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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
150 PM CST TUE JAN 20 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

MAJOR SOFTWARE UPGRADE AT THE LUBBOCK FORECAST OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY.

ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21ST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
LUBBOCK WILL BE CONDUCTING A MAJOR UPGRADE OF OUR FORECAST AND
WARNING SOFTWARE. METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE LUBBOCK OFFICE WILL
TRAVEL TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN AMARILLO TO
CONDUCT FORECAST AND WARNING OPERATIONS WHILE THE UPGRADE TAKES
PLACE. WE EXPECT FORECAST AND WARNING PRODUCTS TO BE
SEAMLESSLY HANDLED FROM THE AMARILLO OFFICE.  THE UPGRADE IS
SCHEDULED TO START AROUND 7 AM ON WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH AN
ANTICIPATED RETURN TO SERVICE WEDNESDAY EVENING.

UNTIL THE UPGRADE IS COMPLETED AND ALL SYSTEMS ARE VERIFIED AS
OPERATIONAL...ALL WEATHER RADIO BROADCASTS FOR THE
LUBBOCK...PLAINVIEW...DICKENS...CHILDRESS...AND SUMMERFIELD NOAA
WEATHER RADIO SITES WILL BE DONE VIA HUMAN RECORDINGS. SO TUNE IN
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR OUR SPECIAL RETRO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
EVENT. UNFORTUNATELY...OUR WEST TEXAS MESONET ROUNDUP WILL BE
UNAVAILABLE DURING THE UPGRADE PROCESS THOUGH THE A REGIONAL
ROUNDUP OF WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE RECORDED HOURLY.

GIVEN THE PROSPECTS FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION...WE WISH TO CONFIRM
THAT NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND WEATHER.GOV WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE
THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WEEKS WINTER STORM. LIKEWISE
COMMUNICATION WITH EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND MEDIA PARTNERS VIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHAT WILL BE MONITORED.


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