NOUS41 KWBC 221803



Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

203 PM EDT Wed Jun 22 2011


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         -Other NWS Partners, Users, and Employees


From:    Michael Szkil

         Chief, Awareness Branch


Subject: Developers Resource for NWS Alerts Information


The NWS plans to experimentally produce Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) v1.2 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) profile messages by fall 2011.  In preparation, the NWS has created online documentation in a collaborative "wiki" venue for anyone wishing to review and participate in discussion regarding the CAP elements planned for production. This new venue is available to the national and international community and will be especially useful for developers and redistributors of NWS watches, warnings, advisories and special statements.


The new wiki, hosted through the U.S. General Services Administration’s NOW service, includes a documentation page and a collaborative discussion page for each CAP element  NWS plans to produce. Visitors may register for a user account to take part in the collaborative discussion pages and be automatically notified whenever there are changes to these and the documentation pages.


The new wiki is located at


To register for a user account, click Login/create at the top right of the page.


For more information, please contact:


Mike Gerber

Physical Scientist

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-713-0090 x170


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