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Service Change Notice 16-57: Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD

1135 AM EDT Tue Mar 14 2017

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

From:    Michelle Hawkins

         Chief; Severe, Fire, Public and Winter Weather Services

           Branch

 

Subject: Updated: Use of Mixed-Case Text/95 ASCII Character Set

         in Preliminary Local Storm Reports (LSR) Delayed until

         the October 2017 Time Frame

 

Updated to delay the implementation of mixed-case text in

preliminary LSRs until the October 2017 time frame. A Service

Change Notice will be issued with an exact effective date when

one is determined. Previous proposed changes to event sources

and types will also be delayed until further notice. Proposed

changes can be viewed in the original SCN 16-57 issuance in

Table 1: Event Source List, Table 2: Event Type List, and Table

3: Affected Products.

 

Effective in the October 2017 time frame, the Preliminary LSR

product will transition to a mixed-case text/95 ASCII character

set.  No format changes (spacing, order, etc.) will be included

with this transition to mixed-case. Additionally, there will be

no changes to event sources/types at this time.

 

A sample of the mixed case LSR format with multiple examples can

be found below:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/pns/lsr-public_02-17.docx

 

 

If you have questions, please contact:

 

Greg Schoor

NWS Severe Weather Program Coordinator

Norman, OK 73072

gregory.m.schoor@noaa.gov

 

 

Mike Dion

NWS Digital and Graphical Information Support Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910

michael.dion@noaa.gov

 

 

Ashley Kells

NWS Office of Central Processing

Silver Spring, MD 20910

ashley.kells@noaa.gov

 

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

 

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