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NOUS41 KWBC 221938

Service Change Notice 14-65: Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
238 PM EST Mon Dec 22 2014

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

FROM:      Cindy P. Woods
           Chief, Operations and Requirements Division
           Chief, Performance and Awareness Division

SUBJECT:   Corrected:  Use of Mixed Case Text in Select RiverPro
           Products at All Weather Forecast Offices Effective on
           or about January 28, 2015

Corrected to clarify first sentence

Effective on or about Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the NWS will
implement the use of mixed case text in select RiverPro products
at all NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs).

The following RiverPro products will be issued in mixed case

ESF - Hydrologic Outlook (if using RiverPro)
FFA - Flood Watch for Forecast Points (NOT the GHG Areal Flood
FLW - Flood Warning for Forecast Points (NOT the WarnGen Areal
  Flood Warning)
FLS - Flood Statement - Follow-up to Flood Warning for Forecast
  Points (NOT the WarnGen Flood Statement - Follow-up to Areal
  Flood Warning)
FLS - Flood Statement - Flood Advisory for Forecast Points (NOT
  the WarnGen Flood Statement 9 Areal Advisories)
RVS - Hydrologic Statement (if using RiverPro)
RVA - Hydrologic Summary (if using RiverPro)
RVD - River and Lake Forecast Product (if using RiverPro)
HYx - Hydrometeorological Data Summary Products (if using
  RiverPro) (where "x" is either "D," "W" or "M")
RTP  Maximum/Minimum Temperature and Precipitation Table
AGO - Agricultural Observations

This is a continuation of the risk-reduction effort began in
August 2010. At that time, NWS began issuing national Public
Information Statement (PNS) products using mixed case text and
the expanded punctuation/character set:

In October 2011, select WFOs began issuing the Area Forecast
Discussion (AFD), Regional Weather Summary (RWS) and PNS products
in the mixed case text format:

NWS partners and users of these WFO text products are encouraged
to consider NWS intent and comment regarding this next step in
the risk reduction effort. User feedback will help the NWS better
plan the eventual transition of all NWS text products to mixed
case and the expanded character set.

Mixed case text guidelines are online at:

The NWS is working to minimize the impact of this transition on
NWS users and will issue additional notices and statements as
updated user information is available.

If you have questions, please contact:

Michael J. Szkil
Chief, Awareness Branch
Silver Spring, MD

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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