040402 NCEP update-(fwd)



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    On Tuesday, 20 April 2004, the configuration of the Eta Model
will be modified to allow for the 0 - 84 hour forecast to run in the
current 0 - 60 hour time slot.  This will be a permanent change.  The
expected new delivery times for Eta products are as follows:

    24 hr products:    5-10 minutes earlier
    36 hr products:   15-20 minutes earlier
    48 hr products:   15-20 minutes earlier
    60 hr products:   20-25 minutes earlier
    84 hr products:   35-40 minutes earlier

    More precise times will be provided when they become available.
Details on the change can be found at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notifications/tin04-07eta_compression.txt

    Currently, on both the NCEP and TOC FTP servers, over 50% of the
gridded NCEP model data sets are not being accessed.  In June
2004, unused model data will be removed from both the TOC and NCEP FTP
servers.  A review of file access on both FTP servers was conducted
during the months of January and February.  A list of files to be
removed will be posted on the TOC and NCEP WEB sites in early April.
Files will only be included on this list if they are unused on both
servers.  A minimum of 60 days will be provided for user comments.  In
early June all files deemed unnecessary will be removed.  This process
will provide the server resources to host higher temporal and spatial
resolution data not currently available.  Further details will be
provided as they become available.
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SUBJECT  REMOVAL OF LEGACY NCEP WAVE...NGM...AND GFS MODEL
                  FAX CHARTS FROM THE NWS FTP SERVER...EFFECTIVE
           APRIL 6 2004 AT 1200 UTC

ON APRIL 6 2004 AT 1200M COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE
FOLLOWING FAX CHARTS BASED ON OUTPUT FROM THE NCEP WAVE...NESTED
GRID MODEL /NGM/...AND GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM /GFS/ MODELS WILL
BE REMOVED FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ FTP SERVER.
THESE PRODUCTS ARE LISTED WITH FILE NAME...PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION...AND MODEL RUNTIME.  ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS CAN BE
FOUND AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/...

     http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/


WMO HEADING    WAVE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION            VALID TIME

QJAE88    12/24HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER /2 PANEL/      00...12 UTC
QJAQ88    48/72HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER /2 PANEL/      00...12 UTC
QJBE88    12/24HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER /2 PANEL/      00 UTC
QJBI88    24/72HR SFC WND WAV HGT /2 PANEL/       12 UTC
QJBI89    12/24HR SIG WAV HGTS /2 PANEL/          00 UTC
QJBK88    24/72HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER /2 PANEL/      12 UTC
QJBQ88    48/72HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER /2 PANEL/      00 UTC
QJBQ89    48/72HR SFC WND WAV HGT /2 PANEL/       00 UTC
QJFE88    12HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER                   00...12 UTC
QJFI88    24HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER                   00...12 UTC
QJFK88    72HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER                   00 UTC
QJFQ88    48HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER                   00...12 UTC
QJNE88    12/24HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER /2 PANEL/      00 UTC
QJNI88    12/24HR SFC WND WAV HGT /2 PANEL/       00 UTC
QJNQ88    48/72HR MEAN WAV DIR/PER /2 PANEL/      00 UTC
QWAE88    12/24HR SFC WND WAV HGT /2 PANEL/       00 UTC
QWAQ88    48/72HR SFC WND WAV HGT /2 PANEL/       00...12 UTC
QWBE99    12HR OCEAN SFC WND/WAV                  00...12 UTC
QWBK99    72HR OCEAN SFC WND WAV HGT              00...12 UTC


WMO HEADING    NGM PRODUCT DESCRIPTION             VALID TIME

QHUA88    FREEzING LVL/RH /2 PANEL/               00 UTC
QHUA89    LIFTED INDEX/PRECIP WATER /2 PANEL/     00 UTC


WMO HEADING    GFS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION              VALID TIME

QYFA99    00HR TROPICAL STREAM FUNCTION           06...18 UTC


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE PLANNED CHANGES...PLEASE
CONTACT...

    LARRY SAGER
    NCEP...DATA MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE BRANCH
    CAMP SPRINGS MARYLAND
    PHONE   301 763 8000 X 7151
    E-MAIL  LARRY.SAGER@xxxxxxxx

               OR

    STEVEN LILLY
    NCEP...DATA MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE BRANCH
    CAMP SPRINGS MARYLAND
    PHONE   301 763 8000 X 7115
    E-MAIL  STEVEN.LILLY@xxxxxxxx

THIS AND OTHER NWS TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE
ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/...

    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm



NOUS41 KWBC 061922 CCA
PNSWSH

PUBLIC INFO STATEMENT... SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 04-01...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
225 PM EST TUE JAN 6 2004

TO   FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
    WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS
    WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ SUBSCRIBERS...
    OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS AND
    PARTNERS...NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM      MAXINE BROWN
         CHIEF...DATA MANAGEMENT AND QAULITY ASSURANCE BRANCH
         CENTRAL OPERATIONS
         NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION /NCEP/

SUBJECT   CORRECTED...REMOVAL OF LEGACY NCEP ETA MODEL FAX CHARTS
         FROM THE NWS FTP SERVER...EFFECTIVE APRIL 6 2004
         AT 1200 UTC

REFER TO  SIMILAR TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICE 03-51 ON
         REMOVAL OF NCEP WAVE...NESTED GRID MODEL...AND GLOBAL
         FORECAST SYSTEM MODEL FAX CHARTS ON THE SAME EFFECTIVE
         DATE

CORRECTED SUBJECT LINE TO ETA MODEL FAX CHARTS.

ON APRIL 6 2004 AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...THE
FOLLOWING FAX CHARTS BASED ON OUTPUT FROM THE NATIONAL CENTERS
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION /NCEP/ ETA MODEL WILL BE REMOVED
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL
/FTP/ SERVER.  THESE PRODUCTS ARE LISTED WITH FILE NAME...PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION AND MODEL RUNTIME.  ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND
ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/...

     http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/


WMO HEADER  ETA PRODUCT DESCRIPTION                VALID TIME

QHBA88    300MB & 850MB HGT/TEMP ANAL /2 PANEL/   00 UTC
QHNE50    500MB HGT/VORT ANAL/12HR /2 PANEL/      00...12 UTC
QHNE84    850MB HGT/TEMP 12HR FCST                12 UTC
QHNI85    850MB HGT/TMP 24/36HR FCST /2 PANEL/
QHNM50    500MB HGT/VORT 24/36HR /2 PANEL/        00...12 UTC
QHNM83    850MB HGT/TEMP 36HR FCST                12 UTC
QHNQ83    850MB HGT/TEMP 48HR FCST                12 UTC
QHUA25    250MB HGT/ISO ANALYSIS                  00...12 UTC
QHUI50    500MB LIFTED INDEX 24/36HR /2 PANEL/    12 UTC
QHUI51    500MB LIFTED INDEX ANAL/12HR /2 PANEL/  12 UTC
QHUI54    500MB LIFTED INDEX 24/36HR /2 PANEL/    00 UTC
QHUI55    500MB LIFTED INDEX ANAL/12HR /2 PANEL/  00 UTC
QMUA15    300MB HGT/ISO ANALYSIS                  12 UTC
QTBA88    500MB & 700MB HGT/TEMP ANAL /2 PANEL/   12 UTC
QTBE88    300MB & 850MB HGT/TEMP ANAL /2 PANEL/   12 UTC
QTBI88    500MB & 700MB HGT/TEMP ANAL /2 PANEL/

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE PLANNED CHANGES...PLEASE
CONTACT...

    LARRY SAGER
    NCEP...DATA MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE BRANCH
    CAMP SPRINGS MARYLAND
    PHONE   301 763 8000 X 7151
    E-MAIL  LARRY.SAGER@xxxxxxxx

               OR

    STEVEN LILLY
    NCEP...DATA MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE BRANCH
    CAMP SPRINGS MARYLAND
    PHONE   301 763 8000 X 7115
    E-MAIL  STEVEN.LILLY@xxxxxxxx

THIS AND OTHER NWS TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE
ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/...

    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm