NOUS41 KWBC 221133



Service Change Notice 11-24

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

133 PM EDT Wed Jun 24 2011


To:       Subscribers

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


Other NWS Partners and Employees


From:     Wayne Higgins,

          Director, Climate Prediction Center


Subject:  Format of U.S. Hazards and Global Tropics Hazards

          Assessments effective Sep 12 2011


The U.S. Hazards Assessment and the Global Tropics Hazards and Benefits Assessment names will be changed. The term "assessment" will be replaced with "outlook."


The format of the U.S. Hazards Assessment will also change. The new format will separate the product forecast period, covering 3-14 days into the future, into two forecast periods:


3-7 days into the future

8-14 days into the future


The four maps will be produced for each forecast period


Precipitation-related Hazards

Temperature/Wind-related Hazards

Drought/Wildfire-related Hazards

Composite of all Hazards.


The content of the maps will be similar to the ones produced now for this product.


US Hazards Assessment:

Global Tropical Hazards Assessment:


If you have any questions or comments, please contact:


Ed O’Lenic

Operations Branch Chief

5200 Auth RD, Camp Springs, MD 20746

301-763-8000 x7528


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