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Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

130 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2012

 

To:†††††† Subscribers:

††††††††† -Family of Services

††††††††† -NOAA Weather Wire Service

††††††††† -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

††††††††† -NOAAPORT

††††††††† Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:†††† James Hoke

††††††††† Director, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

 

Subject:Solicitation of comments through March 15, 2013

††††††††† on the Experimental HPC Probabilistic Winter Weather

††††††††† Forecast (PWPF) percentile products

 

The National Centers for Environmental Predictionís (NCEP)

Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) is soliciting

comments on the Experimental HPC Probabilistic Winter Weather

Forecast (PWPF) percentile products. The new percentile forecasts

complement the existing probability of exceedance forecasts and

are derived from the same probability distribution function. The

percentile forecasts are available for snow and ice accumulations

at the 5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 95th percentile

levels over the CONUS.

 

Graphical representations of the products are online at:

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www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_percentiles.php?fpd=24&ptype=snow

 

www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_percentiles.php?fpd=24&ptype=icez

 

The percentile data are available in GRIB2 format from the HPC

ftp server at:

 

ftp://ftp.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/

 

The electronic survey as listed on the HPC webpage can be found

at the following:

 

www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/wwd_percentiles.php?fpd=24&ptype=snow

 

This product is in the new and enhanced products/services catalog

at the following:

 

https://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=490

 

Comments regarding the HPC experimental PWPF percentiles should

be sent by March 15, 2013, to:

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NOAA/NCEP/HPC

David Novak (W/NP32)

College Park, Maryland 20740

301-683-1484

David.Novak@noaa.gov

 

NWS Public Information Statements are online at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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