960228: LFM ceasing 12Z-NOUS (fwd)

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NOUS42 KWBC 281310

SPECIAL NCEP DISCUSSION
CENTRAL OPERATIONS / NCEP/ NWS/ WASHINGTON DC
1310 UTC WED FEB 28 1996

281305Z  AS YOU KNOW THE LFM FORECAST AND ALL ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS
WILL EITHER CEASE OR BE MADE USING ETA FIELDS BEGINNING WITH THIS
12Z CYCLE...THE ONLY SET OF AFOS UPPER AIR PLOTFILES DONE BY
NCEP (THE SECOND SET) WILL BE GENERATED PROBABLY 30 MINUTES LATER
THAN WAS PREVIOUSLY...THESE PLOTFILES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AROUND
1400Z...TODAYS IMPLEMENTATION IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO NCEPS
PRODUCTION CYCLE...HOPE THE INCONVENIENCE IF ANY WILL BE MINIMAL.

WHITMORE/KNEAS/SDM/QUALITY ASSESSMENT BRANCH/NCEP