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Subject: Degrib Still 1.83 -- Technical Workshop announcement
From: "arthur.taylor"
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:39:11 -0400
To: Arthur.Taylor@noaa.gov

Hi everyone,

You have the unique distinction of being registered on the degrib
mailing list (all 1679 of us). Please email me if you want to
unregister. The latest version of the program is on:
www.weather.gov/mdl/degrib/ or www.weather.gov/mdl/NDFD_GRIB2Decoder/.

----------- General News

This email is intended to announce the "NWS NDFD Technical Workshop" on
November 2, 2006 in Silver Spring MD. The workshop will be held in the
NOAA complex in building SSMC4 Room 1W611. Please register early at the
site below:

https://apps.weather.gov/ndfd.php
(Registration deadline is October 27, 2006)

I have attached the announcement and agenda which andy.horvitz@noaa.gov
provided me. To quote the announcement:

> The primary goal of the workshop is to provide NWS customers and
> partners an opportunity to interact with NWS technical staff to
> discuss near term and future requirements for enhancements to the
> electronic interfaces to NDFD. We want to hear from the user what's
> working and what isn't.

The second piece of news, is that a "Technical Implementation Notice" is
expected by the end of the week, which will announce that QPF for Hawaii
will be available experimentally on November 1, 2006. One can expect
the next release of degrib around that time.

-----------

Please let me know if you have problems.

Regards,
Arthur

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Announcement

National Digital Forecast Database
Technical Workshop

November 2, 2006
Silver Spring, Maryland

The National Weather Service (NWS) provision of new products and
services from a National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) continues to
grow. This database consists of local and national
forecaster-generated gridded weather elements that are made available
as national and regional scale mosaics. For additional information on
the NDFD, visit the following URL:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ndfd/

The NWS invites you to attend a Technical Workshop to be held in Silver
Spring, MD this fall. The primary goal of the workshop is to provide
NWS customers and partners an opportunity to interact with NWS
technical staff to discuss near term and future requirements for
enhancements to the electronic interfaces to NDFD. We want to hear from
the user "what's working" and "what isn't". We also want to encourage
you to participate so we can learn what user needs will be in the
future as technology evolves.

Updates will be provided on the latest analysis and techniques we've
implemented including utilization of XML and GIS applications. Also,
Ken Graham, Acting Services Evolution Director for the NWS, will be
the keynote speaker and plans to talk about, "Why Your Needs Are
Important to Us".

The workshop will be held in the NOAA complex in building SSMC4, Room
1W611 (room is directly ahead after passing through the NOAA guard
security entrance on the 1st floor at 1301 East-West Highway).

Please register early at the site below. Registration deadline is
October 27, 2006.

https://apps.weather.gov/ndfd.php

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact either:

Andy Horvitz
301-713-1858 x 166
Andy.Horvitz@noaa.gov

John Simensky
301-713-0463 x 150
John.Simensky@noaa.gov

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National Digital Forecast Database Technical Workshop Agenda
Thursday, November 2, 2006

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview
Andy Horvitz, Moderator Office of Climate, Water, and
Weather Services

8:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Why Your Needs Are Important To Us
Ken Graham, Acting Services Evolution Director, NWS

9:15 a.m. Session 1: Group Discussion on Digital Access Methods:
What's Working/What's Not

10:45 a.m. Break

Session 2: Current Status and Plans

11:00 -11:40 a.m. NWS Forecast and Delivery in a Digital Era:
Glenn Austin: (OCWWS); David Ruth (OST); Lee Anderson (OST)

11:40 a.m. Lunch (on your own)

Session 3: Analysis & Techniques

1:00 p.m. Use of XML: Robert Bunge (OCIO)

1:20 p.m. XML Via SOAP & Local DEGRIB Applications:
Arthur Taylor (OST)

1:40 p.m. Integrating NDFD with GIS: William Brooks (NOS)

2:00 p.m. GIS Web Services: John Schattel (OST)

2:20 p.m. FTP/Web Farms: Allan Darling (OCIO)

2:40 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Summary: Your Feedback & Next Steps

3:30 p.m. Workshop Adjourns

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