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ALERT ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
525 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

TO:       ALL SOUTHERN REGION OFFICES

FROM:     SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS

SUBJECT:  CRITICAL WEATHER DAY(S) DECLARED

NCEP HAS DECLARED A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY FOR SOUTHERN REGION FROM
22Z FRIDAY THROUGH 00Z WEDNESDAY DUE TO POSSIBLE TROPICAL IMPACTS
ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST U.S.

CRITICAL WEATHER DAYS ARE DESIGNED TO MAINTAIN THE STABILITY
OF OUR NWS INTERNET SERVICES, AND TO REDUCE THE LATENCY OF
PRODUCTS/SERVICES TO OUR PARTNERS AND THE PUBLIC. PLEASE HELP
US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL BY ADHERING TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:

  1) NO INSTALLATION OF LOCAL SYSTEM PATCHES OR OTHER CHANGES.

  2) NO STREAMING OF AUDIO OR OTHER CONTINUOUS FEED PRODUCTS,
     UNLESS THIS IS THE ONLY MEANS BY WHICH YOUR OFFICE CAN
     OBTAIN CRITICAL WEATHER-RELATED INFORMATION DURING HAZARDOUS
     WEATHER EVENTS.

  3) NO OTHER EXCESSIVELY LARGE FILE UPLOADS OR OTHER BANDWIDTH-
     INTENSIVE USE OF THE INTERNET BEYOND WHAT IS OPERATIONALLY
     REQUIRED.

  4) NO AWIPS UPGRADES FOR OFFICES WITHIN THE IMPACT AREA.

REMEMBER:  OUR INDIVIDUAL INTERNET USE CAN, AND OFTEN DOES,
COLLECTIVELY IMPACT OUR ENTIRE REGION`S NETWORK RESOURCES. PLEASE BE
MINDFUL OF OUR MISSION, AND SHOW RESTRAINT DURING THIS PERIOD OF
ACTIVE WEATHER, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE IMPACTED AREA. THIS WILL
ENSURE THAT OUR CRITICAL SERVICES REACH OUR CUSTOMERS UNIMPEDED WHEN
THEY NEED THEM MOST.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT.

$$

MARK WILEY
SOUTHERN REGION ROC


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