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Service Change Notice 18-26

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

1110 AM EST Fri Mar 9 2018

 

To:         Subscribers:

              -NOAA Weather Wire Service

              -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

              -NOAAPort

              Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

From:       Allison Allen

            Chief, Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

 

Subject:    Four NWS WFOs will stop issuing local tropical

            cyclone forecast products effective on or about

            June 1, 2018

 

Effective on or about June 1, 2018, four NWS Southern Region

Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) will no longer issue local

tropical cyclone products:

 

WFO Midland (MAF)

WFO San Angelo (SJT)

WFO Norman (OUN)

WFO Tulsa (TSA) 

 

Based on tropical cyclone climatological return periods and

feedback from local emergency management, the WFOs listed above

will no longer issue the WFO Tropical Cyclone Local

Watch/Warning Product (TCV) and Hurricane Local Statement (HLS).

 

These offices will, instead, use the Non-Precipitation Warning

(NPW) products when hurricane or tropical storm force winds from

a tropical cyclone are expected to impact their area of

responsibility.

 

Below is a listing of the tropical products these WFOs are

discontinuing and their AWIPS Product Identifiers (PIL) and

World Meteorological Office (WMO) Code.

 

PRODUCT                                AWIPS PIL   WMO CODE

-------                                ---------   --------

Tropical Cyclone Local Watch/Warning    TCVMAF     WTUS84        

Tropical Cyclone Local Watch/Warning    TCVSJT     WTUS84

Tropical Cyclone Local Watch/Warning    TCVOUN     WTUS84

Tropical Cyclone Local Watch/Warning    TCVTSA     WTUS84

 

Hurricane Local Statement               HLSMAF     WTUS84

Hurricane Local Statement               HLSSJT     WTUS84

Hurricane Local Statement               HLSOUN     WTUS84

Hurricane Local Statement               HLSTSA     WTUS84

 

Below is a listing of tropical products being discontinued with

AWIPS identifiers (PIL) and Valid Time Event Code (VTEC).

 

AWIPS PRODUCT                   AWIPS PIL  VTEC

-------------                   ---------  -----        

Hurricane Local Watch/Warning   TCVMAF    TR.A, TR.W, HU.A, HU.W

Hurricane Local Watch/Warning   TCVSJT    TR.A, TR.W, HU.A, HU.W

Hurricane Local Watch/Warning   TCVOUN    TR.A, TR.W, HU.A, HU.W

Hurricane Local Watch/Warning   TCVTSA    TR.A, TR.W, HU.A, HU.W

 

Updated information on tropical cyclone product issuances will

be online before June 1, 2018, in NWS Instruction (NWSI) 10-601:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/010/010.htm

 

Additional information on UGC and VTEC can be found in NWSI 

10-1702 and NWSI 10-1703, respectively at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/010/010.htm

 

For questions regarding this notice, please contact:

 

Jessica Schauer

NWS Tropical Service Program Lead

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Miami, FL

305-229-4476

Tropical.Program@noaa.gov

 or

Wayne Presnell

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD

301-427-9390

Tropical.Program@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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