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Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

811 AM EDT Mon Apr 15 2013


To:         Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:      Mark Tew

           Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 


Subject:   Extending Comment period for Experimental  

           Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation

           Estimates (QPE) from May 15, 2013

           Through November 30, 2013


The NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) has extended

the comment period for seeking user feedback on its experimental

Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE)

Webpage through November 30, 2013.


From September 23, 2011, through November 30, 2012, TAFB has been

providing, on an experimental basis, event-driven Satellite

Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) and model-

derived Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPF) for tropical

cyclones and tropical disturbances affecting areas within the

National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center

areas of responsibility (AOR). The feedback period has been

extended to solicit sufficient feedback to ensure the product can

be considered for operational implementation.


These experimental rainfall QPE and QPF products are event driven

and are available 4 times a day at 0400 1000 1600 and 2200 UTC.

The products are online on the National Hurricane Center Website:


A comprehensive description of the Satellite based QPE product is

posted at:


Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form available on

line at:


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


If you have comments or questions please contact:


Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center


Phone:  305-229-4454


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