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000
NOUS41 KWBC 271401
PNSWSH

Public Information Notice:  Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1003 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

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: Soliciting Comments until March 31, 2016, on
         the Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage

Amended to extend the comment period through March 31, 2016, and
to request comments on a national basis

NWS is accepting comments until March 31, 2016, on the
Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage. This webpage is
currently provided by the Corpus Christi (CRP), Texas, Weather
Forecast Office (WFO); however implementation is expected across
the NWS if successful.

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

WFO CRP will produce daily high temperature, daily low
temperature, and daily rainfall PNG graphics and KMZ files for
the South Texas region:

  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/crp/graphicalweather.php

The raw data used in these PNG graphics and KMZ files comes from
official WFO CRP text products:

 -Miscellaneous Hydrologic Data Report (RRMCRP)
 -Temperature and Precipitation Summary for South Texas (RTPCRP)
 -COCRAHS Precipitation Summary (LCOCRP)

The rainfall shapefile

  http://water.weather.gov/precip/download.php

from the national Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
is used in the generation of the daily rainfall graphics and KMZ
files.

The raw data is merged with various geographical features, as
well as customized color tables, to produce the PNG graphics and
KMZ files.

The current rainfall PNG graphic and KMZ files are available
daily at approximately 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Users may also retrieve past temperature and rainfall files
using the calendar feature at the top of the webpage.

More detailed information is available in the Product
Description Document (PDD) on line at:

  http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php

Comments are requested on NWS plans for providing this product
on a nationwide basis.

For more information, please contact:

  Mike Buchanan
  National Weather Service
  Corpus Christi, TX 78406
  361-299-1354 ext. 224
  mike.buchanan@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 271401
PNSWSH

Public Information Notice:  Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1003 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

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: Soliciting Comments until March 31, 2016, on
         the Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage

Amended to extend the comment period through March 31, 2016, and
to request comments on a national basis

NWS is accepting comments until March 31, 2016, on the
Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage. This webpage is
currently provided by the Corpus Christi (CRP), Texas, Weather
Forecast Office (WFO); however implementation is expected across
the NWS if successful.

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

WFO CRP will produce daily high temperature, daily low
temperature, and daily rainfall PNG graphics and KMZ files for
the South Texas region:

  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/crp/graphicalweather.php

The raw data used in these PNG graphics and KMZ files comes from
official WFO CRP text products:

 -Miscellaneous Hydrologic Data Report (RRMCRP)
 -Temperature and Precipitation Summary for South Texas (RTPCRP)
 -COCRAHS Precipitation Summary (LCOCRP)

The rainfall shapefile

  http://water.weather.gov/precip/download.php

from the national Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
is used in the generation of the daily rainfall graphics and KMZ
files.

The raw data is merged with various geographical features, as
well as customized color tables, to produce the PNG graphics and
KMZ files.

The current rainfall PNG graphic and KMZ files are available
daily at approximately 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Users may also retrieve past temperature and rainfall files
using the calendar feature at the top of the webpage.

More detailed information is available in the Product
Description Document (PDD) on line at:

  http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php

Comments are requested on NWS plans for providing this product
on a nationwide basis.

For more information, please contact:

  Mike Buchanan
  National Weather Service
  Corpus Christi, TX 78406
  361-299-1354 ext. 224
  mike.buchanan@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 271401
PNSWSH

Public Information Notice:  Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1003 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

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: Soliciting Comments until March 31, 2016, on
         the Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage

Amended to extend the comment period through March 31, 2016, and
to request comments on a national basis

NWS is accepting comments until March 31, 2016, on the
Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage. This webpage is
currently provided by the Corpus Christi (CRP), Texas, Weather
Forecast Office (WFO); however implementation is expected across
the NWS if successful.

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

WFO CRP will produce daily high temperature, daily low
temperature, and daily rainfall PNG graphics and KMZ files for
the South Texas region:

  http://www.srh.noaa.gov/crp/graphicalweather.php

The raw data used in these PNG graphics and KMZ files comes from
official WFO CRP text products:

 -Miscellaneous Hydrologic Data Report (RRMCRP)
 -Temperature and Precipitation Summary for South Texas (RTPCRP)
 -COCRAHS Precipitation Summary (LCOCRP)

The rainfall shapefile

  http://water.weather.gov/precip/download.php

from the national Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
is used in the generation of the daily rainfall graphics and KMZ
files.

The raw data is merged with various geographical features, as
well as customized color tables, to produce the PNG graphics and
KMZ files.

The current rainfall PNG graphic and KMZ files are available
daily at approximately 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Users may also retrieve past temperature and rainfall files
using the calendar feature at the top of the webpage.

More detailed information is available in the Product
Description Document (PDD) on line at:

  http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php

Comments are requested on NWS plans for providing this product
on a nationwide basis.

For more information, please contact:

  Mike Buchanan
  National Weather Service
  Corpus Christi, TX 78406
  361-299-1354 ext. 224
  mike.buchanan@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 271109
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 15-15
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
Relayed for the National Ocean Service
710 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

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

From:    Frank Aikman
         Chief, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
         NOS Office of Coast Survey

Subject: Addition of ESTOFS Pacific over the SBN and NOAAPORT.
         GRIB Encoding Change to ESTOFS Pacific on NCEP Servers
         Effective June 9, 2015

Effective June 9, 2015, beginning with the 1200 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC) cycle, ESTOFS Pacific will be added to the
Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) and NOAAPORT. These grids will
be disseminated in GRIB2 format. The GRIB2 header for grids will
be updated so that the Process ID identifies the Extra-tropical
Storm Surge Pacific Domain. The Process ID identifier will change
from 14 to 17 on NCEP`s servers.

For technical details about ESTOFS please see: Technical
Information Notice (TIN) 14-27:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin14-27estofs_pac.htm

ESTOFS Pacific output is reprojected from the ADvanced
CIRCulation (ADCIRC) native finite element grid to the 2.5 km
National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Continental United
States grid for the west coast, 2.5 km NDFD Hawaii grid, and 6 km
NDFD Alaska grid.

GRIB2 files are created for each hourly prediction during a
forecast cycle, consisting of records of combined water level
(surge with tide), harmonic tidal prediction (astronomical
tides), and sub-tidal water levels (the isolated surge). GRIB2
files will be available 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours after the synoptic
time (OO, 06, 12, 18 UTC). The per cycle data volume will be
approximately 412 MB.

The WMO Headings for these products will be as follows:

   T1:     Data Format of GRIB2 - E
   T2:     Parameter code - C, E, or H
   A1:     Grid code - A for Alaska, D for CONUS (west coast),
                       H for Hawaii
   A2:     Forecast time interval- one of
           ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
   II:     Layer or level: 88
   CCCC:   KWBM

For a complete listing of ESTOFS Pacific WMO Headers please refer
to the following web page:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/images/estof_pac.pdf

ESTOFS Pacific is also available as netCDF and GRIB2 files via
the NCEP server at:

http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ESTOFS Pacific GRIB2 output is also disseminated via NCEP`s NOAA
Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) server
at:

http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/

For questions concerning the technical details of ESTOFS contact:

Dr. Jesse Feyen
Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Coast Survey Development Laboratory
NOAA/NOS/Office of Coast Survey
Silver Spring, MD
Jesse.Feyen@noaa.gov

For questions regarding the dataflow aspect of ESTOFS contact:

Kelly Kempisty
NCEP/NCO Dataflow Team
College Park, MD
ncep.list.pmb-dataflow@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 271109
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 15-15
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
Relayed for the National Ocean Service
710 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

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

From:    Frank Aikman
         Chief, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
         NOS Office of Coast Survey

Subject: Addition of ESTOFS Pacific over the SBN and NOAAPORT.
         GRIB Encoding Change to ESTOFS Pacific on NCEP Servers
         Effective June 9, 2015

Effective June 9, 2015, beginning with the 1200 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC) cycle, ESTOFS Pacific will be added to the
Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) and NOAAPORT. These grids will
be disseminated in GRIB2 format. The GRIB2 header for grids will
be updated so that the Process ID identifies the Extra-tropical
Storm Surge Pacific Domain. The Process ID identifier will change
from 14 to 17 on NCEP`s servers.

For technical details about ESTOFS please see: Technical
Information Notice (TIN) 14-27:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin14-27estofs_pac.htm

ESTOFS Pacific output is reprojected from the ADvanced
CIRCulation (ADCIRC) native finite element grid to the 2.5 km
National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Continental United
States grid for the west coast, 2.5 km NDFD Hawaii grid, and 6 km
NDFD Alaska grid.

GRIB2 files are created for each hourly prediction during a
forecast cycle, consisting of records of combined water level
(surge with tide), harmonic tidal prediction (astronomical
tides), and sub-tidal water levels (the isolated surge). GRIB2
files will be available 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours after the synoptic
time (OO, 06, 12, 18 UTC). The per cycle data volume will be
approximately 412 MB.

The WMO Headings for these products will be as follows:

   T1:     Data Format of GRIB2 - E
   T2:     Parameter code - C, E, or H
   A1:     Grid code - A for Alaska, D for CONUS (west coast),
                       H for Hawaii
   A2:     Forecast time interval- one of
           ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
   II:     Layer or level: 88
   CCCC:   KWBM

For a complete listing of ESTOFS Pacific WMO Headers please refer
to the following web page:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/images/estof_pac.pdf

ESTOFS Pacific is also available as netCDF and GRIB2 files via
the NCEP server at:

http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ESTOFS Pacific GRIB2 output is also disseminated via NCEP`s NOAA
Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) server
at:

http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/

For questions concerning the technical details of ESTOFS contact:

Dr. Jesse Feyen
Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Coast Survey Development Laboratory
NOAA/NOS/Office of Coast Survey
Silver Spring, MD
Jesse.Feyen@noaa.gov

For questions regarding the dataflow aspect of ESTOFS contact:

Kelly Kempisty
NCEP/NCO Dataflow Team
College Park, MD
ncep.list.pmb-dataflow@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 271109
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 15-15
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
Relayed for the National Ocean Service
710 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

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

From:    Frank Aikman
         Chief, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
         NOS Office of Coast Survey

Subject: Addition of ESTOFS Pacific over the SBN and NOAAPORT.
         GRIB Encoding Change to ESTOFS Pacific on NCEP Servers
         Effective June 9, 2015

Effective June 9, 2015, beginning with the 1200 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC) cycle, ESTOFS Pacific will be added to the
Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) and NOAAPORT. These grids will
be disseminated in GRIB2 format. The GRIB2 header for grids will
be updated so that the Process ID identifies the Extra-tropical
Storm Surge Pacific Domain. The Process ID identifier will change
from 14 to 17 on NCEP`s servers.

For technical details about ESTOFS please see: Technical
Information Notice (TIN) 14-27:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin14-27estofs_pac.htm

ESTOFS Pacific output is reprojected from the ADvanced
CIRCulation (ADCIRC) native finite element grid to the 2.5 km
National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Continental United
States grid for the west coast, 2.5 km NDFD Hawaii grid, and 6 km
NDFD Alaska grid.

GRIB2 files are created for each hourly prediction during a
forecast cycle, consisting of records of combined water level
(surge with tide), harmonic tidal prediction (astronomical
tides), and sub-tidal water levels (the isolated surge). GRIB2
files will be available 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours after the synoptic
time (OO, 06, 12, 18 UTC). The per cycle data volume will be
approximately 412 MB.

The WMO Headings for these products will be as follows:

   T1:     Data Format of GRIB2 - E
   T2:     Parameter code - C, E, or H
   A1:     Grid code - A for Alaska, D for CONUS (west coast),
                       H for Hawaii
   A2:     Forecast time interval- one of
           ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
   II:     Layer or level: 88
   CCCC:   KWBM

For a complete listing of ESTOFS Pacific WMO Headers please refer
to the following web page:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/images/estof_pac.pdf

ESTOFS Pacific is also available as netCDF and GRIB2 files via
the NCEP server at:

http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ESTOFS Pacific GRIB2 output is also disseminated via NCEP`s NOAA
Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) server
at:

http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/

For questions concerning the technical details of ESTOFS contact:

Dr. Jesse Feyen
Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Coast Survey Development Laboratory
NOAA/NOS/Office of Coast Survey
Silver Spring, MD
Jesse.Feyen@noaa.gov

For questions regarding the dataflow aspect of ESTOFS contact:

Kelly Kempisty
NCEP/NCO Dataflow Team
College Park, MD
ncep.list.pmb-dataflow@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 271109
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 15-15
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
Relayed for the National Ocean Service
710 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

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

From:    Frank Aikman
         Chief, Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
         NOS Office of Coast Survey

Subject: Addition of ESTOFS Pacific over the SBN and NOAAPORT.
         GRIB Encoding Change to ESTOFS Pacific on NCEP Servers
         Effective June 9, 2015

Effective June 9, 2015, beginning with the 1200 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC) cycle, ESTOFS Pacific will be added to the
Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) and NOAAPORT. These grids will
be disseminated in GRIB2 format. The GRIB2 header for grids will
be updated so that the Process ID identifies the Extra-tropical
Storm Surge Pacific Domain. The Process ID identifier will change
from 14 to 17 on NCEP`s servers.

For technical details about ESTOFS please see: Technical
Information Notice (TIN) 14-27:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin14-27estofs_pac.htm

ESTOFS Pacific output is reprojected from the ADvanced
CIRCulation (ADCIRC) native finite element grid to the 2.5 km
National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Continental United
States grid for the west coast, 2.5 km NDFD Hawaii grid, and 6 km
NDFD Alaska grid.

GRIB2 files are created for each hourly prediction during a
forecast cycle, consisting of records of combined water level
(surge with tide), harmonic tidal prediction (astronomical
tides), and sub-tidal water levels (the isolated surge). GRIB2
files will be available 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours after the synoptic
time (OO, 06, 12, 18 UTC). The per cycle data volume will be
approximately 412 MB.

The WMO Headings for these products will be as follows:

   T1:     Data Format of GRIB2 - E
   T2:     Parameter code - C, E, or H
   A1:     Grid code - A for Alaska, D for CONUS (west coast),
                       H for Hawaii
   A2:     Forecast time interval- one of
           ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
   II:     Layer or level: 88
   CCCC:   KWBM

For a complete listing of ESTOFS Pacific WMO Headers please refer
to the following web page:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/images/estof_pac.pdf

ESTOFS Pacific is also available as netCDF and GRIB2 files via
the NCEP server at:

http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/estofs/prod

ESTOFS Pacific GRIB2 output is also disseminated via NCEP`s NOAA
Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) server
at:

http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/

For questions concerning the technical details of ESTOFS contact:

Dr. Jesse Feyen
Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs
Coast Survey Development Laboratory
NOAA/NOS/Office of Coast Survey
Silver Spring, MD
Jesse.Feyen@noaa.gov

For questions regarding the dataflow aspect of ESTOFS contact:

Kelly Kempisty
NCEP/NCO Dataflow Team
College Park, MD
ncep.list.pmb-dataflow@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 251916
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 15-16
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
315 PM EDT Wed Mar 25 2015

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

FROM:    John Guiney
         Chief, Eastern Region Meteorological Services Division

SUBJECT: Addition of metadata to NWS Eastern Region Public
         Information Statements effective May 5, 2015

Effective Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 1200 Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), NWS Eastern Region Weather Forecast Offices will add
metadata to the bottom of Public Information Statements (PNS)
used to summarize recent past weather such as snow accumulation,
rainfall and wind gusts. This metadata will contain the same
information found in the plain text portion of the message but
will be in a format computers can decode and plot on a map.

The metadata will start immediately following a double ampersand
(&&) with the heading *****METADATA*****. Each line following the
header will contain information in comma separated value (CSV)
format as follows:

:Event Date, Event Time, State, County, Reference City, Distance
(miles) from Reference City, Direction from Reference City,
Latitude, Longitude (in decimal degrees), Weather Event Type,
Magnitude of Event, Weather Units, Report Source, Remarks.

Here is a sample of the new format:

NOUS41 KPBZ
PNSPBZ
PAZ016

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
338 PM THU FEB 26 2015

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST
8 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COOPERATIVE
OBSERVERS...MEDIA AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR THESE REPORTS.

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

OHIO

...JEFFERSON COUNTY
 1 WNW FOLLANSBEE         1.7  1255 PM  2/18   SOCIAL MEDIA

&&

*****METADATA*****

:2/18/2015, 1255 PM, OH, JEFFERSON, FOLLANSBEE, 1, WNW, 40.3421,
-80.6197, SNOW, 1.7, INCH, SOCIAL MEDIA, ELEV 1000

double dollar sign

Note this format change does not require any change to NOAA
Weather Wire Service product identifiers, WMO Heading codes or
Universal Generic Codes.

For comments on the new format, contact:

  Rick Watling
  NWS Eastern Region HQ
  E-mail: Richard.Watling@noaa.gov
  Phone: 631-244-0123

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 251916
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 15-16
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
315 PM EDT Wed Mar 25 2015

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

FROM:    John Guiney
         Chief, Eastern Region Meteorological Services Division

SUBJECT: Addition of metadata to NWS Eastern Region Public
         Information Statements effective May 5, 2015

Effective Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 1200 Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), NWS Eastern Region Weather Forecast Offices will add
metadata to the bottom of Public Information Statements (PNS)
used to summarize recent past weather such as snow accumulation,
rainfall and wind gusts. This metadata will contain the same
information found in the plain text portion of the message but
will be in a format computers can decode and plot on a map.

The metadata will start immediately following a double ampersand
(&&) with the heading *****METADATA*****. Each line following the
header will contain information in comma separated value (CSV)
format as follows:

:Event Date, Event Time, State, County, Reference City, Distance
(miles) from Reference City, Direction from Reference City,
Latitude, Longitude (in decimal degrees), Weather Event Type,
Magnitude of Event, Weather Units, Report Source, Remarks.

Here is a sample of the new format:

NOUS41 KPBZ
PNSPBZ
PAZ016

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
338 PM THU FEB 26 2015

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST
8 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COOPERATIVE
OBSERVERS...MEDIA AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR THESE REPORTS.

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

OHIO

...JEFFERSON COUNTY
 1 WNW FOLLANSBEE         1.7  1255 PM  2/18   SOCIAL MEDIA

&&

*****METADATA*****

:2/18/2015, 1255 PM, OH, JEFFERSON, FOLLANSBEE, 1, WNW, 40.3421,
-80.6197, SNOW, 1.7, INCH, SOCIAL MEDIA, ELEV 1000

double dollar sign

Note this format change does not require any change to NOAA
Weather Wire Service product identifiers, WMO Heading codes or
Universal Generic Codes.

For comments on the new format, contact:

  Rick Watling
  NWS Eastern Region HQ
  E-mail: Richard.Watling@noaa.gov
  Phone: 631-244-0123

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 251916
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 15-16
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
315 PM EDT Wed Mar 25 2015

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

FROM:    John Guiney
         Chief, Eastern Region Meteorological Services Division

SUBJECT: Addition of metadata to NWS Eastern Region Public
         Information Statements effective May 5, 2015

Effective Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 1200 Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), NWS Eastern Region Weather Forecast Offices will add
metadata to the bottom of Public Information Statements (PNS)
used to summarize recent past weather such as snow accumulation,
rainfall and wind gusts. This metadata will contain the same
information found in the plain text portion of the message but
will be in a format computers can decode and plot on a map.

The metadata will start immediately following a double ampersand
(&&) with the heading *****METADATA*****. Each line following the
header will contain information in comma separated value (CSV)
format as follows:

:Event Date, Event Time, State, County, Reference City, Distance
(miles) from Reference City, Direction from Reference City,
Latitude, Longitude (in decimal degrees), Weather Event Type,
Magnitude of Event, Weather Units, Report Source, Remarks.

Here is a sample of the new format:

NOUS41 KPBZ
PNSPBZ
PAZ016

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
338 PM THU FEB 26 2015

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST
8 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COOPERATIVE
OBSERVERS...MEDIA AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR THESE REPORTS.

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

OHIO

...JEFFERSON COUNTY
 1 WNW FOLLANSBEE         1.7  1255 PM  2/18   SOCIAL MEDIA

&&

*****METADATA*****

:2/18/2015, 1255 PM, OH, JEFFERSON, FOLLANSBEE, 1, WNW, 40.3421,
-80.6197, SNOW, 1.7, INCH, SOCIAL MEDIA, ELEV 1000

double dollar sign

Note this format change does not require any change to NOAA
Weather Wire Service product identifiers, WMO Heading codes or
Universal Generic Codes.

For comments on the new format, contact:

  Rick Watling
  NWS Eastern Region HQ
  E-mail: Richard.Watling@noaa.gov
  Phone: 631-244-0123

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 251916
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 15-16
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
315 PM EDT Wed Mar 25 2015

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

FROM:    John Guiney
         Chief, Eastern Region Meteorological Services Division

SUBJECT: Addition of metadata to NWS Eastern Region Public
         Information Statements effective May 5, 2015

Effective Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 1200 Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), NWS Eastern Region Weather Forecast Offices will add
metadata to the bottom of Public Information Statements (PNS)
used to summarize recent past weather such as snow accumulation,
rainfall and wind gusts. This metadata will contain the same
information found in the plain text portion of the message but
will be in a format computers can decode and plot on a map.

The metadata will start immediately following a double ampersand
(&&) with the heading *****METADATA*****. Each line following the
header will contain information in comma separated value (CSV)
format as follows:

:Event Date, Event Time, State, County, Reference City, Distance
(miles) from Reference City, Direction from Reference City,
Latitude, Longitude (in decimal degrees), Weather Event Type,
Magnitude of Event, Weather Units, Report Source, Remarks.

Here is a sample of the new format:

NOUS41 KPBZ
PNSPBZ
PAZ016

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
338 PM THU FEB 26 2015

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST
8 HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COOPERATIVE
OBSERVERS...MEDIA AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR THESE REPORTS.

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

OHIO

...JEFFERSON COUNTY
 1 WNW FOLLANSBEE         1.7  1255 PM  2/18   SOCIAL MEDIA

&&

*****METADATA*****

:2/18/2015, 1255 PM, OH, JEFFERSON, FOLLANSBEE, 1, WNW, 40.3421,
-80.6197, SNOW, 1.7, INCH, SOCIAL MEDIA, ELEV 1000

double dollar sign

Note this format change does not require any change to NOAA
Weather Wire Service product identifiers, WMO Heading codes or
Universal Generic Codes.

For comments on the new format, contact:

  Rick Watling
  NWS Eastern Region HQ
  E-mail: Richard.Watling@noaa.gov
  Phone: 631-244-0123

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$





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