19990820: 97 products-ADMIN NOTICE NOXX47 KWBC (fwd)


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NOXX47 KWBC 201530
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NOTICE ABOUT UNOFFICIAL NWS PRODUCTS CONTAINING 97 IN WMO HEADING

AS DEPLOYMENT AND TESTING OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM /AWIPS/ CONTINUES
THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER OF PRODUCTS WITH THE WMO HEADING
FORMAT TTAA97 CCCC BEING TRANSMITTED ON THE AWIPS/NOAAPORT
DATASTREAM.  THESE PRODUCTS WITH 97 IN THE WMO HEADING ARE
UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TEST PRODUCTS FROM
UNCOMMISSIONED SYSTEMS AND ARE NOT /REPEAT NOT/ TO BE USED FOR
ANY OPERATIONAL PURPOSE.  THESE PRODUCTS OFTEN DUPLICATE OR ARE
SIMILAR TO OTHER OFFICIAL PRODUCTS WHICH DO NOT CONTAIN 97 IN
THE WMO HEADING.  ONLY OFFICIAL PRODUCTS WHICH DO NOT CONTAIN
97 IN THE WMO HEADING SHOULD BE USED OPERATIONALLY.  PLEASE DO
NOT REDISTRIBUTE THESE PRODUCTS OR POST THEM TO THE INTERNET.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TAKING STEPS TO MINIMIZE THE
AVAILABILITY OF THESE PRODUCTS WHERE FEASIBLE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE PRODUCTS PLEASE CONTACT NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE TECH CONTROL AT 301-713-0902.