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Public Information Statement Comment Request Corrected

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

138 PM EDT Fri Sep 2 2010


To:         Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:      Therese Z. Pierce

           Chief, Marine and Coastal Services Branch 


Subject:   Corrected request for comments for experimental

           gridded marine products through December 31, 2011


Corrected to add Primary Swell Height/Direction and Primary Wave Period to the listed of gridded products offered in the experimental 5 day forecast.


The NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) is seeking user feedback on its experimental gridded marine products through December 31, 2011.


TAFB is providing, on an experimental basis, 5 day forecasts of gridded Mean Sea Level Pressure, Surface (10 meter) winds, Significant Wave Heights , Primary Swell Height/Direction and Primary Wave Period. These gridded products are produced
by TAFB marine forecasters using the AWIPS Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE).


These experimental products are generated by TAFB twice daily. The gridded marine weather elements are based upon the 0000 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and 1200 UTC cycles of the numerical weather prediction models.  The products are then posted at approximately 0600 UTC and 1800 UTC to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) website at:


A comprehensive description of the gridded marine forecast product is posted at:



Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental product by using the brief survey and comment form available on line at:


A link to all NHC experimental products is also provided at:


If you have comments or questions please contact:


Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center



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