NOUS41 KWBC 011830



Public Information Statement, Comments Sought

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

230 PM EDT Tue Jul 1 2014


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS users and employees


From:    Kevin Scharfenberg

         NWS Pilot Program Manager


Subject: Seeking Comment and Review on Experimental Severe

         Weather Impact Graphics, CONUS only, through 

         December 11, 2014


Beginning July 1, 2014, through December 11, 2014, NWS is seeking

public comment and review on experimental Severe Weather Impact

Graphics. The experimental graphics are available online at:


A single graphic depicting the warning area, storm information,

and societal impact statistics will be automatically produced

upon the initial issuance of, and subsequent updates to, each NWS

text short-fuse warning product: Tornado Warning, Severe

Thunderstorm Warning, Flash Flood Warning, and Extreme Wind



During the experimental period, the graphics will only be

produced for short-fuse warning products issued within the

Contiguous United States (CONUS) and will be removed from the web

service upon expiration of the associated text warning.


The experimental graphics are described in detail, with example

graphics included, in a Product Description Document available

online at:


Comments and feedback on this experimental service may be

directed to the NWS via an online survey form at:


Comments will be collected through December 11, 2014. At that

time, NWS will evaluate feedback and determine whether to

transition the experimental service to operational status,

discontinue it, or revise and extend the experimental feedback



For questions regarding this notice or the experimental short-

fuse warning graphics, please contact:


     Brian Walawender

     Chief, Information Technology Branch

     NWS Central Region Headquarters

     Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 



National Public Information Notices are online at: