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NOUS41 KWBC 301949
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Service Change Notice 14-53
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
350 PM EDT Tue Sep 30 2014

To:       Subscribers:
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          -NOAAPORT
          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:     Eli Jacks
          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject:  Implementation of a Recreational Forecast from WFO
          Anchorage, AK, Effective October 30, 2014

Effective Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 400 PM Alaska Daylight
Time (AKDT), Friday, October 31, 2014, 0000 Coordinated Universal
Time, the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Anchorage, Alaska,
(AFC) will begin issuing the SouthCentral Alaska Mountain
Forecast for the winter season.

NWS Anchorage will  issue the SouthCentral Alaska Mountain
Forecast twice daily at 500 AM and 400 PM Alaska local time
through May 15, 2015, and again annually October 1 through May 15
in succeeding years. This product covers the recreational areas
of Turnagain Arm and Thompson Pass and will give details on
temperatures, precipitation amounts and winds at different
elevations in the recreational area. Users wishing to receive
this product via automated means can use the following headers.

Product Name                                WMO/AWIPS Header
------------                                ----------------
SouthCentral Alaska Mountain Forecast       SXAK48 PAFC/RECAER

The product also will be online at:

  http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/misc.php?page=RECAER

An example of this product is online until October 29, 2014, at:

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/public/ak_mtn_exam.pdf

For more information please contact:

Sam Albanese                         Louise Fode
Warning Coordination Meteorologist   Public Program Manager
NWS Anchorage                        NWS Alaska Region HQ
Anchorage, AK  99502                 Anchorage, AK 99513
(907) 266-5117                        (907) 271-3507
sam.albanese@noaa.gov              louise.fode@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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