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Service Change Notice 15-55: Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

155 PM EDT Tue Mar 14 2017

To: Subscribers:

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: Charles McCreery

Director, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Subject: Updated: Transfer of Tsunami Products for Puerto Rico

and Virgin Islands from National Tsunami Warning Center

(NTWC) to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)

Effective April 3, 2017

Updated effective date established as April 3, 2017 and

corrected PTWC Spanish product headers to:

 

WMO Header AWIPS ID

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WECA50 PHEB TSUSP1 (from TSUSPN)

Spanish Public Tsunami Warning/Watch/Advisory;

 

WMO Header AWIPS ID

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WECA52 PHEB TIBSP1 (from TIBSPN)

Spanish Tsunami Information Statement;

 

and to correct Caribbean Spanish product headers issued by NTWC:

WMO Header AWIPS ID

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WEXX40 PAAQ TSUSPA (from TSUSPN)

Spanish Tsunami Warning/Watch/Advisory Atlantic;

 

WMO Header AWIPS ID

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WEXX42 PAAQ TIBSPA (from TIBSPN)

Spanish Tsunami Information Statement Atlantic

 

 

In order to improve consistency of services for the Caribbean,

responsibility for Tsunami Watch, Warning and Advisory Messages

and Tsunami Information Statements for Puerto Rico and the

U.S. and British Virgin Islands will be transferred from the

NTWC to the PTWC. This transfer will be effective April 3, 2017.

This updated SCN eliminates the potential for conflicting

products issued from the PTWC and the NTWC by changing the AWIPS

Headers of the Spanish products as indicated above.

Due to circumstances involving development of the tsunami.gov

website, the effective date was previously delayed. Those issues

have been resolved, and the website now incorporates the NTWC

and PTWC content and products. Previously used WMO Header and

AWIPS ID dissemination header information associated with NTWC

Tsunami products for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin

Islands will remain in place until the date of service transfer.

 

New Caribbean products issued by PTWC:

WMO Header AWIPS ID Description

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WECA40 PHEB TSUCAR English Public Tsunami

Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

WECA60 PHEB TSUCA1 Segmented English Tsunami

Warning/Watch/Advisory

WECA42 PHEB TIBCAR English Tsunami Information Statement

Current Caribbean products that will continue to be issued by

PTWC for countries within and bordering the Caribbean and

adjacent seas:

WMO Header AWIPS ID Description

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

WECA41 PHEB TSUCAX Tsunami Threat Message

WECA43 PHEB TIBCAX Tsunami Information Statement

Non-Spanish product headers for the Atlantic basin issued by

NTWC will not change, but the content will no longer include

information for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

All products issued by the TWCs along with their WMO IDs,

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) IDs,

Product Names, and regions can be found here:

 

http://tsunami.gov/?page=product_list

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Charles McCreery

Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Honolulu HI 96818

phone: 808-725-6300

email: charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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