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Service Change Notice 13-52

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

722 AM EDT Tue Aug 20 2013

 

To:        Subscribers:

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees           

 

From:      Craig Hodan

           Chief, NWS Dissemination Systems Branch

 

Subject:   New NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) During 2014

 

NWS is continuing the upgrade of NWWS to disseminate weather

products to the public. A new NWWS will be commissioned during

2014. The new NWWS will operate concurrently with the present

NWWS system until the NWWS system contract ends March 2014, at

the earliest. For the latest news and information about this

change, please consult the Weather Wire website at:

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwws/newnwws.html

 

The new system will allow C-band satellite users to continue to

use outdoor antennas they have in place, which will not require

re-pointing but will require a new satellite receiver, new Low

Noise Block Converter (LNB), and new or modified weather data

processing/display software. Internet (Open Interface) users will

need the new or modified processing/display software.

 

The current NWWS system, operated under contract with Computer

Sciences Corporation (CSC), will continue to operate into 2014. 

CSC may or may not continue Weather Wire satellite and open-

interface services after government contract termination.

 

Updates will be posted on the NWWS website as it become

available. For more information please contact:

 

   Gregory Zwicker, NWWS Program Manager

   Operations Division

   NWS Office of Operational Systems

   Silver Spring, MD 20910

   Gregory.Zwicker@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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