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ALERT ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS
250 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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
AUGUST 1ST AT 04Z THROUGH AUGUST 3RD AT 12Z DUE TO A TROPICAL STORM
WATCH FOR PUERTO RICO AND US VIRGIN ISLANDS.

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.

$$

MCNATT
SR ROC



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