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Technical Implementation Notice 14-38: Corrected

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

252 PM EDT Mon Sep 15 2014

 

To:       Subscribers:

          - Family of Services

          - NOAA Weather Wire Service

          - Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          - NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

From:     Mark Tew

          Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

          Eli Jacks

          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

 

Subject:  Corrected: Extension of Forecast for the Snow and Ice

          Accumulation Grids and Significant Wave Height Grids

          in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)

          Effective October 15, 2014

 

Corrected to add specific urls for each snow, ice and

significant wave height Product Description Document (PDD):

 

https://products.weather.gov/PDD/ndfd_snowaccum_ops_pdd.pdf

https://products.weather.gov/PDD/ndfd_iceaccum_ops_pdd.pdf

http://products.weather.gov/PDD/ndfd_sig%20wave%20height%20pdd.pdf

 

Effective Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 1400 Coordinated

Universal Time (UTC), the NDFD Snow and Ice Accumulation

forecast grids will be extended in time from 48 hours to 72

hours and the NDFD Significant Wave Height forecast grids will

be extended in time from 120 hours to 144 hours. Issuance times

start at 00 UTC on Day 1 at NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO)

that currently issue these grids. A list of issuing WFOs and

more information regarding these elements is available online at

the PDD links above.

 

With this implementation, these forecasts will be available from

NDFD in the following standard methods:

 

- GRIdded Binary version 2 (GRIB2) files via Hypertext Transfer

  Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

 

- eXtensible Markup Language (XML) via Simple Object Access

  Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer (REST)

 

- Graphics via web browser

 

Customers who use the NDFD in XML via web service or the online

graphical NDFD images can use the same methods they currently

use to acquire these new operational elements.

 

General information on accessing and using NDFD elements is

online at:

 

  http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm

 

If October 15, 2014, is declared a critical weather day, this

implementation may be postponed.  In that case, partners and

users will be notified of that decision via an updated Technical

Implementation Notice (TIN) as far in advance as possible.

 

For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email:

 

  NWS.NDFD@noaa.gov

 

For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact:

 

  David Ruth

  Chief, Mesoscale Prediction Branch

  NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology

  Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

  David.Ruth@noaa.gov

 

For general questions regarding the Snow and or Ice Accumulation

grids or this notice, please contact:

 

  Andy Horvitz

  Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

  NOAA/NWS Office of Climate Water and Weather Services

  Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

  Andy.Horvitz@noaa.gov

 

For general questions regarding Significant Wave Height grids,

please contact:

 

  David Soroka

  Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

  NOAA/NWS Office of Climate Water and Weather Services

  Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

  David.Soroka@noaa.gov

 

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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