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Service Change Statement 17-109

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

935 AM EDT Thu Oct 12 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:  Degraded HFFAX Transmissions Effective Immediately


The U.S. Coast Guard is currently experiencing degradation in

image quality of all HFFAX (WEFAX) products.  The NWS and Coast

Guard representatives are troubleshooting the problem. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.


HFFAX products can be obtained using the NWS' FTPMAIL system. 

This is a system where a user can request and receive HFFAX

(WEFAX) products via email.  If internet access is available,

go to:


to learn how to use the FTPMAIL system. 


If internet access is available, HFFAX (WEFAX) products can also

be viewed online at:


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