Worldwide Marine Radio-Fax Changes: Effective from 19 September 2018
The Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) has produced weather forecast information since March 2018. A new revised schedule of radio-fax transmissions comes into effect on 19 September 2018.
Published 5 years ago, updated 4 years ago
The National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, will be incorporating 72-hour forecast information into the radio-facsimile broadcasts from Boston, MA (call sign NMF), Pt. Reyes, CA (call sign NMC), and Kodiak, AK (call sign NOJ).
The introduction of the 72-hour forecast information into the radio-facsimile schedule will take place on September 19, 2018. The OPC began producing 72-hour forecast information March 7, 2018.
To add new information to the radio-facsimile broadcasts, the schedules will be adjusted. The new schedule can be found here.
No forecast information will be removed as a result of this change. The current Worldwide Marine Radio-facsimile Broadcast schedule can be found here.