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Service Change Notice 14-17
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1105 AM EDT Mon Mar 10 2014
-Family of Services
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
Other NWS partners and NWS employees
From: Mark Tew
Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch
Subject: Experimental Spanish Language Hurricane Local Statement
Issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in
Brownsville, Texas, Effective June 1, 2014
Effective June 1, 2014, the NWS Weather Forecast Office in
Brownsville, Texas, will issue an Experimental Spanish Language
version of the Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) whenever a
tropical storm or hurricane watch/warning is in effect for their
area of responsibility.
The Spanish language version of the HLS is being created for the
large number of Spanish speaking people in south Texas and
The product will contain the same segmented information that the
English version of the HLS has, but will not contain Valid Time
Event Codes (VTEC).
The product will be transmitted over the Satellite Broadcast
Network (SBN) and NOAAPort with the following WMO Heading and
Product Name WMO Heading AWIPS ID
------------ ----------- --------
Spanish Hurricane Local WTUS84 KBRO HLSSPN
WFO Brownsville will issue the Spanish and English versions of
the HLS about the same time.
Users should ensure their systems recognize the new product in
order to receive this product.
A Public Information Notice soliciting user comments will be
issued at a later time.
If you have any questions, please contact
Barry Goldsmith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Brownsville, TX 78521
956-504-1631, ext. 223
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