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Service Change Notice
NOUS41 KWBC 231130 Service Change Notice 13-46 National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC 730 AM EDT Tue Jul 23 2013 To: Subscribers: -Family of Services -NOAA Weather Wire Service -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network -NOAAPORT Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees From: Mark Tew Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch Subject: Discontinuation of the Text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates Product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico Effective July 30, 2013 Effective Tuesday July 30, 2013, at 200 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will stop issuing the current operational version of the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction will be transitioning to the WCOSS super computer on July 30, 2013. NHC management has decided to further develop the experimental satellite rainfall program so it can migrate to WCOSS for operational implementation. Users are directed to the Experimental Satellite Rainfall Product on the National Hurricane Center website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/ The Product Description Document for the Tropical Disturbance Rainfall on the National Hurricane Center website at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/about.php Table 1 lists the WMO headers and AWIPS IDs of the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico which will be discontinued on July 30, 2013 Product Name WMO Heading AWIPS ID ____________ ___________ ________ East Caribbean Satellite TTCA21 KNHC STDECA Tropical Disturbance Rainfall 40W to 67W Central Caribbean Satellite TTCA22 KNHC STDCCA Tropical Disturbance Rainfall 67W to 80W Western Caribbean/Mexico TTCA23 KNHC STDWCA Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall 80W to 120W The effective date of this change is sooner than specified by NWS Policy (NWS Instruction 10-1805). The shorter advance lead time was necessitated by uncertainty in timing of migration to a new supercomputer, and approved because the current users will not have to make any adjustments to accommodate the change. If you have any questions or comments about the discontinuation of the text Satellite Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimates Product for the Caribbean, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico please contact: Hugh D. Cobb Richard May Chief, TAFB NWS Headquarters National Hurricane Center Marine Services 11691 SW 17th Street 1325 East-West Highway Miami, FL 33165-2149 Silver Spring, MD 20910 305-229-4454 301-713-1677 x 127 Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov Richard.May@noaa.gov National NWS Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$