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Service Change Notice 14-40
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1200 PM EDT Fri Aug 1 2014

To:       Subscribers:
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          -NOAAPORT
          -Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From:     Mark Tew
          Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

Subject:  Experimental Satellite Rainfall Quantitative
          Precipitation Estimates (QPE) Text Product will
          transition from experimental status to operational
          status effective September 1, 2014

Beginning September 1, 2014, the NWS National Hurricane Center
(NHC) Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) will provide,
on an operational basis, the event-driven Satellite Rainfall QPE
text product for tropical cyclones and tropical disturbances
within the NHC and Central Pacific Hurricane Center areas of
responsibility. The text product replaces the text Satellite
Tropical Disturbance Rainfall Estimate Product NWS discontinued
on July 16 2013.

The text product will be issued under the following AWIPS/WMO
headers.

-MIASTDECA/TCCA21 KNHC, for systems in the Caribbean east of 67W
-MIASTDCCA/TCCA22 KNHC for systems between 67W and 80W
-MIASTDWCA/TCCA23 KNHC for systems west of 80W

Users should ensure their systems can receive these products.

The Satellite Rainfall QPE text product can also be viewed at

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/data/MIAWRKRAN1

A comprehensive description of this product is available at

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/rainfall/description.php#Exp
_SRE

If you have comments or questions please contact:

Hugh Cobb
Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
National Hurricane Center
Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov
305-229-4454

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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