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Technical Implementation Notice 12-06, Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

210 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2012

To:†††††† Subscribers:

††††††††† -Family of Services

††††††††† -NOAA Weather Wire Service

††††††††† -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

††††††††† -NOAAPORT

††††††††† Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From:†††† Tim McClung

††††††††† Chief, Science Plans Branch

††††††††† Office of Science and Technology

Subject: Amended: Additions, Deletions, Changes to NAM and RUC

††††††††† (RAP) BUFR Stations and Additional and Removed Stations

††††††††† in NCEP NAM Soundings Collectives on NOAAPORT:

††††††††† Effective March 20, 2012

 

Amended to reschedule this implementation for March 20, 2012 to

coincide with the Rapid Refresh implementation.

Effective March 20, 2012, beginning with the 1200 Coordinated

Universal Time (UTC) model distribution, the National Centers for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will modify the list of stations

for which BUFR data are generated for both the North American

Mesoscale (NAM) and Rapid Refresh (RAP) models. The changes will

also modify the lists of stations in the North American Mesoscale

(NAM) model BUFR sounding collectives disseminated on NOAAPORT.

For the NAM and RAP lists, the new stations are listed in Table

1. The stations being removed are listed in Table 2. This change

corresponds with the implementation of the Rapid Refresh (RAP) to

replace the Rapid Update Cycle (RUC).

The NAM and RUC have always used the same station list, but many

of the stations fall outside of the RUC domain and are not used

by the model. The larger RAP domain will allow data for many more

of the NAM stations to be used in the RAP output.

The lists below do not cover existing stations in the list that

are outside of the RUC domain but inside the RAP domain. It deals

only with actual changes to the list itself. Also note that the

NAM nests use the same station list as the parent 12 km NAM, so

any changes to the list involving locations within a particular

nest impact that nestís BUFR output as well.

Table 1.†† New stations in the NAM and RAP BUFR lists.The

numerical and character identifications are provided:

000228SWY†† Spanaway WA

000229WPT†† Westport WA

000230LUT†† Near Lutsen MN

000231PWN†† Near Port Wing WI

000232SDP†† Near Sand Point AK

000233KISOKinston NC

000234KMVLMorrisville-Stowe Apt VT

000235KGKLMeadville PA

000236K48ISutton WV

000237KGXAGray Butte Field CA

000238EMF†† El Mirage Field CA

000239ISQ†† Manistique MI

000240P53†† Munising MI

000241K3LFLitchfield IL

000270CFC†† Colfax Water CA

000271MPI†† Mariposa CA

000273NXD†† New Exchequer Dam CA

000274PFD†† Pine Flat Dam CA

000275TPK†† Three Peaks CA

000276RVD†† Ravensdale WA

000277SHS†† Sacramento ARO Site CA

000278TNF†† Tahoe National Forest CA

000279STA†† Shasta Dam CA

000293CCR†† Concord CA

098009KEMPEmporia KS

722593KMHVMojave CA

724456VIH†† Rolla/Vichy Airport MO

723065KPGVGreenville NC

723069KOAJJacksonville NC

724580KCNKConcordia/Blosser KS

725116KLNSLancaster PA

726134KHIEWhitefield NH

726385KMBLManistee MI

727883KELNEllensburg/Bowers WA

747900KSSCShaw AFB/Sumter SC

Table 2. Stations being removed from the NAM and RAP BUFR lists.

The numerical and character identifications are provided:

000620C20†† Canada/Great Lakes

000621C21†† Canada/Great Lakes

072434STL†† St. Louis MO

The following changes are being made to the station lists:

- Station 000020 (nr. Watertown, SD) is moved from44.80 N,

96.70 W TO 45.80 N, 97.45 W and will now be known as (Marshall

County RAWS).The character identification is changed from WTT

to MRLS.

- Station 727790 (KGPI) now represents Glacier Park Intl instead

of Kalispell/Glacier.There is no change to the numerical or

character identification.

- Station 000057 (Lewis Range of Rockies, MT) is moved from 48.00

N, 113.00 W to 48.32N, 113.35 W and will now be known as Marias

Pass, MT.The character identification is changed from LRR

TO MRP.

- Station 000617 (Northern Rockies, MT) is moved from 46.00 N,

114.00 W to 46.25 N, 114.15 W and will now be known as Hamilton

MT.The character identification is changed from C17 to HMM.

The changes to the BUFR station lists will result in no changes

to the WMO headers of the NOAAPORT soundings collectives. The

headers listed in Table 3, below, are used today and these

headers will continue to be used.There will also be no change

to the BUFR format of the products except that new stations will

be included in the collectives.The new stations as well as

those being eliminated appear in Table 4, below.

Table 3.WMO communication identifiers for the NAM BUFR

collectives:

JUSA41 KWNO

JUSA42 KWNO

JUSB43 KWNO

JUSB44 KWNO

JUSB45 KWNO

JUSB46 KWNO

JUSX49 KWNO

Table 4.Additions/deletions to NAM BUFR sounding collectives:

Collective 1 (JUSA41):

ADDED:

STATION††† STATION

NUMBER†††† ID†††††† STATION NAME

000233†††† KISO†††† Kinston, NC

722235†††† KBFM†††† Mobile Downtown (ASOS), AL

723065†††† KPGV†††† Greenville, NC

723069†††KOAJ†††† Jacksonville, NC

724456†††† VIH††††† Rolla/Vichy Airport, MO

747900†††† KSSC†††† Shaw AFB/Sumter, SC

DELETED:

072434STL†† St. Louis, MO

Note that station 722235 is already generated in NAM/RAP BUFR

output.The station had been mistakenly omitted from the

collectives, and this is now corrected.

Collective 2 (JUSA42):

ADDED:

STATION††† STATION

NUMBER†††† ID†††††† STATION NAME

000234†††† KMVL†††† Morrisville-Stowe Apt, VT

000235†††† KGKL†††† Meadville, PA

000236†††† K48I†††† Sutton, WV

000239†††† ISQ††††† Manistique, MI

000240†††† P53††††† Munising, MI

000241†††† K3LF†††† Litchfield, IL

725116†††† KLNS†††† Lancaster, PA

726134†††† KHIE†††† Whitefield, NH

726385†††† KMBL†††† Manistee, MI

DELETED:

NONE

Collective 3 (JUSB43):

ADDED:

NONE

DELETED:

NONE

Collective 4 (JUSB44):

ADDED:

STATION††† STATION

NUMBER†††† ID†††††† STATION NAME

000230†††† LUT††††† Near Lutsen, MN

000231†††† PWN††††† Near Port Wing, WI

098009†††† KEMP†††† Emporia, KS

724580†††† KCNK†††† Concordia/Blosser, KS

DELETED

000620†††† C20††††† Canada/Great Lakes

000621†††† C21††††† Canada/Great Lakes

Collective 5 (JUSB45):

ADDED:

STATION††† STATION

NUMBER†††† ID†††††† STATION NAME

000237†††† KGXA†††† Gray Butte Field, CA

000238†††† EMF††††† El Mirage Field, CA

000270†††† CFC††††† Colfax Water, CA

000271†††† MPI††††† Mariposa, CA

000273†††† NXD††††† New Exchequer Dam, CA

000274†††† PFD††††† Pine Flat Dam, CA

000275†††† TPK††††† Three Peaks, CA

000277†††† SHS††††† Sacramento ARO Site, CA

000278†††† TNF††††† Tahoe National Forest, CA

000279†††† STA††††† Shasta Dam, CA

000293†††† CCR††††† Concord, CA

DELETED:

NONE

Collective 6 (JUSB46):

ADDED:

STATION††† STATION

NUMBER†††† ID†††††† STATION NAME

000228†††† SWY††††† Spanaway, WA

000229†††† WPT††††† Westport, WA

000276†††† RVD††††† Ravensdale, WA

722593†††† KMHV†††† Mojave, CA

727883†††† KELN†††† Ellensburg/Bowers, WA

DELETED:

NONE

Collective 9 (JUSX49):

ADDED:

STATION††STATION

NUMBER†††† ID†††††† STATION NAME

000232†††† SDP††††† Near Sand Point, AK

DELETED:

NONE

If you have any questions concerning these changes, please

Contact:

††††

†††† Geoff Manikin

†††† NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center

†††† Camp Springs, Maryland20746

†††† 301-763-8000 X 7263

†††† geoffrey.manikin@noaa.gov

If you have questions about the NOAAPORT activation of these

products, please contact:

††† Brian Gockel

††† NWS/Office of Science and Technology

††† Silver Spring, Maryland20910

††† 301-713-0304 X 158

††† brian.gockel@noaa.gov

This and other NWS technical implementation notices are available

online at:

†††† http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm

 

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