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NOUS41 KWBC 281547

Service Change Notice 14-39
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1145 AM EDT Mon Jul 28 2014

TO:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

FROM:      Paul Whitmore
           Director, National Tsunami Warning Center

SUBJECT:   NWS to Issue National Tsunami Warning Center Spanish
           Messages for Pacific Effective August 4, 2014

Effective August 4, 2014, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC), the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) will begin
issuing tsunami messages in Spanish for its Pacific Ocean users.
This action follows the successful introduction of Spanish
messages for NTWC Atlantic users in 2013. The NTWC is issuing
these products in Spanish for the Pacific region to help ensure
users whose native language is Spanish can better understand the

The Spanish products will offer the same format and content as
the English products, bulleted points, etc. NWS will issue the
Spanish products on the same channels as the English products,
NOAA Weather Wire, EMWIN, etc.

Table 1: New Spanish product headers and corresponding English
product headers

Eng. WMO ID     Eng. AWIPS ID     Sp. WMO ID      Sp. AWIPS ID
-----------     -------------     -----------     ------------
WEAK51 PAAQ     TSUAK1            WEAK61 PAAQ     TSUSPN
WEAK53 PAAQ     TIBAK1            WEAK63 PAAQ     TIBSPN
SEUS71 PAAQ     EQIWOC            SEUS81 PAAQ     EQISPN
SEAK71 PAAQ     EQIAKX            SEAK81 PAAQ     EQISPN

Spanish product examples are provided at:

The WMO IDs for the Pacific Spanish products are unique, though
the AWIPS IDs are the same as the NTWC Spanish products for the

For questions or feedback regarding this notice, please contact:

Paul Whitmore
National Tsunami Warning Center
Palmer, Alaska 99645

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