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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA
1151 AM EDT THU MAR 28 2019

...UPCOMING LOSS OF MARINE OBSERVATIONS...

ON OR AFTER 8 PM EDT ON APRIL 5, 2019, IT IS EXPECTED THAT A 
NEWLY IDENTIFIED GPS SOFTWARE ISSUE WILL CAUSE TWENTY COASTAL AND 
MARINE AUTOMATED NETWORK (C-MAN) STATIONS TO STOP TRANSMITTING ALL
DATA. 

FOR NEW ENGLAND, THIS INCLUDES 
 BUZZARDS BAY, MA    (BUZM3) 
 MATINICUS ROCK, ME  (MISM1) 
 MT. DESERT ROCK, ME (MDRM1)

LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES HAVE NO CONTROL 
OVER FIXING OR MAINTAINING THESE SITES. THEY ARE MAINTAINED BY THE
NATIONAL DATA BUOY CENTER (NDBC). NDBC IS WORKING TO UPDATE THE 
GPS SOFTWARE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT THIS REQUIRES ONSITE VISITS.
THESE VISITS WILL MOST LIKELY BE DONE BETWEEN AUGUST AND NOVEMBER
OF 2019. 

YOU CAN READ THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS SERVICE 
CHANGE NOTICE ON THIS AT

HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDIA/NOTIFICATION/SCN19-26NDBC_CMAN_BUOY.PDF

THE NDBC ONLINE SCHEDULE OF THEIR PROJECTED SITE MAINTENANCE IS AT:

HTTPS://WWW.NDBC.NOAA.GOV/OPS.SHTML

YOU CAN READ A FURTHER EXPLANATION OF THE GPS SOFTWARE ISSUE AT:

HTTPS://WWW/NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/MARINE/GPSROLLOVEREFFECTS.PDF

NOAA APOLOGIZES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS WILL CAUSE OUR
CUSTOMERS. 

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