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Heavy Snow for the North-Central U.S.; Bitter Cold and a Second Storm to Follow

Heavy snow will develop overnight in the Dakotas and move into northern Minnesota on Thursday. Light sleet and freezing rain accumulations will be possible south of the area of heavy snow from South Dakota into central Minnesota. Bitter cold temperatures will follow this weekend along with another storm impacting the Pacific Northwest starting Friday then moving down the Rockies through Monday. Read More >

EMWIN

Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

The National Weather Service (NWS) Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) system was developed to provide emergency managers, public alerting services, and the public at large quick and free access to a defined set of NWS warnings, watches, forecasts, and other products.

Current Status

* HRIT/EMWIN Satellite Service, GOES-E (GOES-16) \075.2-W\ Operational
* HRIT/EMWIN Satellite Service, GOES-W GOES-17) \137.2-W\ Operational
* HRIT/EMWIN FTP Service Operational
 

* Note: This status is only updated during normal business hours.

Please address any content or service issues you encounter with HRIT/EMWIN to the following: 

 - OMB/CP Tech Control address: nco.ops@noaa.gov Phone: 301-683-1518
 - and cc: nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov 


The full suite of products on the EMWIN broadcast is published in the EMWIN text and image product catalogs:

 

EMWIN Text Product Catalog

EMWIN Image Product Catalog

 

EMWIN disseminates products over the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) GOES-East and GOES-West satellites' HRIT/EMWIN satellite broadcast service. The products are also available in Archived files on an NWS public Internet facing anonymous EMWIN FTP Archive file server.  As products are received from the NWS Telecommunications Gateway and the NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS-2), EMWIN first writes the files to the Archive file server and then sends the products over the satellite broadcast.  Should the satellite broadcast become unavailable, the continuous suite of EMWIN products may be downloaded from the Archive file server.
 

Note 1 -- The NWS provides products in unencrypted format on the satellite broadcast (within the HRIT/EMWIN satellite footprint). Users are responsible to purchase and install an HRIT/EMWIN satellite receiver and software to receive, store, and display the products from the broadcast. The EMWIN products are present on the following HRIT/EMWIN broadcast virtual channels:
 

Channel Description  Content
20  EMWIN Priority EMWIN Priority 1 & 2 Text Products*
21 EMWIN Graphics  Image Products
22  EMWIN Other  EMWIN Priority 3 & 4 Text Products*

       
- The priority assigned to text products is documented in the EMWIN Text Product Catalog.

 

EMWIN Archive files are provided in a .zip file format on the anonymous EMWIN FTP Archive file server.  Users must purchase and install a computer with the appropriate software and Internet service to access the Archived files on the server, and "unzip" the products within the EMWIN Archived files.

Notices

Effective 2020/10/14

2020 HRIT/EMWIN User Survey


The purpose of this survey is to get a more accurate picture of the High Rate Information
Transmission/Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (HRIT/EMWIN) Users’
capability footprint and what sources are being utilized to
retrieve their environmental data.
 
 

Effective 2020/09/30


NOUS41 KWBC 301140
PNSWSH

Public Information Statement 20-70
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
740 AM EDT Wed Sep 30 2020

To: Subscribers:
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
-NOAAPort
Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: Allison Allen
Chief, NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

Subject: Soliciting comments through October 30, 2020, on potential changes to Tsunami Advisory text product formats.

To view this Public Information Statement in Spanish see this link:
(Para acceder al Comunicado de Informacion Publica en espanol presione aqui:)
https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/pns20-69tsunami_hazsimp_spanish.pdf

NWS is collecting comments through October 30, 2020, on proposed changes to its Tsunami Advisory products. 
This proposal is part of the broader Hazard Simplification effort within NWS.

NWS currently issues Tsunami Advisory products to alert stakeholders to lower-magnitude tsunami events 
that may pose a danger to coastal communities. In some situations, Tsunami Advisory products may be 
misunderstood in terms of their expected impacts to coastal populations, along with the associated 
protective actions that need to be taken. It is proposed that a new way of communicating the exact 
nature of the danger may reduce some of the confusion surrounding these lower-magnitude products. 
Therefore, the NWS is soliciting comments on potential new product options as follows:

Option A: Tsunami Warning for Strong Currents [with Tsunami in Header]
Option B: Harbor and Beach Warning [without Tsunami in Header]
Option C: Harbor and Beach Tsunami Warning [with Tsunami in Header]

Please see the NWS Product Description Document (PDD) for more details:
https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/PDD_Tsunami_Advisory_Products_for_HazSimp_2020-9-25-20.pdf

Please provide feedback concerning these options using the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tsunamiadvisory
En español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpanishTsunami

Based on feedback received, NWS may implement this new product language and text format.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Angove
NWS Tsunami Services Program Leader
Silver Spring, MD
301-427-9375
Michael.Angove@noaa.gov

National Public Information Statements are online at:
https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2020/09/30

NOUS41 KWBC 301120
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Declaración de Información Pública 20-69
Oficina Central del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (SNM) en Silver Spring, MD
720 AM EDT Wed Sep 30 2020
Para: Suscriptores:
-Servicio de Cable Meteorológico de la NOAA
-Redes de Información del Tiempo de Manejo de Emergencias
-Puerto NOAA
Otros socios del SNM y empleados del SNM
De: Allison Allen
Jefa, Marina SNM, Tropical, y Subdivisión de Servicios de Tsunami

Asunto: Se solicitan comentarios hasta el 30 de Octubre de 2020 para posibles cambios en el texto de los formatos de los 
productos de Advertencia de Tsunami. 

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología está recopilando comentarios hasta el 
30 de Octubre de 2020 sobre los cambios propuestos en sus productos de Advertencia de Tsunami. Esta propuesta 
forma parte del esfuerzo más amplio de Simplificación de Riesgos dentro del SNM.

Actualmente, el SNM emite productos de Advertencia de tsunami para alertar a las partes interesadas sobre eventos 
de tsunami de menor categoría que pueden representar un peligro para las comunidades costeras. En algunas situaciones, 
los productos de Advertencia pueden ser malinterpretados en cuanto a lo que el nivel de Advertencia significa para 
las poblaciones costeras, y las acciones que deben seguir. Se propone que una nueva forma de identificar el peligro, 
pueda reducir parte de la confusión que rodea a estos productos de categoría inferior. Por lo tanto, el SNM está 
solicitando comentarios sobre posibles opciones de nuevos productos de la siguiente manera:

Opción A:
Advertencia de Tsunami para Corrientes Fuertes [con encabezado de Tsunami]
Opción B:
Advertencia de Puerto y Playa [sin encabezado de Tsunami]
Opción C:
Advertencia de Puerto y Playa [con encabezado de Tsunami]

Consulte el Documento de Descripción del Producto (PDD por sus siglas en inglés) del SNM, para obtener más detalles:
https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/PDD_Tsunami_Advisory_Products_for_HazSimp_2020-9-25-20.pdf

Puede emitir sus comentarios sobre estas opciones utilizando el siguiente enlace:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpanishTsunami

Basado en los comentarios que se reciban, el SNM podrá implementar este nuevo lenguaje de productos y el formato de texto.

Para más información, puede contactarse con:
Mike Angove
Líder del Programa de Servicios de Tsunami SNM
Silver Spring, MD
301-427-9375
Michael.Angove@noaa.gov

Las Declaraciones Nacionales de Información Pública se encuentran en línea en:
https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2020/09/29

 

Topic: GOES-14/15/16/17 Fall 2020 Solar RFI predicted times are now available

Date/Time Issued: September 29, 2020 1522 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-14/15/16/17 Imager Data plus Ancillary Services (GVAR, SAR, LRIT, EMWIN, DCS, GRB, etc.)

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 3, 2020 1642 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: October 17, 2020 2129 UTC

Length of Outage: See table in details.

 

Details/Specifics of Change: The potential for solar radio frequency interference (RFI) with a satellite downlink circuit will occur whenever the Sun passes into the beam of the ground station receiving antenna.

We received the following information from our Mission Operations Division concerning the potential for outages of the GOES data stream including GVAR (GOES Variable) Imager and Sounder, EMWIN (Emergency Managers Weather Information Network), SAR (Search and Rescue), Low Rate Information Transmission (LRIT), High Rate Information Transmission (HRIT), GOES Data Collection System (DCS), Sensor Data (SD), Telemetry and Command (T&C), Weather Facsimile (WEFAX), Data Collection Platform Report (DCPR), Multi-use data link (MDL), Raw Data Link (RDL), etc.

The Dongara Command and Data Acquisition Stations (CDAs) and Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) receiving antennas may experience periods of Solar RFI as predicted below. Solar RFI can cause loss of telemetry lock and command capability, as well as degradation or loss in the GVAR data.

Solar RFI predicted times for the Fall 2020:

 

SOLAR RFI PREDICTED TIMES FOR FALL 2020

SPACECRAFT DATE TIME STATION OPERATIONAL IMPACT
GOES-14 5 OCT – 12 OCT 1855 - 1906Z WALLOPS T&C
  5  OCT – 12 OCT 1854 - 1905Z SUITLAND  
  5 OCT – 12 OCT 1852 - 1904Z FAIRMONT  





 

SPACECRAFT DATE TIME STATION OPERATIONAL IMPACT
GOES-15 3 OCT – 10 OCT 2042 - 2053Z WALLOPS T&C
  3 OCT – 10 OCT 2041 - 2052Z SUITLAND   
  3 OCT – 10 OCT 2040 - 2051Z FAIRMONT   
  10 OCT – 17 OCT 2013 - 2024Z FAIRBANK  
 
SPACECRAFT DATE TIME STATION OPERATIONAL IMPACT
GOES-16 4 OCT – 11 OCT 1645 - 1656Z WALLOPS RDL, GRB, T&C, HRIT, DCPC,
  4 OCT – 11 OCT 1644 - 1655Z  SUITLAND SAR
  4 OCT – 11 OCT 1642 - 1653Z FAIRMONT  
 
SPACECRAFT DATE TIME STATION OPERATIONAL IMPACT
GOES-17  3 OCT – 10 OCT 2118 - 2129Z WALLOPS RDL, GRB, T&C, HRIT, DCPC,
  3 OCT – 10 OCT 2117 - 2128Z SUITLAND SAR
  3 OCT – 10 OCT 2116 - 2127Z FAIRMONT  
 

Contact Information for Further Information: 

For information on the status of this work, please contact ESPC Operations at ESPCOperations@noaa.gov and 301-817-3880 and SPSD.Userservices@noaa.gov

 

 

Effective 2020/09/25

NOUS41 KWBC 251720 
PNSWSH 

Public Information Statement 20-68 
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD 
120 AM EDT Fri Sep 25 2020 

To:     Subscribers: 
       -NOAA Weather Wire Service 
       -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network 
       -NOAAPort 
        Other NWS partners and NWS employees 

FROM:   Mike Angove, Chief (acting) 
        NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch 

SUBJECT: Network Maintenance on September 28, 2020, to Affect Dissemination 
of Tsunami Products 

On or about September 28, 2020, NWS/NCO will be performing network maintenance 
that will cause an outage for approximately three (3) hours from 0600z to 0900z. Some 
NWS products and data will be unavailable via NOAAPort/Satellite Broadcast Network 
(SBN) and NCEP Web Services during the outage. In the event of Critical Weather Day 
(CWD), this maintenance will be postponed. 

During the outage window, the National Tsunami Warning Center and Pacific Tsunami 
Warning Center messages will be capable of alerting partners and users through: 

National Warning System (NAWAS) 
Alaska Warning System (AKWAS) 
Hawaii Warning System (HAWAS) 
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), where applicable 
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) 
Emergency Alert System (EAS) 
Email subscription 
Fax subscription 
SMS subscription 
Tsunami.gov 

US National Weather Service Social media channels 

Users should be advised that the National Tsunami Warning Center and Pacific 
Tsunami Warning Center will not be able to communicate over internal National 
Weather Service and other Federal networks, including: 

Advanced Weather Information Processing System (AWIPS) 
NOAA Weather Wire 
NOAAPort/SBN 
Aeronautical Information System Replacement (AISR) 

Emergency management and alert systems and networks that rely on automation 
through these services may have a delay or not receive normal messages or triggers. 
During this outage window, the NWS encourages partners and users to be ready to 
receive information through alternative means if a tsunami event takes place. 

More details of the realignment can be found in the previously-issued SCN: 
https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pdf2/scn20-86noaaport_outageaab.pdf

For more information, please contact: 

 Mike Angove 
 NWS Tsunami Services Program Leader 
 Silver Spring, MD 
 301-427-9375 
 Michael.Angove@noaa.gov 
 
National Public Information Notices are online at: 

https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2020/09/24

NOUS41 KWBC 211220 AAB 
PNSWSH 
 
Service Change Notice 20-86 Updated 
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD 
820 AM EDT Mon Sep 21 2020 
  
To:        Subscribers: 
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service 
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network 
           -NOAAPort 
           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees 
  
From:      Ben Kyger, Director 
           NCEP Central Operations 
  
Subject:   Updated: Outage of some NWS Products on SBN/NOAAPort 
           and NWS Web Services for Planned Maintenance 
           Effective date: September 28, 2020 
 
Updated to change the maintenance window from September 21 to September 28 due to the declaration of a 
Critical Weather Day from the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico.  
 
On or about September 28, 2020, NWS/NCO will be performing network maintenance that will cause an outage 
for three (3) hours from 0600z to 0900z. Some NWS products and data will be unavailable via NOAAPort/SBN 
and NCEP Web Services during the outage. In the event of Critical Weather Day (CWD), this maintenance will be postponed.  
 
During the maintenance window, the following impacts are expected:  
 
1) The following data sets disseminated on NOAAPort/SBN/National Weather-Wire Service (NWWS) will not be 
available during the maintenance window, but will be queued to send once complete: 
 
- Tsunami Watches/Warnings 
- CAP1.2 formatted Watches, Warnings, and Advisories (WWA) messages 
- Surface observation data from the FAA’s Weather Message Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR) 
- Local Storm Reports (LSRs) 
- Site-Specific (SPOT) Forecasts 
- GOES-16, GOES-17, NOAA-20, S-NPP, and polar products (will not backfill in full) 
- NCEP Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) data 
- NCEP IDP Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor System (MRMS) data 
- NCEP IDP Hydrometeorological Automated Data System (HADS) data 
- NCEP model data 
- NOAA20 sounder satellite products 
- Vaisala Lightning data 
- Buoy and Ship data 
- METAR data (i.e. Canadian, FAA, military) 
- International model data (i.e. ECMWF data) 
- Some NCEP Centers (i.e. CPC/WPC/OPC) products 
 
To the best of our ability this list encompasses the data sets impacted but may not be fully inclusive.  
 
2) The following data will not be available on NWS Web Services during the maintenance window, but will be 
queued to send once complete: 
  https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov
  ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov

It will also not be available for delivery to the WMO Global Telecommunication System (GTS), or NWS 
Telecommunication Gateway (TG) partners to include DoD and FAA.  
 
- Watches, Warnings, and Advisories (not including CAP1.2 format)  
  /data/watches_warnings 
  /SL.us008001/DF.c5/DC.textf/  
- Radar Level 3  
  /SL.us008001/DF.of/DC.radar/ 
- NDFD products 
- Upper Air products 
- Observations (METARs, SPECIs, Marine, etc) 
- Forecast discussion products 
- WFO zone forecast products 
- Terminal Area Forecast (TAF) data  
- Some SPC, NHC, and AWC products 
 
3) Watches, Warnings, and Advisories will not be available through the EDIS (Email Data Input System) application.  
 
4) The 13Z through 15Z Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) and associated precipitation analysis products will 
likely experience some degradation due to expected missing input data during the outage. 
 
For questions regarding this migration and the detailed impacts above, please contact: 
 
  Carissa Klemmer, Chief 
  NCO Implementation and Data Services Branch, Dataflow Team 
  ncep.pmb.dataflow@noaa.gov
 
NWS Service Change Notices are online at: 
https://www.weather.gov/notification/
  
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Effective 2020/09/24

NOUS41 KWBC 242455  PNSWSH 
 
Public Information Statement 20-67
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
1055 AM EDT Thu Sep 24 2020
 
To:         Subscribers:               
            -NOAA Weather Wire Service
            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
            -NOAAPort               
            Other NWS partners and NWS employees 
 
From:       Allison Allen
            Chief, NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch 
 
Subject: Soliciting comments through October 30, 2020 for potential changes to Tsunami Advisory text product formats. 
 
The NWS is collecting comments through October 30, 2020, on proposed changes to its Tsunami Advisory products.
This proposal is part of the broader Hazard Simplification effort within NWS.   
NWS currently issues Tsunami Advisory products to alert stakeholders to lower magnitude tsunami events that 
may pose a danger to coastal communities.  In some situations, Tsunami Advisory products may be misunderstood 
in terms of their expected impacts to coastal populations, along with the associated protective actions that 
need to be taken. It is proposed that a new way of communicating the exact nature of the danger may reduce 
some of the confusion surrounding these lower-magnitude products.  Therefore, the NWS is soliciting comments on
potential new product options as follows: 
 
Option A:  Tsunami Warning for Strong Currents [with Tsunami in Header] 
Option B:  Harbor and Beach Warning [without Tsunami in Header] 
Option C:  Harbor and Beach Tsunami Warning [with Tsunami in Header] 
 
Please see the NWS Product Description Document (PDD) for more details: 
https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/PDD_TsunamiAdvisoryProducts_HazSimp_2020.pdf
 
Feedback concerning these options can be provided using the following link:  
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tsunamiadvisory
 
Based on feedback received, NWS may implement this new product language and text format. 
 
For more information, please contact: 
 
Mike Angove NWS Tsunami Services Program Leader Silver Spring, MD 301-427-9375 Michael.Angove@noaa.gov
 
National Public Information Statements are online at: https://www.weather.gov/notification/
 
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Effective 2020/07/02

NOUS41 KWBC 021720
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Public Information Statement 20-50
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
120 PM EDT Thu Jul 2 2020

To:      Subscribers:
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPort
         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:    Michelle Hawkins, Chief
         Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services
         Branch

Subject: Seeking comments through August 2, 2020on on proposed replacement
         of RIDGE I radar webpage with RIDGE II radar webpage

NWS is proposed to replace the Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements
(RIDGE) Radar Version I webpage with the Version lI webpage. NWS is soliciting
comments on the proposed RIDGE II radar webpage through August 2, 2020.

RIDGE I operational URL: https://radar.weather.gov
RIDGE II preview URL**:  https://preview-radar.weather.gov/
**At this time the URL is currently only intended for users to provide feedback. Users
should not set up operational feeds from it.

The RIDGE Version II would replace RIDGE Version I of FLASH with HTML5 and
Javascript with a web-based and mobile-friendly display that uses Multi-Radar 
MultiSensor (MRMS) datasets on an interactive map containing Open Geospatial
Consortium (OGC) compliant layers. Along with the included radar products, users
would also have the ability to display NWS long- and short-fused Watches, Warnings,
and Advisories.

The web map is optimized for small and large screen devices. Users can bookmark a
particular perspective of the map or select and save the perspective of a particular
radar. As a result, there would no longer be a need for the individual web pages that
display specific Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) products. These
webpages (ex. https://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=aaa; where ‘aaa’ is the 3-letter
identifier of the radar) will be discontinued along with RIDGE I.

For further details, please see the Product Description Document:
https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/PDD_ExpRidgeII_2020.pdf

The preview geoTIF images can be accessed at:
https://mrmst.ncep.noaa.gov/data/RIDGEII/

If approved for replacement, the NWS will issue a Service Change Notice (SCN)
detailing when the RIDGE II webpage will be supported operationally. The SCN would
also specify the transition period from RIDGE I to RIDGE II. At that point, the current
RIDGE I webpage (https://radar.weather.gov) would run in-parallel with the new RIDGE
II webpage for 75 days to enable users to transition to RIDGE II. At the end of the 75
days RIDGE II will replace RIDGE I.
The NWS will evaluate all comments during this period and will determine any additional
and immediate need for changes, based on public feedback. Please provide feedback
through the NWS survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ProposedRidge2

For questions regarding the information in this notice, please contact:
Greg Schoor
NWS Severe Weather Services Program Leader
Norman, OK 73072
gregory.m.schoor@noaa.gov
 or
IDP GIS Support Team
NOAA/NWS/IDP
Silver Spring, MD
idp.gis.support@noaa.gov

NWS Public Information Notices are online at:
https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2020/06/30

NOUS41 KWBC 291645 AAC PNSWSH

Public Information Statement 20-14 Updated National Weather Service Headquarters 
Silver Spring MD 1145 AM EDT Mon Jun 29 2020

To:       
Subscribers:     -NOAA Weather Wire Service
                 -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network           
                 -NOAAPort           
                  Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:             Allison Allen, Chief           
                  Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Weather Services Branch
 
Subject:          Updated: Soliciting Comments on Proposal to Change           
                  Small Craft Advisory to Small Craft Warning through
                  August 31, 2020

                  Updated to extend deadline to August 31, 2020. 

The NWS is considering a major change to the Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) system 
(for information on this and other proposed changes, see: https://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/. 

The proposed new system would remove the terms "Advisory," "Special Weather Statement," and "NOWcast" as 
headlines, and streamline all subWatch and sub-Warning information into a single, plain-language Statement, 
with a few exceptions.  One exception to this change includes the marine Small Craft Advisory (SCA), one 
of the advisories included in the Marine Weather Message (MWW) product and the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) product.

Due to the critical nature and use of the information of the Small Craft Advisory and that associated conditions
 require vessels of a certain size to take protective action, NWS proposes to rename this advisory to Small Craft 
Warning instead of converting it to a plain-language statement.  The NWS regional criteria for issuing Small Craft 
Warnings would remain the same as it is for Small Craft Advisories. 

Here is a link to the current regional SCA criteria: https://www.weather.gov/marine/faq#13

At this time, the NWS is soliciting specific feedback on the proposal to change a Small Craft Advisory to a Small 
Craft Warning, including the headlines.

A description of the proposal to change Small Craft Advisory to Small Craft Warning, product examples, 
and requirements explanation can be found at the following link:

https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/PDD_ProposaltoChangeSmallCraftAdvisorytoWarning_2020.pdf 

To provide feedback to this proposal, take the survey at: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VZGX6BF 

Darren Wright 
NWS Marine Program Leader Silver Spring, MD  20910 
301-427-9283 darren.wright@noaa.gov 

National Public Information Notices are online at: https://www.weather.gov/notification/
 
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Effective 2020/06/11

NOUS41 KWBC 061500 
PNSWSH   

Public Information Statement 20-43 
National Weather Service Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD 
1100 AM EDT Thu Jun 11 2020 

To:         Subscribers:               
            -NOAA Weather Wire Service              
            -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network              
            -NOAAPort               
            Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees
 
From:       Eli Jacks, Chief, 
            Forecast Services Division   

Subject:   Soliciting comments through August 21, 2020, on proposed major changes to the NWS Watch, 
           Warning, and Advisory (WWA) system.
 
As the core outcome of the Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) project, the NWS is collecting comments 
through August 21, 2020, on the proposed discontinuation of "Advisory, " 
"Special Weather Statement, " and "Short Term Forecast" headlines. In their place, 
NWS proposes the use of generic, plain language statements to convey information for lower-level 
hazardous events that are not expected to reach the “Watch” or "Warning" levels. 
All current "Watch" and "Warning" products, used to highlight hazards that pose a 
threat to life and property, would remain unchanged.

The purpose of this proposal is to address extensive social science research, which indicated three 
main concerns:  

1) Large number of existing WWA products can create confusion for NWS partners and the public 
2) Formats of WWA and other key messaging products are inconsistent 
3) WWA headlines can be misunderstood, leading to unintended protective action or lack thereof.
 
More details on this proposal, along with a library of examples showing how current messages would 
transition to plain language statements, can be found in the Product Description Document (PDD): 

https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/PDD_Proposed_FinalHazSimpProposal_2020.pdf

Comments and feedback on these proposed changes may be directed to the NWS via an online survey form at: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/publichazsimp

Please send questions on this proposed change vy by August 21, 2020, to hazsimp@noaa.gov
National Service Change Notices are online at: https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2020/06/01


NOUS41 KWBC 011235
PNSWSH

Public Information Statement 20-37
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
835 AM EDT Mon Jun 1 2020

To:      Subscribers:
        -NOAA Weather Wire Services
        -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
        -NOAAPort
         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

From:    Allison Allen, Chief
         NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

Subject: NWS is Soliciting Feedback from Specified Partner Sectors
         on their Use of NWS Tropical Products and Services
         through June 30, 2021.

The NWS Tropical Services Program is accepting comments from specified partner
sectors through June 30, 2021, on their use of NWS tropical products and services.
Tropical products are used by a variety of users including broadcast media, emergency
management/public safety officials, and software/web/app developers. The NWS is now
seeking feedback specifically from these users on how tropical products and services
are accessed and used during high-impact events.

There are three specific target sectors for this survey:
(1) Users who communicate the information from NWS tropical products directly to the
    public,
(2) Emergency management officials that use information from NWS tropical products to
    make and message public safety decisions, and
(3) Those who repackage the information from the NWS tropical products primarily
    through parsing (i.e., the use of software or other tools to automatically process
    products to extract all or parts of the product).

The survey is available at the following link and will remain open until June 30, 2021:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWSTropicalProducts

The NWS Hurricane Harvey Service Assessment Finding 2 stated “...local tropical
products were not widely used by the media and other core partners during Hurricane 
Harvey.” The assessment goes on to recommend that “Local offices, Regional
Headquarters, and the NWS Tropical Program should determine whether partners’ lack
of use of local tropical products was peculiar to Hurricane Harvey or represents a
broader condition affecting other coastal areas.” The Hurricane Harvey NWS Service
Assessment can be found here:

https://www.weather.gov/media/publications/assessments/harvey6-18.pdf

The results of this survey will be used to gain a general understanding of how specific
partner sectors use and access NWS tropical products, and to make an informed
decision on specific changes that may be needed to ensure the products are effective
and meeting partners’ needs. Proposed changes to NWS products/services will be open
for broader public comment before implementation.

The NWS Tropical Services Program provides programmatic leadership for the nation‘s
tropical weather program, which includes operations at the National Hurricane Center
(NHC), the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC), and NWS Weather Forecast
Offices (WFOs). Please send comments and questions regarding this survey to the
Tropical Services Program at:

Tropical.Program@noaa.gov

Public Information Statements are online at:

https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2020/05/20

NOUS41 KWBC 201530
PNSWSH

Public Information Statement 20-35
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
1130 AM EDT Wed May 20 2020

To:     Subscribers:
        -NOAA Weather Wire Service
        -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
        -NOAAPort
         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:    Eli Jacks Chief, Forecast Services Division
Subject: Announcing partner webinars in June and July 2020, on
         proposed major changes to the NWS Watch, Warning and
         Advisory (WWA) system

Over the past 6 years, the NWS Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp)
Project has use a series of social science engagements with
forecasters, core partners, and other stakeholders to explore
possible improvements to the NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory
(WWA) system. This research found users believe there are too
many WWA products, message formats are inconsistent, and WWA
headlines can be confusing. In particular, the "Advisory"
headline was found to be widely misunderstood and even conflated
with "Watch".

Based on these results, the Haz Simp Team has developed a
proposal to streamline and simplify the WWA system. A 1-page
handout summarizing the proposed changes is available for
download here:


https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/ref/Hazard_Simplification_Proposal.pdf

All NWS partners and stakeholders (including but not limited to
emergency managers, media and other private sector partners,
first responders, DOT personnel, water managers, and other
federal, state, and local government and tribal officials) are 
invited to attend a Partner Webinar to learn about the proposed
changes and offer feedback.

There are 5 interactive webinars to choose from, each of which
will cover the same material:

2 PM EDT Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7470303407718075147

12 PM EDT Thursday, June 4th, 2020
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5763166470061493517

1 PM EDT Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8322712991291493901

11 AM EDT Thursday, July 9th, 2020
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4963693973319545869

12 PM EDT Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2408615867344992013;

The proposed changes have not been finalized. Our decision will
be heavily based on user feedback, which makes wide
participation in these webinars so important.

While these webinars are for NWS partners, NWS will also solicit
comments/feedback from the general public regarding this
proposal. More information on this process will be released via
a separate Public Information Statement in the coming weeks.

For more information on the Haz Simp Project, please visit
www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/.

Questions, concerns, and other feedback are encouraged, and
should be sent to:
hazsimp@noaa.gov

National Public Information Statements are online at:
https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2020/04/23

NOXX10 KWBC 231145
Data Management Message 04-20.01

To: RA-IV EMWIN, GNC-A and GIFS Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject:  Bulletins on EMWIN, GNC-A and GIFS Impacted by 
          PSN20-19 - Public Comments Due by April 30, 2020

1.  The US NWS released PSN20-19 on April 1, 2020, identifying
groups of Global Forecast System (GFS) products for removal and
soliciting public comments on this proposed action through April
30, 2020. A copy of the PNS is available here:

https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/pns20-17gfs_product_removal.pdf

2.  The specific set of products identified in PNS20-19 which are
currently on the NWS EMWIN, GNC-A and GIFS dissemination services,
are identified below for your review in consideration of submitting
a response to PSN20-19:

WMO HEADER   SERVICE              WMO HEADER   SERVICE
FBAS21-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA28-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBAS22-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA29-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBAS23-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA30-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBAS24-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA31-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA11-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA32-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA12-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA33-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA13-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA34-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA14-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA35-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA21-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA36-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA22-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA37-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA23-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA38-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA24-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA39-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA25-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA40-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA26-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA41-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA27-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA42-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBCA28-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA43-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBEU21-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA44-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBEU22-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA45-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBEU23-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA46-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBEU24-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA47-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA11-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA48-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA12-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA49-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA13-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS

WMO HEADER   SERVICE              WMO HEADER   SERVICE
FBNA14-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA51-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA21-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA52-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA22-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBPA53-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA23-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA54-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA24-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA55-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA25-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA56-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA26-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA57-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA27-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBPA58-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNA28-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           FBSA21-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT11-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBSA22-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT12-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBSA23-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT13-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBSA24-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT14-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBUS11-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT15-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     FBUS12-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT16-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPA50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT17-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPB50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT18-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPC50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT21-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPD50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT22-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPE50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT23-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPF50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT24-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPG50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT25-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPH50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT26-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPI50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT27-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPJ50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT28-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPK50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT29-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPL50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT30-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPM50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT31-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPN50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBNT32-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS/EMWIN     YHPO50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA11-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPP50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA12-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPQ50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA13-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPR50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA14-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPS50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA15-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPT50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA16-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPU50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA17-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPV50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA18-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPW50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA19-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPX50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA20-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           YHPY50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA21-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           ZHPM50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA22-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           ZHPN50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA23-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           ZHPT50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA24-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           ZHPU50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA25-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           ZHPV50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA26-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS           ZHPW50-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
FBPA27-KWBC  GNC-A/GIFS
    
3.  Refer to PNS20-19 for additional information including where
to send comments and responses to the proposed actions.

4.  Questions or comments on the content of this Bulletin may be
addressed to:  nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov 

For NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
products to your datastream please contact Data Management
at https://w2.weather.gov/datamgmt/notices

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch College Park MD
GISC/RTH Washington Sends
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Effective 2019/12/18

NOXX10 KWBC 182052
Data Management Message 12-19.01


To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject: Enterprise EMWIN Services Image and Image Archive 
File Availability Issues.

1.  Enterprise EMWIN (eEMWIN) is experiencing image file and image 
    archive file availability issues.

a.  Image Files. Multiple image files have been identified as 
    missing from Virtual Channel 21 on the GOES-East and GOES-West
    HRIT/EMWIN satellite broadcast and FTP Server image archive files. 
    Efforts are underway to isolate and correct this issue. A full 
    listing of the image files and their respective public URLs 
    appears in the 
    "EMWIN_Image_and_Text_Data_Capture_Catalog_v1.3b_r180817" 
    on the NWS EMWIN web page under the Documents tab.  Users are 
    encouraged to use the image URL links to download the missing 
    files until this EMWIN service issue is resolved:

    NWS EMWIN Web Page:
    https://www.weather.gov/emwin/

b.  Image Archive File.  The three-hour image archive file 
    named "imghrs03.zip" on the EMWIN anonymous FTP file server
    is updated at the top of the hour.  The update process has 
    been noted to post in multiple successive increments, as the 
    products are written to the archive file.  If observed over
    time the file may grow in size after the top of the hour.
    The final complete file should post not later than 10 minutes 
    past the top of the hour.  To reduce the possibility of downloading
    an incomplete file, users are encouraged to download the file no 
    earlier than 10 minutes past the top of the hour.

    NWS EMWIN FTP File Server:
    https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/OPS/

2.  Actions are underway to isolate and resolve these issues.
    A notification will be released as these issues are resolved.

3.  Questions or comments on this Bulletin may be addressed
    to:  nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov 

    For NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
    questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
    products to your datastream please contact Data Management
    at ncep.pmb.dm@noaa.gov.

    This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
    change notices web page. The url is listed below.

    https://w2.weather.gov/datamgmt/notices

    Data Management
    NCO Production Management Branch College Park MD
    GISC/RTH Washington Sends
    NNNN

Effective 2019/11/25

2019/12/02 17Z
DM11-19.01 Legacy EMWIN Service Termination effective December 2, 2019

NOXX10 KWBC 251410
Data Management Message 11-19.01

To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
    Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject: Legacy EMWIN Service Termination effective
         December 2, 2019

Legacy EMWIN customers are reminded that the NWS Legacy EMWIN
services will terminate effective 1700-UTC, December 2, 2019.
The individual services include:

-EMWIN Satellite Broadcast Service (1692.7 MHz, GOES-14/15)
-EMWIN File Transfer Protocol (FTP) archive file server
-EMWIN ByteBlaster and HostMaster public Internet dissemination
 services at NWS Headquarters

Please refer to Service Change Notice (SCN) 19-88 for additional
information:

https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-
88emwin_serv_end.pdf

Questions or comments on this Bulletin may be addressed to:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

For NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
products to your datastream please contact Data Management
at ncep.pmb.dm@noaa.gov.

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. the url is listed below.
https://w2.weather.gov/datamgmt/notices

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch College Park MD
GISC/RTH Washington Sends
NNNN

Effective 2019/10/24

NOUS41 KWBC 241515 
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 19-88
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD 
1115 AM EDT Thu Oct 24 2019 

 To:	   Subscribers:           
	  -NOAA Weather Wire Service          
	  -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
	  -NOAAPORT
	  Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 From:    Michelle Mainelli
	  Director, Office of Dissemination        

Subject:  Legacy EMWIN Service Termination effective
          December 2, 2019

The NWS Legacy EMWIN services will terminate effective 1700Z  
December 2, 2019.  The individual services include:
 
-EMWIN Satellite Broadcast Service (1692.7 MHz, GOES-14/15)
-EMWIN File Transfer Protocol (FTP) archive file server
-EMWIN ByteBlaster and HostMaster public Internet dissemination
 services at NWS Headquarters

 On August 29, 2019, the NWS follow-on enterprise EMWIN
 (eEMWIN)services were placed into operations following the
 release of a public notification issued on August 29, 2019, via
 Service Change Notice:
 https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-53emwin_goesaab.pdf 

The new eEMWIN services consist of:

   -eEMWIN satellite broadcast service on the NESDIS GOES-East and
    GOES-West HRIT/EMWIN Broadcast (1694.1 MHz, GOES-16/17)
   -eEMWIN anonymous FTP archive file server 

 NWS will provide more than 90 days of parallel operations of the
  legacy EMWIN services and the updated eEMWIN services before
  terminating the legacy EMWIN services on December 2, 2019. This
  overlap should provide users the opportunity to acquire,
  install, operate and transition to the new HRIT/EMWIN receiving
  system and software, with minimal impact to current operations.
 
 The following NWS Internet-based resources are available for
  acquiring the products provided by Legacy EMWIN ByteBlaster.

a. NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) Operational Interface (OI):
   public Internet file push service.  The reference web page for
   account registration is:
   https://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwws/

b. eEMWIN File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Bulletin Archive: public
  Internet file pull service
  https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/OPS/ 


c. Global Telecommunication Service (GTS) Internet File Service
   (GIFS): public Internet file pull service: 
   https://ra4-gifs.weather.gov/data/RMTN/ 

d. EMWIN binary products may be downloaded directly from the 
public web pages accessed by EMWIN, which are documented in the
"EMWIN Image and Text Data Capture Catalog," listed here: 
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents 

Questions or comments on the alternative services may be
addressed to NWS EMWIN Support:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

Additional information on the new eEMWIN services can be found on
Documents tab on the NWS EMWIN web page: 
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents

Questions or comments on the information contained in this  bulletin may be addressed to:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov  

National Service Change Notices are online at: 
https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2019/10/16

NOXX10 KWBC 101831
NOXX10/KWBC/101831

Data Management Message 10-19.01

To: GEONETCast Americas (GNC-A) Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject: GNC-A Service Interruption Commencing 1200 UTC, October 16,
2019

A planned upgrade of the NESDIS GNC-A uplink station equipment is
scheduled

to commence at 1200 UTC, October 16, 2019, and will last
approximately

30 minutes.  A GNC-A service interruption of 10 minutes is expected
during this maintenance period.


Date/Time of Initial Impact:  October 16, 2019 1200-UTC (8:00am ET)

Date/Time of Expected End:  October 16, 2019 1230-UTC (8:30am ET)

Length of Disruption: 10 minutes

Information contained in this bulletin is posted on

https://www.weather.gov/iscs/

Questions or comments on this Bulletin may be addressed to:
iscs.dm@noaa.gov

For NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
products to your datastream please contact Data Management
at ncep.pmb.dm@noaa.gov.

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. the url is listed below.

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch College Park, MD
GISC/RTH Washington Sends

 

Effective 10/1/2019
Effective 2019/10/1
NOXX10 KWBC 301000
Data Management Message 09-19.01

To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network /EMWIN/ Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject: Legacy EMWIN Service Disruption Commencing 1300 UTC October
1 2019

A planned repair and upgrade of NWS Network Services is scheduled to
commence at 1300 UTC, October 1 2019.. and will last approximately 
8 hours.  A service disruption of 30 to 60 minutes is expected 
during this maintenance period which may block services or prevent 
some products from appearing on Legacy EMWIN. 

The following Legacy EMWIN services may be impacted:
a.  GOES-14/15 EMWIN Satellite Broadcast
b.  ByteBlaster
c.  File Transfer Protocol /FTP/ File service.

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  October 1 2019 1300-UTC /9:00am ET/

Date/Time of Expected End:  October 1 2019 2100-UTC /5:00pm ET/

Length of Disruption: 1 Hour

Users relying on Legacy EMWIN services should utilize alternate 
NWS dissemination services such as the new NWS enterprise EMWIN 
/eEMWIN/ services or the NOAA Weather Wire Service /NWWS/.. to 
assure continuous receipt of timely weather and water warnings 
and alerts.. throughout this period.

If a Critical Weather Day is identified to take place during 
this maintenance event.. the event may be rescheduled.

Information contained in this bulletin is posted on

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/index.html#notices

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/iscs/index.html

Questions or comments on this Bulletin may be addressed to:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

For NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
products to your datastream please contact Data Management
at ncep.pmb.dm@noaa.gov.

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. the url is listed below.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch College Park
GISC/RTH Washington Sends
NNNN 

Effective 08/28/2019
NOUS41 KWBC 271740 AAB
                    
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 19-53 Updated
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
140 PM EDT Tue Aug 27 2019

To: Subscribers:
-NOAA Weather Wire Service
-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
-NOAAPORT
Other NWS partners and NWS employees
From: Ben Kyger

Director, NCEP Central Operations
Subject: Updated: Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to
Operations for GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite
Broadcasts Effective: August 29, 2019
Updated to reflect the effective date of the eEMWIN services
becoming operational from TBD to August 29, 2019. Users will be
notified via a different SCN for information relating to the
discontinuation date of the legacy EMWIN services through GOES-
14 and GOES-15.

Effective on or about August 29, 2019, the NWS enterprise
Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (eEMWIN) service
is scheduled to transition to an operational NCEP Central
Operations Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) platform. The
IDP eEMWIN dissemination service operates through a public
facing NWS web dervice and over the National Environmental
Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Geostationary
Operational Environmental Satellite R (GOES-R) Series
satellites. The present operational GOES-R Series satellites are:
GOES-East (GOES-16) at 75.2 degrees West longitude
GOES-West (GOES-17) at 137.2 degrees West longitude
HRIT-EMWIN SERVICE PHASE-IN

The NWS eEMWIN HRIT-EMWIN broadcast and data hosted on the
public facing NWS web service will be supported operationally.
Users transitioning to the High Rate Information Transmission
(HRIT) EMWIN broadcast service will require an HRIT-EMWIN
receiving station. HRIT-EMWIN system requirements and user
information are available from NESDIS. Some information on HRIT-
EMWIN receiving station equipment available for purchase is
provided on the NWS EMWIN Web Services:

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#hrit-emwin

The NWS does not endorse or recommend any products or services
appearing on this website.

The assigned EMWIN Virtual Channel Identifiers (VCID) on the
broadcast are:

VCID-20: Priority 1 and 2 text products (see note 1 and 2)
VCID-21: Image products (see note 1 and 3)
VCID-22: Priority 3 and 4 text products (see note 1 and 2)

Notes:
1. The products on the GOES-16/17 HRIT-EMWIN broadcast should
not be used for operational purposes before the effective date.

2. Text product information is available in the "EMWIN Text
Product Catalog" on the following web site:
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents

3. Image product information is available in the "EMWIN Image
and Text Data Capture Catalog"

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents

The NWS web services hosting HRIT-EMWIN satellite broadcast
products for download are available here:

https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/
ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/

- By the effective date, the products will begin populating the
"OPS" directory.
- During the 30-day evaluation period, the products will be
available in the "QA" directory.

The products on the eEMWIN Web Service should not be used for
operational purposes before the eEMWIN services effective date.
Further information on the eEMWIN web service is available in
the "eEMWIN FTP Service Description Document" at:
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents
User wishing to provide comments on the product and services
during the 30-day evaluation period, please contact:

Carissa Klemmer
NCEP Central Operations
idp-support@noaa.gov
carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov
and
Robert Gillespie
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

Questions on the information contained in this bulletin may be
addressed to:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:
https://www.weather.gov/notification/

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Effective 2019/07/24

NOUS41 KWBC 111710 AAA
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 19-53 Updated
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
110 PM EDT Thu Jul 11 2019

To:       Subscribers:
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
          Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From:     Ben Kyger
          Director, NCEP Central Operations

Subject: Updated: Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to
         Operations for GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite
         Broadcasts Effective on a date to be determined (TBD)

Updated to reflect the effective date of the eEMWIN services
becoming operational from July 24, 2019 to TBD; an updated SCN
will be issue when a new date is set.

Effective on a date to be determined, the NWS enterprise
Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (eEMWIN) service
is scheduled to transition to an operational NCEP Central
Operations Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) platform. The
eEMWIN dissemination service operates through a public facing
NWS web service and over the National Environmental Satellite,
Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Geostationary Operational
Environmental Satellite R (GOES-R) Series satellites. The
present operational GOES-R Series satellites are:

GOES-East (GOES-16) at 75.2 degrees West longitude
GOES-West (GOES-17) at 137.2 degrees West longitude

HRIT-EMWIN SERVICE PHASE-IN

On July 30, 2019, the NWS eEMWIN service enters a 30-day system
stability evaluation period. On a date to be determined, after
a successful evaluation period, the NWS eEMWIN HRIT-EMWIN
broadcast and public facing NWS web service will be operational.

Users transitioning to the High Rate Information Transmission
(HRIT) EMWIN broadcast service will require an HRIT-EMWIN
receiving station. HRIT-EMWIN system requirements and user
information are available from NESDIS. Some information on 
HRITEMWIN receiving station equipment available for purchase is
provided on the NWS EMWIN Web Services:

 https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#hrit-emwin

The NWS does not endorse or recommend any products or services
appearing on this website.

The assigned EMWIN Virtual Channel Identifiers (VCIDs) on the
broadcast are:

VCID-20 - Priority 1 and 2 text products (see note 1 and 2)
VCID-21 - Image products (see note 1 and 3)
VCID-22 - Priority 3 and 4 text products (see note 1 and 2)

Notes:
1. The products on the GOES-16/17 HRIT-EMWIN broadcast should
not be used for operational purposes prior to the effective date.
2. Text product information is available in the EMWIN Text
Product Catalog on the following web site:

 https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents

3. Image product information is available in the EMWIN Image and
Text Data Capture Catalog on the following web site:

 https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents

The NWS Web Services hosting HRIT-EMWIN satellite broadcast
products for download are available here:

https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/
ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/

 - By the effective date, the products will begin populating
the OPS directory.
 - During the 30-day evaluation period, the products will be
available in the QA directory.

The products on the eEMWIN Web Service should not be used for
operational purposes prior to the eEMWIN Services effective
date. Further information on the eEMWIN Web Service is
available in the eEMWIN FTP Service Description Document on the
following web site:

 https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents

User wishing to provide comments on the product and services
during the 30-day evaluation period, please contact:

 Carissa Klemmer
 NCEP Central Operations
 idp-support@noaa.gov
 carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov
 and
 Robert Gillespie
 nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

Questions on the information contained in this bulletin may be
addressed to:

 nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

https://www.weather.gov/notification/

NNNN

Effective 2019/07/23

NOXX10 KWBC 231355
Data Management Message 07-19.02

To:      Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
         Customers

From:    GISC/RTH Washington Data Management 

Subject: GOES-16 and GOES-17 Possible Maintenance Outages Commencing
         1400 UTC, July 23, 2019

Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 Possible Outages or Anomalies on July 
23rd Due to GOES R Ground Troubleshooting

Date/Time Issued: Jul 22, 2019 20:34:00 UTC

Product or Data Impacted: All GOES 16 and 17 Data may be susceptible
to outages or anomalies on July 23rd during the hours shown below
due to ongoing intrusive troubleshooting activities being perform
by the GOES R teams.

If actual outages or anomalies are realized, official Notifications
will be sent proving the details.

Date/Time of Initial Impact: Jul 23, 2019 14:00:00 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: Jul 23, 2019 22:00:00 UTC

Length of the Outage/Event: 8 Hrs 0 Mins

Details/Specifics of Change: No details can be provided at this time
other than the times of the possible intrusive activities.                        

Contact information for further information: ross.cox@noaa.gov

Questions or comments on this Bulletin may be addressed to: 
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. The URL is listed below.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml 

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch College Park
GISC/RTH Washington Sends

NNNN

Effective 2019/07/24

NOXX10 KWBC 251610
DM06-19.03 Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to Operations for
GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite Broadcasts Effective: July 24, 2019 

NOUS41/KWBC/251600
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 19-53
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
1200 PM EDT Tue Jun 25 2019

To:       Subscribers:
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          -NOAAPORT
           Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From:	   Ben Kyger
           Director, NCEP Central Operations

Subject:   Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to Operations 
           for GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite Broadcasts
           Effective: July 24, 2019

Effective on or about July 24, 2019, the National Weather Service
(NWS) enterprise Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
(eEMWIN) service is scheduled to transition to an operational
NCEP Central Operations Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP)
platform.  The eEMWIN dissemination service operates through a
public facing NWS Web Service and over the National Environmental
Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Geostationary
Operational Environmental Satellite R (GOES-R) Series satellites.
The present operational GOES-R Series satellites are:

GOES-East (GOES-16) at 75.2 degrees West longitude
GOES-West (GOES-17) at 137.2 degrees West longitude

HRIT-EMWIN SERVICE PHASE-IN

On June 20, 2019, the NWS eEMWIN Service entered a 30-day system
stability evaluation period.  On or about the effective date above,
after a successful evaluation period, the NWS eEMWIN HRIT-EMWIN
broadcast and public facing NWS Web Service will be declared
operational.

Users transitioning to the High Rate Information Transmission
(HRIT) EMWIN broadcast service will require an HRIT-EMWIN receiving
station.  HRIT-EMWIN system requirements and user information are
available from NESDIS. Some information on HRIT-EMWIN receiving
station equipment available for purchase is provided on the NWS
EMWIN Web Services:

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#hrit-emwin

The NWS does not endorse or recommend any products or services
appearing on this website.

The assigned EMWIN Virtual Channel Identifiers (VCIDs) on the
broadcast are:

VCID-20 – Priority 1 and 2 text products (see note 1 and 2)
VCID-21 – Image products (see note 1 and 3)
VCID-22 – Priority 3 and 4 text products (see note 1 and 2)

Notes:
1 – The products on the GOES-16/17 HRIT-EMWIN broadcast should not
be used for operational purposes prior to the eEMWIN Service being
declared operational by the NWS.
2 – Text product information is available in the "EMWIN Text Product
Catalog" on the following web site:

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents
 
3 – Image product information is available in the "EMWIN Image and
Text Data Capture Catalog" on the following web site:
  https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents 

The NWS Web Services hosting HRIT-EMWIN satellite broadcast products
for download are available here: 

https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/
ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/ 

  - On the effective date, the products will begin populating the
"OPS" directory. 
  - During the 30-day evaluation period, the products will be 
available in the "QA" directory.

The products on the eEMWIN Web Service should not be used for
operational purposes prior to the eEMWIN service being declared
operational by the NWS.  Further information on the eEMWIN Web
Service is available in the "eEMWIN FTP Service Description
Document" on the following web site:

  https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents  

User wishing to provide comments on the product and services during
the 30-day evaluation period, please contact: 

  Carissa Klemmer
  NCEP Central Operations
  idp-support@noaa.gov
  carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov 
  and
  Robert Gillespie
  nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov 

Questions on the information contained in this bulletin may be
addressed to: 
  nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov  

National Service Change Notices are online at:

https://www.weather.gov/notification/ 

NNNN

Effective 2019/07/11

Updated: Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to Operations for GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite Broadcasts Effective on a date to be determined (TBD)

 

NOUS41 KWBC 111710 AAA PNSWSH 
 Service Change Notice 19-53 Updated National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD 110 PM EDT Thu Jul 11 2019 

To: Subscribers:
  -NOAA Weather Wire Service
  -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
  -NOAAPORT
  Other NWS partners and NWS employees
   
From: Ben Kyger
  Director, NCEP Central Operations
   
Subject: Updated: Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to
  Operations for GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite
  Broadcasts Effective on a date to be determined (TBD)
Updated to reflect the effective date of the eEMWIN services becoming operational from July 24, 2019 to TBD; an updated SCN will be issue when a new date is set. Effective on a date to be determined, the NWS enterprise Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (eEMWIN) service is scheduled to transition to an operational NCEP Central Operations Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) platform. The eEMWIN dissemination service operates through a public facing NWS web service and over the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R (GOES-R) Series satellites. The present operational GOES-R Series satellites are GOES-East (GOES-16) at 75.2 degrees West longitude GOES-West (GOES-17) at 137.2 degrees West longitude HRIT-EMWIN SERVICE PHASE-IN On July 30, 2019, the NWS eEMWIN service enters a 30-day system stability evaluation period. On a date to be determined, after a successful evaluation period, the NWS eEMWIN HRIT-EMWIN broadcast and public facing NWS web service will be operational. Users transitioning to the High Rate Information Transmission (HRIT) EMWIN broadcast service will require an HRIT-EMWIN receiving station. HRIT-EMWIN system requirements and user information are available from NESDIS. Some information on HRIT- EMWIN receiving station equipment available for purchase is provided on the NWS EMWIN Web Services: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#hrit-emwin The NWS does not endorse or recommend any products or services appearing on this website. The assigned EMWIN Virtual Channel Identifiers (VCIDs) on the broadcast are: VCID-20 Priority 1 and 2 text products (see note 1 and 2) VCID-21 Image products (see note 1 and 3) VCID-22 Priority 3 and 4 text products (see note 1 and 2) Notes: 1. The products on the GOES-16/17 HRIT-EMWIN broadcast should not be used for operational purposes prior to the effective date. 2. Text product information is available in the EMWIN Text Product Catalog on the following web site: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents 3. Image product information is available in the EMWIN Image and Text Data Capture Catalog on the following web site: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents The NWS Web Services hosting HRIT-EMWIN satellite broadcast products for download are available here: https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/ ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/ - By the effective date, the products will begin populating the OPS directory. - During the 30-day evaluation period, the products will be available in the QA directory. The products on the eEMWIN Web Service should not be used for operational purposes prior to the eEMWIN Services effective date. Further information on the eEMWIN Web Service is available in the eEMWIN FTP Service Description Document on the following web site: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents User wishing to provide comments on the product and services during the 30-day evaluation period, please contact: Carissa Klemmer NCEP Central Operations idp-support@noaa.gov carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov and Robert Gillespie nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov Questions on the information contained in this bulletin may be addressed to: nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: https://www.weather.gov/notification/ NNNN

Effective 2019/06/25

Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to Operations for GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite Broadcasts Effective: 2019/07/24 00Z UTC

 

NOXX10 KWBC 251610
DM06-19.03 Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to Operations for
GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite Broadcasts Effective: July 24, 2019 

NOUS41/KWBC/251600
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 19-53
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
1200 PM EDT Tue Jun 25 2019
To: Subscribers:
  -NOAA Weather Wire Service
  -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
  -NOAAPORT
  Other NWS partners and NWS employees
 
From: Ben Kyger
  Director, NCEP Central Operations
   
Subject: Enterprise EMWIN Service Transition to Operations
  for GOES-East and GOES-West Satellite Broadcasts
  Effective: July 24, 2019

Effective on or about July 24, 2019, the National Weather Service (NWS) enterprise Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (eEMWIN) service is scheduled to transition to an operational NCEP Central Operations Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) platform. The eEMWIN dissemination service operates through a public facing NWS Web Service and over the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R (GOES-R) Series satellites. The present operational GOES-R Series satellites are: GOES-East (GOES-16) at 75.2 degrees West longitude GOES-West (GOES-17) at 137.2 degrees West longitude HRIT-EMWIN SERVICE PHASE-IN On June 20, 2019, the NWS eEMWIN Service entered a 30-day system stability evaluation period. On or about the effective date above, after a successful evaluation period, the NWS eEMWIN HRIT-EMWIN broadcast and public facing NWS Web Service will be declared operational. Users transitioning to the High Rate Information Transmission (HRIT) EMWIN broadcast service will require an HRIT-EMWIN receiving station. HRIT-EMWIN system requirements and user information are available from NESDIS. Some information on HRIT-EMWIN receiving station equipment available for purchase is provided on the NWS EMWIN Web Services: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#hrit-emwin The NWS does not endorse or recommend any products or services appearing on this website. The assigned EMWIN Virtual Channel Identifiers (VCIDs) on the broadcast are: VCID-20 Priority 1 and 2 text products (see note 1 and 2) VCID-21 Image products (see note 1 and 3) VCID-22 Priority 3 and 4 text products (see note 1 and 2) Notes: 1 The products on the GOES-16/17 HRIT-EMWIN broadcast should not be used for operational purposes prior to the eEMWIN Service being declared operational by the NWS. 2 Text product information is available in the EMWIN Text Product Catalog on the following web site: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents 3 Image product information is available in the EMWIN Image and Text Data Capture Catalog on the following web site: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents The NWS Web Services hosting HRIT-EMWIN satellite broadcast products for download are available here: https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/ ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/CU.EMWIN/DF.xt/DC.gsatR/ - On the effective date, the products will begin populating the OPS directory. - During the 30-day evaluation period, the products will be available in the QA directory. The products on the eEMWIN Web Service should not be used for operational purposes prior to the eEMWIN service being declared operational by the NWS. Further information on the eEMWIN Web Service is available in the eEMWIN FTP Service Description Document on the following web site: https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/#documents User wishing to provide comments on the product and services during the 30-day evaluation period, please contact: Carissa Klemmer NCEP Central Operations idp-support@noaa.gov carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov and Robert Gillespie nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov Questions on the information contained in this bulletin may be addressed to: nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: https://www.weather.gov/notification/ NNNN

 

Effective 2019/06/05

DM06-19.01 EMWIN ByteBlaster and FTP File Server Disruption Commencing 2200 UTC, June 6, 2019 Effective: 2019/06/06 22Z UTC

 

NOXX10 KWBC 061730
Data Management Message 06-19.01

To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
    Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management 

Subject: EMWIN ByteBlaster and FTP File Server Disruption Commencing
         2200 UTC, June 6, 2019

A planned upgrade of EMWIN Network Services is scheduled to commence
at 2200 UTC, June 6, 2019, and will last approximately 4 hours.

The EMWIN ByteBlaster and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) File services
may experience an interruption of service during this period.  The
EMWIN satellite broadcast should not be impacted. 

Date/Time of Initial Impact:  June 6, 2019 / 2200 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End:  June 7, 2019 / 0200 UTC

Length of Outage: 4 Hours

Users relying on the EMWIN ByteBlaster and FTP services should utilize
alternate NWS dissemination services [e.g., NOAA Weather Wire Service
(NWWS)] for continuous receipt of timely weather and water warnings
and alerts throughout this period.

If a ‘Critical Weather Day’ is identified to take place during this
maintenance event, the event will be rescheduled.

Information contained in this bulletin is posted on
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/index.html#notices  
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/iscs/index.html 

Questions or comments on this Bulletin may be addressed to:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

For NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
products to your datastream please contact Data Management
at ncep.pmb.dm@noaa.gov.

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. The URL is listed below.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml 

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch
GISC/RTH Washington Sends 
NNNN

Effective 2019/05/30

DM05-19.03 EMWIN ByteBlaster and FTP File Server Disruption Commencing 2200 UTC, May 30, 2019 Effective: 2019/05/30 22Z UTC

 

 

NOXX10 KWBC 292022
Data Management Message 05-19­.03

To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject: EMWIN ByteBlaster and FTP File Server Disruption Commencing
2200 UTC, May 30, 2019

A planned upgrade of EMWIN Network Services is scheduled to commence
at 2200 UTC, May 30, 2019, and will last approximately 2 hours.

The EMWIN ByteBlaster and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) File services
may experience an interruption of service during this period.  The 
EMWIN satellite broadcast should not be impacted.

Date/Time of Initial Impact:May 30, 2019 / 2200 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End:May 31, 2019 / 0000 UTC

Length of Outage: 2 Hours

Users relying of the EMWIN ByteBlaster and FTP services should
utilize alternate NWS dissemination servic

[e.g., NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS)] for continuous receipt of
timely weather and water warnings and alerts throughout this period.

If a Critical Weather Day is identified to take place during this
maintenance event, the event will be rescheduled for June 4, 2019.

Information contained in this bulletin is posted on

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin/index.html#notices

https://www.nws.noaa.gov/iscs/index.html

Questions or comments on this Bulletin may be addressed to:
nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch
GISC/RTH Washington Sends 

 

Effective 2019/05/03

Notice: The EMWIN FTP and ByteBlaster Service will be unavailable due to network maintenance.

A scheduled network outage will occur beginning 6:00pm on Friday, May 3, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019.

 

Effective 2019/04/25

Changes to NWS Dissemination Webpage URLs effective October 31, 2019

NOUS41 KWBC 251205
PNSWSH
Service Change Notice 19-33 National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
905 AM EDT Thu Apr 25 2019
To: Subscribers:
  -NOAA Weather Wire Service
  -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
  -NOAAPORT
  Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From: Michelle Mainelli, Director

Office of Dissemination

Subject: Changes to NWS Dissemination Webpage URLs effective
October 31, 2019

On or about Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 800 AM Central
Daylight Time (CDT), 1300 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the
NWS will change public facing dissemination system webpage URL
base address locations; migrating from
https://www.nws.noaa.gov
to
https://www.weather.gov

After this change, all the affected dissemination system webpage
links currently re-directed to the new locations will cease to
function. Thereafter, users will see a 404 error when attempting
to access the old URL base address for each respective
dissemination system.

The affected dissemination system URLs include:
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwws
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/emwin
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/iscs

and all subordinate webpage URLs.

All NWS partners and users will need to make necessary changes
to saved URLs.

Updated alerts and warnings remain online at:
https://www.weather.gov
https://alerts.weather.gov

For more information, please contact:
Gregory Zwicker
Program Manager
NWS Office of Dissemination
Dissemination Systems Branch
Effective 2018/10/23

DM10-18.02 GOES-15 (GOES-West) Satellite Drift to 128-degrees West Commencing 2015 UTC, October 23, 2018
Effective: 2018/10/23 2015Z UTC
NOXX10 KWBC 201410
Data Management Message 10-18.02

To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)
Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject: GOES-15 (GOES-West) Satellite Drift to 128-degrees West
Commencing 2015 UTC, October 23, 2018

The GOES-West satellite transition from GOES-15 to GOES-17 is
scheduled to commence at 2015 UTC, October 23, 2018, with the drift
of GOES-15 from 135 to 128-degrees west. The transition is scheduled
to be completed on December 10, 2018, with GOES-17 declared as the
operational GOES-West satellite.

The GOES-15 EMWIN transponder will remain operational throughout the
0.88-degree/day drift to 128-degrees west. Receiving stations with
fixed antenna installations are likely to experience degradation or
loss of signal lock should the satellite move outside the receiving
antenna’s effective beam width. Users should consider incrementally
re-orienting their antennas to maintain an effective signal-to-noise
ratio and signal lock during the GOES-15 drift.

The schedule of events for GOES-15 and GOES-17 is provided below.
Additional details are available from the NESDIS web site:
https://www.goes-r.gov/users/transitionToOperations17.html
 
DATES EVENTS NOTES
----------- ----------------------------- -------------------
OCT23-NOV01 - GOES-15 drift from 135 to - All instruments
  128W and services
    remain operational
OCT24-NOV13 - GOES-17 drift from 89.5 to - HRIT/EMWIN
  137.1W disabled
NOV15 - GOES-17 activated  
DEC10 - GOES-17 declared the  
  Operational GOES-West  
  satellite  

The simultaneous operations of the EMWIN broadcast on
GOES-14(105W) and GOES-15(128W); and the HRIT/EMIWN broadcast on
GOES-16(75.2W) and GOES-17(137.1W) is scheduled to remain in
effect through May 2019.

The close proximity of broadcast frequencies and geosynchronous
orbits of the GOES-15 and GOES-17 satellites may cause EMWIN-15
users to experience interference from GOES-17. Users are
encouraged to make further adjustments in their antenna
orientation to reduce interference issues.

EMWIN virtual channels 20, 21 and 22 on the GOES-16 and 17
HRIT/EMWIN broadcasts will not be operational until 2019.
Users are reminded to use products on the GOES-14 and 15 EMWIN
satellite broadcasts for operations, and to refrain from using
products appearing on channels 20, 21 and 22 in the GOES-16
and 17 HRIT/EMWIN broadcast until declared operational by the NWS.

Questions or comments may be directed to:
NWS EMWIN Support atnws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

For NOAAPORT and NON-AWIPS Customers - if you have any
questions regarding distribution or would like to add these
products to your datastream please contact Data Management
atncep.pmb.dm@noaa.gov.

This information is also posted on the NWS Data Management
change notices web page. The url is listed below.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch College Park
GISC/RTH Washington Sends
NNNN
 
Effective 2018/10/01

NOXX10 KWBC 011855

Data Management Message 10-18.01

To: Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) Customers

From: GISC/RTH Washington Data Management

Subject: GOES-13/14/15/16 Fall 2018 Solar RFI

NESDIS has provided the following information concerning the
potential for outages of the GOES data stream, including EMWIN.

The potential for solar radio frequency interference (RFI) with a
satellite downlink circuit will occur whenever the Sun passes into
the beam of the ground station receiving antenna. The Wallops and
Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Stations (CDAs) and
Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC) receiving antennas
may experience periods of Solar RFI as predicted below. Solar RFI
can cause loss of telemetry lock and command capability.

Solar RFI Predicted Times and Impacts for Fall 2018:

SPACECRAFT //
DATE TIME(UTC) STATION OP-IMPACT
-------------------------------------------------------------
GOES-13 //
04 OCT-11 OCT 1532-1544 WALLOPS SD,GVAR,T&C,EMWIN,LRIT,
05 OCT-12 OCT 1638-1649 SUITLAND WEFAX,DCS,DCPR,SAR,MDL
GOES-14 //
05 OCT-12 OCT 1854-1906 WALLOPS T&C,EMWIN,MDL
05 OCT-12 OCT 1853-1905 SUITLAND
GOES-15 //
04 OCT-11 OCT 2111-2122 WALLOPS SD,GVAR,T&C,EMWIN,LRIT, 04 OCT-11 OCT 2111-2122 SUITLAND WEFAX,DCS,DCPR,SAR,MDL 11 OCT-18 OCT 2042-2054 FAIRBANKS GOES-16 // 04 OCT-11 OCT 1644-1656 WALLOPS RDL,GRB,T&C,HRIT/EMWIN,
05 OCT-12 OCT 1643-1655 SUITLAND DCPC,SAR
05 OCT-12 OCT 1641-1653 FAIRMONT

Source: Direct Broadcast Manager, NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO/SPSD

Questions or comments may be directed to:
mailto:nws.emwin.support@noaa.gov

Data Management
NCO Production Management Branch Silver Spring
GISC/RTH Washington Sends
NNNN
 

Effective 2018/03/26

Topic: NOAA Wallops Command & Data Acquisition Station (WCDAS) Facility Power Outage

Date/Time Issued: March 26, 2018 2115 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: All WCDAS data and other operational services
Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 3, 2018 1200 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: April 5, 2018 2359 UTC
Length of Outage: 48 to 60 Hours

Details/Specifics of Change:

The NOAA Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station (WCDAS) is planning an entire site power outage on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The outage is required to perform maintenance and repairs on the station's electrical power system. The power outage can be expected to last as long as three days although the goal is to complete the work within two days.

It is likely there will be an outage of the 1692.7 MHz Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) broadcast for the duration that WCDAS is down for both GOES-14 and 15. If there is an outage, users are asked to utilize GOES-15's LRIT broadcast, the NWS FTP or ByteBlaster services for EMWIN continuity of operations. Additionally, there will not be any NOAA-18 and NOAA-19 HRPT data from WCDAS.

It is not anticipated that dissemination of other data to users will be impacted during this power outage. However, if unforeseen data outages occur, users will be notified as information becomes available.

If a 'Critical Weather Day' is declared, the event will be rescheduled for April 10, 2018.

Contact Information for Further Information: ESPC Operations atESPCOperations@noaa.govat 301-817-3880

 

Effective 2017/12/18

DM12-17.01 Restricted Use of Products Received in EMWIN Virtual Channels on the GOES-16 HRIT/EMWIN Effective: 2017/12/18
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AWIPS/NOAAPORT/NWWS/EMWIN.

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http://www.nws.noaa.gov/dm-cgi-bin/chgshow.pl?fn=DM12-17.02.txt
 

Effective 2017/12/13

DM12-17.01 EMWIN Service Degradation Commencing 1400 UTC, Saturday,,December 16, 2017 Effective: 2017/12/16 14Z UTC
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Effective 2017/11/22

SCN17-120: GOES-14 Emergency Managers Weather Information Network Broadcast Available on or before December 11, 2017 A text version of the file below was sent today on

AWIPS/NOAAPORT/NWWS/EMWIN.

An htm version is posted at

www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/scn17-120goes14.htm
 

Effective 2017/08/01

PNS17-28: Soliciting comments on the proposed transition of the NWS EMWIN FTP service through September 15, 2017
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AWIPS/NOAAPORT/NWWS/EMWIN.
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Effective 2017/07/28

SCN17-91: EMWIN GOES-East satellite broadcast signal and file format changes effective November 2017

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Archived Notices:
EMWIN Archived Notices