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Service Change Notice 13-14

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

935 AM EST Mon Feb 25 2013

 

TO:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:    James E. Hoke

         Director Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

 

SUBJECT: Transition of NCEP Mesoscale Discussions for Heavy

         Rainfall from Storm Prediction Center to HPC

         Effective April 9 2013

 

Effective April 9, 2013, at 1500 UTC the NCEP Hydrometeorological

Prediction Center (HPC) will assume responsibility for issuing

Mesoscale Precipitation Discussions (MPDs)for heavy rainfall

events expected in the next 6 hour timeframe. These products will

include a graphic outlining the areas of concern and a technical

discussion in text format. These products will be similar to and

replace those Mesoscale Convective Discussions (MCDs) for heavy

rainfall currently issued by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

SPC will continue to produce MCDs for severe weather and winter

weather using the same AWIPS headers.

 

The HPC MPDs will be available using the following AWIPS headers:

 

Text discussions

AWIPS PIL:   FFGMPD

WMO ID:      AWUS01 KWNH

 

Redbook Graphics

WMO ID:      PENA01 KWNH

 

12Planet ID for MPD forecaster is hpc_Metwatch.

 

The products will also be available online at:

 

    http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/metwatch/metwatch_mpd.php

 

If you have questions or feedback, please contact:

 

    Ed Danaher

    Chief, HPC Forecast Operations Branch

    301-683-1494

    edwin.danaher@noaa.gov

 

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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