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Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1100 AM EDT Tue May 6 2014


To:††††† Subscribers:

†††††††† -Family of Services

†††††††† -NOAA Weather Wire Service

†††††††† -Emergency Manager Weather Information Network

†††††††† -NOAAPORT

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


From:††† Mark Tew

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


Subject: Extending Comment Period for Experimental Tropical†††

†††††††† Cyclone Impacts Graphics through November 30, 2014


Effective June 1, 2014, and continuing through November 30, 2014,

NWS is seeking user feedback on experimental Tropical Cyclone

Impacts Graphics.


The Tropical Cyclone Impact Graphics are an internet-based

product suite consisting of four hazard graphics: wind, tornado,

coastal flood, and inland flood.Each graphic is based on the

most recent threat assessment as centered on a particular

geographic area of interest and is presented in terms of

potential impact while using associated descriptions unique to

that area. The graphics take into account the forecast magnitude

of the hazard, along with the associated uncertainty of the



These experimental products will be generated by participating††

coastal Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) when the National

Hurricane Center (NHC) issues a tropical cyclone watch and/or

warning for a WFOís area of forecast and warning responsibility.

There are no changes in the format of the graphics for the 2014

hurricane season. The graphics, along with a description and

static examples, will be posted online at:




The default graphic will be in KML format displayed on an

interactive Google Earth background map.A .png file will also

be available.NetCDF and KML files for the four impact graphics

will be available for download at the above web site.


The following WFOs (comprising all the coastal WFOs in Eastern

and Southern Regions) will provide Experimental Tropical Cyclone

Impacts Graphics:


†††† Boston, Massachusetts (BOX)††††

†††† Brownsville, Texas (BRO)

†††† Caribou, Maine (CAR)

†††† Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)††††

†††† Corpus Christi, Texas (CRP)

†††† Gray, Maine (GYX)

†††† Houston, Texas (HGX)

†††† Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)

†††† Key West, Florida (KEY)

†††† Lake Charles, Louisiana (LCH)

†††† Melbourne, Florida (MLB)†††††††††

†††† Miami, Florida (MFL)

†††† Mobile, Alabama (MOB)

†††† Morehead City, North Carolina (MHX)

†††† Mount Holly, New Jersey (PHI)

†††† New Orleans, Louisiana (LIX)

†††† San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

†††† Sterling, Virginia (LWX)

†††† Tallahassee, Florida (TAE)

†††† Tampa Bay, Florida (TBW)

†††† Upton, New York (OKX)

†††† Wakefield, Virginia (AKQ)

†††† Wilmington, North Carolina (ILM)


Mosaics (composite picture) of each of the WFO impact graphics

will be available from the Tropical Cyclone Impacts Graphics

website listed above.


Users are encouraged to provide feedback on these experimental

products by using the brief survey and comment form available on

line at:



If you have comments or questions please contact:


†† John Kuhn

††† NWS Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

††† Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

††† Email:

††† Phone: 301-713-1677 ext 121


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