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Service Change Notice 17-79
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
310 PM EDT Thu Jun 22 2017

To:   Subscribers:
   -NOAA Weather Wire Service
   -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
   -NOAAPort
   Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:   Allison Allen
   Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

Subject:   NWS transferring forecast and warning responsibility for
   METAREA XVI to Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation
of the
   Navy of Peru (DHN)

At the request of the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of
the
Navy of Peru (DHN), and in coordination with the World Meteorological
Organization, NWS will officially transfer meteorological forecast
and
warning responsibility for METAREA XVI to DHN, effective June 30,
2017, at
1800 UTC.  The DHN will subsequently be the sole official Issuing and
Preparation Service for METAREA XVI.

See the website below for a map of METAREAS:

http://www.gmdss.org/metareas.html

The High Seas Forecast and Warnings for METAREA XVI will be prepared
by
the NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National
Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL, until 1715 UTC June 30, 2017.
Dissemination of these forecasts and warnings via SafetyNet will be
the
responsibility of NWS Telecommunication Operations Center (TOC) until
1715 UTC June 30, 2017.

The NWS will no longer routinely issue the High Seas Forecast
product, WMO
header below, for METAREA XVI after 1715 UTC June 30, 2017.

WMO Header
FZPN04 KNHC XXXXXX (Date/Time of issuance)
HSFEP3

Refer to the following website for more information on METAREA XVI:

http://www.gmdss.org/XVI.html

NWS shall provide primary backup service to DHN when necessary.
Backup
service will be limited to rebroadcasting and/or preparation of the
METAREA XVI forecast and warnings when DHN is unable to perform those
services. When backup is requested for forecast preparation, the TAFB
and
NWS TOC will prepare and disseminate the forecast following
previously
employed procedures.  All relevant contact information has been
provided
by NWS to DHN in the event backup service is required.

If you have questions, please contact:

Wayne Presnell
NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch
Silver Spring, MD
Telephone: 301-427-9390
Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm



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