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Technical Implementation Notice 10-48, Amended
Weather Service Headquarters
710 AM EDT Mon Oct 18 2010
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From: Timothy McClung
Chief, Science Plans Brach
Office of Science and Technology
Subject: Amended: Changes to NCEP BUFR Products:
Effective December 14, 2010
Amended to remove references to Model Output Statistics (MOS) and Localized Aviation MOS Product (LAMP) products. This change will not affect the format of MOS and LAMP BUFR products.
Effective Tuesday, December 14, 2010, beginning with the 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) run, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will upgrade the software used to create model output products in BUFR format. This upgrade will result in the following two changes to the format of all NCEP BUFR products:
1. The identification section of each BUFR message will
indicate the use of version 13 of the WMO Master Table.
NCEP BUFR products currently use version 12.
2. An additional empty (zero subset) BUFR message will now be
included within all files that contain BUFR table
Sample NCEP BUFR products are available at:
The “current” directory contains the BUFR products created with the current operational BUFR software. The “new” directory contains the same products generated with the new BUFR software.
For questions regarding these changes, please contact:
301-763-8000 x 7104
301-763-8000 x 7198
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