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Service Change Notice 15-55

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

220 PM EST Fri Dec 18 2015

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:    Charles McCreery

         Director, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

 

Subject: Transfer of Tsunami Products for Puerto Rico and Virgin

         Islands from the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC)

         to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) Effective

         March 1, 2016

 

In order to improve consistency of services for the Caribbean,

responsibility for Tsunami Watch, Warning and Advisory Messages

and Tsunami Information Statements for Puerto Rico and the U.S.

and British Virgin Islands will be transferred from the National

Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) to the Pacific Tsunami Warning

Center (PTWC).  This transfer will be effective March 1, 2016.

 

New Caribbean products issued by PTWC:

 

WMO Header   AWIPS ID  Description

----------   --------  -----------

WECA40 PHEB  TSUCAR    English Public Tsunami

                       Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

WECA50 PHEB  TSUSPN    Spanish Public Tsunami

                       Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

WECA60 PHEB  TSUCA1    Segmented English Tsunami

                       Warning/Watch/Advisory

 

WECA42 PHEB  TIBCAR    English Tsunami Information Statement

 

WECA52 PHEB  TIBSPN    Spanish Tsunami Information Statement

 

SECA72 PHEB  EQICAR    English Tsunami Information

                       Statement (less than M6.0)

 

SECA82 PHEB  EQISPN    Spanish Tsunami Information

                       Statement (less than M6.0)

 

Current Caribbean products issued by PTWC:

 

WMO Header   AWIPS ID   Description

----------   --------   -----------

WECA41 PHEB  TSUCAX     Tsunami Watch

WECA43 PHEB  TIBCAX     Tsunami Information Statement

 

Product headers for the Atlantic basin issued by NTWC will not

change, but the content will no longer include information for

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 

 

PTWC product information can be found here:

 

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data_products.php?office=PTWC

 

For more information, please contact:

 

  Charles McCreery

  Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

  Honolulu, HI 96818

  808-725-4301

  charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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