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Public Information Statement Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

335 PM EST Thu Feb 10 2011

 

To:         Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           -NOAAPORT  

           -Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From:      Therese Z. Pierce

           Chief, Marine and Coastal Services Branch 

 

Subject:   Soliciting comments for experimental Graphicast

           Product through December 31, 2011

 

The NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental Graphicast

product through December 31, 2011. The Tropical Analysis and

Forecast Branch (TAFB) is providing an experimental daily

Graphicast of significant marine weather for its offshore and

high seas areas of responsibility. The parameters include:

 

Surface (10-m) winds

Significant wave heights

Primary swell height

Period and direction

Mean seal level pressure (MSLP)

Fog

Volcanic ash

Significant precipitation

 

This experimental product will be generated by TAFB daily at

approximately 0000 UTC and posted to the National Hurricane

Center website:

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine_forecasts.shtml

 

A comprehensive description of the gridded marine forecast

product is posted at:

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutgraphicast.shtml

 

The Catalog entry in the New and Enhanced Products and Services

Catalog is posted at:

 

http://products.weather.gov

 

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form online at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=tafb-graphicasts

 

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

 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutexperimental.shtml

 

If you have comments or questions please contact:

 

Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center

Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov

305-229-4454

 

National Public Information Statements are online at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm

 

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