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Example - Tropical Cyclone Update (Text)


Example 1 - TCU to convey changes in storm information (with summary section)

WTNT64 KNHC 052333
TCUAT4

TROPICAL STORM COLIN TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042010
500 PM AST THU AUG 05 2010

...RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AND SATELLITE DATA INDICATE THAT TROPICAL
STORM COLIN HAS STRENGTHENED...

AROUND 5 PM AST...RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATED THAT MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS IN TROPICAL STORM COLIN HAD INCREASED TO NEAR 60
MPH...WHICH IS SOONER THAN ORIGINALLY FORECAST. THEREFORE AN
UPDATED INTENSITY FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED IN A SPECIAL ADVISORY BY
8 PM AST. THIS WILL SUPERCEDE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED INTERMEDIATE
PUBLIC ADVISORY PRODUCT.

SUMMARY OF 730 PM AST...2330 UTC...INFORMATION
--------------------------------------------------
LOCATION...25.6N 66.2W
ABOUT 470 MI...755 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 330 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...32 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

$$
FORECASTER STEWART/BROWN

Example 2 - TCU to notify users that change in status is forthcoming (no summary section)

ZCZC MIATCUAT2 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072008
200 PM EDT MON AUG 25 2008

PRELIMINARY REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT 
INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN HAS STRENGTHENED.  A 
SPECIAL ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED WITHIN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES TO 
UPGRADE THE DEPRESSION TO A TROPICAL STORM...TO UPDATE THE INTENSITY 
FORECAST...AND TO ISSUE NEW WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR HISPANIOLA.

$$
FORECASTER PASCH

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