Atlantic Ocean RADIOFAX Schedule

Products listed on this page are provided by the Ocean Prediction Center. The forecast area includes the North Atlantic offshore and high seas waters. The products are transmitted via high frequency (HF) through transmitters of the United States Coast Guard from Marshfield, Massachusetts. The HF shortwave signal is decoded by Weather FAX receivers onboard ships in the forecast area. The broadcast frequencies are listed below.

NOTE: If you are interested in printing the marine weather charts listed on this page a TIFF viewer is required to have a white background. Also, the black & white GIF images are available for printing, but they are not ideally sized for printing the complete chart. The GIF marine weather charts are color enhanced and includes the actual color coded weather symbols.

Time delay of analysis products: Graphic analysis/forecast charts broadcast by radiofacsimile are available by broadcast time and are usually available 30 minutes prior to broadcast.

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NOAA National Weather Service Washington, D.C.
Radiofacsimile Schedule transmitted via U.S.C.G. Marshfield, Massachusetts (NMF)
1 February 2012

The current GMT/UTC/Zulu time is:  


The table below can be used to convert your local timezone to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Zulu (Z). They are all equivalent. See the page "What is UTC or GMT Time?" for more information.

Standard Time
Z difference Atlantic Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Alaska Hawaii
-4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10

Daylight Saving Time
Z difference Atlantic Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Alaska Hawaii
-3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 NA


Print Schedule valid February 1, 2012
Worldwide Radiofacsimile Broadcast Schedule PDF

*Tropical Cyclone Danger Area chart replaced by High Wind/Wave Warning chart from December 1 - May 15th.

**Note: Tropical Products listed are issued by the National Hurricane Center. Refer to the schedule from NHC or from National Weather Service Headquarters with all products and links.

Note: There is a program called FTPmail which can be used to retrieve text messages/charts from the Ocean Prediction Center. The ftp server is maintained by the National Weather service and will retrieve any marine products available from any office of the National Weather Service.

Time Chart FTPMAIL ID Graphic Format Last Update
0230Z Test Pattern PZZZ94 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0233Z 00Z Preliminary Surface Analysis (28N-52N, 45W-85W) PYAA10 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0243Z Schedule Part 1 PLAZ01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0254Z Schedule Part 2 PLAZ02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0305Z Request For Comments PLAZ03 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0315Z 00Z Wind/Wave Analysis (22N-51N, 40W-98W) PWAA88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 01:34Z Aug 20 2018
0325Z 00Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (15N-65N, 10E-45W) PYAA01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 02:47Z Aug 20 2018
0338Z 00Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W) PYAA02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 02:47Z Aug 20 2018
0351Z Satellite Picture (20N-55N, 55W-95W) EVNT00 JPG  
0402Z Retransmit 0325Z:
00Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (15N-65N, 10E-45W)
     
0415Z Retransmit 0338Z:
00Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W)
     
0428Z 00Z 500mb Analysis (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAA50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 03:58Z Aug 19 2018
0438Z North American Ice Service Chart PIEA88 TIF|GIF  
0452Z Cyclone Danger Area (*see note above) or High Wind/Waves**(5N-40N, 35W-100W) PWEK89 TIF|GIF  
0745Z Test Pattern PZZZ94 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
0755Z 06Z Preliminary Surface Analysis (28N-52N, 45W-85W) PYAB01 TIF|GIF  
0805Z 24Hr Surface VT 00Z (22N-51N, 40W-98W) PPAE00 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 04:47Z Aug 19 2018
0815Z 24Hr Wind&WV/Ice Accretion VT 00Z (22N-51N, 40W-98W) PWAE98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 05:02Z Aug 19 2018
0825Z 24Hr 500mb Forecast VT 00Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAE50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 03:59Z Aug 19 2018
0835Z 36Hr 500mb Forecast VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAG50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 04:00Z Aug 19 2018
0845Z 48Hr 500mb VT 00Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAI50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 04:00Z Aug 19 2018
0855Z 48Hr Surface VT 00Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) QDTM85 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 06:14Z Aug 19 2018
0905Z 48Hr Wind&WV/Ice Accretion VT 00Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PJAI98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 06:37Z Aug 19 2018
0915Z 48Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction VT 00Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PJAI88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 04:56Z Aug 19 2018
0925Z 06Z Surface Analysis Part 1(15N-65N, 10E-45W) PYAA03 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 08:48Z Aug 19 2018
0938Z 06Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W) PYAA04 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 08:48Z Aug 19 2018
0951Z Satellite Picture (00N-60N, 40W-130W) EVNT06 JPG  
1002Z Retransmit 0925Z:
06Z Surface Analysis Part 1(15N-65N, 10E-45W)
     
1015Z Retransmit 0938Z:
06Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W)
     
1028Z Cyclone Danger Area (*see note above) or High Wind/Waves**(5N-40N, 35W-100W) PWEK90 TIF|GIF  
1039Z Retransmit North American Ice Service Chart PIEA88 TIF|GIF  
1400Z Test Pattern PZZZ94 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1405Z Schedule Part 1 PLAZ01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1420Z Schedule Part 2 PLAZ02 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1433Z Request For Comments PLAZ03 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1443Z Product Notice Bulletin PLAZ04 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1453Z 12Z Preliminary Surface Analysis (28N-52N, 45W-85W) PYAC01 TIF|GIF  
1503Z Satellite Picture (20N-55N, 55W-95W) EVNT12 JPG  
1515Z 12Z Wind/Wave Analysis (22N-51N, 40W-98W) PWAA89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 13:38Z Aug 19 2018
1525Z 12Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (15N-65N, 10E-45W) PYAA05 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:11Z Aug 19 2018
1538Z 12Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W) PYAA06 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:11Z Aug 19 2018
1600Z North American Ice Service Chart PIEA88 TIF|GIF  
1720Z Test Pattern PZZZ94 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1723Z Retransmit 1525Z:
12Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (15N-65N, 10E-45W)
     
1736Z Retransmit 1538Z:
12Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W)
     
1749Z 12Z 500mb Analysis (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAA51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:20Z Aug 19 2018
1759Z 12Z Sea State Analysis (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PJAA99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:52Z Aug 19 2018
1810Z Spare or Experimental Chart      
1824Z Cyclone Danger Area (*see note above) or High Wind/Waves**  (5N-40N, 35W-100W) PWEK91 TIF|GIF  
1900Z Test Pattern PZZZ94 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF  
1905Z 24Hr Surface VT 12Z (22N-51N, 40W-98W) PPAE01 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:40Z Aug 19 2018
1915Z 24Hr Wind&WV/Ice accretion VT 12Z (22N-51N, 40W-98W) PWAE99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:54Z Aug 19 2018
1925Z 24Hr 500mb Forecast VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAE51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:20Z Aug 19 2018
1935Z 36Hr 500mb VT 00Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAG51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:21Z Aug 19 2018
1945Z 48Hr 500mb VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAI51 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:21Z Aug 19 2018
1955Z 48Hr Surface VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) QDTM86 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:43Z Aug 19 2018
2005Z 48Hr Wind&Wave/Ice Accretion VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PJAI99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 18:24Z Aug 19 2018
2015Z 48Hr Peak Wave Period&Direction VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PJAI89 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:56Z Aug 19 2018
2025Z 18Z Preliminary Surface Analysis (28N-52N, 45W-85W) PYAD01 TIF|GIF  
2035Z 96Hr 500mb Forecast VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PPAM50 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 17:22Z Aug 19 2018
2045Z 96Hr Surface Forecast VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PWAM99 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 15:29Z Aug 19 2018
2055Z 96Hr Wind&Wave/Ice Accretion VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PJAM98 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:48Z Aug 19 2018
2105Z 96Hr Peak Wave Period & Direction VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W) PJAM88 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 16:58Z Aug 19 2018
2115Z Retransmit 2045Z:
96Hr Surface Forecast VT 12Z (15N-65N, 10E-95W)
     
2125Z 18Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (15N-65N, 10E-45W) PYAA07 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 21:20Z Aug 19 2018
2138Z 18Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W) PYAA08 TIF|GIF|B/W GIF 21:20Z Aug 19 2018
2151Z Satellite Picture (00N-60N, 40W-130W) EVNT18 JPG  
2202Z Retransmit 2125Z:
18Z Surface Analysis Part 1 (15N-65N, 10E-45W)
     
2215Z Retransmit 2138Z:
18Z Surface Analysis Part 2 (15N-65N, 40W-95W)
     
2228Z Cyclone Danger Area (*see note above) or High Wind/Waves**(5N-40N, 35W-100W) PWEK88 TIF|GIF  
2239Z North American Ice Service Chart PIEA88 TIF|GIF  

 

Contractions: VT=VALID TIME, Hr=Hour, WV=Wave, Bul=Bulletin

Assigned Frequencies (KHZ):
Day = 6340.5,9110,12750
Night= 4235, 6340.5, 9110, 12750

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