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Service Change Notice 13-66

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1000 AM EDT Mon Sep 30 2013


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:    Mark Tew

         Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch


Subject: Extension of Time Period of Text Marine Forecasts

         Effective October 15, 2013


Effective Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 200 PM Eastern Daylight

Time (EDT) or 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) the NWS

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Buffalo, NY, will include

forecasts through Day 5 on all its text marine products. 


At present WFO Buffalo’s Nearshore Marine Forecast extends four

12-hour periods, forecast for the St. Lawrence River three 

12-hour periods, and Open Lake Forecast for Lake Ontario 

through Day 5.


On October 15, WFO Buffalo will extend its Nearshore Marine

Forecast (NSH) and Forecast for the St. Lawrence River (GLFSL) to

include a full 5-day forecast. 


These changes will allow WFO Buffalo to provide a consistent

forecast between text products and digital marine graphical

products.  This change also will make the NSH and GLFSL

consistent with the text Open Lake Forecast for Lake Ontario.


There will be no changes to marine zone boundaries, names or

Universal Geographic Codes. 


Table 1. WFO Buffalo products affected by the changes effective

October 15, 2013


Product name                 WMO headine    AWIPS ID

____________                 ___________    _________  

Nearshore Marine Forecast    FZUS51 KBUF     NSHBUF

St. Lawrence Forecast        FZUS61 KBUF     GLFLO


Users do not need to make any changes to their systems to

continue receiving these products.


If you have any questions or comments please contact:


Judy Levan                        Harvey Thurm

NWS Buffalo                       NWS Eastern Region HQ

587 Aero Drive                    630 Johnson Avenue

Cheektowaga , NY 14225-1405       Bohemia , NY 11716-2618

716-565-0204 x223                 631-244-0122   


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