Update #2: GOES-16 ABI was not put into Continuous Full Disk mode (mode 4) today. This test will be rescheduled and a new notification sent at a later date.

Update #1: GOES-16 ABI will be put into Continuous Full Disk mode (mode 4) at approximately 1400 UTC. The end of the mode change will remain 1700 UTC. GOES-17 was put into Continuous Full Disk mode at 1300 UTC.

Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Mode Change

Date/Time Issued: October 15, 2018 1450 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: October 18, 2018 1300 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: October 18, 2018 1700 UTC

Length of Event: 4 hours

Details/Specifics of Change:

On October 18, 2018 at approximately 1300 UTC, the GOES-16 (GOES-EAST) and GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imagers (ABI) will operate in Continuous Full Disk Mode (mode 4) for 4 hours for testing. Continuous Full Disk Mode means products will be generated for Full Disk only, every 5 minutes.

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