NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE Operations. Presented to: NWS Partners August 4, 2014 Gregory Zwicker Program Manager/Services Manager Office of Operational Services National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department Of Commerce 1325 East-West Highway
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August 4, 2014
Program Manager/Services Manager
Office of Operational Services
National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Department Of Commerce
1325 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
Mission:Timely delivery of critical weather informationDescription:NWWS is a satellite data collection and redistribution system operated by the National Weather Service (NWS). NWWS singular purpose is to provide timely meteorological, hydrological, climatological, and geophysical information to state and federal governments, emergency managers, commercial users, media outlets (television, radio, social), and the general public.
Change is coming in 2014-2015
NWWS-2 Future Configuration
Channels 101-105 – all NWS products (including NWWS)
Channel 201 – NWWS products only
NWWS chat (Java script)
NWWS products also on
http://alerts.weather.gov (various formats)
NWWS will be adding to the dissemination streams starting this Fall.
The NWWS will operate similar to the current contractor leased system, with dissemination of weather data via:
NOTE: The “Nlets” system has a private data stream for law enforcement/emergency management networks not open to the general public.
Users of NWWS will be given the opportunity to stay with their current configuration (as CSC remains an NWS client/user) or change to the new/proposed system and interfaces.
*Common Alert Protocol (CAP) format is for alert text messages only. CAPv1.2 integration is TBD. Only CAP v1.2 is compatible for Emergency Alert System (EAS) activation.
NWWS products are also available over the SBN/NOAAPORT (Channels 101-105), Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) satellite product stream and via the NWS Family of Services (all NWS and NWWS products). Family of Services is a NWS for-fee dissemination capability.“Push” Connectivity