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Issued by NWS San Angelo, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
548 PM CDT MON AUG 29 2016

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...MAJOR UPGRADE TO YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO BROADCASTS COMING SOON...

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS IMPLEMENTING NEW HARDWARE AND
SOFTWARE TO MANAGE NOAA WEATHER RADIO PROGRAMMING AT OVER ONE
HUNDRED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. THIS NEW SYSTEM...KNOWN AS THE BROADCAST MESSAGE
HANDLER...IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT UPGRADE TO OUR WEATHER RADIO
BROADCAST SYSTEM IN NEARLY 20 YEARS.

THIS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SYSTEM INCLUDES...FASTER MESSAGE
PROCESSING AND DELIVERY...SMOOTHER TEXT TO VOICE CONVERSIONS...AND
FULL INTEGRATION WITHIN OUR ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE
PROCESSING SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE.

WHILE THE ACTUAL BROADCAST MESSAGING WILL REMAIN LARGELY
UNCHANGED...YOU WILL LIKELY NOTICE A DIFFERENT COMPUTER GENERATED
VOICE. THIS NEW VOICE REPRESENTS STATE-OF-THE-ART TEXT TO VOICE
CONVERSION...AND ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES...ACROSS
THE NATION...WILL USE THIS NEW VOICE.

MEANWHILE...OUR WEATHER RADIO BROADCAST COVERAGE AREAS AND WATCH OR
WARNING ALERTING PROCESSES WILL CONTINUE UNCHANGED.

YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...IN SAN ANGELO TEXAS...WILL
TRANSITION TO THIS NEW SYSTEM ON SEPTEMBER 26...2016. PLEASE
CONTACT METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE...STEVE LYONS...OR WARNING
COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...HECTOR GUERRERO...AT
325-944-9445...IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.


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