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Service Change Notice 16-14

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

225 PM EDT Tue Apr 26 2016

 

TO:      Subscribers

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:    David Novak

         Director, Weather Prediction Center

 

SUBJECT: Termination of Black and White Background Version of

         the Daily Weather Map Weekly Publication Effective

         Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

Effective Thursday, June 16, 2016, the black and white

background version of the Daily Weather Map Weekly publication

will be terminated. The color background version of the long-

running series of the Daily Weather Map Weekly publication will

continue to be available on line at:

 

  www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/dailywxmap/pdffiles.html

 

The content of the black and white background and color

background Daily Weather Map Weekly publications are identical

except for the background color.

 

Black and white versions have been produced to specifications

needed for commercial printing and distribution of the

publication through U.S. mail that ceased in 2002. Since early

2003, the Daily Weather Map Weekly publication has been

available for download via the internet and is no longer

officially printed or mailed. Modern black and white (toner)

printers can replicate the color versions of the Daily Weather

Map Weekly publication using default or grayscale settings. This

capability eliminates the need to produce two versions of the

publication. On average, the color background publication files

are also about 4-5 megabytes smaller than the black and white

files, allowing for faster download and more efficient use of

storage space.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Dr. David Novak

David.Novak@noaa.gov

301-683-1484

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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