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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

          -NOAAPORT 

          -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

headers.

 

-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

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/data/MIAWRKRAN1

 

A comprehensive description of this product is available at

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/description.php#Exp

_SRE

 

If you have comments or questions please contact:

 

Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center

Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov

305-229-4454

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm

 

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