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Service Change Notice 11-25

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

830 AM EDT Tue Jul 12 2011

 

To:       Subscribers

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners and Employees

 

From:     Wayne Higgins,

          Director, Climate Prediction Center

 

Subject:  U.S. Drought Monitor Impact Type Labels Change

          Effective September 29, 2011

 

The U.S. Drought Monitor impact type labels and drought impact types key will change. The Agricultural (A) and Hydrological (H) impact types will become Short-Term (S) and Long-Term (L), respectively. The drought impact types key will change from
 
A = Agricultural (Crops, Pastures, Grasslands) to
S = Short-Term, Typically less than 6 months (e.g. Agriculture, Grasslands), and from:
H = Hydrological (Water) to
L = Long-Term, Typically greater than 6 months (E.G. Hydrology, Ecology)

 

The Drought Monitor is online at:

 

http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

 

    Ed O’Lenic

    Operations Branch Chief

    Camp Springs, MD 20746

    301-763-8000 x7528

    Ed.Olenic@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

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

 

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