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Public Information Statement 17-16

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

150 PM EDT Fri Apr 21 2017


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 on Proposed Termination of the

         State Forecast Product until June 16, 2017


The NWS is accepting comments until June 16, 2017, on a proposal

to terminate the State Forecast Product (SFP). Users are

encouraged to email comments regarding this proposal to:


The State Forecast Product, available operationally to users,

provides a general 7-day public forecast of hydro-meteorological

conditions across the state (or part of the state) in which a

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) resides. The SFP is available 

for all WFOs.




Alternatives to the SFP include Zone Forecast Products, Point

and Click web products and the Service Area Forecast–Weather

Radio Area Forecast Broadcast.




The SFP will remain operational until all feedback has been

assessed and a technical analysis has been completed.


A decision to terminate the SFP may be considered independently

for the contiguous United States (CONUS) and outside the

continental United States (OCONUS) to include the Pacific and

Alaska offices. Once a decision is made on whether to terminate

the SFP in one or more areas, a Service Change Notice will be

sent prior to terminating this product.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Andy Horvitz

NWS Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD



National Service Change notices are online at: