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Technical Implementation Notice 14-21

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington, DC

335 PM EDT Tue Apr 22 2014


To:       Subscribers:

          Family of Services

          NOAA Weather Wire Service

          Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:     Allan Darling

          Deputy Director, NCEP Central Operations


Subject:  Termination of Select Global Forecast

          System (GFS)Products: Effective June 3, 2014


Effective Tuesday, June 3, 2014, with the 1200 Universal

Coordinated Time (UTC) cycle, the National Centers for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will stop producing some low-

resolution gridded products, text products in obsolete formats,

and legacy graphical products from the Global Forecast System

(GFS), and stop disseminating them via NOAAPORT. 


A Public Information Statement was issued on February 19, 2014

requesting comments on the proposed termination of multiple

legacy GFS products.


Based on responses received, NWS will terminate the following

products on June 3, 2014:


Gridded Products:

- 0.5 degree resolution RTG Sea Surface Temperature(SST)


- 1 degree Reynolds 7-day SST analysis on Family of Services


- 1 degree Reynolds 7-day SST analysis on WAFS grid

- GRIB1 GFS model output on AWIPS grid 213 for a 95km CONUS



Text Products:

- Upper Wind Fallout Forecasts

- GFS output in legacy GRID format    

- Text bulletins of ship observations from GFS analysis


Graphical Products:

- Redbook graphics plots of normal maximum and minimum


- Faxsimile (FAX) charts of winds and temperatures at various

  flight levels

- FAX charts of surface analyses for various domains


More specific details about the products, including the WMO

headers of these products, are provided at:


If you have questions about this termination, please contact:


  Rebecca Cosgrove

  NWS/NCEP Central Operations

  College Park, MD


National Public Information Statements are online at: