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Service Change Notice 17-44

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

240 PM EDT Mon Apr 2 2017

 

TO:        Subscribers:

           - NOAA Weather Wire Service

           - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           - NOAAPORT

           Other NWS partners and NWS employee

 

FROM:     William Bauman

          Chief, Aviation and Space Weather Services Branch

   

SUBJECT:  Cessation of legacy U.S. METAR and TAF collectives/

          bulletins that are sent to the international community

          on May 8, 2017

             

NOTE:     The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather

          Wire Service subscribers

 

Effective May 8, 2017, at 1800 UTC, the following legacy

collectives/bulletins will be deleted from the Washington OPMET

databank. These collective do not meet international standards.

 

SAUS71 KWBC SPUS71 KWBC FTUS71 KWBC

SAUS72 KWBC SPUS72 KWBC FTUS72 KWBC

SAUS73 KWBC SPUS73 KWBC FTUS73 KWBC

SAUS74 KWBC SPUS74 KWBC FTUS74 KWBC

SAUS75 KWBC SPUS75 KWBC FTUS75 KWBC

SAUS31 KWBC SPUS31 KWBC FTUS31 KWBC

SAUS41 KWBC SPUS41 KWBC

SAUS42 KWBC SPUS42 KWBC

SAUS43 KWBC SPUS43 KWBC

SAUS44 KWBC SPUS44 KWBC

SAUS51 KWBC SPUS51 KWBC

SAUS52 KWBC SPUS52 KWBC

SAUS53 KWBC SPUS53 KWBC

SAUS54 KWBC SPUS54 KWBC

 

Effective May 8, 2017, at 1800 UTC, the following legacy

collectives/ bulletins will be deleted from international

distribution, and will only be distributed domestically.

 

FTUS41 KWBC FTUS51 KWBC

FTUS42 KWBC FTUS52 KWBC

FTUS43 KWBC FTUS53 KWBC

FTUS44 KWBC FTUS54 KWBC

FTUS45 KWBC

SAUS90 KWBC SPUS90 KWBC FTUS90 KWBC 

 

 

Users should have replaced the collectives above with the

international compliant collectives/bulletins below earlier this

year. See Technical Implementation Notice below for details:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin16-34intlmetar_tafaaa.htm

 

SAUS21 KWBC  SPUS21 KWBC  FTUS21 KWBC

SAUS22 KWBC  SPUS22 KWBC  FTUS22 KWBC

SAUS23 KWBC  SPUS23 KWBC  FTUS23 KWBC

SAUS24 KWBC  SPUS24 KWBC  FTUS24 KWBC

SAUS25 KWBC  SPUS25 KWBC  FTUS25 KWBC

 

The content of the 21-25 series has been populating the WAFC

Internet File Service (WIFS) since December 8, 2016. This change

should be transparent to WIFS users.

 

This change only affects U.S. METAR and TAF for international

distribution.

 

For questions regarding the cessation of legacy METAR and TAF

collectives/bulletins contact:

 

Michael L. Graf

NWS Meteorologist/International Liaison

Silver Spring MD 20910

Work 301-427-9109

Fax  301-713-1520

Cell 304-268-0691

 

National NWS Service Change Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm

 

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