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Service Change Notice 17-32

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

745 AM EDT Fri Mar 17 2017

 

TO:       Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

FROM:    Mary Mullusky

         Chief, Water Resources Services Branch

 

SUBJECT: Change to Available Formats of Precipitation Products on the

         Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service's (AHPS) Precipitation

         Download Webpage Effective on or after May 30, 2017

 

Effective on or after May 30, 2017, observed, normal, departure from

normal, and percent of normal precipitation products on the AHPS

precipitation download webpage at:

 

  http://water.weather.gov/precip/download.php

 

will be available in the following formats:

  - GeoTIFF

  - Climate and Forecast (CF)-Network Common Data Form (netCDF).

 

Precipitation products will no longer be available in the following

formats:

  - netCDF not adhering to the netCDF CF metadata convention

  - shapefile.

 

Examples of precipitation products in GeoTIFF and CF-netCDF formats

are online at:

 

  http://preview-water.weather.gov/precip/v3.0_output/sample/

 

Partners and users of AHPS precipitation products should modify their

systems to accommodate the new file formats. Switching to the new file

formats will reduce file size and enable precipitation products to be

available sooner.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Daniel Roman

AFS/Water Resources Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD  20910

301-427-9345

daniel.roman@noaa.gov

 

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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