on February 19, 2014

requesting comments on the proposed termination of multiple

legacy GFS products.

 

www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns14gfs_legacy_removal.htm

 

Based on responses received, NWS will terminate the following

products on June 3, 2014:

 

Gridded Products:

- 0.5 degree resolution RTG Sea Surface Temperature(SST)

  analysis 

- 1 degree Reynolds 7-day SST analysis on Family of Services

  grid

- 1 degree Reynolds 7-day SST analysis on WAFS grid

- GRIB1 GFS model output on AWIPS grid 213 for a 95km CONUS

  domain

 

Text Products:

- Upper Wind Fallout Forecasts

- GFS output in legacy GRID format    

- Text bulletins of ship observations from GFS analysis

 

Graphical Products:

- Redbook graphics plots of normal maximum and minimum

  temperature

- Faxsimile (FAX) charts of winds and temperatures at various

  flight levels

- FAX charts of surface analyses for various domains

 

More specific details about the products, including the WMO

headers of these products, are provided at:

 

www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/docs/gfs_legacy_remove2014_final.shtml

 

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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