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000
NOUS41 KWBC 291721
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-15: Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
120 PM EDT Tue Jul 30 2014

To:       Subscribers:
          - Family of Services
          - NOAA Weather Wire Service
          - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          - NOAAPORT
          Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From:     Eli Jacks
          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject:  Amended: Increasing Resolution in the National Digital
          Forecast Database (NDFD) Effective Tuesday,
          August 19, 2014

Amended to change the following:

1.Exclude changes to resolution of eXtensible Markup
Language (XML) via Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
and Representational State Transfer (REST)
2.Include access to legacy CONUS grids at current resolution
after the implementation
3.Note that preparatory work combining fine resolution files
in the experimental NDFD was completed on May 6, 2014

www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin14-14ndfd-fine_res.htm

Effective Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 1400 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), the NWS will transition the spatial and
temporal resolution in the NDFD from experimental to operational
status. After this transition, the operational NDFD will be
available at 2.5km spatial resolution for all forecast times and
at 1 hour temporal resolution for the first 36 hours from NDFD
issuance time. These are the finest spatial and temporal
resolutions at which Weather Forecast Offices in the
Conterminous United States (CONUS) provide forecasts. Forecasts
from NWS offices and centers employing coarser resolutions will
be mapped onto the finer resolution NDFD grid.

This change will affect files containing data for the entire
CONUS, but will not affect Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and
the Virgin Islands, or the pre-defined 16 CONUS subsectors which
will remain at their current operational resolutions.

Specifications for the 2.5km NDFD CONUS grid can be viewed at
the following URL:

  http://graphical.weather.gov/docs/ndfdSRS.htm

This implementation will affect CONUS forecasts available from
NDFD in these standard methods:

- GRIdded Binary version 2 (GRIB2) files via Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

This implementation WILL NOT affect CONUS forecasts available
from NDFD in these standard methods:

- eXtensible Markup Language (XML) via Simple Object Access
Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer (REST),
which will remain at their current resolution

Users who pull NDFD elements in GRIB2 format, either via the
internet or via the Family of Services server access service,
may need to update their procedures and scripts to access these
elements at fine resolution.

To access experimental fine resolution grids before the
operational implementation, use the following URLs:

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.c
onus/
or
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A
R.conus/


To access fine resolution grids after 1400 UTC on August 19,
2014, use the following URLs:

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.c
onus/
or
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A
R.conus/


Legacy CONUS grids at the current resolution will be made
available for at least 90 days after the operational
implementation at the following URLs:

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.c
onus/
or
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A
R.conus/


Effective May 6, 2014 (per TIN 14-14), fine resolution element
grids were combined into one file for day 1 through day 3, and a
second file for day 4 through day 7, using the same WMO headers
currently on operational NDFD grids. Grids for selected elements
were more tightly packed in GRIB2 format with both decimal and
binary scaling applied.  GRIB2 encoding characteristics for each
NDFD element can be viewed at the following URL:

http://graphical.weather.gov/docs/grib_design.html#element_encod
ing_lo

To view NDFD grids for the CONUS at full resolution, use the
experimental NDFD map viewer at the following URL:

http://preview.weather.gov/graphical/

General information on accessing and using NDFD elements is at:

http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm

If August 19, 2014, is a critical weather day, this
implementation may be postponed. Users will be notified of that
decision via another Technical Implementation Notice as far in
advance as possible.

For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email:

  nws.ndfd@noaa.gov

For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact:

  David Ruth
  Chief, Mesoscale Prediction Branch
  NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology
  Silver Spring, MD 20910
  david.ruth@noaa.gov

For questions regarding this notice, please contact:

  Andy Horvitz
  NWS Office of Climate Water and Weather Services
  Silver Spring, MD 20910
  andy.horvitz@noaa.gov

Technical Implementation Notices specifically related to NDFD
are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 291721
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-15: Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
120 PM EDT Tue Jul 30 2014

To:       Subscribers:
          - Family of Services
          - NOAA Weather Wire Service
          - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          - NOAAPORT
          Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From:     Eli Jacks
          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject:  Amended: Increasing Resolution in the National Digital
          Forecast Database (NDFD) Effective Tuesday,
          August 19, 2014

Amended to change the following:

1.Exclude changes to resolution of eXtensible Markup
Language (XML) via Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
and Representational State Transfer (REST)
2.Include access to legacy CONUS grids at current resolution
after the implementation
3.Note that preparatory work combining fine resolution files
in the experimental NDFD was completed on May 6, 2014

www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin14-14ndfd-fine_res.htm

Effective Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 1400 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), the NWS will transition the spatial and
temporal resolution in the NDFD from experimental to operational
status. After this transition, the operational NDFD will be
available at 2.5km spatial resolution for all forecast times and
at 1 hour temporal resolution for the first 36 hours from NDFD
issuance time. These are the finest spatial and temporal
resolutions at which Weather Forecast Offices in the
Conterminous United States (CONUS) provide forecasts. Forecasts
from NWS offices and centers employing coarser resolutions will
be mapped onto the finer resolution NDFD grid.

This change will affect files containing data for the entire
CONUS, but will not affect Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and
the Virgin Islands, or the pre-defined 16 CONUS subsectors which
will remain at their current operational resolutions.

Specifications for the 2.5km NDFD CONUS grid can be viewed at
the following URL:

  http://graphical.weather.gov/docs/ndfdSRS.htm

This implementation will affect CONUS forecasts available from
NDFD in these standard methods:

- GRIdded Binary version 2 (GRIB2) files via Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

This implementation WILL NOT affect CONUS forecasts available
from NDFD in these standard methods:

- eXtensible Markup Language (XML) via Simple Object Access
Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer (REST),
which will remain at their current resolution

Users who pull NDFD elements in GRIB2 format, either via the
internet or via the Family of Services server access service,
may need to update their procedures and scripts to access these
elements at fine resolution.

To access experimental fine resolution grids before the
operational implementation, use the following URLs:

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.c
onus/
or
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A
R.conus/


To access fine resolution grids after 1400 UTC on August 19,
2014, use the following URLs:

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.c
onus/
or
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A
R.conus/


Legacy CONUS grids at the current resolution will be made
available for at least 90 days after the operational
implementation at the following URLs:

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.c
onus/
or
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A
R.conus/


Effective May 6, 2014 (per TIN 14-14), fine resolution element
grids were combined into one file for day 1 through day 3, and a
second file for day 4 through day 7, using the same WMO headers
currently on operational NDFD grids. Grids for selected elements
were more tightly packed in GRIB2 format with both decimal and
binary scaling applied.  GRIB2 encoding characteristics for each
NDFD element can be viewed at the following URL:

http://graphical.weather.gov/docs/grib_design.html#element_encod
ing_lo

To view NDFD grids for the CONUS at full resolution, use the
experimental NDFD map viewer at the following URL:

http://preview.weather.gov/graphical/

General information on accessing and using NDFD elements is at:

http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm

If August 19, 2014, is a critical weather day, this
implementation may be postponed. Users will be notified of that
decision via another Technical Implementation Notice as far in
advance as possible.

For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email:

  nws.ndfd@noaa.gov

For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact:

  David Ruth
  Chief, Mesoscale Prediction Branch
  NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology
  Silver Spring, MD 20910
  david.ruth@noaa.gov

For questions regarding this notice, please contact:

  Andy Horvitz
  NWS Office of Climate Water and Weather Services
  Silver Spring, MD 20910
  andy.horvitz@noaa.gov

Technical Implementation Notices specifically related to NDFD
are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 291720
PNSWSH

Public Information Notice, Comments Wanted
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
120 PM EDT Tue Jul 29 2014

To:         Subscribers:
            -Family of Services
            -NOAA Weather Wire Service
            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
            -NOAAPORT
            Other NWS partners and employees

From:     Michelle Hawkins
            Climate Services Division

Subject:    Soliciting comments through April 1, 2015, on an
            experimental service: NWS Provision of Supplemental
            Public Safety Information before, during and after
            High Impact Weather events.

NWS is accepting comments through April 1, 2015, on an
experimental service to disseminate credible, relevant and timely
public safety information from other government agencies before,
during and after high impact weather, water and climate events
through NWS Special Weather Statement or Public Information
Statements products.

Joining with other government agencies to communicate weather-
related public safety information bolsters the collective effort
to ensure the public is prepared for high impact weather, water
and climate events. Through its existing expansive delivery
infrastructure, NWS can significantly elevate awareness of
serious threats such as, but not limited to, carbon monoxide
poisoning from generator use during power outages, harmful mold
exposure during or after flooding, and heat stroke during heat
waves.

Please view and respond to the survey at the following link:

www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NWSSPSI

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Hawkins
Climate Services Division
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Michelle.Hawkins@noaa.gov

Jamese Sims
Operations and Requirements Division
SSMC2 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Jamese.Sims@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm





000
NOUS41 KWBC 281547
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-39
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1145 AM EDT Mon Jul 28 2014

TO:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPORT
           Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

FROM:      Paul Whitmore
           Director, National Tsunami Warning Center

SUBJECT:   NWS to Issue National Tsunami Warning Center Spanish
           Messages for Pacific Effective August 4, 2014

Effective August 4, 2014, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC), the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) will begin
issuing tsunami messages in Spanish for its Pacific Ocean users.
This action follows the successful introduction of Spanish
messages for NTWC Atlantic users in 2013. The NTWC is issuing
these products in Spanish for the Pacific region to help ensure
users whose native language is Spanish can better understand the
messages.

The Spanish products will offer the same format and content as
the English products, bulleted points, etc. NWS will issue the
Spanish products on the same channels as the English products,
NOAA Weather Wire, EMWIN, etc.

Table 1: New Spanish product headers and corresponding English
product headers

Eng. WMO ID     Eng. AWIPS ID     Sp. WMO ID      Sp. AWIPS ID
-----------     -------------     -----------     ------------
WEAK51 PAAQ     TSUAK1            WEAK61 PAAQ     TSUSPN
WEAK53 PAAQ     TIBAK1            WEAK63 PAAQ     TIBSPN
SEUS71 PAAQ     EQIWOC            SEUS81 PAAQ     EQISPN
SEAK71 PAAQ     EQIAKX            SEAK81 PAAQ     EQISPN

Spanish product examples are provided at:

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/?page=product_list

The WMO IDs for the Pacific Spanish products are unique, though
the AWIPS IDs are the same as the NTWC Spanish products for the
Atlantic.

For questions or feedback regarding this notice, please contact:

Paul Whitmore
Director
National Tsunami Warning Center
Palmer, Alaska 99645
907-745-4212
Paul.Whitmore@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 281547
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-39
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1145 AM EDT Mon Jul 28 2014

TO:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPORT
           Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

FROM:      Paul Whitmore
           Director, National Tsunami Warning Center

SUBJECT:   NWS to Issue National Tsunami Warning Center Spanish
           Messages for Pacific Effective August 4, 2014

Effective August 4, 2014, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC), the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) will begin
issuing tsunami messages in Spanish for its Pacific Ocean users.
This action follows the successful introduction of Spanish
messages for NTWC Atlantic users in 2013. The NTWC is issuing
these products in Spanish for the Pacific region to help ensure
users whose native language is Spanish can better understand the
messages.

The Spanish products will offer the same format and content as
the English products, bulleted points, etc. NWS will issue the
Spanish products on the same channels as the English products,
NOAA Weather Wire, EMWIN, etc.

Table 1: New Spanish product headers and corresponding English
product headers

Eng. WMO ID     Eng. AWIPS ID     Sp. WMO ID      Sp. AWIPS ID
-----------     -------------     -----------     ------------
WEAK51 PAAQ     TSUAK1            WEAK61 PAAQ     TSUSPN
WEAK53 PAAQ     TIBAK1            WEAK63 PAAQ     TIBSPN
SEUS71 PAAQ     EQIWOC            SEUS81 PAAQ     EQISPN
SEAK71 PAAQ     EQIAKX            SEAK81 PAAQ     EQISPN

Spanish product examples are provided at:

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/?page=product_list

The WMO IDs for the Pacific Spanish products are unique, though
the AWIPS IDs are the same as the NTWC Spanish products for the
Atlantic.

For questions or feedback regarding this notice, please contact:

Paul Whitmore
Director
National Tsunami Warning Center
Palmer, Alaska 99645
907-745-4212
Paul.Whitmore@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

$$





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