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Public Information Statement 16-37

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

135 PM EST Wed Nov 16 2016


To:      Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:    Eli Jacks

         Chief, Forecast Services Division


Subject: Soliciting Comments until January 19, 2017, on the

         Proposed Termination of the Weather Activity Planner


NWS is accepting comments until January 19, 2017, on the

proposed termination of the Weather Activity Planner. Partners

and users are encouraged to email comments regarding this

proposal to:


The Weather Activity Planner (WAP), available operationally to

users since November 15, 2007, is an interface permitting public

access to NWS digital forecast information. The web page

interface allows an individual to enter a range of values for

specific weather parameters and obtain a graphic displaying when

those parameter values are forecast for the defined area of



The input is pulled directly from the local Weather Forecast

Office (WFO) digital forecast database. The resulting data are

presented in a graph and represent average conditions for a 

5-kilometer grid box nearest to the user-selected latitude/

longitude point. The graph covers the next 7 days. The WAP is

available for all WFOs.




Alternatives to the WAP are the standard displays of the digital

database ( and the Hourly Weather

Forecast Graph which are also available on the home page of any





The WAP will remain operational until NWS has reviewed all

feedback and completed a technical analysis. At that time, NWS

will announce the future status of this product.


For more information, please contact:


Andy Horvitz

Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services Branch

Analyze, Forecast and Support Office

NOAA National Weather Service

Silver Spring, MD 20910


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