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Technical Implementation Notice 10-42 Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

900 AM EDT Tue Sep 14 2010



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FROM:     Tim McClung

          Chief Science Plans Branch

          Office of Science and Technology


SUBJECT:  Amended Date: Upgrade of the NCEP Air Quality  

          Forecast System Postponed Until Sept. 21, 2010


Amended to postpone effective date for implementation of the upgrade of the NCEP Air Quality Forecast System from September 14, 2010, to September 21, 2010.


Effective Tuesday, September 21, at 1200 coordinated

Universal Time, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will upgrade the ozone model run in its operational production suite.  This upgrade will provide the following changes to this system:


- Expand the operational ozone prediction domain to add

  Hawaii and Alaska


Once operational, the output from this enhanced processing

will be available from the NWS National Digital Guidance

Database (NDGD) server:


Alaska :


Hawaii :


Output from the new ozone model system is currently being

generated twice daily at NCEP. These data can be obtained from the experimental NDGD server:


Alaska :


Hawaii :


More information on NCEP model changes can be found at:


For questions concerning EMC issues...please contact:


  Jeff Mcqueen 

  NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center  

  Silver Spring , Maryland  

  301-763-8000 x7226


For other questions concerning these


  Rebecca Cosgrove

  NCEP/Production Management Branch

  Camp Springs , Maryland

  301-763-8000 x7148


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