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Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington, DC

350 PM EDT Tue Mar 26 2013

To:††††††† Subscribers:

†††††††††† -Family of Services

†††††††††† -NOAA Weather Wire Service

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

†††††††††† -NOAAPORT

†††††††††† Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From:††††† Rebecca Cosgrove

†††††††††† Acting Chief, Production Management Branch

†††††††††† NCEP Central Operations

Subject:†† Soliciting Public Comments through April 26, 2013

†††††††††† on the Removal of NCEPís Legacy Radar Graphics


The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is

seeking comments through April 26, 2013, on a proposal to stop

producing the legacy radar summary and radar legend graphics.


The radar summary is a graphical depiction of the areal coverage

of radar echoes. The radar legend has echo tops and bases,

precipitation type, direction of precipitation movement, and echo

areal coverage with contours of intensities of radar echoes for

VIP levels 1, 3 and 5.These radar products are disseminated via

NOAAPORT as Redbook graphics. The WMO headers are PAWO82 KWBC and



Examples of these products are available at:


Radar information is available from multiple sources, including

the NWS Doppler Radar National Mosaic page at:


and also at the Aviation Weather Centerís website at


NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed

with this change. If approved, NWS will send a Technical

Implementation Notice giving 30 days notice of the implementation


Send comments on this proposal to:

Rebecca Cosgrove

NWS/NCEP Central Operations

College Park, MD


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