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SENIOR DUTY METEOROLOGIST NWS ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NWS NCEP CENTRAL OPERATIONS COLLEGE PARK MD
2129Z MON DEC 18 2017


** GOES-16 ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE FROM NESDIS **

NESDIS has declared the following..

As of 2100 UTC on December 18, 2017, GOES-16 is the official
GOES-East satellite stationed at 75.2 degrees West.

GOES-13 GVAR and LRIT will continue to be relayed through GOES-14
 GVAR until January 3, 2018 between 1530-1545 UTC at which time
the GOES-13 GVAR relay through GOES-14 GVAR will be disabled and
the satellite will begin drifting on January 4th to its storage
location at 60 degrees West.

A notification will be sent prior to disabling GOES-13 on January
3, 2018.

Contact Information for Further Information: Kathryn Mozer at
Kathryn.Mozer@noaa.gov or SPSD.Userservices@noaa.gov


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