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Public Information Statement: Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1050 AM EST Tue Jan 30 2018

 

TO:      Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

FROM:    Michelle Hawkins, Chief

         Severe, Fire, Public and Winter Weather Services Branch

 

         John Guiney

         Eastern Region Headquarters

         Chief, Meteorological Services Division

 

SUBJECT: Updated: Soliciting Comments until April 30, 2018, on

         the Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index from NWS Weather

         Forecast Office (WFO) Baltimore/Washington, DC

 

Updated to extend the comment period to April 30, 2018

 

WFO Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC, is soliciting comments on the

Experimental Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index through April

30, 2018. The purpose of this experimental product is to

graphically display the location and level of potential winter

storm threats in the extended portion of the forecast 3-7 days

in the future. This threat level will combine winter

precipitation probabilities and potential impact.

 

The experiment continues to receive positive feedback since it

began two winters ago.

 

The experimental Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index graphic also

builds upon data generated by experimental Winter Weather

Outlooks produced by the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC).

 

The experimental Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index will be

posted on the NWS Baltimore/Washington winter web page at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/lwx/winter

 

WFO Baltimore/Washington will issue this experimental product at

least twice daily at 0900 and 2100 Coordinated Universal Time

(UTC) and as needed. No communication system changes are

required to receive this information.

 

Additional information and an example of the experimental

product are provided at the link below:

 

https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/LWXDays3-7PDD.pdf

 

Comments may be submitted via the survey link below. The link

will also be provided on the NWS Baltimore/Washington winter 

web page:

 

www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=DAY3_7_WST

 

If comments are favorable, this experiment will be evaluated for

possible expansion to other NWS offices. An additional

opportunity for comment/review will be provided before a

decision to expand. If you have questions, please contact:

 

Christopher Strong

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

NWS Baltimore/Washington

Christopher.Strong@noaa.gov

 

703-996-2200

 

NWS Public Information Statements are online at:

 

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

 

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