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Service Change Notice


US41 KWBC 131735
PNSWSH

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 07-10
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
135 PM EDT TUE MAR 7 2007

TO:         FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA 
            WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS 
            WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ SUBSCRIBERS 
            ...NOAAPORT SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER 
            SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS...AND NWS 
            EMPLOYEES

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

SUBJECT:    DATA AND PRODUCT CHANGES FROM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
            /DOD/ WC-130J RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: EFFECTIVE
            JUNE 1 2007 

DOD IS CONTINUING THE WC-130J AIRCRAFT RETROFIT AND 
IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW SOFTWARE FOR THE COLLECTION AND 
TRANSMISSION OF HIGH DENSITY/HIGH ACCURACY DATA COLLECTIVELY 
REFERRED TO AS HIGH DENSITY OBSERVATIONS /HDOB/ THROUGH 2007.

1.  NEW PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007 THE TROPICAL PREDICTION 
CENTER/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER /NHC/ WILL BEGIN ISSUANCE OF 
THREE NEW PRODUCTS FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF AIR FORCE HDOB. USERS 
WHO WISH TO RECEIVE THIS DATA MUST MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN 
THEIR WMO COMMUNICATIONS DATABASES BY JUNE 1 2007:

BASIN                   WMO HEADING/ACTION   AWIPS ID/ACTION

ATLANTIC                URNT15 KNHC/ADD      AHONT1/ADD 
EASTERN/CENTRAL PACIFIC URPN15 KNHC/ADD      AHOPN1/ADD
WESTERN PACIFIC         URPA15 KNHC/ADD      AHOPA1/ADD

IN 2006 THIS DATA WAS ROUTED VIA THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ 
SXXX50 MESSAGE. 

2. NEW BACKUP PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007...IN THE EVENT THE 
PRIMARY MEANS OF DISSEMINATION FOR AIR FORCE HDOB CANNOT BE 
ACCOMPLISHED VIA THE NHC...BACKUP PRODUCTS WILL BE DISSEMINATED 
THROUGH KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE. USERS WHO WISH TO RECEIVE THIS 
DATA MUST MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN THEIR COMMUNICATIONS 
DATABASES BY JUNE 1 2007:

BASIN                       WMO HEADING/ACTION  AWIPS ID/ACTION

ATLANTIC                    URNT15 KBIX/ADD     AHONT1/ADD      
EASTERN/CENTRAL PACIFIC     URPN15 KBIX/ADD     AHOPN1/ADD 
WESTERN PACIFIC             URPA15 KBIX/ADD     AHOPA1/ADD

THESE NEW PRODUCTS WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE FOS...EMERGENCY 
MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/...NOAAPORT...AND 
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/.

3.  NEW PRODUCT FORMAT: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007...IN ADDITION TO 
THE COMMENCEMENT OF NEW PRODUCT HEADERS...THERE WILL BE A CHANGE 
IN THE HDOB MESSAGE FORMAT.

USERS WISHING TO READ ABOUT THE NEW HDOB MESSAGE FORMAT MAY GO TO 
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/ABOUTHDOBS_2007.SHTML

USERS WISHING TO VIEW A SAMPLE HDOB IN THE NEW DATA FORMAT MAY GO 
TO /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/HDOBS_SAMPLE_2007.SHTML

HDOB MESSAGE FORMATS ARE PROVIDED IN NATIONAL HURRICANE 
OPERATIONS PLAN /NHOP/ APPENDIX G.  THE 2006 NHOP...ALONG WITH 
THE 2006 HDOB MESSAGE FORMAT...IS CURRENTLY PROVIDED ONLINE AT 
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     HTTP://WWW.OFCM.GOV/NHOP

THE 2007 NHOP WILL BE POSTED ONLINE BY JUNE 1 2007...ALONG WITH 
THE 2007 NEW HDOB MESSAGE FORMAT.

PLEASE NOTE: 2007 WILL BE A TRANSITION YEAR TO RETROFIT THE 
ENTIRE WC-130J FLEET WITH THE ENHANCED DATA CAPABILITY. WHEN 
AIRCRAFT NOT OUTFITTED WITH THE NEW INSTRUMENTATION ARE DEPLOYED 
IN 2007...THEN THE ASSOCIATED DATA BLOCKS IN THE HDOB MESSAGE 
FORMAT WILL BE REPORTED AS MISSING...USING THE FIGURE NINE /9/ AS 
A PLACEHOLDER.

4.  PRODUCT DISCONTINUATION:  EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2007 THE 
DISSEMINATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL VORTEX MESSAGE PRODUCTS WILL BE 
DISCONTINUED.  THE NEW HDOB INFORMATION IS NOW PROVIDED TO THE 
ENTIRE USER COMMUNITY AND PROVIDES FAR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.  
USERS CAN MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN THEIR COMMUNICATIONS 
DATABASES BY JUNE 1 2007:

BASIN                           WMO HEADING/ACTION

ATLANTIC                        URNT14 KNHC AND KBIX/DELETE
EASTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC     URPN14 KNHC AND KBIX/DELETE
WESTERN PACIFIC                 URPA14 KNHC AND KBIX/DELETE 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT

     TIMOTHY SCHOTT
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
     MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH
     1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13124
     SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910
     PHONE: 301-713-1677 EXTENSION 122
     EMAIL: TIMOTHY.SCHOTT@NOAA.GOV

THIS NOTICE AND OTHER SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES CAN BE FOUND ONLINE 
AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

     WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF/HTM

$$
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