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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 181933
PNSWSH

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 09-09
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
233 PM EST WED FEB 18 2009

TO:         SUBSCRIBERS:
            -FAMILY OF SERVICES
            -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
            -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK 
            -OTHER NWS PARTNERS...USERS AND EMPLOYEES

FROM:	      THERESE Z. PIERCE
	      CHIEF...MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH

SUBJECT:    CHANGE TO FORMAT OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE 
            DISCUSSION FOR THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE BASIN:
            EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009 

THROUGH 2008 THE LOCAL ISSUANCE TIME ZONE IN THE TROPICAL 
CYCLONE DISCUSSION /TCD/ PRODUCT WAS NOTED AS 
EASTERN...REGARDLESS OF THE LOCATION OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE.

EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2009...THE LOCAL ISSUANCE TIME ZONE FOR THE TCD 
PRODUCT WILL BE NOTED AS ATLANTIC...EASTERN...OR 
CENTRAL...DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE.  
THIS CHANGE WILL ENSURE THE LOCAL ISSUANCE TIME ZONE FOR 
ATLANTIC BASIN TCD PRODUCTS IS THE SAME AS IN THE COMPANION 
TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY /TCP/ PRODUCT.

AN EXAMPLE OF THE TCD PRODUCT FOR 2009 IS PROVIDED ONLINE AT 
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

  HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/TCD_EXAMPLE.SHTML

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT:

  TIMOTHY SCHOTT
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
  MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH
  1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13124
  SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910
  301-713-1677 EXTENSION 122

NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT  
/USE LOWERCASE/:

  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM

$$
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