Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
400 PM EST WED FEB 25 2015

TO:       SUBSCRIBERS:
          -FAMILY OF SERVICES
          -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
          -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK
          -NOAAPORT
          OTHER NWS PARTNERS AND NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM:     GEORGE MATHEWS
          METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE, NWS MORRISTOWN TN

SUBJECT:  DISCONTINUATION OF THE AREAL RAINFALL REPORTS (PNS)
          AND INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW DAILY PRECIPITATION TABLE (OSO)
          FROM WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (WFO) MORRISTOWN TN
          EFFECTIVE MARCH 25, 2015.

EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015, WFO MORRISTOWN TN (MRX) WILL
DISCONTINUE THE EVENT-DRIVEN ISSUANCE OF AREAL RAINFALL REPORTS
USING THE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT (PNS) PRODUCT HEADER, AND
WILL INSTEAD BEGIN ISSUING A DAILY PRECIPITATION TABLE UNDER THE OSO
PRODUCT HEADER. THE ISSUANCE TIME FOR THE DAILY OSO WILL BE ROUGHLY
AROUND 10 A.M. EASTERN TIME. THE PNS PRODUCT WILL CONTINUE TO BE
ISSUED FOR OTHER STATEMENTS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION.

THE NEW DAILY PRECIPITATION TABLE (OSO) PRODUCT WILL CONTAIN DAILY
24 HOUR PRECIPITATION DATA THROUGH 12 UTC (7 AM EST/8 AM EDT) IN
SHEF FORMAT FROM AUTOMATED STATIONS SUCH AS THE AUTOMATED SURFACE
OBSERVING SYSTEM (ASOS) AND THE AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM
(AWOS), AND MANUAL STATIONS SUCH AS THE COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVER
NETWORK (COOP).

THIS CHANGE WILL PROVIDE MORE ROBUST DATA TO LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND
NATIONAL PARTNERS AND USERS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

GEORGE MATHEWS
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE
 OR
GLENN CARRIN
SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
WFO MORRISTOWN TN
423-586-8400

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