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Technical Implementation Notice 13-35, Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

830 AM EST Wed Jan 23 2014


To:       Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:     Tim McClung

          Chief, Science Plans Branch

          Office of Science and Technology


Subject:  Amended: Additions and Changes to the NAM and RAP BUFR  

          Soundings: Effective February 25, 2014


This notice amended to reschedule this implementation from January

2014 to February 25, 2014. As previously noted, changes to the NAM

BUFR soundings will not be made until the NAM model upgrade later in



Effective on or about Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 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 the Rapid

Refresh (RAP) model.


The new stations are listed in Table 1, and the stations being

changed are listed in Table 2.  No stations are being removed.  This

set of changes will correspond with the implementation of version 2

of the RAP, currently scheduled for the same time.


The previously advertised plans to make the same station additions to

the North American Mesoscale system (NAM) will be postponed until the

planned NAM upgrade in the spring of 2014. The changes to that list

(and to the NAM BUFR station collectives) will be detailed in the TIN

on the forthcoming NAM implementation.

The Short-Range Ensemble Forecast system (SREF) station list will be

updated in early 2014.  The changes to that list will be detailed  in

an upcoming SREF TIN.


Table 1.   New stations in the RAP BUFR list.  The

numerical and character identifications are provided:


000345  KPNA    Pinedale WY

000346  WLM     William CA

000347  BNY     Burney CA

000348  SON     Sonora CA

000349  YSV     Yosemite Valley CA

000350  LSY     Lindsay CA

000351  JHN     Johnsondale CA

000352  FZP     Frazier Park CA

000353  COA     Coalinga CA

000354  TBM     Table Mountain CA

000355  KPSF    Pittsfield MA

000356  KUNI    Athens/Albany OH

000357  K36U    Heber Valley Municipal Apt UT

000358  B40     Yuma  AZ

000359  B41     Ft Huachuca  AZ

000360  B42     Deming   NM

000361  B43     Marfa  TX

000362  B44     Eagle Pass  TX

000363  B45     Rio Grande City  TX

000364  B46     Matagorda   TX

000365  B47     Morgan City  LA

000366  B48     Cudjoe Key  FL

000367  B49     Lajas  PR

723066  KGSB    Seymour-Johnson AFB NC

724397  KBMI    Bloomington/Normal IL

725490  KFOD    Fort Dodge IA

725635  KAIA    Alliance NE

726710  KBPI    Big Piney WY



Table 2.  Changes to existing sites being made to the RAP BUFR list.

The numerical and character identifications are provided:


-Station 000037 (near Carroll, IA) is moved from 42.00 N, 95.00 W to

42.04 N, 94.79 W and will now be known as Carroll, IA.  This puts the

BUFR point at the local airport instead of the current rural



-Station 000050 (near Albia, IA) is moved from 40.90 N, 92.8 W to

42.11 N, 92.92 W and will now be known as Marshalltown, IA. The

character identifier is changed from AIA to MAR.


-Station 000080 (Redding, IA) is moved from 40.69 N, 94.47 W to 41.02

N, 94.36 W and will now be known as Creston, IA. The character

identifier is changed from RDD to CSQ.


- Station 724754 (Saint George AWOS, UT) is moved from 37.08 N, 113.6

W to 37.04N, 113.5W to match the new location of the airport.



If you have any questions concerning these changes, please



    Geoff Manikin

    NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center

    College Park, Maryland  20746



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