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Technical Implementation Notice 12-03

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1110 AM EST Fri Jan 6 2012


TO:       National Weather Service Offices (NWS)

          Federal Aviation Administration Customers (FAA)

          Family of Services Subscriber (FOS)

          Other Customers of NWS Aviation Forecasts


FROM:     Cyndie Abelman

          Chief, Aviation Services Branch      


SUBJECT:  2012 Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP)

          Production Schedule Effective March 01, 2012


NOTE:      The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather   

           Wire Service subscribers


Start time for the initial 2012 CCFP is 0300 EST on Thursday, March 1, 2012. CCFP forecasts will be issued daily beginning at 0300 and concluding at 2100 Eastern Time.  Forecasts will be issued every 2 hours and contain a forecast valid for 2, 4 and 6 hours.  These forecasts will coincide with the ATCSCC Strategic Planning Team telcons.


The concluding forecast for the 2012 convective season will be made Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 1900 EDT.


CCFP Production System testing will occur on February 28 and 29,

2012 at 0900, 1100 and 1300 EST. Testing will include opening the Chat and transmission of null ASCII coded messages.


There will be no changes to the forecast hours, coverage definitions or text boxes this year.


The CCFP is available via the NWS Telecommunications Gateway circuit in an ASCII coded text format under the following WMO communications headers.






Additional information on CCFP can be found at (use lowercase):


For questions concerning the CCFP schedule or testing, contact:


  Debra Blondin

  Chief, Domestic Operations Branch

  Aviation Weather Center

  Kansas City, MO 64153-2371



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