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Public Information Statement PNS15 Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

710 AM EDT Mon Jun 5 2017

 

To:       Subscribers:

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           -NOAAPort

           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

 

From:     Allison Allen

           Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

 

Subject:  Updated: Soliciting comments on the Experimental

          Beach Forecast Webpages and the Experimental Rip

          Current Risk Graphics until March 30, 2018  

    

Amended to extend the comment period through March 30, 2018, for

the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages and Experimental Rip

Current Risk Graphics and to add Weather Forecast Offices (WFO)

Brownsville, TX, and Corpus Christi, TX 

 

The Experimental Beach Forecast Web page is a national map which

allows beach goers to click on an area of interest and easily

see hazards and forecasts for beaches in that area.  The

national map links to Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages for

each WFO participating in the experiment (Table 1). Each

Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage provides an Experimental Rip

Current Risk Graphic highlighting areas with a moderate or high

risk of dangerous rip currents, surf zone and beach forecasts

for popular beaches within the office's forecast area and other

important beach/surf zone information such as:

 

- Daily outlooks for surf zone hazards including rip current

- Advisories and/or statements alerting people of imminent or

  expected beach/surf zone hazards

- Ultraviolet index information

- Tide tables and predictions

 

Each WFO's Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage may also contain 

information such as local radar, water temperature and safety

information.  The national webpage can be found at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/beach/

 

Table 1: NWS offices that are testing the Experimental Beach

Forecast Webpage and the Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic:

 

Participating WFOs         Web Address

-----------------          -----------         

Boston, MA                 http://www.weather.gov/beach/box

Brownsville, TX            http://www.weather.gov/beach/bro

Charleston, SC             http://www.weather.gov/beach/chs

Cleveland, OH              http://www.weather.gov/beach/cle

Corpus Christi, TX         http://www.weather.gov/beach/crp

Gray, ME                   http://www.weather.gov/beach/gyx

Jacksonville, FL           http://www.weather.gov/beach/jax

Melbourne, FL              http://www.weather.gov/beach/mlb

Miami, FL                  http://www.weather.gov/beach/mfl

Mount Holly, NJ            http://www.weather.gov/beach/phi

Mobile, AL                 http://www.weather.gov/beach/mob

Morehead City, NC          http://www.weather.gov/beach/mhx

Northern Indiana, IN       http://www.weather.gov/beach/iwx

Upton, NY                  http://www.weather.gov/beach/okx

Los Angeles, CA            http://www.weather.gov/beach/lox

San Diego, CA              http://www.weather.gov/beach/sgx

Tallahassee, FL            http://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

Wakefield, VA              http://www.weather.gov/beach/akq

Wilmington, NC             http://www.weather.gov/beach/ilm

 

Other NWS offices may join during the experimental period.

 

For information on rip currents and other beach hazards safety

and awareness, please refer to the following website:

 

http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov

 

The product description document for the Experimental Beach

Forecast webpage can be accessed from

 

http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD-Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage.pdf

 

The Product description document for the Rip Current Risk

Graphic can be accessed from

 

http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD-Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic.pdf

 

Please provide feedback on the Experimental Beach Forecast

Webpage at:

 

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

 

Please provide feedback on the Experimental Rip Current Risk

Graphic at:

 

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

 

If you have questions or comments please contact:

 

John Kuhn

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910 

301-427-9364

John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov

 

NWS Public Information Statements are online at:

 

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

 

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