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WEIO21 PHEB 010000
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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0000Z 1 MAR 2013

TO:    TSUNAMI WARNING FOCAL POINTS AND TSUNAMI NATIONAL
       CONTACTS OF THE UNESCO/IOC INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI
       WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM (IOTWS)

       OTHER INTERNATIONAL RECIPIENTS OF PACIFIC TSUNAMI
       WARNING CENTER PRODUCTS FOR THE IOTWS

       SUBSCRIBERS:
        -FAMILY OF SERVICES
        -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
        -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
        -NOAAPORT

       OTHER NWS PARTNERS AND NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM:  ANDREW STERN
       ACTING CHIEF...METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES DIVISION

SUBJECT:  TERMINATION OF INTERIM ADVISORY SERVICE FOR TSUNAMIS
BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER TO COUNTRIES OF THE INDIAN
OCEAN, EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2013

BODY OF MESSAGE:  THE INTERIM ADVISORY SERVICE FOR TSUNAMIS THAT
HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER TO
COUNTRIES OF THE INDIAN OCEAN SINCE 2005 FOLLOWING THE DECEMBER
26, 2004, INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI DISASTER WILL BE TERMINATED AS OF
MARCH 31, 2013, AT 0000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC).  THIS
ACTION IS BEING TAKEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL
COORDINATION GROUP FOR THE IOTWS IN RECOGNITION OF THE FACT THAT
THIS SERVICE CAN NOW BE PROVIDED FROM REGIONAL TSUNAMI SERVICE
PROVIDERS THAT HAVE BEEN STOOD UP WITHIN THE REGION BY
AUSTRALIA, INDIA, AND INDONESIA.  THIS REQUEST WAS RECEIVED VIA
A LETTER DATED 18 JANUARY 2013 FROM THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF
THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION TO THE NWS ACTING
ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR.

THE FOLLOWING TWO PRODUCTS ARE TO BE TERMINATED:

TSUNAMI PRODUCT                      WMO HEADING   AWIPS ID
---------------------------------   ------------   --------
TSUNAMI WATCH                        WEIO21 PHEB   TSUIOX
TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN         WEIO23 PHEB   TIBIOX


TSUNAMI PRODUCTS FOR THE INDIAN OCEAN CAN NOW BE FOUND ON THE
FOLLOWING WEB PAGES:

  AUSTRALIA - WWW.BOM.GOV.AU/TSUNAMI
  INDIA     - TSUNAMI.INCOIS.GOV.IN
  INDONESIA - INATEWS.BMKG.GO.ID

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE, PLEASE CONTACT:

  CHARLES MCCREERY
  NOAA/NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER
  91-270 FORT WEAVER ROAD
  EWA BEACH, HAWAII  96822
  PHONE:  808-689-8207
  EMAIL:  CHARLES.MCCREERY@NOAA.GOV

NATIONAL SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT:

  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM

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