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Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

730 AM EDT MON Sep 8 2014

 

To:†††††† Subscribers:

††††††††† -Family of Services

††††††††† -NOAA Weather Wire Service

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

††††††††† -NOAAPORT

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

From:†††† Mark Tew

††††††††† Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch††††

 

SUBJECT:Soliciting Comments until October 31, 2014, on

††††††††† Discontinuing the Coded Marine Verification

††††††††† Forecast (MVF)

Effective immediately and continuing through October 31,

2014, the NWS is seeking comments on its proposal to

discontinue the Coded Marine Verification Forecast (MVF).

 

The MVF is a legacy system product containing coded wind,

wave, and hazard forecasts for sensors on fixed point

locations for specific time periods. The productís main use

was measuring marine forecast performance.

 

For a complete explanation of the coded forecast and a

sample of the MVF and corresponding text product,

see NWS Instruction 10-1601 Verification:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/sym/pd01016001curr.pdf

The new marine forecast verification system takes all NWS

marine wind and wave forecasts directly from the National

Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). NWS no longer needs to

issue a coded forecast for fixed point locations to measure

performance and thus no longer uses the MVF.

 

Users can get point forecasts directly from the National

Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) at

 

http://graphical.weather.gov/

 

 

If NWS decides to discontinue the MVF, a Service Change

Notice will be issued announcing the effective date. Send

comments to:

 

Richard May

NWS Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-713-1677 X 127

richard.may@noaa.gov

 

National Public Information Notices are online at:

 

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

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