Topic:M-BGOES-16 (GOES-EAST) ABI Sun Avoidance Update
Date/Time Issued:M-BAugust 29, 2018 1630 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted:M-BGOES-16 ABI Data
Date/Time of Initial Impact:M-BAugust 30, 2018 1710 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End:M-B1715 UTC
Length of Outage:M-B5 minutes
Details/Specifics of Change:
On August 30, 2018 there will be a five (5) minute outage of GOES-16 ABI data starting at 1710 UTC. NOAA will upload a new Sun Avoidance parameter during that time. GOES-16 ABI Flex Mode will resume at 1715 UTC.M-B

The updated Sun Avoidance parameter will increase the Sun Avoidance zone for GOES-16 ABI. Users can expect to see larger Sun Avoidance exclusion zones within Full Disk, CONUS, and MESO imagery.

The GOES-16 ABI Sun Avoidance parameter update will be cancelled in the event of CWD and rescheduled daily at the same time until out of CWD. If NWS Regions have any operational concerns, please contact the NCEP SDM (301) 683-1500 at least 6 hours prior to the schedule update.

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