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Service Change Notice 13-46 Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

226 PM EDT Thu Jul 25 2013

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

 

Subject:  Amended: Discontinuation of the Text Satellite Tropical

          Disturbance Rainfall Estimates Product for the 

          Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico

          Effective July 25, 2013

 

Amended to change date to July 25, 2013, consistent with the

upgrade of the NCEP supercomputer on July 25, 2013

 

Effective Tuesday July 25, 2013, at 200 pm Eastern Daylight Time

(EDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Tropical

Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National Hurricane

Center (NHC) will stop issuing the current operational version of

the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates

product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of

Mexico.

 

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction will be

transitioning to the WCOSS super computer on July 30, 2013. NHC

management has decided to further develop the experimental

satellite rainfall program so it can migrate to WCOSS for

operational implementation.

 

Users are directed to the Experimental Satellite Rainfall 

Product on the National Hurricane Center website at

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/

 

The Product Description Document for the Tropical Disturbance

Rainfall on the National Hurricane Center website at

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/about.php

 

Table 1 lists the WMO headers and AWIPS IDs of the text Satellite

Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates for the Caribbean,

Central America and the Gulf of Mexico which will be discontinued

on July 30, 2013

 

 

 

Product Name                   WMO Heading     AWIPS ID

____________                   ___________     ________ 

 

East Caribbean Satellite       TTCA21 KNHC      STDECA

Tropical Disturbance Rainfall 

40W to 67W                                      

Central Caribbean Satellite    TTCA22 KNHC      STDCCA

Tropical Disturbance Rainfall 

67W to 80W                    

Western Caribbean/Mexico       TTCA23 KNHC      STDWCA

Satellite Tropical Disturbance

Rainfall 80W to 120W          

 

The effective date of this change is sooner than specified by NWS

Policy (NWS Instruction 10-1805).  The shorter advance lead time

was necessitated by uncertainty in timing of migration to a new

supercomputer, and approved because the current users will not

have to make any adjustments to accommodate the change.

If you have any questions or comments about the discontinuation

of the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates

Product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico

please contact:

 

Hugh D. Cobb                    Richard May

Chief, TAFB                     NWS Headquarters

National Hurricane Center       Marine Services                              

11691 SW 17th Street             1325 East-West Highway 

Miami, FL  33165-2149           Silver Spring, MD  20910 

305-229-4454                    301-713-1677 x 127

Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov              Richard.May@noaa.gov

 

National NWS Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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