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Service Change Notice 14-39

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1145 AM EDT Mon Jul 28 2014

 

TO:        Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           -NOAAPORT

           Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:      Paul Whitmore

           Director, National Tsunami Warning Center

 

SUBJECT:   NWS to Issue National Tsunami Warning Center Spanish

           Messages for Pacific Effective August 4, 2014 

     

Effective August 4, 2014, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time

(UTC), the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) will begin

issuing tsunami messages in Spanish for its Pacific Ocean users. 

This action follows the successful introduction of Spanish

messages for NTWC Atlantic users in 2013. The NTWC is issuing

these products in Spanish for the Pacific region to help ensure

users whose native language is Spanish can better understand the

messages. 

 

The Spanish products will offer the same format and content as

the English products, bulleted points, etc. NWS will issue the

Spanish products on the same channels as the English products,

NOAA Weather Wire, EMWIN, etc.

 

Table 1: New Spanish product headers and corresponding English

product headers

 

Eng. WMO ID     Eng. AWIPS ID     Sp. WMO ID      Sp. AWIPS ID

-----------     -------------     -----------     ------------   

WEAK51 PAAQ     TSUAK1            WEAK61 PAAQ     TSUSPN

WEAK53 PAAQ     TIBAK1            WEAK63 PAAQ     TIBSPN

SEUS71 PAAQ     EQIWOC            SEUS81 PAAQ     EQISPN

SEAK71 PAAQ     EQIAKX            SEAK81 PAAQ     EQISPN

 

Spanish product examples are provided at:

 

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/?page=product_list

 

The WMO IDs for the Pacific Spanish products are unique, though

the AWIPS IDs are the same as the NTWC Spanish products for the

Atlantic.

 

For questions or feedback regarding this notice, please contact:

 

Paul Whitmore

Director

National Tsunami Warning Center

Palmer, Alaska 99645

907-745-4212

Paul.Whitmore@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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