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Public Information Statement, Comment Request:  Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters, Washington, DC

155 PM EST Tue Feb 2 2016

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         -Other NWS partners, users and employees

         

From:    Michelle Hawkins

         Acting Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami

         Services Branch               

 

Subject: Amended:  Soliciting Comments on the NWPS Model

         Experimental Output through December 30, 2016

         

Amended to extend comment period through December 30, 2016

 

NWS is seeking user comments on the Nearshore Wave

Prediction System (NWPS) Model Experimental Output through

December 30, 2016. At present the NWPS wave model is run

locally and used operationally at many coastal Weather

Forecast Offices (WFO). In 2016, the NWPS will be centrally

produced to ensure consistency across the regions. The

output files will then be sent back to the WFOs via the

Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN). The NWPS will be

deployed to all coastal Eastern and Southern Region WFOs in

early 2016. The remaining coastal WFOs (Western, Alaska,

and Pacific Regions) will come on line later in 2016.  

 

Meanwhile, NWS displays experimental NWPS output products

on the web pages of Southern Region coastal WFOs, Southern

Region Headquarters, and WFO Wakefield, VA in Eastern

Region.  Displays may become available at other sites. 

Output includes displays of winds, wave height, ocean

depth, wave period, wave length, swell and currents. 

 

Southern Region (SR coastal WFOs and SRH) model output

displays are online at:

 

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/

 

Brownsville, Texas

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=BRO

 

Corpus Christi, Texas

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=CRP

 

Houston/Galveston, Texas

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=HGX

  

Jacksonville, Florida

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/swanloop.php?sid=JAX

 

Key West, Florida

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=KEY

 

Lake Charles, Louisiana

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=LCH

 

Melbourne, Florida

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=MLB

 

Miami-South Florida, Florida

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=MFL

 

Mobile/Pensacola, Alabama/Florida

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=MOB

 

New Orleans/Baton Rouge, Louisiana

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=LIX

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=SJU

 

Southern Region Headquarters, Texas

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=SRH

 

Tallahassee, Florida

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=TAE

  

Tampa Bay, Florida

http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/nwpsloop.php?sid=TBW

 

WFO Wakefield, Virginia (in Eastern Region) model output

displays are online at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/akq/marine

 

A description of the NWPS model output is online at:

 

http://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=510

 

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this

experimental product by using the brief survey and comment

form at:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=SWNMO

 

or provide comments directly to 

 

richard.may@noaa.gov

 

At the end of the comment period, NWS will then decide

whether to transition the product to nationwide operational

status, extend the comment period, or discontinue the

product.

 

For questions regarding this notice, please contact:

 

Richard May/AFS26

NWS Marine Meteorologist

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-427-9378

richard.may@noaa.gov

 

National Public Information Notices are online at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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