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Service Change Notice 14-40

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1140 AM EDT Fri Aug 1 2014


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:  Experimental Satellite Rainfall Quantitative

          Precipitation Estimates (QPE) Text Product will

          transition from experimental status to operational

          status effective September 1, 2014


Beginning September 1, 2014, the NWS National Hurricane Center 

(NHC) Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) will provide,

on an operational basis, the event-driven Satellite Rainfall QPE

text product for tropical cyclones and tropical disturbances

within the NHC and Central Pacific Hurricane Center areas of

responsibility. The text product replaces the text Satellite

Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimate Product NWS discontinued

on July 16 2013.


The text product will be issued under the following AWIPS/WMO



-MIASTDECA/TCCA21 KNHC, for systems in the Caribbean east of 67W

-MIASTDCCA/TCCA22 KNHC for systems between 67W and 80W

-MIASTDWCA/TCCA23 KNHC for systems west of 80W   


Users should ensure their systems can receive these products.


The Satellite Rainfall QPE text product can also be viewed at


A comprehensive description of this product is available at



If you have comments or questions please contact:


Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center



National Service Change Notices are online at: