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Service Change Notice 20-11
National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD
100 PM EST Fri Jan 24 2020

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

From:  Dave Myrick
  NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration

Subject:  Additions and changes to the station time series
BUFR station lists for the NAM, GFS, RAP, HRRR,
SREF and HIRESW Effective February 25, 2020

Effective on or about Tuesday, February 25, 2020, beginning with
the 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) model cycle, the
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will modify
the list of stations for which station time series BUFR data are
generated for the North American Mesoscale (NAM) model, the
Global Forecast System (GFS), the Short-Range Ensemble Forecast
System (SREF), the Rapid Refresh (RAP)model, the High-Resolution
Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, and the High-Resolution Window
(HIRESW) models.

Summary
- The new stations are listed in Table 1 below.
- Stations for which information is being changed are listed below.
- No stations are being removed.
- There will be no accompanying NOAAPort changes to the lists of
stations in the NAM or GFS model BUFR sounding collectives.

The high-resolution NAM nests use the same station list as the
parent 12 km NAM, so any changes to the list involving locations
within a particular nest impact that nest`s BUFR output as well.
All of the new and modified sites are in the CONUS nest; no
other nests have any changes. Similarly, there are no changes to
the HRRR-Alaska output.


Table 1: New Sites in the Station Lists.
The numerical and character identifications are provided:

Num. ID  ID    Station Location
-----------------------------------------
000511 KEYX  BORON (NEXRAD), CA
000512 KHSR  HOT SPRINGS APT, SD
000513 FTMS  FORT MEADE, SD
000514 3CKLAKE IN THE HILLS APT, IL
000515 PAXT  PAXTON, IL
000516 CHTS  COOPER RIVER CHS, SC
000517 FBIS FOLLY ISLAND, SC
000518 FPKG  FORT PULASKI, GA
000519 KDEW  DEER PARK AIRPORT, WA
000520 KUKFWILKES COUNTY AIRPORT, NC
000521 LSC LAKE ST CLAIR, MI
000522 SBL INNER SAGINAW BAY, MI
000523 KP58PORT HOPE, MI
000524 BRHR  BURNS HARBOR, IN
000525 KLOT  LEWIS UNIV APT, IL
000526 KMWK  MT AIRY SURRY CO APT, NC
000527 ZION ZION NTL PARK, UT
000528 CPRFCAPITOL REEF NTL PARK, UT
000529 KRIF  RICHFIELD MUNI, UT
041008 B#10  BUOY SE SAVANNAH, ATL
041029 B#11  BUOY CAPERS NEARSHORE, ATL
041033 FRP2 BUOY FRIPP NEARSHORE, ATL
045174 LM3 BUOY WILMETTE BUOY, LK MICH
727686 KOLF WOLF_POINT_INTL_(ASOS),  MT
745966 KWWD  WILDWOOD, NJ

Changes being made to the station lists that involve
existing sites. The numerical and character
identifications are provided:

- Location of station 238 (EMF, El Mirage, CA) is corrected
from 34.37N, 117.36W to  34.63N, 117.61W.
- Character identifier for station 357 (Heber Valley Mun
Apt, UT) is changed from K36U to KHCR.
- Location of station 506 (KXSA, Tappahannock, VA) is
corrected from 37.86N, 78.89W to 37.86N, 76.89W.

Questions or comments concerning this implementation should be
directed to:

   Geoff Manikin
   NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center
   College Park, Maryland  20740
   301-683-3695
   geoffrey.manikin@noaa.gov

National NWS Service Change Notices are online at:
https://www.weather.gov/notification/



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