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Service Change Notice 17-124

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

130 PM EST Thu Nov 30 2018


To:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Networ


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:     Joseph A. Pica    

          Director, Office of Observations


Subject:  Effective immediately, National Data Buoy Center

          Coastal-Marine Automated Network (C-MAN) Station TTIW1

          on Tatoosh Island, WA, has been disestablished


C-MAN station TTIW1 was established by the National Data Buoy

Center (NDBC) in 1984 on the now-decommissioned Cape Flattery

Lighthouse on Tattoosh Island off the northwest tip of Washington

state. In 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard transferred the lighthouse

and surrounding property to the Makah Indian Tribe, who now

controls the island, and NDBC lost access to the lighthouse to

service and maintain the C-MAN equipment.


C-MAN TTIW1 continued to operate until the power system failed on

October 27, 2017. TTIW1 will not be restored and will be

disestablished effective immediately. NOAA operates two stations

very close to TTIW1. Buoy 46087, just north of TTIW1 at the mouth

of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, has been sponsored by the U.S.

Coast Guard and operated under a Memorandum of Agreement by the

NWS National Data Buoy Center since 2004. Additionally, NOAA's

water level network station NEAW1 9443090 is just east of TTIW1

on Neah Bay, and includes some meteorological observations.

For questions regarding this change, contact:


Kathleen O’Neil

NOAA National Data Buoy Center



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