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Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

255 PM EDT Mon Jun 30 2014


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


From:    Mark Tew

         Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 


Subject: Soliciting comments on Experimental Hurricane Local

         Statement Interactive Text Reader Through

         November 30, 2014


The NWS is seeking user feedback through November 30, 2014, on

experimental Hurricane Local Statement Interactive Text Reader.   


The experimental Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) Interactive Text

Reader is an Internet product which provides users of the HLS an

easier way to extract segmented information for supporting time

and location specific decisions. The product enables users to be

able to mouse over a map of a Weather Forecast Office (WFO) area

and obtain text information on wind, coastal flooding, inland

flooding, and tornado impacts that are expected. 


The product will be generated by participating coastal WFOs when

tropical cyclone watches or warnings are in effect for their

respective forecast areas and is updated with each issuance of

the HLS. The product will be available online at:


The following WFOs, comprising all the coastal WFOs in Eastern

and Southern Regions, will provide the HLS Text Reader product:


Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (LWX)

Boston, MA (BOX)

Brownsville, TX (BRO)     

Caribou, ME (CAR)     

Charleston, SC (CHS)         

Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)     

Gray/Portland, ME (GYX)     

Houston/Galveston, TX (HGX)     

Jacksonville, FL (JAX)     

Key West, FL (KEY)     

Lake Charles, LA (LCH)     

Melbourne, FL (MLB)               

Miami, FL (MFL)     

Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL (MOB)     

Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX)     

Philadelphia, PA/Mount Holly, NJ (PHI)     

New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX)     

San Juan, PR (SJU)

Slidell, LA (LIX)          

Tallahassee, FL (TAE)     

Tampa Bay, FL (TBW)     

Upton, NY (OKX)     

Wakefield, VA (AKQ)     

Wilmington, NC(ILM)


Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product 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

Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch    

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910    


Phone: 301-713-1677 extension 121 


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