NOUS41 KWBC 191630

PNSWSH

 

Service Change Notice 16-47

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1230 PM EDT Wed Oct 19 2016

 

TO:      Subscribers

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:    John Ferree

         Acting Chief, Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services

          Branch

 

SUBJECT: Discontinuation of the Coded Cities Forecast (CCF) for

         Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in NWS Southern Region

         Who Issue It Effective November 22, 2016

 

Effective Tuesday, November 22, 2016, NWS will discontinue the

Coded Cities Forecast (FPaa4i CCCC, CCFXXX) at WFOs in the NWS

Southern Region (SR) that issue it (see below). NWS asked for

comments regarding the CCF in July 2009:

 

http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09ccf_discontinuance.txt

 

Based upon the comments received, NWS discontinued the CCF at

all WFOs except those in Southern Region in November 2010:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/scn10-48ccf_discontinuance.txt

 

Through a continuous review process, SR determined partners and

users no longer require the CCF because other products, such as

the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) products (RXUS30 KWBN /

XF03DY and RXUS30 KWBN /XF07DY) and the Point Forecast Matrices

(FOaa5i CCCC / PFMXXX) meet partner and user needs.

 

The remaining SR offices issuing the CCF will stop issuing it on

November 22, 2016. After this date, no NWS office will issue the

CCF product.

 

  Corpus Christi, TX / CRP

  Houston/Galveston, TX / HGX

  Jackson, MS / JAN

  Miami, FL / MFL

  Midland/Odessa, TX / MAF

  San Angelo, TX / SJT

  Tulsa, OK / TSA

  Jacksonville, FL / JAX

  Nashville, TN / OHX

 

For more information, please contact:

 

  Melinda Bailey

  NWS Southern Region Headquarters

  melinda.bailey@noaa.gov

  817-978-1100 x107

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

NNNN