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Service Change Notice 17-29

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

1120 AM EST Fri Mar 10 2017


To:      Subscribers

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:    Allison Allen

         Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch


Subject: Discontinuing the Experimental Spanish Language

         Hurricane Local Statement issued by the National

         Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in

         Brownsville, TX, Effective April 10, 2017


Effective April 10, 2017, the NWS WFO in Brownsville, TX, will

no longer issue the experimental Spanish Language Hurricane

Local Statement (HLS). The Spanish version of the HLS was

crafted to match a now outdated HLS format and it can no longer

be supported. No comments were received on the product during

its experimental period as there were no tropical cyclones

during the past two hurricane seasons that necessitated issuance

of the product.


For questions, please contact:


Melinda Bailey

Dissemination Meteorologist

Southern Region Headquarters


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