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Technical Implementation Notice 13-22

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1055 AM EDT Fri Oct 25 2013

 

To:       Subscribers:

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From:     Tim McClung

          Science Plans Branch Chief

          Office of Science and Technology

 

Subject:  Amended:  New GFS MOS total sky cover and ceiling

          guidance for island locations in the tropical western

          Pacific, effective November 5, 2013

 

Amended to change the implementation date from October 22, 2013

to November 5, 2013

 

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, beginning with the 1200 Universal

Coordinated Time (UTC) model cycle, the NWS Meteorological

Development Laboratory (MDL) will make available new GFS MOS

total sky cover and ceiling guidance for 15 stations in the

Pacific Ocean to the west of the Hawaiian Islands for short

range projections. This guidance will be added to the existing

products in text (MAV) and BUFR messages. The communication

identifiers are shown below in Tables 1 and 2.

 

Table 1.  Communication identifiers for the Hawaii GFS MOS text

and BUFR products

 

     WMO HEADING   AWIPS ID    MESSAGE TYPE  

     -----------   --------    ------------

     FOPA20 KWNO    MAVPA0        TEXT

     JSMT20 KWNO     N/A          BUFR

 

Total sky cover and ceiling guidance will be made available for

these two stations in the Hawaii GFS MOS messages:

 

     NSTU    Pago Pago, American Samoa

     PMDY    Midway Island

 

Table 2.  Communication identifiers for GFS-based MOS text and

BUFR products valid for island stations to the west of

International Date Line

 

 

 

     WMO HEADING   AWIPS ID    MESSAGE TYPE  

     -----------   --------    ------------

     FOPA21 KWNO    MAVPA1        TEXT

     JSML38 KWNO     N/A          BUFR

 

Total sky cover and ceiling guidance will be made available for

these 13 stations in the tropical western Pacific Ocean, to the

west of International Date Line:

 

PGRO     Rota International Airport/Rota Island, Mariana Islands

PGSN     Saipan, Mariana Islands

PGUA     Andersen AFB, Guam

PGUM     Guam International Airport, Guam

PGWT     West Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

PKMR     Majuro Atoll WSO, Marshall Islands

PKWA     Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

PTKK     Chuuk, Micronesia

PTKR     Koror, WSO, Palau

PTSA     Kosrae, Micronesia

PTTP     Pohnpei, WSO, Micronesia

PTYA     Yap, Micronesia

PWAK     Wake Island

 

The complete GFS MOS station list is online at.

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/stadrg.php

 

A technical document describing the format of the tropical

western Pacific Ocean MOS guidance is available from the

Technical Procedure Bulletins hosted on publications page listed

at the URL below.

 

 http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/smbpublications.php

 

For questions regarding the Pacific MOS product, please contact:

 

  James Su

  MDL/Silver Spring, Maryland

  301-713-0023 Ext.139

  James.Su@noaa.gov

 

Links to the MOS products and descriptions are online at:

 

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop

 

NWS national Technical Implementation Notices are online at: 

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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