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Service Change Notice 16-14
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
225 PM EDT Tue Apr 26 2016

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

FROM: David Novak
 Director, Weather Prediction Center

SUBJECT: Termination of Black and White Background Version of
 the Daily Weather Map Weekly Publication Effective
 Thursday, June 16, 2016

Effective Thursday, June 16, 2016, the black and white
background version of the Daily Weather Map Weekly publication
will be terminated. The color background version of the long-
running series of the Daily Weather Map Weekly publication will
continue to be available on line at:

The content of the black and white background and color
background Daily Weather Map Weekly publications are identical
except for the background color.

Black and white versions have been produced to specifications
needed for commercial printing and distribution of the
publication through U.S. mail that ceased in 2002. Since early
2003, the Daily Weather Map Weekly publication has been
available for download via the internet and is no longer
officially printed or mailed. Modern black and white (toner)
printers can replicate the color versions of the Daily Weather
Map Weekly publication using default or grayscale settings. This
capability eliminates the need to produce two versions of the
publication. On average, the color background publication files
are also about 4-5 megabytes smaller than the black and white
files, allowing for faster download and more efficient use of
storage space.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. David Novak

National Service Change Notices are online at: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.