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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
908 AM EDT Fri Mar 29 2019

...Prolonged Outage for Coastal and Marine Automated Network
Marine Observation Platforms...

On or after 8 PM EDT on April 5, 2019, twenty Coastal and Marine
Automated Network (C-MAN) stations across the nation will stop
transmitting all data due to a GPS software issue. Three C-MAN
stations in New England waters will be affected by this software
issue:

 Buzzards Bay, MA    (BUZM3)
 Matinicus Rock, ME  (MISM1)
 Mt. Desert Rock, ME (MDRM1)

The local offices have no control on fixing or maintaining these
three sites. These sites are maintained by National Data Buoy
Center (NDBC).

Additional Information:
You can read the National Weather Service Headquarters Service
Change Notice at:
https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-26ndbc_cman_buoy.pdf.

You can read further explanation of the GPS software issue
at:https://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/GPSRolloverEffects.pdf.

Projected Restoration of Services:
NDBC is working to update the GPS software as soon as possible.
This requires an onsite visit which are projected to be done
between August and November 2019 for all three sites in New
England waters. To stay up to date on projected site maintenance
timelines, please visit the NDBC projected site maintenance
page:https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ops.shtml.

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Becker
National Weather Service
Gray, Maine