NOUS41 KWBC 271416



Service Change Notice 11-18

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1015 AM EDT Wed Apr 27 2011


To:        Subscribers:   

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:      Therese Z. Pierce

           Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 


Subject:   Transition of Bulleted Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard

           Message (CFW) and Marine Weather Message (MWW)

           Products to Operational Effective June 1, 2011


Effective Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 1800 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) NWS Weather Forecast Offices with marine responsibility across the Continental United States and outside the continental United States will issue its Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) and Marine Weather Message (MWW) using a bulleted format.  


The bulleted format is similar to the current format for severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. It will allow users to quickly read and gather vital information during hazardous weather events. 


A Product Description Document for these products, which includes examples of bulleted CFW and MWW products, is online:


A list of all coastal and Great Lakes offices is online at:


For comments regarding this notice, please contact:


David Soroka

National Weather Service

Marine and Coastal Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-713-1677 x111


National Service Change Notices are online at: