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NATIONAL TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION MESSAGE 96-26
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1100 AM EDT THU OCT 24 1996
 
ATTENTION  FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NWS
           CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM       THERESE Z. PIERCE...CHIEF...HYDROMETEOROLOGY
           SERVICES
 
SUBJECT    DISCONTINUANCE OF THE HEMISPHERIC MAP DISCUSSION FROM
           THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...EFFECTIVE
           JANUARY 7 1997
 
      AS A RESULT OF BUDGET AND STAFF REDUCTIONS...THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER /HPC/ WILL DISCONTINUE THE
HEMISPHERIC MAP DISCUSSION.../FOS HEADER FXUS03 KWBC - AFOS ID
NFDPMDHMD/ ISSUED AROUND 1800 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME /UTC/...
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 7 1997.  MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS NARRATIVE
IS AVAILABLE IN OTHER HPC NARRATIVES...AS FOLLOWS: 
 
O     THE 12- TO 48-HOUR PROGNOSTIC DISCUSSION /FOS HEADER FXUS01
      KWBC - AFOS ID NFDPMDSPD/. ISSUANCE TIMES ARE AROUND 0700 UTC
      AND 1900 UTC.
 
O     THE DAILY EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION /FOS HEADER FXUS02
      KWBC - AFOS ID NFDPMDEPD/...WHICH FOCUSES ON THE 3-5 DAY PERIOD. 
      ISSUANCE TIME IS AROUND 1900 UTC.  THIS PRODUCT WILL BE
      EXPANDED TO INCLUDE A DISCUSSION OF THE MEAN CIRCULATION
      PATTERNS AND THE SIGNIFICANT FEATURES EXPECTED TO IMPACT
      ALASKA AND HAWAII.
 
O     THE QUANTITATIVE PRECIPITATION FORECAST DISCUSSION /FOS HEADER
      /FOS HEADER FXUS4 KWBC - AFOS ID NFDQPFPFD/...WHICH DISCUSSES
      THE CIRCULATION PATTERNS AND THE MODELS OVER NORTH AMERICA
      WITH EMPHASIS ON PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS.  ISSUANCE TIMES ARE
      AROUND 0700 UTC...1100 UTC...AND 1900 UTC.   
 
      USERS SHOULD REFER TO THESE THREE HPC NARRATIVE PRODUCTS TO
FULFILL REQUIREMENTS PREVIOUSLY MET BY THE HEMISPHERIC MAP
DISCUSSION.
 
      IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT:
      
      PUBLIC WEATHER PROGRAM LEADER...W/OM12
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/ NOAA
      1325 EAST-WEST HIGHWAY
    
     THIS AND ALL OTHER PENDING NWS SERVICE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS ARE
AVAILABLE ON THE NWS OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY/S HOME PAGE IN THE
NOTIFICATION SECTION.  THE ADDRESS OF THE NOTIFICATION SECTION /IN
SMALL CASE/ IS:  HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM  
 
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