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Service Change Notice 17-79
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
310 PM EDT Thu Jun 22 2017
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees
From: Allison Allen
Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch
Subject: NWS transferring forecast and warning responsibility for
METAREA XVI to Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the
Navy of Peru (DHN) Effective June 30, 2017
At the request of the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the
Navy of Peru (DHN), and in coordination with the World Meteorological
Organization, NWS will officially transfer meteorological forecast and
warning responsibility for METAREA XVI to DHN, effective June 30, 2017,
at 1800 UTC. The DHN will subsequently be the sole official Issuing and
Preparation Service for METAREA XVI.
See the website below for a map of METAREAS:
The High Seas Forecast and Warnings for METAREA XVI will be prepared by
the NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National
Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL, until 1715 UTC June 30, 2017.
Dissemination of these forecasts and warnings via SafetyNet will be the
responsibility of NWS Telecommunication Operations Center (TOC) until
1715 UTC June 30, 2017.
The NWS will no longer routinely issue the High Seas Forecast product,
WMO header below, for METAREA XVI after 1715 UTC June 30, 2017.
FZPN04 KNHC XXXXXX (Date/Time of issuance)
Refer to the following website for more information on METAREA XVI:
NWS shall provide primary backup service to DHN when necessary. Backup
service will be limited to rebroadcasting and/or preparation of the
METAREA XVI forecast and warnings when DHN is unable to perform those
services. When backup is requested for forecast preparation, the TAFB and
NWS TOC will prepare and disseminate the forecast following previously
employed procedures. All relevant contact information has been provided
by NWS to DHN in the event backup service is required.
If you have questions, please contact:
NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch
Silver Spring, MD
National Service Change Notices are online at: