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Service Change Notice 16-26

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

825 AM EDT Thu Jul 14 2016

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -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: Mixed-Case Text and Expanded 95 ASCII Character Set Use

         in NWS National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) Text

         Products Effective August 16, 2016

 

Effective August 16, 2016, the NWS will continue its transition

of text products to a mixed-case text format/expanded 95 ASCII

character set.  This phase of the transition will apply to

products issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC). 

The transition of Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) products

will occur at a later date, and a separate SCN will be issued

accordingly.

 

The following text products will be affected:

 

AWIPS ID    WMO ID                   Product Name

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

TSUWCA   WEPA41 PAAQ  Pacific Segmented Tsunami

                      Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

TSUAK1   WEAK51 PAAQ  Pacific Tsunami

                      Warning/Watch/Advisory

           

TSUSPN   WEAK61 PAAQ  Pacific Spanish Tsunami

                      Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

TIBAK1   WEAK53 PAAQ  Pacific Tsunami Information

                      Statement

 

TIBSPN   WEAK63 PAAQ  Pacific Spanish Tsunami

                      Information Statement

 

TSUAT1   WEXX20 PAAQ  Atlantic Segmented Tsunami

                      Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

TSUATE   WEXX30 PAAQ  Atlantic Tsunami 

                      Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

TSUSPN   WEXX40 PAAQ  Atlantic Spanish Tsunami

                      Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

TIBATE   WEXX32 PAAQ  Atlantic Tsunami Information

                      Statement

 

TIBSPN   WEXX42 PAAQ  Atlantic Spanish Tsunami

                      Information Statement

 

Examples of NTWC mixed case products are online:

 

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

 

None of the sample products shown were actually issued; these

products are shown for sample formatting purposes only.  If

circumstances prevent the NTWC from making this change on August

16, 2016, the change to the mixed-case text format will occur on

the next suitable day.

 

Partners and users of NWS text products should modify their

systems to accommodate mixed case and the expanded character

set. This change will make text products easier to read and

allow users to click on links directly rather than requiring

conversion to lowercase or mixed case.

 

If you have questions, please contact:

 

  Art Thomas

  NWS Digital and Graphical Support Branch

  Silver Spring, MD, 20910

  art.thomas@noaa.gov

 

For more information, please contact:

 

  Paul Whitmore

  Director, National Tsunami Warning Center

  Palmer, Alaska 99645

  phone: 907-745-4212

  email: paul.whitmore@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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