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Public Information Statement

NOUS41 KWBC 011115

Service Change Notice 10-41
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington, DC
715 AM EDT Fri Oct 1 2010

TO:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:      Therese Z. Pierce
           Chief, Marine and Coastal Services Branch

Subject:   Change to official name of issuing office in
           products from the National Hurricane Center:
           effective January 10, 2011

The NWS Tropical Prediction Center (TPC) has officially changed
its name to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Effective On
January 10, 2011, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) this
will be reflected in the Issuing Office Line of the Mass News
Disseminator Header Block.

The following change to the Issuing Office Line for text
products will occur:

   Current Issuing Office Line:

   Issuing Office Line effective January 10, 2011 at 1200 UTC:

   Products associated with a specific tropical cyclone will
   continue to be appended at the end of the Issuing Office Line
   with BBCCYYYY

   Where BB is AL (North Atlantic) or EP (East Pacific)
   CC is the cyclone number (01, 02, 03, 49)
   YYYY is the 4 digit year the tropical cyclone formed

A list of text products affected by the name change is
online at:

References to TPC in any graphical products issued by the
National Hurricane Center, Hydrometeorological Prediction
Center, Ocean Prediction Center, and the Weather Forecast Office
Honolulu will also change from TPC to NHC.

There will be no changes to AWIPS identifiers and WMO product

If you have questions about this change, please contact:

  John Kuhn
  National Weather Service
  Marine and Coastal Services Branch
  1325 East West Highway
  Silver Spring, MD 20910
  301-713-1677 Ext. 121

National Service Change Notices are available online at: