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Technical Implementation Notice 13-03

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

646 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2013


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:     Richard J. Vogt

          Director, WSR-88D Radar Operations Center


Subject:  More Frequent Products from 7 Additional FAA

          Terminal Doppler Weather Radars During Hazardous

          Weather Effective February 27, 2013


Effective February 27, 2013, at approximately 1500 Coordinated

Universal Time (UTC), NWS will more frequent disseminate radar

products generated by the NWS Supplemental Product Generator

(SPG) from 7 additional FAA Terminal Doppler Weather Radars

(TDWRs) during the TDWR hazardous weather mode also known as

Volume Coverage Pattern 80 (VCP 80). These products will be

provided via the NWS Radar Product Central Data Collection

Dissemination Service (RPCCDS) and NOAAPort.


NWS initiated more frequent radar product distribution from 

11 TDWRs on April 12, 2012, (Reference TIN 12-13).  The 7 TDWRs

added with this notice are listed below:



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

KOUN             TOKC      OKLAHOMA CITY (OKC)

KLWX             TBWI      BALTIMORE (BWI)


KLWX             TADW      ANDREWS AFB MD (ADW)

KLWX             TIAD      DULLES (IAD)

KRAH             TRDU      RALEIGH (RDU)

KEAX             TMCI      KANSAS CITY (MCI)


As with other centrally-collected TDWR-SPG products, the products

from these added sites will be archived at the National Climatic

Data Center (NCDC). The inventory of the archived products will

be contained along with other TDWR products under the NEXRAD

Level III tab at:


More information about how the NWS generates products from FAA’s

TDWR data can be found at:


If you have any questions about the technical content or

generation of these products, please contact:


  Mike Istok


If you have questions about the NOAAPort activation of these

products, please contact:


  Brian Gockel


National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: