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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:27 am MDT on May 29, 2015

... Change of service notification...

To: subscribers:
         -family of services
         -NOAA weather wire service
         -emergency managers weather information network
         -other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: shawn Bennett
         meteorologist-in-charge, NWS Albuquerque nm

Subject: discontinuance of the text-based short term forecast
         product (now) and replacement with a graphical short
         term forecast product.

Effective Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 1200 am mountain daylight time (cst),
0600 coordinated Universal time (utc), the National Weather Service
(nws) weather forecast office (wfo) in Albuquerque (abq), nm, will cease
issuing the short term forecast product (nowabq) (table 1).

Table 1: world meteorological organization (wmo) header and advanced
          weather interactive prediction system (awips) ID for
          discontinued product

    product name: WMO header: AWIPS id:

    short term forecast fpus75 kabq nowabq

In place of the text-based short term forecast, the National Weather
Service forecast office in Albuquerque, nm will issue a graphical
product containing similar information. The new graphical product
will be disseminated on twitter (@nwsalbuquerque), uploaded to the
office web Page (weather.Gov/abq) and occasionally placed on the
office facebook Page (facebook.Com/nwsalbuquerque).

For more information, please contact:

    shawn Bennett melinda Bailey
    meteorologist-in-charge public program mgr.
    2341 Clark Carr loop se 819 Taylor St room 10a03
    Albuquerque, nm 87106-5633 Fort Worth TX 71602
    phone: 505-243-0702 phone: 817-978-1100 x 107
    email: shawn.Bennett@noaa.Gov email: melinda.Bailey@noaa.Gov