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Service Change Notice 12-35

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1040 AM EDT Wed Oct 24 2012

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

 

Subject:  Change to Dissemination of Valdez Port, Narrows and Arm

          and Chiniak and Marmot Bays Coastal Waters Forecast

          Products Effective January 9, 2013

 

Effective Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 4 PM Alaska Standard Time (AKST), 8 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), 0100 Thursday January 10, 2013, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Anchorage, AK (AFC) will

stop issuing individual Coastal Waters Forecasts (CWF) for Valdez Port, Narrows and Arm, and Chiniak and Marmot Bays. Instead, these products will be included in the Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Gulf of Alaska Coast Up to 100nm Out Including Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet (see Tables 1 and 2 below). This change is required to upgrade the Anchorage WFO weather forecasting computer system.

 

Table 1: Current Product Names and Headers for the Coastal Waters Forecasts for Valdez Port, Narrows and Arm and Chiniak and Marmot Bays, and the Northern Gulf of Alaska Up to 100nm out Including Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet.

 

 

       Current Product Name        Current WMO/AWIPS Header

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

       Coastal Waters Forecast       FZAK58 PAVW/CWFVWS

       for Valdez Port, Narrows

       and Arm

 

       Coastal Waters Forecast       FZAK58 PADQ/CWFADQ

       for Chiniak and Marmot Bay

 

       Coastal Waters Forecast       FZAK51 PAFC/CWFAER

       for the Northern Gulf of

       Alaska Up to 100nm out

       Including Kodiak Island

       and Cook Inlet

 

Table 2: New Product Name and Header for the Coastal Waters Forecasts for Valdez Port, Narrows and Arm and Chiniak and Marmot Bays which will be included in the Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Gulf of Alaska Up to 100nm Out Including Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet effective January 9, 2013.

 

          New Product Name         New WMO/AWIPS Header

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

       Coastal Waters Forecast      FZAK51 PAFC/CWFAER

       for the Northern Gulf of

       Alaska Up to 100nm Out

       Including Kodiak Island

       and Cook Inlet

 

Customers currently receiving the forecast products in Table 1

will need to change to the WMO/AWIPS header shown in Table 2 to continue receiving this product. 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Sam Albanese                         Louise Fode

Warning Coordination Meteorologist   Marine Program Manager

NWS Anchorage                        NWS Alaska Region HQ

Anchorage, AK 99502                  Anchorage, AK 99513

907-266-5117                         907-271-3507

Sam.albanese@noaa.gov                louise.fode@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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