NOUS41 KWBC 211833
Public Information Statement, Comment Request 
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
225 PM EDT Mon May 21 2012
To:      Subscribers: 
         -Family of Services  
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Manager Weather Information Network
         Other NWS partners and NWS employees
From:    Mark Tew
         Chief, Marine and Coastal Services Branch  
Subject: Soliciting Comments for Experimental Tropical    
         Cyclone Impacts Graphics through November 30, 2012
Effective no later than July 1 and continuing through 
November 30, 2012, NWS is seeking user feedback on experimental 
Tropical Cyclone Impacts Graphics associated with tropical storms 
and hurricanes.  
The suite of graphics addresses four hazards: wind, tornadoes, 
coastal flooding, and inland flooding.
These experimental products will be generated by participating   
coastal Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) when the National Hurricane 
Center (NHC) issues a tropical cyclone watch or warning for a WFO’s 
area of forecast and warning responsibility. The potential impacts 
graphics are intended to answer a key question: "What should I 
prepare for?"  The graphics, along with a description and static 
examples, will be posted online, no later than July 1, at:
The default graphic will be in KML format displayed on an interactive 
Google Earth background map.  A .png file will also be available.  
NetCDF and KML files for the four impact graphics will be available 
for download at the above web site.  
The following WFOs (comprising all the coastal WFOs in Eastern and 
Southern Regions) will provide Experimental Tropical Cyclone Impacts 
     Boston, Massachusetts (BOX)  
     Brownsville, Texas (BRO)
     Caribou, Maine (CAR)
     Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)    
     Corpus Christi, Texas (CRP)
     Gray, Maine (GYX)
     Houston, Texas (HGX)
     Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)
     Key West, Florida (KEY)
     Lake Charles, Louisiana (LCH)
     Melbourne, Florida (MLB)          
     Miami, Florida (MFL)
     Mobile, Alabama (MOB)
     Morehead City, North Carolina (MHX)
     Mount Holly, New Jersey (PHI)
     New Orleans, Louisiana (LIX)
     San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
     Sterling, Virginia (LWX)
     Tallahassee, Florida (TAE)
     Tampa Bay, Florida (TBW)
     Upton, New York (OKX)
     Wakefield, Virginia (AKQ)
     Wilmington, North Carolina (ILM)
Users are encouraged to provide feedback on these experimental products by using the brief survey and comment form available on line at: 
If you have comments or questions please contact: 
    John Kuhn
    National Weather Service
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
    301-713-1677 extension 121

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