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DIFAX Community, The NWS has informed Unidata that it will give a six month notice to the discontinuation of the DIFAX products. That is why the word "eventually" was used. We do not know when that 6 month warning will be given. Another option we are investigating is delivering the Wisconsin products via the IDD to aid in the speed and timeliness of the delivery of these products. Thank you for your comments, -Jeff Weber On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Jeff Weber wrote:
DIFAX community, The National Weather Service has informed Unidata that the DIFAX service will be terminated eventually. Alden has encountered some problems with the DIFAX service via the IDD, that they currently are providing.Unidata has tracked these issues and coordinated some options that can be utilized when the DIFAX service ceases to exist or Alden continues with idd transmission difficulties.Unidata is generating .gif imagery of these products via Redbook Graphics and can be viewed or downloaded at:The University of Wisconsin is also generating DIFAX type products which are available for viewing and download in postscript format at: http://mapmaker.meteor.wisc.edu/difaxmaps/ NOAA also offers DIFAX type products for viewing and download in compressed (G4) .tiff formats at: http://weather.noaa.gov/fax/graph.shtml and http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/wefax/products.htm DIFAX will cease operations in the near future, we offer these options as interim solutions.