20030328: MOS Guidance

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It is also posted to the Data Management  Change
Notices web page at the following URL:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/datamgmt/notices.shtml

2003/04/08
DM 03-03.32 REMOVAL OF OBSOLETE EXTENDED-RANGE MOS
GUIDANCE                     NOXX10KWBC 281512
DATA MGT MESSAGE 03-03.32


TO AWIPS/NOAAPORT USERS...FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...
EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK/EMWIN/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/NWS/CUSTOMERS...WAFS USERS...GTS USERS..
NWS FAX CHART USERS.

FROM RTH WASHINGTON DATA MANAGEMENT

ATTENTION USERS OF THE MOS GUIDANCE

ON APRIL 8,  2003...THE NWS IS PLANNING TO REMOVE ALL
OF THE OBSOLETE EXTENDED-RANGE MOS GUIDANCE FROM PRODUCTION.
THIS INCLUDES THE ALPHANUMERIC BULLETINS...PRODUCTS IN BUFR
AND GRIB FORMAT...AND ANYGRAPHICAL PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM
THIS GUIDANCE.

THE ALPHANUMERIC BULLETINS ARE LISTED UNDER THE AWIPS
ID FMRXXX...WHERE XXX DENOTES THE IDENTIFIER OF THE
STATION FOR WHICH THE GUIDANCE IS VALID.  THESE
ALPHANUMERIC PRODUCTS ARE ALSO ISSUED WITH THE WORLD
METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) HEADINGS FOXE40-60
KWBC...FOXC40-73 KWBC...FOXS40-68 KWBC...AND
FOXW40-63 KWBC...INCLUSIVELY.  SIMILAR ALPHANUMERIC
PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA LISTED UNDER WMO HEADINGS
FOAK20-24 KWNO WILL ALSO BE REMOVED.  THE BUFR
PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER THE WMO HEADERS
JSMT51-59 KWBC.  AFTER THE REMOVAL...THESE PRODUCTS
WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NWS GATEWAY
...THE NWS FTP SERVER (TGFTP)...OR THE MDL WEB PAGES.
THESE PRODUCTS WERE LOCATED ON THE NWS FTP SERVER (TGFTP) AT THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

/SL.US008001/DF.ANF/DC.MOS/DS.FMR
/SL.US008001/DF.GR1/DC.MOS/DS.FMR
/SL.US008001/DF.BF/DC.MOS/DS.FMRJS

THE NEW EXTENDED-RANGE MOS GUIDANCE /AWIPS ID MEXXXX...WHERE XXX
IS THE STATION IDENTIFIER/ IS BASED ON THE GLOBAL
FORECAST SYSTEM AND IS AVAILABLE FOR OVER 1400 STATIONS IN THE
UNITED STATES. LINKS TO THESE PRODUCTS...ALONG WITH DESCRIPTIONS
...CAN BE FOUND AT /ALL LOWER CASE LETTERS/
ONLINE AT /ALL LOWER CASE LETTERS/

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/synop/products.htm

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE CHANGES TO THE MOS GUIDANCE
SYSTEM...PLEASE CONTACT

PAUL DALLAVALLE
MDL/SILVER SPRING MARYLAND
PHONE   301-713-0023 EXT. 135
E-MAIL  paul.dallavalle@xxxxxxxx

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