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Service Change Notice 15-36

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1032 AM EDT Fri Jun 19, 2015


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:     Eli Jacks

          Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division


Subject:  Implementation of Spot Forecast Requests and

          Spot Forecasts for the Tropical North Atlantic

          and Tropical Northeast Pacific High Seas

          Effective August 4, 2015


Effective Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 200 pm Eastern Daylight

Time (EDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the

Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National

Hurricane Center will begin accepting Spot Forecast Requests

and providing Spot Forecasts. The areas covered are:


-Tropical North Atlantic High Seas forecast from 07 North to

31 North between 35 West and 100 West

-Tropical Northeast Pacific High Seas forecast area from

03.4S to 30 North east of 140 West.  


To provide enhanced marine Decision Support Services (DSS)

for site specific locations, TAFB will provide a webpage for

external spot forecast requests and spot forecasts for

requested locations within these areas of responsibility.


TABLE 1: Product Headers for Spot Forecast Requests and Spot

Forecasts for which TAFB will issue effective August 4, 2015



Product Name                    WMO Heading      AWIPS ID

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

Spot Forecast Request           BMBB91 KNHC      MIASTQNHC

Spot Forecast                   FNUS72 KNHC      MIAFWSNHC


For Spot forecast requests to NHC/TAFB and spot forecasts

that will become effective August 4, 2015, go to:


If you have any questions or comments about the spot

forecast request or spot forecast products, please contact:


Hugh D. Cobb                    Richard May

Chief, TAFB                     NWS Headquarters

National Hurricane Center       Marine Services                              

Miami, FL  33165-2149           Silver Spring, MD  20910 

305-229-4454                    301-427-9378    


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