Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:48:35 UTC PNSs and Administrative Messages http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm When NWS makes changes to products or services, this feed is updated and Public Information Statements are sent out on the NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS), the Family of Services, the Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) and NOAAPort. For older TINs, SCNs, go to http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/old/list.php Melody.Magnus@noaa.gov http://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html en-us Melody.Magnus@noaa.gov adm010928.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/adm010928.txt REMINDER: DISCONTINUED USE OF PIL HEADERS ON NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE PRODUCTS...EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 2001 AT 1230 UTC Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov adm040213vtec1.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/adm040213vtec1.txt SUBJECT VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ UPDATE 2/13/04 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov admemw010427.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/admemw010427.txt EMWIN TRANSITION UPDATE 4/27/01 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov admemw021304.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/admemw021304.txt EMWIN TRANSITION UPDATE 2/13/04 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov admemw040305.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/admemw040305.txt EMWIN TRANSITION UPDATE 3/5/04...EMWIN USER AND VENDOR CONFERENCE SCHEDULED APRIL 27 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov admemw040318.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/admemw040318.txt EMWIN TRANSITION UPDATE 3/18/04...INFORMATION ADDED TO EMWIN WEBSITE Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov corrected_pns_extr_wind_comment_cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/corrected_pns_extr_wind_comment_cca.txt CORRECTED: SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE EXTREME WIND WARNING PRODUCT Thu, 11 May 2006 17:34:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns-awc-pwr-out.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns-awc-pwr-out.txt SUBJECT: EMERGENCY PLANNED POWER OUTTAGE AT AVIATION WEATHER CENTER Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns-cca_hydro_assess_schedule.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns-cca_hydro_assess_schedule.txt PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO ISSUANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC ASSESSMENT Thu, 18 Jan 2007 19:24:27 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns-ccahydro_schedule.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns-ccahydro_schedule.txt PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO ISSUANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC ASSESSMENT Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_aaaflv.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_aaaflv.txt SUBJECT AMENDED TO CHANGE DATE: COMMENTS SOUGHT BY DECEMBER 8 2008 ON POSSIBLE UNIFICATION OF EVENT-BASED FLOOD PRODUCTS UNDER THE FLOOD WARNING /FLW/ IDENTIFIER Thu, 13 Nov 2008 21:00:43 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_cfi_survey.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_cfi_survey.txt SURVEY OF USERS OF NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Fri, 15 Aug 2008 18:53:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_cfi_survey_amended.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_cfi_survey_amended.txt AMENDED...SURVEY OF USERS OF NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HYDROLOGIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:45:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_comment_request.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_comment_request.txt PUBLIC COMMENTS SOLICITED ON EXPERIMENTAL COMMON ALERTING PROTOCOL VERSION 1.1 MESSAGES Fri, 22 Aug 2008 20:14:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_cta-1.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_cta-1.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS THROUGH MARCH 7 2008 FOR CHANGE IN ALL NWS WATCH...WARNING... ADVISORY... AND STATEMENT TEXT PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_enso.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_enso.txt AMENDED: EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION /ENSO/ ALERTS...AS NEEDED...IN THE ENSO DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 5 2009 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:48:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_flw.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_flw.txt SUBJECT COMMENTS SOUGHT BY NOVEMBER 17 2008 ON POSSIBLE UNIFICATION OF EVENT-BASED FLOOD PRODUCTS UNDER THE FLOOD WARNING /FLW/ IDENTIFIER Wed, 08 Oct 2008 11:43:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_ngm_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_ngm_removal.txt COMMENTs REQUESTED BY SEPTEMBER 9 2008: PROPOSED TERMINATION OF THE NGM AND RELATED NGM-BASED PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE MARCH 2009 Tue, 01 Jul 2008 12:04:41 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_replace_eta_mos.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_replace_eta_mos.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS ON PROPOSED REPLACEMENT OF ETA-BASED MOS PRODUCTS WITH NAM MOS PRODUCTS THROUGH AUGUST 20 2008 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 19:51:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08_text_two_grph-1.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08_text_two_grph-1.txt SUBJECT: SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCT THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2008 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08cca_winter_weather.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08cca_winter_weather.txt CORRECTED: CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY APRIL 8 2008 REGARDING A PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING OF SOME NWS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AND WARNING PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08ccastorm_surge.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08ccastorm_surge.txt CORRECTED: SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 15 2008 AND EXPERIMENTAL STORM SURGE PROBABILISTIC GRIB2 FILES ON NOAAPORT Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:08:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08googlepointnclick.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08googlepointnclick.txt INTRODUCTION OF GOOGLE MAPS ON NWS POINT FORECAST PAGES: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 20 2008 BEGINNING MONDAY OCTOBER 20...ASSUMING NO CRITICAL WEATHER...NWS WILL RELEASE A NEW VERSION OF ITS POINT FORECAST WEB PAGES USING A GOOGLE MAPS INTERFACE FOR NAVIGATION AND LOCATION INFORMATION. THIS SYSTEM REPLACES THE HOME-BUILT MAPS USED PREVIOUSLY. NWS POINT FORECAST PAGES ARE MAPS ON THE HOME PAGE OF EACH NWS FORECAST OFFICE THAT ALLOW USERS TO CLICK AND GO TO A SPECIFIC LOCATION. POINT FORECAST PAGES ARE CREATED FROM THE NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE. Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:23:37 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08hazcollect_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08hazcollect_test.txt HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TESTING FROM SEPTEMBER 17 TO DECEMBER 5 A HAZCOLLECT FOLLOW-ON OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION IS SCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 17 TO DECEMBER 5 2008. HAZCOLLECT IS A SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE NWS TO RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NWS SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:12:36 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08heat_awareness.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08heat_awareness.txt EXCESSIVE HEAT GUIDANCE FOR 2008 SEASON Tue, 20 May 2008 12:50:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08hourly_precip.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08hourly_precip.txt PUBLIC COMMENTS SOLICITED ON EXPERIMENTAL HOURLY PRECIPITATION ESTIMATE WEB-BASED INFORMATION SERVICE: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 27 2008 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08lightning_wk_df.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08lightning_wk_df.txt 2008 NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN: JUNE 22-28 2008 Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:05:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08nomads.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08nomads.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY JANUARY 16 2009 ON PROPOSED UPGRADE OF HIGH AVAILABILITY ANONYMOUS FTP SERVICES AT THE WEB OPERATIONS CENTER /WOC/ AND APPLICATIONS FOR SERVING DATA FROM THE NOAA OPERATIONAL MODEL ARCHIVE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM /NOMADS/ Fri, 05 Dec 2008 19:01:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08special_events_final.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08special_events_final.txt GUIDANCE MEMO ISSUED ON NWS SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ON SEPTEMBER 25 2008...NWS ISSUED AN INTERNAL MEMORANDUM PROVIDING GUIDANCE AND POLICY PRINCIPLES REGARDING NWS SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS SPORTING EVENTS OF ALL TYPES...OUTDOOR FESTIVALS...AND OTHER KINDS OF GATHERINGS THAT ATTRACT CROWDS LARGE AND SMALL. Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:44:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08specialevent.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08specialevent.txt PROPOSED CLARIFICATION OF NWS SPECIAL EVENTS POLICY...COMMENTS REQUESTED BY JUNE 27 2008 NWS PROPOSES TO CLARIFY ITS POLICY REGARDING NWS SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS AND FESTIVALS. THESE EVENTS CAN PUT LARGE NUMBERS OF SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS IN HARM’S WAY IF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS OCCUR. WHILE NWS CAN PROVIDE SUPPORT TO PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS...MORE COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FROM AMERICA’S WEATHER INDUSTRY /PRIVATE SECTOR PROVIDERS OF WEATHER SERVICES/...SUCH AS CUSTOMIZED CONSULTING SERVICES ORGANIZED AND PACKAGED TO HELP MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO PLAN AND RUN THE EVENT. THE NWS PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICA’S WEATHER INDUSTRY HELPS IMPROVE THE OVERALL LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT CAN BE PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC. THE INTENT IS TO CLARIFY THE ROLE OF NWS IN PROVIDING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AS WELL AS ADDRESS THE ROLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR WEATHER PROVIDERS IN PROVIDING COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES. Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:52:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08storm_surge.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08storm_surge.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS AND EXPERIMENTAL STORM SURGE PROBABILISTIC GRIB2 FILES ON NOAAPORT THROUGH NOVEMBER 15 2008 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:39:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08tav_comments.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08tav_comments.txt CURRENTLY SOLICITING COMMENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31 2008 REGARDING DISCONTINUATION OF TRAVELERS FORECAST Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:52:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08test.txt HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE NATIONAL TEST TO BE SENT ON NOVEMBER 18 2008 Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:38:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08tpex.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08tpex.txt SUPPORT FOR OPERATIONAL TABULAR PRODUCT EVOLUTION IN EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE /TPEX/ AND TPEX-DERIVED PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 9 2008 AND JANUARY 13 2009 Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:02:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08trop_graphics.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08trop_graphics.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2008 Wed, 28 May 2008 13:53:20 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08wind_field.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08wind_field.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND FIELD GRAPHIC THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2008 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08winter_weather.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08winter_weather.txt CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY APRIL 8 2008 REGARDING A PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING OF SOME NWS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AND WARNING PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09-ewx-bro_rws.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09-ewx-bro_rws.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY MARCH 1 2009 ON DISCONTINUING SOUTH TEXAS WEATHER SUMMARY /RWSTX/ PRODUCTS Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:38:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09-one_inch_hail_web.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09-one_inch_hail_web.txt WEB PAGE SUPPORTING NATIONAL CHANGE IN MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION FOR ISSUING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING /SVR/ AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT /SVS/ PRODUCTS SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 09-52 ANNOUNCED THE NATIONAL CHANGE IN THE MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING /SVR/ AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT /SVS/ PRODUCTS FROM 3/4 INCH /PENNY/ DIAMETER OR LARGER HAIL TO 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER HAIL /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-52_1INCH_HAIL_OPER.TXT THIS CHANGE IS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 5 2010. A WEB PAGE ADDRESSING CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL COMMENT PERIOD AND PROVIDING ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ON THIS CHANGE IS ONLINE /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/ONEINCHHAIL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CHANGE PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN T FERREE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH 120 DAVID L. BOREN BLVD SUITE 2312 NORMAN OK 73072 405-325-2209 JOHN.FERREE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:20:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09_1_inch_hail.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09_1_inch_hail.txt CURRENTLY SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 30 2009 REGARDING CHANGING THE MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION FOR ISSUING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENTS THE NWS IS CONSIDERING CHANGING THE MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION IT USES FOR ISSUING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING /SVR/ AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT /SVS/ PRODUCTS FROM 3/4 INCH /PENNY/ DIAMETER OR LARGER TO 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER. NO CHANGE IS BEING PROPOSED TO THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND CRITERION: WIND GUSTS EQUAL TO OR IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS /58 MPH/. COMMENTS REGARDING THIS PROPOSED CHANGE SHOULD BE BY NOVEMBER 30 2009 TO: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=1INCHA-WR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN REGION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/... THE NWS CURRENTLY ISSUES SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS WHENEVER A THUNDERSTORM IS FORECAST TO CONTAIN HAIL SIZE 3/4 INCH /PENNY/ DIAMETER OR LARGER. ON AN EXPERIMENTAL BASIS...CENTRAL AND WESTERN REGION WFOS ARE USING THE PROPOSED 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION TO ISSUE SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS UNTIL OCTOBER 31 2009 AND NOVEMBER 30 2009... RESPECTIVELY. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENTS /PDD/ FOR THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLISTE.PHP SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES /SCN/ ANNOUNCING THE CR AND WR EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS ARE ALSO ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-36WR_HAIL_EXP.TXT AND HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-19HAIL_CHANGE.TXT UPON THE COMPLETION OF THESE EXPERIMENTAL PERIODS AND THE CLOSE OF THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT /PNS/ COMMENT PERIOD...THE NWS WILL EVALUATE ALL RECEIVED COMMENTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO PROCEED WITH THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION CHANGE. IF THE PROPOSED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION CHANGE IS APPROVED...ALL NWS WFOS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES /CONUS/ AND OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES /OCONUS/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS FOR THUNDERSTORMS FORECAST TO CONTAIN MINIMUM HAIL SIZE 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER TUESDAY JANUARY 5 2010. A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED WITH A MINIMUM 30 DAY ADVANCE LEAD TIME ANNOUNCING THIS CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN FERREE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER BRANCH 120 DAVID L. BOREN BLVD, SUITE 2312 NORMAN OK 73072 405-325-2209 JOHN.FERREE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:47:20 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09_dot_support.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09_dot_support.txt NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SUPPORT FOR STATE/LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION ON JUNE 30 2009...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ ISSUED AN INTERNAL MEMORANDUM PROVIDING GUIDANCE AND POLICY PRINCIPLES REGARDING NWS SUPPORT FOR STATE AND LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION /DOT/. HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN OFTEN NEGATIVELY IMPACT SURFACE TRANSPORTATION. NWS SUPPORT OF DOTS FOCUSES ON OUR EXPERTISE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE EVOLUTION AND TIMING OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENTS. WHILE NWS CAN PROVIDE SUPPORT TO OUR TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS AS THEY MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF WEATHER-RELATED HAZARDS...MORE COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FROM AMERICAS WEATHER INDUSTRY /PRIVATE SECTOR PROVIDERS OF WEATHER SERVICES/...SUCH AS FORECASTING SURFACE/PAVEMENT CONDITIONS TO SUPPORT WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE DECISIONS. THE NWS PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAS WEATHER INDUSTRY HELPS IMPROVE THE OVERALL LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT CAN BE PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC. THE INTENT OF THE GUIDANCE IS TO CLARIFY THE ROLE OF NWS IN PROVIDING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AS WELL AS ADDRESS THE ROLE OF PRIVATE SECTOR WEATHER PROVIDERS IN PROVIDING COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES. THE PUBLIC WAS GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THESE POLICY PRINCIPLES AND...BASED ON THIS REVIEW...WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE ARE OPERATING IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR USERS. WE DO NOT SEE THIS AS A CHANGE IN OUR CURRENT LEVEL OF SUPPORT...BUT RATHER A CLARIFICATION OF THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT NWS IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDE. YOU MAY VIEW THE DOT SUPPORT GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SP/DOTSUPPORTGUIDANCE.PDF IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: ELI JACKS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OF CLIMATE WATER AND WEATHER SERVICES PHONE: 301-713-1858 X110 E-MAIL: ELLIOT.JACKS@NOAA.GOV THIS AND OTHER NOTIFICATION MESSAGES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM THIS PARTICULAR MESSAGE IS LISTED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE...ABOVE THE SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE AND TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICE BOX. $$ NNNN Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:20:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09_rrs_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09_rrs_test.txt RADIOSONDE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM /RRS/ COMMUNICATIONS TEST SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2009 USING TEST HEADERS AS PART OF RRS BUILD 2 SOFTWARE UPGRADE TEST... NWS WILL CONDUCT A DATA COMMUNICATIONS TEST IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2009 USING TEST HEADERS. THIS TEST WILL ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE TEST WILL CONSIST OF DAILY UPPER AIR CODED MESSAGES TRANSMITTED DURING THE NORMAL SYNOPTIC WINDOW FOR THE 00Z AND 12Z SOUNDINGS... AND AS NECESSARY ... AT ASYNOPTIC TIMES WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TEST REQUIREMENTS WARRANT. THESE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE IN THE SAME FORMAT AS OPERATIONAL MESSAGES BUT WILL HAVE DIFFERENT DATA REFLECTING UPPER AIR CONDITIONS AND CODING PRACTICES AS EXPLAINED BELOW. A TEST HEADER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE TEST: KSTA /STATION ID 69990/ WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE KSTA TEST CODED MESSAGE FORMAT WILL BE IN THE RRS FORMAT NOW IN SERVICE AT OVER 60 UPPER AIR SITES. RRS FORMATTED PRODUCTS ARE A RESULT OF CHANGES MADE TO THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ LEVEL SELECTION CRITERIA AND UPDATED CODING PRACTICES. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MESSAGES... PLEASE REFERENCE THE MANUAL ON CODES WMO NO. 306... SECTION A. WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL KSTA RRS PRODUCTS ARE RECEIVED BY THE NWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY... THEY ARE PACKAGED WITH OPERATIONAL UPPER AIR PRODUCTS INTO COLLECTIVE PRODUCTS CONVERTED INTO BUFR FORM. THESE PRODUCTS ARE THEN BROADCAST OVER NOAAPORT. THE INDIVIDUAL... COLLECTIVE AND BUFR MESSAGES ARE ALSO TRANSMITTED FROM THE NWSTG TO NWS CUSTOMERS OVER A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED DURING THE TEST: PIL INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIVE WMO HEADER WMO HEADER STAMANSTA USUS41 KSTA USUS01 KWBC USUS50 KWBC USUS90 KWBC UPUS50 KWBC UPUS90 KWBC STASGLSTA UMUS41 KSTA UKUS01 KWBC UKUS50 KWBC UKUS90 KWBC ULUS01 KWBC ULUS50 KWBC ULUS90 KWBC UGUS01 KWBC UGUS50 KWBC UGUS90 KWBC UHUS50 KWBC UHUS90 KWBC STAABVSTA UFUS41 KSTA UEUS01 KWBC UEUS50 KWBC UEUS90 KWBC UQUS50 KWBC UQUS90 KWBC STAFZLSTA UXUS41 KSTA BUFR COLLECTIVES: IUST41 KWBC IUST42 KWBC IUST43 KWBC IUST44 KWBC IUST46 KWBC IUST48 KWBC THE FORMAT OF THE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE THE SAME WMO FORMAT FOR CODED UPPER AIR MESSAGES AS USED BY RRS SYSTEMS SINCE 2005. THE NUMBER OF LEVELS IN THE KSTA CODED MESSAGES WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE CODED MESSAGES ROUTINELY TRANSMITTED FROM THE OPERATIONAL RRS SITES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE CHANGES... PLEASE CONTACT: AARON POYER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 112 AARON.POYER@NOAA.GOV OR JAE LEE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 158 JAE.LEE@NOAA.GOV NWS PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:11:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09aaa_rrs_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09aaa_rrs_test.txt AMENDED: TEST DATES CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE A NEW SCHEDULE RADIOSONDE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM /RRS/ WORKSTATION SUBSYSTEM /RWS/ BUILD 2 SYSTEM TEST SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2009 USING TEST HEADERS AS PART OF RWS BUILD 2 SOFTWARE UPGRADE SYSTEM TEST... NWS WILL CONDUCT A DATA COMMUNICATIONS TEST IN OCTOBER NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2009 USING TEST HEADERS. IN ADDITION, A PRELIMINARY TEST WILL BE CONDUCTED TO CHECK OUT THE END TO END COMMUNICATION IN SEPTEMBER 2009. THIS TEST WILL ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE TEST WILL CONSIST OF DAILY UPPER AIR CODED MESSAGES TRANSMITTED DURING THE NORMAL SYNOPTIC WINDOW FOR THE 00Z AND 12Z SOUNDINGS... AND AS NECESSARY ... AT ASYNOPTIC TIMES WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TEST REQUIREMENTS WARRANT. THESE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE IN THE SAME FORMAT AS OPERATIONAL MESSAGES BUT WILL HAVE DIFFERENT DATA REFLECTING UPPER AIR CONDITIONS AND CODING PRACTICES AS EXPLAINED BELOW. A TEST HEADER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE TEST: KSTA /STATION ID 69990/ WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE KSTA TEST CODED MESSAGE FORMAT WILL BE IN THE RRS FORMAT NOW IN SERVICE AT OVER 60 UPPER AIR SITES. RRS FORMATTED PRODUCTS ARE A RESULT OF CHANGES MADE TO THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ LEVEL SELECTION CRITERIA AND UPDATED CODING PRACTICES. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MESSAGES... PLEASE REFERENCE THE MANUAL ON CODES WMO NO. 306... SECTION A. WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL KSTA RRS PRODUCTS ARE RECEIVED BY THE NWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY... THEY ARE PACKAGED WITH OPERATIONAL UPPER AIR PRODUCTS INTO COLLECTIVE PRODUCTS CONVERTED INTO BUFR FORM. THESE PRODUCTS ARE THEN BROADCAST OVER NOAAPORT. THE INDIVIDUAL... COLLECTIVE AND BUFR MESSAGES ARE ALSO TRANSMITTED FROM THE NWSTG TO NWS CUSTOMERS OVER A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED DURING THE TEST: PIL INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIVE WMO HEADER WMO HEADER STAMANSTA USUS41 KSTA USUS01 KWBC USUS50 KWBC USUS90 KWBC UPUS50 KWBC UPUS90 KWBC STASGLSTA UMUS41 KSTA UKUS01 KWBC UKUS50 KWBC UKUS90 KWBC ULUS01 KWBC ULUS50 KWBC ULUS90 KWBC UGUS01 KWBC UGUS50 KWBC UGUS90 KWBC UHUS50 KWBC UHUS90 KWBC STAABVSTA UFUS41 KSTA UEUS01 KWBC UEUS50 KWBC UEUS90 KWBC UQUS50 KWBC UQUS90 KWBC STAFZLSTA UXUS41 KSTA BUFR COLLECTIVES: IUST41 KWBC IUST42 KWBC IUST43 KWBC IUST44 KWBC IUST46 KWBC IUST48 KWBC THE FORMAT OF THE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE THE SAME WMO FORMAT FOR CODED UPPER AIR MESSAGES AS USED BY RRS SYSTEMS SINCE 2005. THE NUMBER OF LEVELS IN THE KSTA CODED MESSAGES WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE CODED MESSAGES ROUTINELY TRANSMITTED FROM THE OPERATIONAL RRS SITES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE CHANGES... CONTACT: AARON POYER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 112 AARON.POYER@NOAA.GOV OR JAE LEE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 158 JAE.LEE@NOAA.GOV NWS PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:23:48 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09aab_rrs_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09aab_rrs_test.txt AMENDED TO CHANGE DATES: TEST DATES CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE A NEW SCHEDULE RADIOSONDE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM /RRS/ WORKSTATION SUBSYSTEM /RWS/ BUILD 2 SYSTEM TEST SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 2009 AND JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2010 USING TEST HEADERS AS PART OF RWS BUILD 2 SOFTWARE UPGRADE SYSTEM TEST... NWS WILL CONDUCT A DATA COMMUNICATIONS TEST IN DECEMBER 2009 AND JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2010 USING TEST HEADERS. IN ADDITION A PRELIMINARY TEST WILL BE CONDUCTED TO CHECK OUT THE END TO END COMMUNICATION IN NOVEMBER 2009. THIS TEST WILL ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE TEST WILL CONSIST OF DAILY UPPER AIR CODED MESSAGES TRANSMITTED DURING THE NORMAL SYNOPTIC WINDOW FOR THE 00Z AND 12Z SOUNDINGS... AND AS NECESSARY ... AT ASYNOPTIC TIMES WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TEST REQUIREMENTS WARRANT. THESE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE IN THE SAME FORMAT AS OPERATIONAL MESSAGES BUT WILL HAVE DIFFERENT DATA REFLECTING UPPER AIR CONDITIONS AND CODING PRACTICES AS EXPLAINED BELOW. A TEST HEADER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE TEST: KSTA /STATION ID 69990/ WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE KSTA TEST CODED MESSAGE FORMAT WILL BE IN THE RRS FORMAT NOW IN SERVICE AT OVER 60 UPPER AIR SITES. RRS FORMATTED PRODUCTS ARE A RESULT OF CHANGES MADE TO THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ LEVEL SELECTION CRITERIA AND UPDATED CODING PRACTICES. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MESSAGES... PLEASE REFERENCE THE MANUAL ON CODES WMO NO. 306... SECTION A. WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL KSTA RRS PRODUCTS ARE RECEIVED BY THE NWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY... THEY ARE PACKAGED WITH OPERATIONAL UPPER AIR PRODUCTS INTO COLLECTIVE PRODUCTS CONVERTED INTO BUFR FORM. THESE PRODUCTS ARE THEN BROADCAST OVER NOAAPORT. THE INDIVIDUAL... COLLECTIVE AND BUFR MESSAGES ARE ALSO TRANSMITTED FROM THE NWSTG TO NWS CUSTOMERS OVER A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED DURING THE TEST: PIL INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIVE WMO HEADER WMO HEADER STAMANSTA USUS41 KSTA USUS01 KWBC USUS50 KWBC USUS90 KWBC UPUS50 KWBC UPUS90 KWBC STASGLSTA UMUS41 KSTA UKUS01 KWBC UKUS50 KWBC UKUS90 KWBC ULUS01 KWBC ULUS50 KWBC ULUS90 KWBC UGUS01 KWBC UGUS50 KWBC UGUS90 KWBC UHUS50 KWBC UHUS90 KWBC STAABVSTA UFUS41 KSTA UEUS01 KWBC UEUS50 KWBC UEUS90 KWBC UQUS50 KWBC UQUS90 KWBC STAFZLSTA UXUS41 KSTA BUFR COLLECTIVES: IUST41 KWBC IUST42 KWBC IUST43 KWBC IUST44 KWBC IUST46 KWBC IUST48 KWBC THE FORMAT OF THE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE THE SAME WMO FORMAT FOR CODED UPPER AIR MESSAGES AS USED BY RRS SYSTEMS SINCE 2005. THE NUMBER OF LEVELS IN THE KSTA CODED MESSAGES WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE CODED MESSAGES ROUTINELY TRANSMITTED FROM THE OPERATIONAL RRS SITES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE CHANGES... CONTACT: AARON POYER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 112 AARON.POYER@NOAA.GOV OR JAE LEE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 158 JAE.LEE@NOAA.GOV NWS PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:47:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09cca_rrs_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09cca_rrs_test.txt CORRECTED: SCHEDULED RADIOSONDE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM /RRS/ WORKSTATION SUBSYSTEM /RWS/ BUILD 2 SYSTEM TEST SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 2009 AND JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2010 USING TEST HEADERS CORRECTED TO LIST ACCURATE PRODUCT NUMBERS: THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WERE LISTED IN THE NOVEMBER 28 2009 NOTICE: USUS41 UMUS41 UFUS41 UXUS41 THE CORRECT PRODUCT IDS ARE AS FOLLOWS: USUS97 UMUS97 UFUS97 UXUS97 THE ENTIRE CORRECTED NOTICE IS REPEATED BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: AS PART OF RWS BUILD 2 SOFTWARE UPGRADE SYSTEM TEST... NWS WILL CONDUCT A DATA COMMUNICATIONS TEST IN DECEMBER 2009 AND JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2010 USING TEST HEADERS. IN ADDITION A PRELIMINARY TEST WILL BE CONDUCTED TO CHECK OUT THE END TO END COMMUNICATION IN NOVEMBER 2009. THIS TEST WILL ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE TEST WILL CONSIST OF DAILY UPPER AIR CODED MESSAGES TRANSMITTED DURING THE NORMAL SYNOPTIC WINDOW FOR THE 00Z AND 12Z SOUNDINGS... AND AS NECESSARY ... AT ASYNOPTIC TIMES WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TEST REQUIREMENTS WARRANT. THESE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE IN THE SAME FORMAT AS OPERATIONAL MESSAGES BUT WILL HAVE DIFFERENT DATA REFLECTING UPPER AIR CONDITIONS AND CODING PRACTICES AS EXPLAINED BELOW. A TEST HEADER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE TEST: KSTA /STATION ID 69990/ WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE KSTA TEST CODED MESSAGE FORMAT WILL BE IN THE RRS FORMAT NOW IN SERVICE AT OVER 60 UPPER AIR SITES. RRS FORMATTED PRODUCTS ARE A RESULT OF CHANGES MADE TO THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ LEVEL SELECTION CRITERIA AND UPDATED CODING PRACTICES. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MESSAGES... PLEASE REFERENCE THE MANUAL ON CODES WMO NO. 306... SECTION A. WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL KSTA RRS PRODUCTS ARE RECEIVED BY THE NWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY... THEY ARE PACKAGED WITH OPERATIONAL UPPER AIR PRODUCTS INTO COLLECTIVE PRODUCTS CONVERTED INTO BUFR FORM. THESE PRODUCTS ARE THEN BROADCAST OVER NOAAPORT. THE INDIVIDUAL... COLLECTIVE AND BUFR MESSAGES ARE ALSO TRANSMITTED FROM THE NWSTG TO NWS CUSTOMERS OVER A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED DURING THE TEST: PIL INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIVE WMO HEADER WMO HEADER STAMANSTA USUS97 KSTA USUS01 KWBC USUS50 KWBC USUS90 KWBC UPUS50 KWBC UPUS90 KWBC STASGLSTA UMUS97 KSTA UKUS01 KWBC UKUS50 KWBC UKUS90 KWBC ULUS01 KWBC ULUS50 KWBC ULUS90 KWBC UGUS01 KWBC UGUS50 KWBC UGUS90 KWBC UHUS50 KWBC UHUS90 KWBC STAABVSTA UFUS97 KSTA UEUS01 KWBC UEUS50 KWBC UEUS90 KWBC UQUS50 KWBC UQUS90 KWBC STAFZLSTA UXUS97 KSTA BUFR COLLECTIVES: IUST41 KWBC IUST42 KWBC IUST43 KWBC IUST44 KWBC IUST46 KWBC IUST48 KWBC THE FORMAT OF THE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE THE SAME WMO FORMAT FOR CODED UPPER AIR MESSAGES AS USED BY RRS SYSTEMS SINCE 2005. THE NUMBER OF LEVELS IN THE KSTA CODED MESSAGES WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE CODED MESSAGES ROUTINELY TRANSMITTED FROM THE OPERATIONAL RRS SITES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE CHANGES... CONTACT: AARON POYER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 112 AARON.POYER@NOAA.GOV OR JAE LEE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 158 JAE.LEE@NOAA.GOV NWS PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:39:47 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09ccalightning_safety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09ccalightning_safety.txt CORRECTED: NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN FOR 2009 CORRECTED TO NOTE THAT ALL LINKS SHOULD BE TYPE IN LOWER CASE LETTERS. WHEN THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS THE NWS WILL SPONSOR ITS 9TH ANNUAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN FROM JUNE 21-27 2009. THE 2009 CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF LIGHTNING INJURIES ON VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE CAMPAIGN FEATURES A COMPELLING VIDEO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT BY ELLEN BRYAN...A MISS OHIO AND MISS AMERICA HOPEFUL...AND HER SISTER CHRISTINA BRYAN...WHO WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NINE YEARS AGO. ALSO NEW THIS YEAR IS A TRIFOLD BROCHURE WITH LIGHTNING SAFETY INFORMATION. THE GOAL OF THIS CAMPAIGN IS TO HELP PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS OF LIGHTNING SO THAT THEY TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN. LAST YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES...HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE INJURED OR KILLED BY LIGHTNING. LIGHTNING INJURIES CAN BE LIFELONG AND EXTREMELY DEBILIATING. ON AVERAGE LIGHTNING KILLS ABOUT 60 PEOPLE ANNUALLY IN THE UNITED STATES. LIGHTNING DEATHS AND INJURIES OCCUR MOST FREQUENTLY UNDER AND NEAR TREES AND IN OPEN AREAS. LIGHTNING SAFETY IS CRUCIAL WHEN YOU ARE OUTDOORS...ESPECIALLY SINCE SO MANY SUMMER ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE IN OPEN AREAS SUCH AS ATHLETIC FIELDS...GOLF COURSES AND BEACHES. IF YOU HEAR THUNDER... SEEK SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY IN A FULLY ENCLOSED BUILDING OR HARD-TOPPED VEHICLE. THERE IS NO SAFE PLACE OUTDOORS. PEOPLE ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO LIGHTNING STRIKES WHEN A STORM IS APPROACHING OR EXITING THEIR AREA. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE MORE THAN 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. RAINFALL IS NOT AN INDICATOR OF YOUR RISK FOR BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV THIS WEB SITE PROVIDES LIGHTNING SAFETY INFORMATION... STATISTICS...AND INSIGHT TO THE SCIENCE AND MEDICAL ASPECTS OF LIGHTNING AND LIGHTNING INJURIES. THE SITE ALSO PROVIDES OUTREACH MATERIALS...INCLUDING POSTERS AND PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS...TO ASSIST WITH LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS EFFORTS. SOME LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS: 1. KNOW THE WEATHER FORECAST BEFORE YOU HEAD OUTDOORS... ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS. A PORTABLE NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS A GREAT WAY TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS WHILE OUTDOORS. OUR PARTNERS IN THE PRIVATE METEOROLOGICAL SECTOR CAN PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED WEATHER INFORMATION...ALERTS...WEATHER RADAR...AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES. 2. WHEN OUTDOORS...KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY. LOOK FOR DARKENING CLOUDS...FLASHES OF LIGHTNING OR INCREASING WIND...WHICH MAY BE SIGNS OF AN APPROACHING THUNDERSTORM. GET TO A SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HEAR THUNDER. IF A COMPLETELY ENCLOSED BUILDING IS NOT NEARBY...GET INSIDE A HARD-TOPPED ALL-METAL VEHICLE. REMAIN IN SAFE SHELTER FOR 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST CLAP OF THUNDER. 3. PLACES TO AVOID SEEKING SHELTER DURING THUNDERSTORMS INCLUDE: BENEATH OR CLOSE TO TREES...SHEDS...CARPORTS... OPEN GARAGES...DUGOUTS...COVERED PATIOS...PICNIC SHELTERS ...BLEACHERS...BEACHES AND OPEN FIELDS. ALSO STAY AWAY FROM CLOTHES LINES...FENCES...AND ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE OBJECTS. 4. GET OUT OF THE WATER. IT IS A GREAT CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY. GET OUT OF SMALL BOATS AND CANOES...AND STAY AWAY FROM POOLS AND LAKES. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE THE WATER AND TRAVEL SOME DISTANCE FROM ITS POINT OF CONTACT. 5. IN ADDITION TO DIRECT STRIKES...LIGHTNING GENERATES ELECTRICAL SURGES THAT CAN DAMAGE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SOME DISTANCE FROM THE ACTUAL STRIKE. TYPICAL SURGE PROTECTORS WILL NOT PROTECT EQUIPMENT FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE. TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE...UNPLUG ANY APPLIANCES OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FROM ALL CONDUCTORS WELL BEFORE A THUNDERSTORM THREATENS. DO NOT WAIT TO UNPLUG EQUIPMENT UNTIL DURING A THUNDERSTORM AS THERE IS A RISK YOU COULD BE STRUCK. 6. LIGHTNING VICTIMS DO NOT CARRY AN ELECTRICAL CHARGE...ARE SAFE TO TOUCH...AND NEED URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION. CARDIAC ARREST IS THE IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR THOSE WHO DIE. SOME DEATHS CAN BE PREVENTED IF THE VICTIM RECEIVES THE PROPER FIRST AID IMMEDIATELY. CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY AND PERFORM CPR IF THE PERSON IS UNRESPONSIVE OR NOT BREATHING. REMEMBER...WHEN THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS. NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:31:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09ccasaffir-simpson.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09ccasaffir-simpson.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL SAFFIR- SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE REVISION THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09ccf_discontinuance.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09ccf_discontinuance.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS UNTIL DECEMBER 31 2009 REGARDING USE OF THE CODED CITIES FORECAST THE NWS IS CONSIDERING DISCONTINUING OR MAKING OPTIONAL THE CODED CITIES FORECAST /CCF/ PRODUCT. COMMENTS REGARDING USE OF THE CCF...INCLUDING WHETHER IT SHOULD BE CONTINUED...DISCONTINUED OR ISSUED OPTIONALLY BASED UPON LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ REQUIREMENTS...SHOULD BE SENT BY DECEMBER 31 2009 TO: NWS.CODEDCITIESFORECAST@NOAA.GOV TWO NEW EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE /XML/ PRODUCTS...RXUS30 KWBN - XF03DY AND RXUS30 KWBN - XF07DY...ARE ISSUED HOURLY AT AROUND 50 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR AND CONTAIN BOTH NIGHTTIME AND DAYTIME XML-CODED FORECASTS FOR 3 DAYS AND 7 DAYS RESPECTIVELY. THEY PROVIDE MORE FORECAST DATA THAN THE CCF AND ARE UPDATED MORE FREQUENTLY. TABLE 1: XML PRODUCTS WMO HEADER AWIPS ID RXUS30 KWBN XF03DY RXUS30 KWBN XF07DY IN ADDITION THE POINT FORECAST MATRICES /PFM/ PRODUCT DISPLAYS VARIOUS FORECASTED WEATHER ELEMENTS FOR VERIFICATION POINTS... SIGNIFICANT CITIES AND OTHER PREDEFINED POINTS WITHIN A WFO/S GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. USERS OF THE CCF ARE ASKED TO EVALUATE THE XML AND PFM PRODUCTS TO DETERMINE IF THESE PRODUCTS MEET THE NEED CURRENTLY SATISFIED BY THE CCF. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE XML PRODUCTS IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/XML/TPEX/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE PFM PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/DIRECTIVES/SYM/PD01005003CURR.PDF THE NWS HAS REMOVED THE DEPENDENCY OF THE SELECTED CITIES SUMMARY /SCS/ PRODUCTS AND TRAVELERS FORECAST /TAV/ PRODUCTS ON THE CCF. THE CURRENT OPERATIONAL SCS PRODUCTS ARE DERIVED DIRECTLY FROM THE NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE /NDFD/. THE TAV HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE CODED CITIES FORECAST IS: TABLE 2: CODED CITIES FORECAST WMO ID AWIPS ID FPUS4I K/P/XXX CCFXXX WHERE I IS THE SECOND I OF THE II GROUP FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DATAMGMT/X_REF/XR06_II_VS_STATE_X_REF.HTML AND XXX IS THE THREE LETTER WFO IDENTIFIER. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT: ANDY HORVITZ NWS FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 ANDY.HORVITZ@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1858 X166 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:50:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09cphc_two.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09cphc_two.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCT FOR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009 BEGINNING JUNE 1 2009...AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2008 ...NWS IS SEEKING FEEDBACK ON AN EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK /TWO/...FOR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN. THE GRAPHICAL PRODUCT IS A COMPANION TO THE TEXT PRODUCT AND WAS FIRST PRODUCED EXPERIMENTALLY IN THE 2008 CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON. BOTH PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER /CPHC/ IN HONOLULU HAWAII. THE TEXT TWO DESCRIBES AREAS OF DISTURBED WEATHER AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION. AREAS OF DISTURBED WEATHER MENTIONED IN THE TEXT PRODUCT ARE HIGHLIGHTED /CIRCLED/ IN THE GRAPHIC AND NUMBERED...WITH THE NUMBERS CORRESPONDING TO THE ORDER IN WHICH THE SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE TEXT TWO. FOR THE 2009 CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON...THE GRAPHICAL TWO PRODUCT WILL INCLUDE A NEW EXPERIMENTAL 3-TIERED GENESIS PROBABILITY FORECAST FOR EACH IDENTIFIED SYSTEM. PROBABILITY CATEGORIES OF LOW...MEDIUM AND HIGH...CORRESPONDING TO PROBABILITIES OF LESS THAN 30 PERCENT...30 TO 50 PERCENT...AND GREATER THAN 50 PERCENT RESPECTIVELY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO EACH SYSTEM CIRCLED IN THE GRAPHICAL TWO. THE PRODUCT WILL BE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CPHC A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK IS POSTED AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HAWAII/PAGES/EXAMPLES/GTWO.PDF USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THIS EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=GTWO THE CPHC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH OF THE EQUATOR FROM 140 DEGREES WEST TO 180 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: RAYMOND TANABE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER 2525 CORREA ROAD SUITE 250 HONOLULU HAWAII 96822 RAYMOND.TANABE@NOAA.GOV 808-973-5275 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 23 Apr 2009 18:14:44 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09dot_support.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09dot_support.txt COMMENTS REQUESTED BY MAY 15 2009 ON PROPOSED CLARIFICATION OF NWS SUPPORT FOR STATE/LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION: NWS IS SEEKING COMMENTS BY MAY 15 2009 ON A PROPOSED CLARIFICATION OF ITS POLICY REGARDING SUPPORT FOR STATE AND LOCAL DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION /DOT/. HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS OFTEN NEGATIVELY IMPACT SURFACE TRANSPORTATION. NWS SUPPORT OF DOTS FOCUSES ON OUR EXPERTISE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE EVOLUTION AND TIMING OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER EVENTS. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:43:43 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09exp_trop_cyc_graphic.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09exp_trop_cyc_graphic.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009 BY JULY 1 2009 AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009...NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS ASSOCIATED WITH LANDFALLING TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES. THE SUITE OF GRAPHICS ADDRESSES FOUR HAZARDS: WIND...TORNADOES...COASTAL FLOODING... AND INLAND FLOODING. THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED BY PARTICIPATING COASTAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ WHEN THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER /NHC/ ISSUES A TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH AND/OR WARNING FOR A WFO/S AREA OF FORECAST AND WARNING RESPONSIBILITY. THESE FOUR GRAPHICS...ALONG WITH A DESCRIPTION AND STATIC EXAMPLES...WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GHLS THE FOLLOWING WFOS...COMPRISING ALL THE COASTAL WFOS ALONG THE ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES...WILL PROVIDE EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS BY JULY 1 2009: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS /BOX/ BROWNSVILLE TEXAS /BRO/ CARIBOU MAINE /CAR/ CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA /CHS/ CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS /CRP/ GRAY MAINE /GYX/ HOUSTON TEXAS /HGX/ JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA /JAX/ KEY WEST FLORIDA /KEY/ LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA /LCH/ MELBOURNE FLORIDA /MLB/ MIAMI FLORIDA /MFL/ MOBILE ALABAMA /MOB/ MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA /MHX/ MOUNT HOLLY NEW JERSEY /PHI/ NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA /LIX/ STERLING VIRGINIA /LWX/ TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA /TAE/ TAMPA BAY FLORIDA /TBW/ UPTON NEW YORK /OKX/ WAKEFIELD VIRGINIA /AKQ/ WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA /ILM/ USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=TCIG IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: TIMOTHY SCHOTT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TROPICAL CYCLONE PROGRAM MANAGER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY ROOM 13126 SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 TIMOTHY.SCHOTT@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1677 X122 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 29 May 2009 12:41:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09fire_wx_web.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09fire_wx_web.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS THROUGH MARCH 1 2010 REGARDING AN EXPERIMENTAL NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER WEB PAGE NWS WILL TEST A NEW INTERACTIVE NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER WEB PAGE FROM OCTOBER 2 2009 TO MARCH 1 2010. HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FIRE/ USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK THROUGH MARCH 1 2010 VIA A COMMENT LINK ON THE EXPERIMENTAL WEB PAGE ABOVE OR ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=NATFIREWX THE NEED FOR IMPROVED FIRE WEATHER INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET BY LAND MANAGEMENT AND FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENCIES CONTINUES TO INCREASE. CONCURRENTLY THE ABILITY OF THE NWS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL AND GRAPHIC FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OVER THE INTERNET IS ALSO INCREASING. MULTIPLE FEDERAL FIRE WEATHER USER AGENCIES HAVE EXPRESSED A NEED FOR AN IMPROVED NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER WEB PAGE THAT INCLUDES MORE INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS. THE EXPERIMENTAL NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER WEB PAGE USES DYNAMIC MAP INTERFACES... SIMILAR TO THE POINT AND CLICK FORECAST OPTIONS NWS USES ON OTHER WEBSITES. FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PAGES MAY BE ADJUSTED THROUGH THE TEST PERIOD BASED ON USER COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS. A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLISTE.PHP IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT: NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LARRY VAN BUSSUM NATIONAL FIRE WEATHER OPERATIONS COORDINATOR 3833 S. DEVELOPMENT AVE BLDG 3807 BOISE ID 83705 LARRY.VANBUSSUM@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 02 Oct 2009 15:15:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09flood_safety_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09flood_safety_week.txt 2009 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK: MARCH 16-20 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:19:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09hazcollect_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09hazcollect_test.txt HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE NATIONAL TEST TO BE SENT ON MARCH 19 2009 Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:51:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09heat_awareness.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09heat_awareness.txt EXCESSIVE HEAT GUIDANCE FOR 2009 SEASON THE OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER IS ABOUT A MONTH AWAY BUT IT IS NOT UNUSUAL TO EXPERIENCE EXTREME HEAT BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. IN FACT DURING THE LAST WEEK OF APRIL 2009...THE NORTHEAST STATES EXPERIENCED AN EARLY SEASON HEAT WAVE AND EXCEPTIONALLY WARM RECORD-SETTING TEMPERATURES DOMINATED THE SOUTHEAST. NWS WANTS TO REMIND YOU OF AVAILABLE HEAT RELATED ADVISORY AND WARNING PRODUCTS...AND ASSOCIATED SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...FOR THE 2009 SUMMER SEASON. UNUSUALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES CAN ENDANGER LIVES AND HAVE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON HEALTH. DURING THE AUGUST 2007 HEAT WAVE ACROSS MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN U.S. MORE THAN 50 HEAT-RELATED DEATHS OCCURRED...ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER. HEAT IS A SILENT KILLER THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME VISUAL IMPACT AS OTHER WEATHER HAZARDS SUCH AS TORNADOES AND HURRICANES. HOWEVER MEASURES CAN BE TAKEN TO HELP AVOID THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT. BASED ON 10-YEAR AVERAGES COMPILED BY NWS OFFICE OF CLIMATE... WATER...AND WEATHER SERVICES AND THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...EXCESSIVE HEAT IS THE TOP WEATHER-RELATED KILLER... ACCOUNTING FOR ABOUT 26 PERCENT OF THE FATALITIES DURING THE PERIOD 1998 TO 2007...MORE THAN THE PERCENTAGE OF LIGHTNING... TORNADOES...AND WINTER STORMS COMBINED /ABOUT 22 PERCENT/ FOR THAT SAME PERIOD. NWS COLLABORATES WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS... ACADEMIA...THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY...AND THE MEDIA TO CREATE AND DELIVER NEW AND ENHANCED EXCESSIVE HEAT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT HEAT WAVES AND HEAT SAFETY CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://NOAAWATCH.GOV/THEMES/HEAT.PHP SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED ON THIS WEB PAGE INCLUDE HEAT SAFETY TIPS...HEAT DISORDERS...AND FIRST AID TIPS PROVIDED BY: -CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION /CDC/ -AMERICAN RED CROSS -ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY /EPA/ -U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY /DHS/ -NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ DETAILS ON THE HEALTH SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESSIVE HEAT ARE ALSO FOUND ON THIS SITE. ELDERLY PERSONS... SMALL CHILDREN... CHRONIC INVALIDS... THOSE ON CERTAIN MEDICATIONS OR DRUGS AND PERSONS WITH WEIGHT AND ALCOHOL PROBLEMS ARE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT REACTIONS... ESPECIALLY DURING HEAT WAVES IN AREAS WHERE EXCESSIVE HEAT IS RARE. THE FOLLOWING HEAT WAVE SAFETY TIPS ARE RECOMMENDED: 1. SLOW DOWN. STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE REDUCED... ELIMINATED OR RESCHEDULED TO THE COOLEST TIME OF THE DAY. 2. DRESS IN LIGHTWEIGHT LIGHT-COLORED CLOTHING TO REFLECT HEAT AND SUNLIGHT. 3. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER OR OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC FLUIDS. DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES SHOULD BE AVOIDED. 4. DO NOT TAKE SALT TABLETS UNLESS DIRECTED TO BY A PHYSICIAN. 5. SPEND MORE TIME IN AIR-CONDITIONED PLACES. 6. AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE SUN. 7. NEVER LEAVE ANY PERSON OR PET IN A CLOSED...PARKED VEHICLE. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT EVENTS GUIDEBOOK...DEVELOPED BY THE EPA IN 2006 IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NWS...CDC...AND DHS...PROVIDES GUIDANCE THAT COMMUNITIES CAN USE TO DEVELOP MITIGATION PLANS. THIS GUIDEBOOK IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.EPA.GOV/HEATISLAND/ABOUT/HEATGUIDEBOOK.HTML INFORMATION ON CURRENT HEAT AND OTHER WEATHER HAZARDS NATIONWIDE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV EDUCATE YOURSELF AND THE PUBLIC ON THE DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT AND WHAT PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO TAKE TO AVOID HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES OR DEATHS. YOU MAY HELP SAVE LIVES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: JANNIE G. FERRELL JANNIE.G.FERRELL@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1867 EXT 135 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 21 May 2009 15:13:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09lightning_safety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09lightning_safety.txt NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN FOR 2009 WHEN THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS THE NWS WILL SPONSOR ITS 9TH ANNUAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN FROM JUNE 21-27 2009. THE 2009 CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF LIGHTNING INJURIES ON VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE CAMPAIGN FEATURES A COMPELLING VIDEO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT BY ELLEN BRYAN...A MISS OHIO AND MISS AMERICA HOPEFUL...AND HER SISTER CHRISTINA BRYAN...WHO WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NINE YEARS AGO. ALSO NEW THIS YEAR IS A TRIFOLD BROCHURE WITH LIGHTNING SAFETY INFORMATION. THE GOAL OF THIS CAMPAIGN IS TO HELP PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS OF LIGHTNING SO THAT THEY TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS WHEN THUNDERSTORMS THREATEN. LAST YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES...HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE INJURED OR KILLED BY LIGHTNING. LIGHTNING INJURIES CAN BE LIFELONG AND EXTREMELY DEBILIATING. ON AVERAGE LIGHTNING KILLS ABOUT 60 PEOPLE ANNUALLY IN THE UNITED STATES. LIGHTNING DEATHS AND INJURIES OCCUR MOST FREQUENTLY UNDER AND NEAR TREES AND IN OPEN AREAS. LIGHTNING SAFETY IS CRUCIAL WHEN YOU ARE OUTDOORS...ESPECIALLY SINCE SO MANY SUMMER ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE IN OPEN AREAS SUCH AS ATHLETIC FIELDS...GOLF COURSES AND BEACHES. IF YOU HEAR THUNDER... SEEK SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY IN A FULLY ENCLOSED BUILDING OR HARD-TOPPED VEHICLE. THERE IS NO SAFE PLACE OUTDOORS. PEOPLE ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO LIGHTNING STRIKES WHEN A STORM IS APPROACHING OR EXITING THEIR AREA. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE MORE THAN 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. RAINFALL IS NOT AN INDICATOR OF YOUR RISK FOR BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV THIS WEB SITE PROVIDES LIGHTNING SAFETY INFORMATION... STATISTICS...AND INSIGHT TO THE SCIENCE AND MEDICAL ASPECTS OF LIGHTNING AND LIGHTNING INJURIES. THE SITE ALSO PROVIDES OUTREACH MATERIALS...INCLUDING POSTERS AND PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS...TO ASSIST WITH LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS EFFORTS. SOME LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS: 1. KNOW THE WEATHER FORECAST BEFORE YOU HEAD OUTDOORS... ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS. A PORTABLE NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS A GREAT WAY TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS WHILE OUTDOORS. OUR PARTNERS IN THE PRIVATE METEOROLOGICAL SECTOR CAN PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED WEATHER INFORMATION...ALERTS...WEATHER RADAR...AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES. 2. WHEN OUTDOORS...KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY. LOOK FOR DARKENING CLOUDS...FLASHES OF LIGHTNING OR INCREASING WIND...WHICH MAY BE SIGNS OF AN APPROACHING THUNDERSTORM. GET TO A SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HEAR THUNDER. IF A COMPLETELY ENCLOSED BUILDING IS NOT NEARBY...GET INSIDE A HARD-TOPPED ALL-METAL VEHICLE. REMAIN IN SAFE SHELTER FOR 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST CLAP OF THUNDER. 3. PLACES TO AVOID SEEKING SHELTER DURING THUNDERSTORMS INCLUDE: BENEATH OR CLOSE TO TREES...SHEDS...CARPORTS... OPEN GARAGES...DUGOUTS...COVERED PATIOS...PICNIC SHELTERS ...BLEACHERS...BEACHES AND OPEN FIELDS. ALSO STAY AWAY FROM CLOTHES LINES...FENCES...AND ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE OBJECTS. 4. GET OUT OF THE WATER. IT IS A GREAT CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY. GET OUT OF SMALL BOATS AND CANOES...AND STAY AWAY FROM POOLS AND LAKES. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE THE WATER AND TRAVEL SOME DISTANCE FROM ITS POINT OF CONTACT. 5. IN ADDITION TO DIRECT STRIKES...LIGHTNING GENERATES ELECTRICAL SURGES THAT CAN DAMAGE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SOME DISTANCE FROM THE ACTUAL STRIKE. TYPICAL SURGE PROTECTORS WILL NOT PROTECT EQUIPMENT FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE. TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE...UNPLUG ANY APPLIANCES OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FROM ALL CONDUCTORS WELL BEFORE A THUNDERSTORM THREATENS. DO NOT WAIT TO UNPLUG EQUIPMENT UNTIL DURING A THUNDERSTORM AS THERE IS A RISK YOU COULD BE STRUCK. 6. LIGHTNING VICTIMS DO NOT CARRY AN ELECTRICAL CHARGE...ARE SAFE TO TOUCH...AND NEED URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION. CARDIAC ARREST IS THE IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR THOSE WHO DIE. SOME DEATHS CAN BE PREVENTED IF THE VICTIM RECEIVES THE PROPER FIRST AID IMMEDIATELY. CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY AND PERFORM CPR IF THE PERSON IS UNRESPONSIVE OR NOT BREATHING. REMEMBER...WHEN THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS. NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:47:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09marine_points.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09marine_points.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 30 2009 ON TESTING OF NWS MARINE POINT FORECAST PAGES Thu, 08 Jan 2009 15:48:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09rugs_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09rugs_exp.txt COMMENTS REQUESTED BY OCTOBER 31 2009 ON EXPERIMENTAL SERVICE ALLOWING NDFD USERS TO IDENTIFY UPDATED NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE /NDFD/ GRIDS EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2009...AT APPROXIMATELY 1500 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/...NWS WILL ESTABLISH AN INTERNET SERVICE THAT ALLOWS GENERAL REGULARLY-DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION IN BINARY FORM /GRIB2/ DOWNLOAD USERS TO DETERMINE WHICH FILES HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED. THE RECENTLY UPDATED GRIDS SERVICE /RUGS/ CAN BE USED TO AVOID DOWNLOADING NDFD FILES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN MODIFIED. RUGS IS A WEB SERVICE BASED ON THE ATOM SYNDICATION FORMAT. SERVICE USERS SUBMIT AN HTTP REQUEST TO THE SERVICE CONSISTING OF THE FOLLOWING INPUTS: LOCATIONTYPE: USERS INDICATE WHAT TYPE OF LOCATION INPUT THEY WILL PROVIDE. SUPPORTED LOCATION TYPES INCLUDE WFO IDENTIFIER, NDFD SECTOR NAME, STATE ABBREVIATION, OR GRID POINT. LOCATION: LIST OF LOCATION VALUES APPROPRIATE FOR THE LOCATION TYPE. ELEMENT: LIST OF NDFD ELEMENT IDENTIFIERS. ISSUANCESEARCHTIME: TIME TO START SEARCHING FOR UPDATED FILES. SEARCHSTARTTIME: TIME TO START SEARCHING FOR UPDATED VALID TIMES WITHIN AN UPDATED FILE. SEARCHENDTIME: TIME TO STOP SEARCHING FOR UPDATED VALID TIMES WITHIN AN UPDATED FILE. SHOWCHANGEDTIMES: REQUESTS VALID TIMES THAT CHANGED IN AN UPDATED FILE. RUGS RETURNS AN ATOM DOCUMENT CONTAINING URLS TO UPDATED GRIB2 FILES AS CONSTRAINED BY USER INPUT. USERS CAN THEN DOWNLOAD THE FILES BY ACCESSING THE URL. USERS CAN PROVIDE FEEDBACK ABOUT THE EXPERIMENTAL RUGS SERVICE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS. /USE LOWERCASE EXCEPT FOR RUGS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RUGS A 6-MONTH PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL BEGIN ON THE DATE OF ACTIVATION AND END ON OCTOBER 31 2009. MORE DETAILS REGARDING RUGS WILL BE PROVIDED IN A SERVICE DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT WHICH WILL BE ADDED TO THE ONLINE CATALOG OF NWS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE. REFER TO /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTPS://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLISTE.PHP ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING RUGS IS AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE HOME PAGE /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FORECASTS/XML/RUGS FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS SERVICE...PLEASE CONTACT: ROBERT BUNGE JOHN SCHATTEL INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER METEOROLOGIST OFFICE OF CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND OFICER TECHNOLOGY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-1381 X140 301-713-0056 X111 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV JOHN.SCHATTEL@NOAA.GOV IF YOU HAVE TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE NDFD DATA... PLEASE CONTACT: DAVID RUTH CHIEF...MESOSCALE PREDICTION BRANCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND DAVID.RUTH@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 06 May 2009 12:17:21 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09storm_surge.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09storm_surge.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC STORM SURGE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009...NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC STORM SURGE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS. THE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANY PORTION OF THE GULF OR ATLANTIC COASTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. LAST YEAR THE 10 PERCENT EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT WAS PROVIDED ON AN EXPERIMENTAL BASIS. IT WILL REMAIN EXPERIMENTAL FOR 2009. THE 10 PERCENT EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT PROVIDES THE STORM SURGE HEIGHTS WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING EXCEEDED. THIS YEAR THE EXPERIMENTAL EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT SUITE EXPANDS FROM 20 THROUGH 90 PERCENT AT INCREMENTS OF 10 PERCENT. THE PRODUCTS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MDL/PSURGE A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION AND STATIC EXAMPLES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS ARE POSTED AT THE ABOVE WEB SITE. GRIB2 FILES WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE AT THIS WEB SITE BY CLICKING ON THE DOWNLOAD TAB. CURRENT PLANS ARE FOR THE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT GRIB2 FILES TO BE TRANSMITTED ON NOAAPORT AROUND SEPTEMBER 1 2009. USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=PHSS IF YOU HAVE TECHNICAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: ARTHUR TAYLOR NWS METEOROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY ARTHUR.TAYLOR@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1613 x163 FOR POLICY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: TIMOTHY SCHOTT NWS MARINE AND COASTAL WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH TIMOTHY.SCHOTT@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1677 X122 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:11:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09wind_graphic.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09wind_graphic.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND FIELD GRAPHIC IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009 BEGINNING JUNE 1 2009 AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2009 ...THE NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON AN EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND FIELD GRAPHIC WHICH WILL BE PRODUCED FOR THE CENTRAL PACIFIC. THIS PRODUCT WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER /CPHC/ WITH EACH FULL ADVISORY PACKAGE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONES IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN. THE GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATES THE AREAS POTENTIALLY BEING AFFECTED BY TROPICAL CYCLONE SUSTAINED WINDS OF VARYING FORCE. IN ADDITION TO THE WIND FIELD... THE GRAPHIC SHOWS AN APPROXIMATE REPRESENTATION OF COASTAL AREAS UNDER A HURRICANE WARNING... HURRICANE WATCH...TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND TROPICAL STORM WATCH. A WHITE DOT INDICATES THE CURRENT POSITION OF THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE AND THE DASHED BLACK LINE SHOWS THE HISTORY OF THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE. DURING PERIODS OF ACTIVE STORMS THE PRODUCT WILL BE ONLINE AT: /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/CPHC A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION AND EXAMPLE IS POSTED AT: /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HAWAII/PAGES/EXAMPLES/TWFG.PDF USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THIS EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=TWFG THE CPHC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL METEOROLOGICAL DECISIONS CONCERNING FORECASTING OF TROPICAL SYSTEMS FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH OF THE EQUATOR FROM 140 DEGREES WEST TO 180 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: RAYMOND TANABE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER 2525 CORREA ROAD SUITE 250 HONOLULU, HAWAII 96822 RAYMOND.TANABE@NOAA.GOV 808-973-5275 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 22 Apr 2009 17:50:42 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09wsw_npw_expr.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09wsw_npw_expr.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH MAY 29 2010 REGARDING EXPERIMENTAL USE OF BULLETED WINTER STORM /WSW/ AND NON PRECIPITATION /NPW/ WATCH...WARNING AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS AT SELECT WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES DURING WINTER 2009-10 BEGINNING TUESDAY DECEMBER 8 2009 AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY MAY 29 2010...SELECT NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/ ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES /CONUS/ WILL ISSUE WINTER WEATHER /WSW/ AND NON PRECIPITATION /NPW/ WATCH...WARNING AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS USING AN EXPERIMENTAL BULLET FORMAT. NWS IS REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH MAY 29 2010 AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=WSWNPW THE EXPERIMENTAL BULLET FORMAT IS SIMILAR TO THE CURRENT FORMAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS. IT IS EASIER FOR USERS TO READ AND TO QUICKLY GATHER VITAL INFORMATION FROM DURING HAZARDOUS WINTER AND NON-PRECIPITATION EVENTS. DURING THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD...WFOS MAY TEMPORARILY REVERT BACK TO THE CURRENT...NON-BULLET FORMAT...TO MAINTAIN MISSION CRITICAL WARNING SERVICES. A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ FOR THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS...WHICH INCLUDES EXAMPLES OF BULLET FORMATTED WSW AND NPW PRODUCTS...IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLISTE.PHP A LIST OF WFOS TAKING PART IN THE TEST IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/WFOS.PDF UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD AND THE CLOSE OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD...NWS WILL EVALUATE ALL RECEIVED COMMENTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO PROCEED WITH A NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF BULLETED WSW/NPW PRODUCTS. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL STOKOLS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1867 X139 PAUL.STOKOLS@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 09 Nov 2009 19:35:48 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10-22goes-east.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10-22goes-east.txt GOES EAST EMWIN USERS MUST TAKE ACTION TO CONTINUE RECEIVING EMWIN BROADCAST AFTER APRIL 26 2010 THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE RECENTLY SET THE DATE FOR GOES 13 SATELLITE TO REPLACE GOES 12 /EAST/ SATELLITE AS ON OR ABOUT APRIL 26 2010. DUE TO CHANGES IN THE SATELLITE CONFIGURATION THAT PROVIDE THE EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ BROADCAST... EMWIN USERS MUST TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE CONTINUED RECEPTION OF THIS DATA SERVICE. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS SOONER THAN SPECIFIED BY NWS POLICY /NWS INSTRUCTION 10-1805/. THE REDUCTION OF THE NORMAL ADVANCE LEAD TIME WAS APPROVED BECAUSE THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF MANY USER WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF SATELLITE OPERATIONS PERMITS A RELATIVE SHORT NOTIFICATION LEAD TIME OF THE OFFICIAL DATE OF TRANSITION. ON OR BEFORE APRIL 26 2010 USERS WITH LEGACY EMWIN SYSTEMS WILL NEED TO REPOINT TO GOES WEST OR UPGRADE TO AN EMWIN-N CAPABLE SYSTEM. LEGACY USERS SHOULD TRY REPOINTING TO GOES WEST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO DETERMINE IF THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE SIGNAL FROM THEIR LOCATION. GOES EAST USERS WITH AN EMWIN-N CAPABLE SYSTEM NEED ONLY TO CONFIGURE THE SOFTWARE DEMODULATOR AND TOGGLE THE SWITCH ON THE INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCY ADAPTER TO THE QPSK SETTING. PROCESSING OF THE EMWIN-N BROADCAST CAN THEN BEGIN. BEFORE THE END OF 2011 THE GOES WEST SATELLITE WILL BE REMOVED FROM OPERATION AND REPLACED BY THE NEW GOES SERIES. THE TRANSITION COULD OCCUR EARLIER DUE TO PREMATURE FAILURE OF ONE OR BOTH OF THE CURRENT GOES SATELLITES. ALL USERS SHOULD MIGRATE TO EMWIN-N CAPABLE SYSTEMS. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE GOES EAST TRANSITION... THE EMWIN-N TRANSITION AND FOR A LIST OF VENDORS THAT CURRENTLY PROVIDE THESE SYSTEMS... PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/EMWIN/TRANSITION.HTM HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/EMWIN/WINVEN.HTM EMWIN IS A LOW COST SATELLITE WEATHER DATA BROADCAST SERVICE THAT PROVIDES ONE OF THE MOST RESILIENT METHODS OF RECEIVING NWS WEATHER INFORMATION. THE SERVICE INCLUDES WARNINGS... FORECASTS... GRAPHICS AND IMAGERY. THE GOAL OF EMWIN IS TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY MANAGERS THE CAPABILITY TO RESPOND FASTER TO SEVERE WEATHER... TSUNAMIS AND OTHER HAZARDS. MORE INFORMATION ON THE EMWIN SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT THE EMWIN WEBSITE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/EMWIN/INDEX.HTM IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: BILL JOHNSON TEAM LEAD FOR EMWIN AND FACILITIES ENGINEERING OFFICE OF OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS 301-713-0864 X133 WILLIAM.JOHNSON@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 07 Apr 2010 11:53:50 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10_88D_base_products.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10_88D_base_products.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY AUGUST 6 2010 ON PLANS TO CEASE DISSEMINATING WSR-88D LOW RESOLUTION BASE PRODUCTS VIA SBN/NOAAPORT AND RPCCDS: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1 2010 REFER TO: TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICE /TIN/ 09-41...DATED NOVEMEBER 25 2009 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ ISSUED TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICE /TIN/ 09-41 TO PROVIDE ADVANCE NOTICE THAT...THE NWS WAS UPDATING REQUIREMENTS TO PROVIDE HIGHER RESOLUTION VERSIONS OF EXISTING WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR-1988...DOPPLER /WSR-88D/ PRODUCTS FOR SATELLITE BROADCAST NETWORK SBN/...NOAAPORT AND RADAR PRODUCT CENTRAL COLLECTION DISSEMINATION SERVICE /RPCCDS/ DISTRIBUTION AND THAT THE NWS PLANS TO STOP DISEMINATING THE LOW RESOLUTION PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW ON DECEMBER 1 2010. WMO HEADINGS FOR DISCONTINUED WSR-88D RADAR PRODUCTS # TTUSII NNN PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DIRECTORY 1 SDUS5I N0R BASE REFLECTIVITY 19/R 16LVL 0.5DEG DS.P19R0 2 SDUS2I N1R BASE REFLECTIVITY 19/R 16LVL 1.5DEG DS.P19R1 3 SDUS2I N2R BASE REFLECTIVITY 19/R 16LVL 2.4DEG DS.P19R2 4 SDUS3I N3R BASE REFLECTIVITY 19/R 16LVL 3.4DEG DS.P19R3 5 SDUS7I N0Z BASE REFLECTIVITY 20/R 16LVL 0.5DEG DS.P20-R 6 SDUS6I N0W BASE VELOCITY 25/V 16LVL 0.5DEG DS.P25-V 7 SDUS5I N0V BASE VELOCITY 27/V 16LVL 0.5DEG DS.P27V0 8 SDUS7I N1V BASE VELOCITY 27/V 16LVL 1.5DEG DS.P27V1 9 SDUS6I N2V BASE VELOCITY 27/V 16LVL 2.4DEG DS.P27V2 10 SDUS6I N3V BASE VELOCITY 27/V 16LVL 3.4DEG DS.P27V3 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HIGHER RESOLUTION PRODUCT ADDITIONS LISTED IN TIN 09-41 WAS COMPLETED ON APRIL 20 2010 AND REMOVAL OF THE LOW RESOLUTION PRODUCTS LISTED ABOVE IS PLANNED FOR DECEMBER 1 2010. NWS IS REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH AUGUST 6 2010 ON THIS PRODUCT REMOVAL PLAN. SEND COMMENTS TO: TIM CRUM WSR-88D RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER 1200 WESTHEIMER DRIVE NORMAN... OK 73069 TIM.D.CRUM@NOAA.GOV OR MIKE ISTOK NWS... OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SILVER SPRING... MARYLAND MICHAEL.ISTOK@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 30 Jun 2010 16:51:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10_cca_hazcollect.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10_cca_hazcollect.txt CORRECTED: HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE NATIONAL TEST TO BE SENT ON MARCH 9 2010 CORRECTED TO REMOVE THE MENTION OF ADDITIONAL TEST MESSAGES BEING SENT FOR COASTAL OR GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONES. THE MESSAGES SENT DURING THE MARCH 9 2010 NATIONAL TEST WILL INCLUDE ONLY LAND AREAS OF THE STATES AND U.S. TERRITORIES. TESTING OF MARINE ZONES MAY BE CONDUCTED ON A FUTURE DATE. AS PART OF THE ONGOING HAZCOLLECT TESTING...A NATIONAL TEST MESSAGE WILL BE SENT ON TUESDAY MARCH 9 AT ABOUT 1915 UTC /UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/ OR 215 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME TO TEST DISTRIBUTION OF EMERGENCY MESSAGES OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE NATIONAL TEST MESSAGE WILL BE DISSEMINATED AS A SERIES OF STATE MESSAGES UNDER THE FOLLOWING WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADINGS: WOUSII CCCC FOR PRODUCTS IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES WOAK48 PAFC FOR ALASKA WOCA42 TJSJ FOR PRODUCTS IN PUERTO RICO AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WOHW40 PHFO... WOGM40 PGUM AND WOZS40 NSTU FOR PRODUCTS IN THE PACIFIC AREA WHERE CCCC IS THE FOUR-CHARACTER WMO IDENTIFIER FOR THE STATE-LIAISON NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AND II REPRESENTS THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF THE MESSAGE AND SHOULD RANGE FROM 41 TO 46. THE MESSAGES WILL ALSO CARRY AN ASSOCIATED ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM /AWIPS/ IDENTIFIER ADRXX... WHERE XX IS THE TWO-LETTER U.S. POSTAL SERVICE IDENTIFIER OF A STATE OR TERRITORY. THE ADR ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE/FOLLOW UP TEST MESSAGES MAY BE RELAYED BY EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM /EAS/ PARTICIPATING STATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND STATE EAS PLANS. THE TEST MESSAGE WILL NOT HAVE A UGC CODE FOR ANY STATE IN WHICH LOCAL NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES ADVISE THE HAZCOLLECT TEST DIRECTOR THERE IS A THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER ON THE DAY OF THE SCHEDULED TEST. ADDITIONALLY TEST MESSAGES WILL NOT BE ADDRESSED TO KANSAS AND MISSOURI DURING THE NATIONAL TEST. BOTH STATES ARE CONDUCTING THEIR ANNUAL SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK TORNADO DRILLS ON MARCH 9. A SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE FOLLOWS. WOUS42 KTAE DDHHMM ADRFL FLC000-DDHHMM- BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE/FOLLOW UP STATEMENT NWS TEST HQ NATIONAL COG SILVER SPRING MD RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 215 PM EST THU NOV 19 2009 THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS TEST MESSAGE NUMBER 1. THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NWS TEST HQ NATIONAL COG. THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS TEST MESSAGE MAY BE RELAYED BY EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM PARTICIPATING STATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND STATE EAS PLANS. THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE. $$ DM5118118676012233728/5712239571143566336 END SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE. INFORMATION ON THE HAZCOLLECT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE HAZCOLLECT WEB SITE AT /USE LOWERCASE/:: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/HAZCOLLECT/ NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY LOCAL...STATE OR FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND... AT THEIR REQUEST... NWS MAY RELAY THEM IN NON-WEATHER RELATED TEXT PRODUCTS...AND OVER NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS /NWR/ AND THE EAS. NWS DOES NOT INITIATE NON- WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 INCLUDES THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE PRODUCTS. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 APPENDIX C DEFINES CONTENT GUIDELINES FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TYPE. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DIRECTIVES/SYM/PD01005018CURR.PDF IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: STEVE PRITCHETT HERB WHITE HAZCOLLECT PROJECT MGR DISSEMINATION SERVICES MGR NWS HEADQUARTERS NWS HEADQUARTERS SILVER SPRING MARYLAND SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-3557 x 172 301-713-0090 X 146 STEVEN.PRITCHETT@NOAA.GOV HERBERT.WHITE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/:: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 04 Mar 2010 15:31:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10_flood_safety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10_flood_safety.txt 2010 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 15 TO 19 2010 HAS BEEN SET ASIDE BY NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO PROMOTE ITS ANNUAL FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS TAKE NO HOLIDAY. IT FLOODS SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OR ITS TERRITORIES... NEARLY EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. ON AVERAGE FLOODS KILL NEARLY 100 PEOPLE AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES OF NEARLY 7 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY. THE GOAL OF FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC OF THE HAZARDS OF FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS TO REDUCE THE LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. GARY CARTER...MANAGER OF NOAA/S INTEGRATED WATER FORECASTING PROGRAM...STATED... FLOODS THREATEN AMERICAN LIVES AND IMPACT OUR NATIONAL ECONOMY EVERY YEAR. OUR PROGRAM IS FOCUSED ON PROTECTING LIVES AND PROPERTY BY IMPROVING THE ACCURACY...LEAD TIME AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF THE WATER FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES WE PROVIDE. MOREOVER...UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT AND HOW TO RESPOND ARE CRITICAL TO MITIGATING LOSS...AND FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS AN IMPORTANT MEANS OF HEIGHTENING PUBLIC AWARENESS. HOWEVER...WE DO NOT DO THIS ALONE. TO MEET OUR MISSION...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WORKS COLLABORATIVELY WITHIN NOAA AND PARTNERS WITH SEVERAL OTHER AGENCIES. TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE...NOAA WORKS CLOSELY WITH OTHER THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS...THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY AND THE FLOODSMART TEAM IN THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY /FEMA/. OTHER PARTNERS INCLUDE THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC WARNING COUNCIL...THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL...THE ASSOCIATION OF STATE FLOODPLAIN MANAGERS...VARIOUS RIVER AUTHORITIES...THE MEDIA...AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR. DR. THOMAS GRAZIANO...CHIEF OF THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES DIVISION STATED... POPULATION GROWTH...CLIMATE CHANGE...AND THE INCREASED INHABITATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF FLOOD PRONE REGIONS INCREASE THE FLOOD THREAT AND UNDERSCORE THE NEED FOR IMPROVED SCIENCE AND SERVICES TO MEET THE GROWING CHALLENGE AND PROVIDE DECISION MAKERS THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO MITIGATE THE LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. EVERYDAY AMERICANS DEPEND ON RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS ISSUED BY NWS. CITIZENS LIVING ACROSS THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE NATION KEEP A CRITICAL EAR TO THESE FORECASTS IN THE LATE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING WHEN SNOW AND ICE CAN MELT QUICKLY... CAUSING ICE JAMS AND EXTENSIVE RIVER FLOODING. EACH SUMMER AND FALL...MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE COAST LISTEN KEENLY TO TROPICAL WEATHER REPORTS TO DETRMINE IF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD OR LIVELIHOOD WILL BE IMPACTED BY A FLOOD FROM A TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE. IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER...THE THREAT OF A FLASH FLOOD FROM A THUNDERSTORM IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY. IN THE WINTER... POWERFUL PACIFIC STORMS CAN POUND THE WEST COAST CAUSING EXTENSIVE FLOODING. NOAA/S NWS IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING ITS SERVICES BY PROVIDING TIMELY AND ACCURATE RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS AND WARNINGS NECESSARY TO MOVE PEOPLE OUT OF HARM/S WAY AND OR SAVE VALUABLE RESOURCES. EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT FLOODING AND FLOOD SAFETY... INCLUDING EDUCATION MATERIALS...VIDEOS...BROCHURES AND NEWS ARTICLES CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/ HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLOODSAFETY/ DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THIS WEB PAGE ABOUT THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS. ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ IS AT THE CENTER OF THE HYDROLOGY PROGRAM IN NOAA/S NWS. AHPS COVERS EVERYTHING FROM FLOODS TO DROUGHTS. AHPS EXTENDS THE RANGE AND QUANTIFIES THE CERTAINTY OF NWS RIVER FORECASTS AND PROVIDES TIMELY...USER FRIENDLY TEXT AND GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS ON THE WEB. FOR EXAMPLE FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS FOR A GROWING NUMBER OF LOCATIONS ALLOW A USER TO SEE THE EXTENT OF FLOODING AT A GLANCE. TURN AROUND...DON/T DROWN /I FEARED FOR MY LIFE BECAUSE I AM NOT A GOOD SWIMMER.../ STATED THE MOTORIST WHO WAS PULLED FROM THE FLOOD WATERS BY A SWIFT WATER RESCUE TEAM. HE WAS LUCKY. MANY ARE NOT. PEOPLE OFTEN UNDERESTIMATE THE FORCE OF WATER. MORE THAN HALF OF ALL FLOOD-RELATED DEATHS ARE VEHICLE RELATED... INCLUDING TRUCKS AND SUVS...WHICH ARE SWEPT DOWNSTREAM. MOST VEHICLES LOSE CONTACT WITH THE ROAD IN 6 INCHES OF WATER AND CAN BE SWEPT AWAY IN TWO FEET OF WATER. YELLOW WARNING SIGNS AND PINK INCIDENT SIGNS WHICH INCLUDE THE PHRASE /TURN AROUND...DON/T DROWN/ AND ARE COMPLIANT WITH THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS...CAN NOW BE DEPLOYED ON ROADWAYS WHERE FLOODING OCCURS. REMEMBER...WHEN APPROACHING A FLOODED ROADWAY...MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DON/T DROWN. FLOODS...DROUGHTS AND OTHER RELATED PHENOMENA. MANY PARTS OF THE NATION WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODS OR FLASH FLOODS THIS YEAR. IN OTHER SECTIONS IT WILL BE DRY. FROM FLOODS TO DROUGHTS...HYDROLOGIC EXTREMES OFTEN PLAGUE OUR VAST NATION. BARGE OPERATORS...DAM OPERATORS...THE EMERGENCY COMMUNITY...THE RECREATION COMMUNITY...THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY...AND MUNICIPALITIES ALL DEPEND OF RIVER AND FLOOD FORECASTS FROM NOAA/S NWS. DETERMINING FLOOD RISK AND CHOOSING FLOOD INSURANCE. IF YOU THINK IT DOES NOT FLOOD IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR CLOSE TO WHERE YOU LIVE...THINK AGAIN. AN ENHANCED WEB PAGE DEVELOPED IN CONCERT BETWEEN FEMA AND THE NWS VISUALLY DEPICTS THE EXTENSIVENESS OF FLOODING ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. SCROLL TO FLOOD INSURANCE AND CLICK ON: FLOODS CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE. ARE YOU PREPARED? HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLOODSAFETY FLOOD LOSSES ARE NOT TYPICALLY COVERED IN HOMEOWNER INSURANCE POLICIES. HOWEVER FLOOD INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE TO PROPERTY OWNERS IN COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATING IN FEMA/S NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM. FEMA/S FLOODSMART CAMPAIGN PROMOTES THE IDEA THAT ALL AMERICANS SHOULD KNOW THEIR FLOOD RISK AND CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE FLOOD INSURANCE. FLOOD SAFETY NOAA/S NWS...ALONG WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS...INFORMS COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES ON HOW TO BECOME AWARE OF FLOOD RISKS AND REACT PROPERLY WHEN A FLOOD THREATENS. KNOWING WHAT TO DO BEFORE...DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD CAN SAVE LIVES AND REDUCE INJURIES AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. WILL THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH FLOOD AGAIN? WILL THE DEEP SOUTH EXPERIENCE HEAVY RAIN LIKE IT DID THIS PAST FALL? WILL ALASKA HAVE HEAVIER THAN NORMAL SNOWFALL...FOLLOWED BY RAPID SNOWMELT AND ICE JAMS? IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. REGARDLESS...FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEIGHTEN PUBLIC AWARENESS OF FLOOD HAZARDS AND ENCOURAGE PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT FLOOD. NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 04 Mar 2010 15:32:34 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10_twitter.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10_twitter.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31 2010 ON NWS EXPERIMENTAL USE OF TWITTER TO SEARCH FOR USER REPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 2010...THE NWS WILL BEGIN AN EXPERIMENT TO SEARCH THE MICROBLOGGING SERVICE TWITTER FOR USER POSTS /TWEETS/ THAT CONTAIN SIGNIFICANT WEATHER INFORMATION. AN ADVANTAGE OF SEARCHING TWITTER FOR WEATHER REPORTS IS THE CAPABILITY TO USE RECENTLY ADDED /GEOTAGGING/--GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH SOMETHING--IN THIS CASE INDIVIDUAL TWEETS. THIS INFORMATION ALLOWS NWS TO CORRELATE EACH TWEET TO ITS LOCATION WHEN IT WAS SENT. NWS EXPECTS THAT ACCESS TO INFORMATION FROM THIS WIDELY USED SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL WILL HELP TO ENHANCE AND INCREASE TIMELY AND ACCURATE ONLINE WEATHER REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND THEIR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES. THE REPORTS WILL BE CAREFULLY EVALUATED DURING THE EXPERIMENT TO ENSURE QUALITY AND TIMELINESS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT...SEE THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE /ALL LOWER CASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/STORMREPORTS/ THE PUBLIC CAN MONITOR THESE REPORTS VIA THIRD PARTY WEBSITES. LINKS ARE PROVIDED AT THE ABOVE WEBSITE. THE NWS IS REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31 2010 ON THE PROPOSED TEST. COMMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED THROUGH A SURVEY AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=PMBSR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: RON JONES OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MD 20910 RONALD.C.JONES@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1381 X130 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:32:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10aaa_rrs_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10aaa_rrs_test.txt SCHEDULED RADIOSONDE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM /RRS/ WORKSTATION SUBSYSTEM /RWS/ BUILD 2 FOLLOW ON SYSTEM TEST SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST2010 USING TEST HEADERS AS PART OF RWS BUILD 2 SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOLLOW ON SYSTEM TEST... NWS WILL CONDUCT A DATA COMMUNICATIONS TEST IN AUGUST 2010 USING TEST HEADERS. THIS TEST WILL ORIGINATE FROM THE NWS STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE TEST WILL CONSIST OF DAILY UPPER AIR CODED MESSAGES TRANSMITTED DURING THE ASYNOPTIC AND NORMAL SYNOPTIC TIMES FOR SOUNDINGS FROM 14Z TO 20Z... AND AS NECESSARY ... AND AS NECESSARY WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TEST REQUIREMENTS WARRANT. THESE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE IN THE SAME FORMAT AS OPERATIONAL MESSAGES BUT WILL HAVE DIFFERENT DATA REFLECTING UPPER AIR CONDITIONS AND CODING PRACTICES AS EXPLAINED BELOW. TWO TEST HEADERS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE TEST: KSTA /STATION ID 69990/ AND KSTB /STATION ID 69991/ FOR THE STERLING FIELD SUPPORT CENTER /SFSC/. THE KSTA AND KSTB TEST CODED MESSAGE FORMAT WILL BE IN THE RRS FORMAT NOW IN SERVICE AT OVER 60 UPPER AIR SITES. RRS FORMATTED PRODUCTS ARE A RESULT OF CHANGES MADE TO THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ LEVEL SELECTION CRITERIA AND UPDATED CODING PRACTICES. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MESSAGES... PLEASE REFERENCE THE MANUAL ON CODES WMO NO. 306 SECTION A. WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL KSTA AND KSTB RRS PRODUCTS ARE RECEIVED BY THE NWS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY... THEY ARE PACKAGED WITH OPERATIONAL UPPER AIR PRODUCTS INTO COLLECTIVE PRODUCTS CONVERTED INTO BUFR FORM. THESE PRODUCTS ARE THEN BROADCAST OVER NOAAPORT. THE INDIVIDUAL... COLLECTIVE AND BUFR MESSAGES ARE ALSO TRANSMITTED FROM THE NWSTG TO NWS USERS OVER A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES. THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED DURING THE TEST: PIL INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIVE WMO HEADER WMO HEADER STAMANSTA USUS97 KSTA USUS01 KWBC USUS50 KWBC USUS90 KWBC UPUS50 KWBC UPUS90 KWBC STASGLSTA UMUS97 KSTA UKUS01 KWBC UKUS50 KWBC UKUS90 KWBC ULUS01 KWBC ULUS50 KWBC ULUS90 KWBC UGUS01 KWBC UGUS50 KWBC UGUS90 KWBC UHUS50 KWBC UHUS90 KWBC STAABVSTA UFUS97 KSTA UEUS01 KWBC UEUS50 KWBC UEUS90 KWBC UQUS50 KWBC UQUS90 KWBC STAFZLSTA UXUS97 KSTA BUFR COLLECTIVES: IUST41 KWBC IUST42 KWBC IUST43 KWBC IUST44 KWBC IUST46 KWBC IUST48 KWBC STBMANSTB USUS97 KSTB USUS01 KWBC USUS50 KWBC USUS90 KWBC UPUS50 KWBC UPUS90 KWBC STBSGLSTB UMUS97 KSTB UKUS01 KWBC UKUS50 KWBC UKUS90 KWBC ULUS01 KWBC ULUS50 KWBC ULUS90 KWBC UGUS01 KWBC UGUS50 KWBC UGUS90 KWBC UHUS50 KWBC UHUS90 KWBC STBABVSTB UFUS97 KSTB UEUS01 KWBC UEUS50 KWBC UEUS90 KWBC UQUS50 KWBC UQUS90 KWBC STBFZLSTB UXUS97 KSTB BUFR COLLECTIVES: IUST41 KWBC IUST42 KWBC IUST43 KWBC IUST44 KWBC IUST46 KWBC IUST48 KWBC THE FORMAT OF THE TEST MESSAGES WILL BE THE SAME WMO FORMAT FOR CODED UPPER AIR MESSAGES AS USED BY RRS SYSTEMS SINCE 2005. THE NUMBER OF LEVELS IN THE KSTA AND KSTB CODED MESSAGES WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE CODED MESSAGES ROUTINELY TRANSMITTED FROM THE OPERATIONAL RRS SITES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE CHANGES... CONTACT: AARON POYER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 112 AARON.POYER@NOAA.GOV OR JAE LEE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/OPS24 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-0326 EXT. 158 JAE.LEE@NOAA.GOV NWS NATIONAL PNS/S ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:51:35 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10aab_hydro_urls.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10aab_hydro_urls.txt AMENDED TO CHANGE EFFECTIVE DATE TO MONDAY APRIL 19 2010. NEW URLS FOR HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION WEB PAGES. A NEW EFFECTIVE DATE HAS BEEN DETERMINED FOR THE NEW URLS FOR THE HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION WEB PAGES: MONDAY APRIL 19 2010 AT 1800 UTC. THE ORIGINAL NOTICE IS BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THERE ARE NO CHANGES OTHER THAN THE NEW EFFECTIVE DATE. ON APRIL 19 2010...THE URLS USED FOR THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES...SOMETIMES CALLED THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICES /AHPS/ WEB PAGES...WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS: NATIONAL RIVER CONDITIONS POINT MAP: OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV NATIONAL PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS MAP: OLD URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP NATIONAL RIVER CONDITION REAL SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEEDS: OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS HYDROGRAPH PAGES...XML PAGES...AND RIVER GAGE TABULAR PAGES WILL ALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING NEW DOMAIN NAME: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV AFTER THE NEW DOMAIN NAME...THE REST OF THE HYDROGRAPH PAGE ADDRESSES WILL NOT CHANGE. FOR EXAMPLES OF XML AND RIVER GAGE TABULAR PRODUCTS AND PRODUCT NAMES...GO TO /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/AHPS2/URL_CHANGES_FOR_WEB_PAGE_UPDATED.PDF THESE CHANGES ARE BEING MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES TO INCREASE THE RELIABILITY FOR THE NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES. THESE URL CHANGES WILL NOT AFFECT USERS WHO ACCESS NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES THROUGH THE TABS ON THE NWS MAIN PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV. USERS WHO ACCESS EITHER THE NATIONAL RIVER FORECAST POINT MAP OR OTHER AHPS PAGES THROUGH BOOKMARKS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED TO THE NEW URLS AND CAN UPDATE THEIR BOOKMARKS AFTER THE REDIRECTION. USERS WHO CURRENTLY BOOKMARK THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP AT WATER.WEATHER.GOV WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE AHPS MAIN PAGE. THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM A TAB ON THE MAIN PAGE AND THE BOOKMARK CAN BE UPDATED AT THAT TIME. USERS WHO AUTOMATICALLY INTERROGATE THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES TO OBTAIN HYDROLOGIC FORECASTS AND DATA WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE URL IN THEIR PROCEDURES SO THEY ACCESS THE CORRECT WEB LOCATION. THIS CHANGE WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE AND TIME IF APRIL 19 2010 IS DESIGNATED A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY...AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON A NEW DATE AND TIME WILL THEN BE PROVIDED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: DONNA PAGE OFFICE OF HYDROLOGIC DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DONNA.PAGE@NOAA.GOV TIM HELBLE OFFICE OF CLIMATE, WATER, AND WEATHER SERVICES NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIMOTHY.HELBLE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 05 Apr 2010 19:39:37 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10addthis.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10addthis.txt INTRODUCTION OF BOOKMARK SHARING ON NWS POINT FORECAST PAGES ON JANUARY 13 2010 BEGINNING WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13...NWS WILL INCLUDE BUTTONS PROVIDING SHARED BOOKMARKING ON ITS POINT FORECAST WEB PAGES. THE SHARED BOOKMARKING SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY ADDTHIS... WHICH RECENTLY SIGNED A GOVERNMENT TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. NWS POINT FORECAST PAGES ARE THOSE DISPLAYED WHEN A USER SELECTS A POINT ON THE MAP DISPLAYED ON THE ENTRY WEB PAGE OF NWS FORECAST OFFICES. THE ADDED BUTTON WILL ALLOW A USER TO EASILY INCLUDE A LINK TO THE NWS POINT FORECAST PAGE IN ANY OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS SERVICED BY ADDTHIS. NWS IS CURRENTLY EXPLORING WAYS TO MAKE ITS INFORMATION AVAILABLE USING AVAILABLE SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES. THESE SERVICES WILL ENABLE NWS TO REACH AN AUDIENCE OF USERS NOT CURRENTLY AWARE OF NWS FORECAST PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. USE OF THE ADDTHIS SHARED BOOKMARKING SERVICE IS A SIMPLE WAY FOR CURRENT USERS TO SHARE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON NWS WEBSITES WITH OTHER POTENTIALLY INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BY PROVIDING THEM WITH LINKS TO OUR EXISTING WEBSITES. BOOKMARK BUTTONS MAY BE ADDED TO ADDITIONAL NWS WEB PAGES IN THE FUTURE. MORE INFORMATION ON NWS USE OF THE ADDTHIS BOOKMARK SHARING SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CREDITS.PHP#ADDTHIS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: ROBERT BUNGE INTERNET DISSEMINATION OFFICER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MD 20910 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1381 X140 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:33:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10avset.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10avset.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY APRIL 20 2010 ON NWS PLANS FOR AN OPERATIONAL FIELD TEST OF AVSET CONTROLLED WSR-88D VOLUME SCANNING: EFFECTIVE JULY 2010 THE NWS IS PLANNING AN OPERATIONAL FIELD TEST OF THE AUTOMATED VOLUME SCAN EVALUATION AND TERMINATION /AVSET/ ALGORITHM AT EIGHT WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR- 1988...DOPPLER /WSR-88D/ BUILD 12 RADAR PRODUCT GENERATOR FIELD SITES STARTING NO EARLIER THAN JULY 15 2010 AND ENDING JANUARY 31 2011. THE PURPOSE OF THE TEST IS TO ENSURE AVSET FUNCTIONALITY INTEGRATES INTO WSR-88D FIELD OPERATIONS. IF THE PROPOSED TEST IS APPROVED...THE TEST SITES WILL ISSUE A FREE TEXT MESSAGE IN ADVANCE OF USING AVSET THE FIRST TIME. THE NWS IS REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH APRIL 20 2010 ON THE PROPOSED OPERATIONAL FIELD TEST. SEND COMMENTS TO: TIM.D.CRUM@NOAA.GOV MICHAEL.ISTOK@NOAA.GOV THE PROPOSED WSR-88 AVSET OPERATIONAL TEST SITES ARE: KCCX STATE COLLEGE PA KEMX TUCSON AZ KGGW GLASGOW MT KGLD GOODLAND KS KIND INDIANAPOLIS IN KLWX STERLING VA KMLB MELBOURNE FL KTLX OKLAHOMA CITY OK AVSET HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO MEET WSR-88D AGENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR FASTER VOLUME COVERAGE PATTERN /VCP/ UPDATES...ESPECIALLY IN SEVERE WEATHER SITUATIONS. THE BASIC PREMISE OF THE AVSET FUNCTION IS TO TERMINATE A VOLUME SCAN AFTER THE WSR-88D HAS SCANNED ALL OF THE ELEVATIONS WITH IMPORTANT RETURNS. THE NET EFFECT OF AVSET IS TO SHORTEN THE ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN DATA COLLECTION ON LOW ELEVATION ANGLES. WHEN AVSET IS OPERATING...THE VCP NUMBER DOES NOT CHANGE... THE ELEVATION ANGLES EXECUTED BEFORE THE TERMINATION OF THE VCP DO NOT CHANGE...AND VOLUMETRIC PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED. THE AVSET FUNCTION: EVALUATES THE RETURN ON EACH ELEVATION ABOVE 5 DEG AND TERMINATES THE VCP IF THE AREAL COVERAGE THRESHOLDS ARE NOT MET. SHORTENS THE ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN DATA COLLECTION ON LOW- ELEVATION ANGLES AND GENERATION OF VOLUME-BASED PRODUCTS DURING PERIODS WHEN LITTLE OR NO DATA ARE AVAILABLE ON HIGHER TILTS. RESULTS IN FASTER VCP UPDATES WITHOUT IMPACTING THE QUALITY AND ACCURACY OF THE BASE DATA ESTIMATES. DURING THE TEST PERIOD...SITE OPERATORS WILL BE ASKED TO USE AVSET AS OFTEN AS THEY WISH. THE DEFAULT STATE OF THE AVSET FUNCTION IS /DISABLED/. THUS OPERATORS MUST MANUALLY ACTIVATE AVSET EACH TIME USE IS DESIRED. AVSET IS AUTOMATICALLY DISABLED WHEN A CLEAR AIR COVERAGE PATTERN...VCP 31 OR VCP32...IS INVOKED. THE WSR-88D RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER HAS CONDUCTED EXTENSIVE OFF-LINE AVSET TESTING. AVSET DOES NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT NEXRAD AGENCY SYSTEMS AND NWS BELIEVES THERE WILL BE LITTLE OR NO ADVERSE IMPACT OF AVSET ON USER SYSTEMS. HOWEVER AVSET WILL INCREASE NARROWBAND AND LEVEL II COMMUNICATIONS LOADING. SINGLE-SITE NARROWBAND COMMUNICATIONS AND LEVEL II LOADING CAN INCREASE UP TO 30 PERCENT /WORST CASE/ WITH A FAST VCP. USING AVSET IS AN OPERATOR-SELECTABLE OPTION. THUS THE OVERALL NETWORK-WIDE COMMUNICATIONS INCREASES WILL BE MUCH LESS THAN THE INDIVIDUAL SITE FIGURES. MORE AVSET DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER /NEW RADAR TECHNOLOGY/ AT: HTTP://WWW.ROC.NOAA.GOV/WSR88D/. NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHE.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 15 Mar 2010 20:18:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10bullet_warnings.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10bullet_warnings.txt CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH OCT 29 2010 REGARDING EXPANSION OF EXPERIMENTAL USE OF BULLETED WEATHER WARNING...WATCH AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS TO INCLUDE FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS AT SELECT WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES BEGINNING WEDNESDAY MAY 12 2010 AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY OCTOBER 29 2010...SELECT NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ WILL ISSUE RED FLAG WARNINGS /RFW/ AND FIRE WEATHER WATCHES /RFW/ USING AN EXPERIMENTAL BULLET FORMAT. THESE EXPERIMENTAL BULLETED FIRE WEATHER PRODUCTS ARE IN ADDITION TO WINTER WEATHER /WSW/ AND NON PRECIPITATION /NPW/ WATCH...WARNING AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS ALREADY BEING ISSUED EXPERIMENTALLY IN BULLET FORMAT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/PNS09WSW_NPW_EXPR.TXT PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE REQUESTED THROUGH OCT 29 2010 AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=WSWNPW DURING THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD...WFOS MAY TEMPORARILY REVERT BACK TO THE CURRENT...NON-BULLET FORMAT...TO MAINTAIN MISSION CRITICAL WARNING SERVICES. A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ FOR THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS... INCLUDING A LIST OF AFFECTED WFOS AND EXAMPLES OF THE BULLET FORMATTED WSW...NPW AND RFW PRODUCTS IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLISTE.PHP THE EXPERIMENTAL BULLET FORMAT IS SIMILAR TO THE CURRENT FORMAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS. THE BULLETED FORMAT MAKES IT EASIER FOR USERS TO QUICKLY GATHER VITAL INFORMATION DURING HAZARDOUS WINTER...NON-PRECIPITATION AND RED FLAG EVENTS. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD AND THE CLOSE OF THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT /PNS/ COMMENT PERIOD...THE NWS WILL EVALUATE COMMENTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF BULLETED WSW...NPW AND RFW PRODUCTS. FOR COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: PAUL STOKOLS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1867 X139 PAUL.STOKOLS@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 07 May 2010 11:55:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10bulleted_marine-cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10bulleted_marine-cca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Public Comments on Experimental Use of Bulleted Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) and Marine Weather Message (MWW) Products through May 31, 2011 Corrected to add time reference for this implementation. Beginning 1800 Coordination Universal Time (UTC), Wednesday December 1, 2010, NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) with marine responsibility across the Continental United States (CONUS) and outside the CONUS will issue CFW and MWW products using an experimental bulleted format. The experimental period will end May 31, 2011. Comments should be submitted at the following web address: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=bcfwmww The experimental bulleted format is similar to the format for severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. The bulleted format is intended to make it easier to quickly gather vital information during hazardous weather events. During the experimental period, WFOs may temporarily revert back to the current, non-bulleted format, to maintain mission critical warning services. A Product Description Document for these experimental products, with examples of bulleted CFW and MWW products, is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php A list of all coastal and Great Lakes WFOs is online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/marine_map.htm At the close of the public comment period, NWS will evaluate comments to determine whether to proceed with a national implementation of bulleted CFW and MWW products. If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: David Soroka National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring , MD 20910 301-713-1677x111 David.Soroka@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10bulleted_marine.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10bulleted_marine.txt Soliciting Public Comments on Experimental Use Of Bulleted Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) And Marine Weather Message (MWW) Products through May 31, 2011 Beginning December 1, 2010, NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) with marine responsibility across the Continental United States (CONUS) and outside the CONUS will issue CFW and MWW products using an experimental bulleted format. The experimental period will end May 31, 2011. Comments should be submitted at the following web address: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=bcfwmww The experimental bulleted format is similar to the format for severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. The bulleted format is intended to make it easier to quickly gather vital information during hazardous weather events. During the experimental period, WFOs may temporarily revert back to the current, non-bulleted format, to maintain mission critical warning services. A Product Description Document for these experimental products, with examples of bulleted CFW and MWW products, is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php A list of all coastal and Great Lakes WFOs is online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/marine_map.htm At the close of the public comment period, NWS will evaluate comments to determine whether to proceed with a national implementation of bulleted CFW and MWW products. If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: David Soroka National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Services Branch 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1677x111 David.Soroka@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10canl.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10canl.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH MAY 31 2011 ON THE EXPERIMENTAL COLD ADVISORY FOR NEWBORN LIVESTOCK PRODUCT AN EXPERIMENTAL COLD ADVISORY FOR NEWBORN LIVESTOCK /CANL/ PRODUCT IS BEING PRODUCED AT FIVE NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ AND IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND REVIEW UNTIL MAY 31 2011. THIS GRAPHIC DEPICTING THE POTENTIAL FOR WEATHER RELATED IMPACTS TO NEWBORN LIVESTOCK IS BEING ISSUED TO HELP USERS REDUCE NEWBORN LIVESTOCK LOSSES DUE TO HAZARDOUS WEATHER. THE CANL PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING NWS WFOS /USE LOWERCASE/: ABERDEEN SD HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/ABR/CANL/FORECAST.PHP BILLINGS MT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/BYZ/CANL/FORECASTS.PHP BISMARK ND HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/BIS/?N=CANL GLASGOW MT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/GGW/CANL/CANL.HTML GREAT FALLS MT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/TFX/CANL/CANL.PHP?WFO=TFX THE NWS IS SEEKING COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON THIS EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT IN KEEPING WITH NOAA/S POLICY ON PARTNERSHIPS IN THE PROVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION. GO TO /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NOAA.GOV/PARTNERSHIPPOLICY NWS RECOGNIZES THAT THE CANL PRODUCT HAS POTENTIAL USAGE RELATED TO AGRICULTURE SECTOR. IN JULY 1995 NWS ISSUED A FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE /60 FED. REG. 34969/ INDICATING THAT NWS ROUTINE AGRICULTURAL WEATHER SERVICES AND FRUIT FROST PROGRAMS WOULD BE ELIMINATED AND IDENTIFIED SPECIFIC PRODUCTS THAT WOULD NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FROM NWS. THE NWS IS NOT DEVIATING FROM THE SPECIFIC SERVICE CHANGES IDENTIFIED IN THAT FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE. THE NOAA PARTNERSHIP POLICY IS THE CURRENT POLICY VEHICLE USED TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF CHANGES TO NWS ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SERVICES SERVING ANY PARTICULAR ECONOMIC SECTOR OR THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL. FOR THIS REASON...NWS IS SEEKING COMMENTS ON THIS EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT THAT SERVES THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL CANL PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/PDD/CANL_NATIONAL_PDD.PDF ONCE THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD END THE CLOSE OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ENDS...NWS WILL EVALUATE ALL COMMENTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PRODUCT. OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION IS EXPECTED TO BE ON A NATIONWIDE BASIS...AS DETERMINED BY USER NEED. COMMENTS ON THIS EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT MAY BE PROVIDED AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=GGW-CANL IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT: ELI JACKS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1858 X110 ELLIOTT.JACKS@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:00:35 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10cca_fcc_shared_bands.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10cca_fcc_shared_bands.txt CORRECTED: FCC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON USE OF 1675-1710 MHZ FREQUENCY BAND FOR METEOROLOGICAL AIDS SERVICE AND METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE SERVICE CORRECTED FOR EXPLANATION OF CASE SENSITIVE FCC PUBLIC NOTICE ONLINE URL. THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION /FCC/ IS REQUESTING COMMENTS BY JUNE 28 2010 ON IMPACTS OF THE PROPOSED SHARING OF THE 1675-1710 MHZ FREQUENCY BAND WITH WIRELESS BROADBAND SYSTEMS. THE FCC NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT IMPACTS SHARING THIS BAND WILL HAVE. SEE FCC PUBLIC NOTICE DA-1035 /ET DOCKET NO. 10- 123/ RELEASED ON JUNE 4 2010. POTENTIALLY IMPACTED PARTIES INCLUDE THE PRIVATE SECTOR... ACADEMIA AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT USERS OF DATA RECEIVED VIA THE 1675-1710 MHZ BAND FOR METEOROLOGICAL AIDS SERVICE AND METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE SERVICE. THIS FREQUENCY BAND INCLUDES RADIOSONDE SPECTRUM AND ALL OF NOAA/S DIRECT GOES AND POES SATELLITE BROADCAST SERVICE SPECTRUM INCLUDING NOAA GOES DATA COLLECTION SERVICE /DCS /...GOES VARIABLE DATA /GVAR/...LOW-RATE INFORMATION TRANSMISSION /LRIT/ AND EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/. SYSTEMS NOT AFFECTED INCLUDE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/... INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM /ISCS/... NOAAPORT AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO /NWR/. INASMUCH AS FEDERAL AND NON-FEDERAL RECEIVE-ONLY EARTH STATIONS... SUCH AS FOR EMWIN AND GVAR RECEIVERS... ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED IN GOVERNMENT DATABASES... THE FCC IS UNAWARE OF THE NUMBER AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF USERS. ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE INFORMATION BEING SOLICITED AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO FILE COMMENTS ARE IN THE FCC PUBLIC NOTICE ONLINE AT /LOWERCASE EXCEPT FOR DA-10-1035A1/: HRAUNFOSS.FCC.GOV/EDOCS_PUBLIC/ATTACHMATCH/DA-10-1035A1.PDF THE FCC IS SOLICITING RESPONSES FROM ALL INTERESTED PARTIES BY JUNE 28 2010. PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE YOU BELIEVE COULD HELP THE FCC INFORMATION GATHERING PROCESS. THIS PROPOSAL WILL ALSO IMPACT FEDERAL USERS. NOAA IS PREPARING A RESPONSE TO DESCRIBE IMPACTS ON NOAA GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS. THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION...NOT FCC...ADMINISTERS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT USES OF SPECTRUM. IF YOU ARE A FEDERAL USER OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS... PLEASE CONTACT: IVAN NAVARRO ACTING CHIEF ENGINEERING AND ACQUISITION BRANCH OPS11 NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TEL: 301-713-1841 EXT. 123 FAX: 301-608-0978 EMAIL: NWS.SPECTRUM@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 14 Jun 2010 16:32:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10ccb_hydro_urls.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10ccb_hydro_urls.txt AMENDED EFFECTIVE DATE TUESDAY MARCH 23 2010. NEW URLS FOR HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION WEB PAGES THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHANGE IS DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY MARCH 23 2010 AT 1800 UTC DUE TO THE ONGOING SERIOUS FLOODING IN THE CENTRAL...SOUTHERN AND EASTERN U.S. THE ORIGINAL NOTICE IS BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THERE ARE NO CHANGES OTHER THAN THE NEW EFFECTIVE DATE INDICATED ABOVE. EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2010 AT 1800 UTC...THE URLS USED FOR THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES...SOMETIMES CALLED THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICES /AHPS/ WEB PAGES...WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS: NATIONAL RIVER CONDITIONS POINT MAP: OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV NATIONAL PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS MAP: OLD URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP NATIONAL RIVER CONDITION REAL SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEEDS: OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS HYDROGRAPH PAGES...XML PAGES...AND RIVER GAGE TABULAR PAGES WILL ALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING NEW DOMAIN NAME: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV AFTER THE NEW DOMAIN NAME...THE REST OF THE HYDROGRAPH PAGE ADDRESSES WILL NOT CHANGE. FOR EXAMPLES OF XML AND RIVER GAGE TABULAR PRODUCTS AND PRODUCT NAMES...GO TO /USE LOWERCASE/: WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/AHPS2/URL_CHANGES_FOR_WEB_PAGE_UPDATED.PDF THESE CHANGES ARE BEING MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES TO INCREASE THE RELIABILITY FOR THE NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES. THESE URL CHANGES WILL NOT AFFECT USERS WHO ACCESS NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES THROUGH THE TABS ON THE NWS MAIN PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV. USERS WHO ACCESS EITHER THE NATIONAL RIVER FORECAST POINT MAP OR OTHER AHPS PAGES THROUGH BOOKMARKS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED TO THE NEW URLS AND CAN UPDATE THEIR BOOKMARKS AFTER THE REDIRECTION. USERS WHO CURRENTLY BOOKMARK THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP AT WATER.WEATHER.GOV WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE AHPS MAIN PAGE. THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM A TAB ON THE MAIN PAGE AND THE BOOKMARK CAN BE UPDATED AT THAT TIME. USERS WHO AUTOMATICALLY INTERROGATE THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES TO OBTAIN HYDROLOGIC FORECASTS AND DATA WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE URL IN THEIR PROCEDURES SO THEY ACCESS THE CORRECT WEB LOCATION. THIS CHANGE WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE AND TIME IF MARCH 16 2010 IS DESIGNATED A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY...AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON A NEW DATE AND TIME WILL THEN BE PROVIDED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: DONNA PAGE OFFICE OF HYDROLOGIC DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DONNA.PAGE@NOAA.GOV TIM HELBLE OFFICE OF CLIMATE, WATER, AND WEATHER SERVICES NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIMOTHY.HELBLE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:24:47 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10cleveland_greatlakes.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10cleveland_greatlakes.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY SEPTEMBER 10 2010 ON PLANS TO TERMINATE THE GREAT LAKES STORM SUMMARY /GLS/ AND MARINE ALERT MESSAGE /MAW/ NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE CLEVELAND OHIO IS PROPOSING TO TERMINATE THE GREAT LAKES STORM SUMMARY /GLS/ AND MARINE ALERT MESSAGE /MAW/. NWS IS PROPOSING THIS CHANGE BECAUSE THE GREAT LAKES MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE /MWW/ HAS SUPERSEDED THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE GLS AND MAW. TABLE 1 BELOW LISTS THE COMMUNICATION IDENTIFIERS FOR THE GREAT LAKES STORM SUMMARY AND MARINE ALERT MESSAGE WHICH ARE PROPOSED FOR TERMINATION: TABLE 1: PRODUCTS PROPOSED FOR TERMINATION ISSUING WFO PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID CLEVELAND OH GREAT LAKES WWUS81 KCLE GLSCLE STORM SUMMARY CLEVELAND OH MARINE ALERT FZUS61 KCLE MAWCLE MESSAGE USERS SHOULD ACCESS THE GREAT LAKES MWW FOR EQUIVALENT DATA CURRENTLY IN THE GREAT LAKES STORM SUMMARY AND MARINE ALERT MESSAGE. SEE TABLE 2 FOR LIST OF MARINE WEATHER MESSAGES ISSUED OVER THE GREAT LAKES. TABLE 2: MARINE WEATHER MESSAGES ISSUED OVER THE GREAT LAKES. ISSUING WFO WMO HEADING AWIPS ID BUFFALO NY WHUS71 KBUF MWWBUF CLEVELAND OH WHUS71 KCLE MWWCLE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI WHUS73 KDTX MWWDTX GAYLORD MI WHUS73 KAPX MWWAPX GRAND RAPIDS MI WHUS73 KGRR MWWGRR NORTHERN INDIANA WHUS73 KIWX MWWIWX CHICAGO IL WHUS73 KLOT MWWLOT MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI WHUS73 KMKX MWWMKX GREEN BAY WI WHUS73 KGRB MWWGRB MARQUETTE MI WHUS73 KMQT MWWMQT DULUTH MN WHUS73 KDLH MWWDLH IF NWS DECIDES TO TERMINATE THESE PRODUCTS...A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE WILL ANNOUNCE THE EFFECTIVE DATE. NWS IS REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10 2010 ON PLANS TO TERMINATE THE PRODUCTS LISTED IN TABLE 1. SEND COMMENTS TO: RICHARD MAY NWS HEADQUARTERS/MARINE AND COASTAL BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 301-713-1677 X 127 RICHARD.MAY@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PNS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:23:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10dual_pol88d.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10dual_pol88d.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY MARCH 19 2010 ON PLANS TO ADD DUAL POLARIZATION WSR-88D PRODUCTS TO SBN/NOAAPORT AND RPCCDS: EFFECTIVE WITH WSR-88D DUAL POLARIZATION /NOVEMBER 2010 BETA TEST/ NWS HAS DEVELOPED PROPOSED OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO DISTRIBUTE DUAL POLARIZATION WEATHER SURVEILLANCE RADAR-1988... DOPPLER /WSR-88D/ PRODUCTS VIA SATELLITE BROADCAST NETWORK /SBN/... NOAAPORT AND RADAR PRODUCT CENTRAL COLLECTION DISSEMINATION SERVICE /RPCCDS/. NWS IS REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH MARCH 19 2010 ON THE PROPOSED REQUIREMENTS AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN. SEND COMMENTS TO: TIM.D.CRUM@NOAA.GOV MICHAEL.ISTOK@NOAA.GOV. IF THE PROPOSED CHANGE IS APPROVED... WE ANTICIPATE IMPLEMENTATION IN THE NOVEMBER 2010 TIMEFRAME. TABLE 1 CONTAINS THE LIST OF DUAL POLARIZATION RADAR PRODUCTS PROPOSED TO BE DISTRIBUTED VIA THE RPCCDS AND SBN/NOAAPORT. THIS DISSEMINATION WILL BEGIN WITH BETA TESTING OF THE FIRST DUAL POLARIZATION WSR-88D SITE. OTHER BETA TEST SITES WILL BE ADDED AS THEY ARE MODIFIED. DURING THIS TEST PERIOD... NWS WILL EVALUATE COMMUNICATIONS LOADING FOR IMPACTS AND DECIDE WHETHER TO DISSEMINATE DUAL POLARIZATION PRODUCTS FROM ADDITIONAL SITES MODIFIED DURING FULL SCALE DEPLOYMENT. TABLE 1: WMO HEADINGS FOR WSR-88D RADAR PRODUCT ADDITIONS # TTUSII NNN PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DIRECTORY 1 SDUS8I N0X DIFFERENTIAL REFLECTIVITY 159/DZD 0.5DEG DS.159X0 2 SDUS8I NAX DIFFERENTIAL REFLECTIVITY 159/DZD 0.9DEG DS.159XA 3 SDUS8I N1X DIFFERENTIAL REFLECTIVITY 159/DZD 1.5DEG DS.159X1 4 SDUS8I NBX DIFFERENTIAL REFLECTIVITY 159/DZD 1.8DEG DS.159XB 5 SDUS8I N2X DIFFERENTIAL REFLECTIVITY 159/DZD 2.4DEG DS.159X2 6 SDUS8I N3X DIFFERENTIAL REFLECTIVITY 159/DZD 3.4DEG DS.159X3 7 SDUS8I N0C CORRELATION COEFFICIENT 161/DCC 0.5DEG DS.161C0 8 SDUS8I NAC CORRELATION COEFFICIENT 161/DCC 0.9DEG DS.161CA 9 SDUS8I N1C CORRELATION COEFFICIENT 161/DCC 1.5DEG DS.161C1 10 SDUS8I NBC CORRELATION COEFFICIENT 161/DCC 1.8DEG DS.161CB 11 SDUS8I N2C CORRELATION COEFFICIENT 161/DCC 2.4DEG DS.161C2 12 SDUS8I N3C CORRELATION COEFFICIENT 161/DCC 3.4DEG DS.161C3 13 SDUS8I N0K SPECIFIC DIFFERENTIAL PHASE 163/DKD 0.5DEG DS.163K0 14 SDUS8I NAK SPECIFIC DIFFERENTIAL PHASE 163/DKD 0.9DEG DS.163KA 15 SDUS8I N1K SPECIFIC DIFFERENTIAL PHASE 163/DKD 1.5DEG DS.163K1 16 SDUS8I NBK SPECIFIC DIFFERENTIAL PHASE 163/DKD 1.8DEG DS.163KB 17 SDUS8I N2K SPECIFIC DIFFERENTIAL PHASE 163/DKD 2.4DEG DS.163K2 18 SDUS8I N3K SPECIFIC DIFFERENTIAL PHASE 163/DKD 3.4DEG DS.163K3 19 SDUS8I N0H HYDROMETEOR CLASSIFICATION 165/DHC 0.5DEG DS.165H0 20 SDUS8I NAH HYDROMETEOR CLASSIFICATION 165/DHC 0.9DEG DS.165HA 21 SDUS8I N1H HYDROMETEOR CLASSIFICATION 165/DHC 1.5DEG DS.165H1 22 SDUS8I NBH HYDROMETEOR CLASSIFICATION 165/DHC 1.8DEG DS.165HB 23 SDUS8I N2H HYDROMETEOR CLASSIFICATION 165/DHC 2.4DEG DS.165H2 24 SDUS8I N3H HYDROMETEOR CLASSIFICATION 165/DHC 3.4DEG DS.165H3 25 SDUS8I N0M MELTING LAYER 166/ML 0.5DEG DS.166M0 26 SDUS8I NAM MELTING LAYER 166/ML 0.9DEG DS.166MA 27 SDUS8I N1M MELTING LAYER 166/ML 1.5DEG DS.166M1 28 SDUS8I NBM MELTING LAYER 166/ML 1.8DEG DS.166MB 29 SDUS8I N2M MELTING LAYER 166/ML 2.4DEG DS.166M2 30 SDUS8I N3M MELTING LAYER 166/ML 3.4DEG DS.166M3 31 SDUS8I DPR INSTANTANEOUS PRECIPATION RATE 176/DPR DS.176PR 32 SDUS8I HHC HYBRID SCAN HYDROMETEOR CLASSIFIC. 177/HHC DS.177HH 33 SDUS8I OHA ONE HOUR ACCUMULATION 169/OHA DS.169OH 34 SDUS8I DAA DIGITAL ACCUMULATION ARRAY 170/DAA DS.170AA 35 SDUS3I PTA STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION 171/STA DS.171ST 36 SDUS8I DTA DIGITAL STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION 172/DSA DS.172DT 37 SDUS8I DU3 3 HOUR ACCUMULATION 173/DUA DS.173U1 38 SDUS8I DU6 24 HOUR ACCUMULATION 173/DUA DS.173U3 39 SDUS8I DOD DIGITAL ONE HOUR DIFFERENCE 175/DOD DS.174OD 40 SDUS8I DSD DIGITAL STORM TOTAL DIFFERENCE 175/DSD DS.175SD IF THE ADDITION OF THESE PRODUCTS CAUSES AN OPERATIONAL IMPACT TO NOAAPORT... THE FALLBACK PLAN IS TO DISTRIBUTE DUAL POLARIZATION PRODUCTS ONLY VIA RPCCDS... WHICH WOULD BE DONE BY FILTERING SDUS8I PRODUCTS FROM THE NOAAPORT UPLINK. THIS FALLBACK PLAN REQUIRES EXCLUSIVE USE OF SDUS8I FOR DUAL POLARIZATION. CURRENTLY THE DIGITAL PRECIPITATION ARRAY PRODUCT /DPA/ HAS THE FOLLOWING HEADING: SDUS8I. CONSEQUENTLY THE PRODUCT IN TABLE 2 WILL BE CHANGED NATIONALLY TO SDUS5I BEFORE BEGINNING DISSEMINATION OF DUAL POLARIZATION PRODUCTS. TABLE 2: REASSIGNED WMO HEADINGS FOR WSR-88D AND TDWR SPG PRODUCT TTUSII NNN PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DIRECTORY SDUS5I DPA HOURLY DIGITAL PRECIPITATION ARRAY 81/DPA DS.81DPR WHEN FULLY IMPLEMENTED THE NOAAPORT AND RPCCDS COMMUNICATIONS THROUGHPUT OF WSR-88D PRODUCTS WILL INCREASE BY A FACTOR OF 2.8 ABOVE WHAT WILL BE REACHED AFTER COMPLETING PRODUCT ADDITIONS DESCRIBED IN TECHNICAL IMPLEMENATION NOTICE 09-41. FOR EACH WSR-88D... THE AVERAGE HOURLY PRODUCT VOLUME VIA RPCCDS WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 14.5 MEGABYTES /MB/ AND THE AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME WILL BE 345.8 MB. WHEN FULLY IMPLEMENTED THE AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME FOR ALL WSR-88D RADARS WILL BE 53.9 GIGABYTES /GB/. WORST CASE HOURLY THROUGHPUT IS ESTIMATED TO REACH 48 MB FOR A SINGLE RADAR AND 4.2 GB FOR ALL 200 RADARS /155 WSR-88D AND 45 TDWR/. ON NOAAPORT... PRODUCTS ARE FURTHER COMPRESSED AND THEREFORE THROUGHPUT WILL BE REDUCED SOMEWHAT. ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS CENTER /TOC/ FTP SERVER... RADAR PRODUCTS WILL BE PLACED IN THE PRODUCT NAMED SUBDIRECTORY LISTED IN TABLE 1 BELOW THE FOLLOWING DIRECTORY: FTP://TGFTP.NWS.NOAA.GOV/SL.US008001/DF.OF/DC.RADAR/ NWS HAS ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO PROVIDE PLANS AND STATUS FOR THE DUAL POLARIZATION PROJECT... ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FOR PREVIEWING SAMPLE PRODUCTS: HTTP://WWW.ROC.NOAA.GOV/WSR88D/DUALPOL/DEFAULT.ASPX THE CONTENT AND FORMATS OF THE DUAL POLARIZATION PRODUCTS ARE DESCRIBED IN THE DRAFT PRODUCT SPECIFICAITON INTERFACE CONTROL DOCUMENT /ICD/ AND THE DRAFT ICD FOR RPG TO CLASS 1 USER... AVAILABLE AT THE DUAL POL WEB SITE ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS... PLEASE CONTACT: TIM CRUM WSR-88D RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER 1200 WESTHEIMER DRIVE NORMAN... OK 73069 TIM.D.CRUM@NOAA.GOV OR MIKE ISTOK NWS... OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SILVER SPRING... MARYLAND MICHAEL.ISTOK@NOAA.GOV IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NOAAPORT ACTIVATION OR DATA FLOW OF THESE PRODUCTS... PLEASE CONTACT: BRIAN GOCKEL NWS... OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SILVER SPRING... MARYLAND BRIAN.GOCKEL@NOAA.GOV THE CENTRALLY COLLECTED WSR-88D PRODUCTS WILL BE ARCHIVED AT THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER /NCDC/ AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM: HTTP://HURRICANE.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/PLS/PLHAS/HAS.DSSELECT. NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:19:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10ecfp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10ecfp.txt Solicitation of Comments For Experimental Extended Convective Forecast Product (ECFP) Continues until November 30, 2011 NOTE: The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather Wire Service subscribers. On May 1, 2010, The NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, Missouri, made available the Experimental Extended Convective Forecast Product (ECFP). Experimental ECFP is intended to provide FAA traffic planners and collaborators a quick-look forecast of the greatest probability of convection or thunderstorms during peak demand times the following day. Notice for the initial experimental product comment period was confined to regular users of AWC testbed products in order to gauge product usefulness and incorporate user suggestions during the comment term. NWS is now accepting comments from all users of aviation weather products through November 30, 2011. To complete the survey, go to: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=ECFP The ECFP automated graphical forecast is created from the Short Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF) calibrated thunderstorm output. Contours are drawn at 40%, 60%, and 80% probability of “thunderstorm,” not convection, using CCFP-like contours and graphics. Hashed areas represent 40%-59% probability, solid lined areas represent 60%-79% probability, and solid blue filled areas represent greater than 80% probability. The automated graphic uses the 09z initialization of the SREF valid for 18z-00z the next day. For more information about the ECFP product, go to: http://aviationweather.gov/testbed/ccfpoutlook/ The current product description document for the ECFP is available at: http://aviationweather.gov/testbed/ccfpoutlook/docs/ECFP_PDD.pdf If you have questions regarding this product, contact: Michael Pat Murphy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Aviation Weather Center 7220 NW 101st Terrace, Room 101 Kansas City MO 64153 816-584-72048 Michael.Pat.Murphy@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10email_update.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10email_update.txt COMMENTS SOLICITED ON EXPERIMENTAL USE OF EMAIL UPDATES NWS IS REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH AUGUST 1 2010 ON EXPERIMENTAL USE OF EMAIL UPDATES TO NWS INFORMATION. A COMPLETE LIST OF AVAILABLE UPDATES AND SERVICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/EMAILUPDATES/ NWS WILL UPDATE THIS WITH NEW ITEMS DURING THE COURSE OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD. THIS URL WILL ALSO CONTAIN DETAILS ABOUT WHAT INFORMATION NWS COLLECTS DURING THE EXPERIMENT AND HOW THAT INFORMATION WILL BE USED. INITIAL EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL INCLUDE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ADVISORIES... STORM PREDICTION CENTER PRODUCTS... AND WATER SUPPLY FORECASTS FROM THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN RIVER FORECAST CENTER. PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENTS AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=EMAILUPDATES TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE... NWS IS USING GOVDELIVERY, INC. GOVDELIVERY PROVIDES SIMILAR SERVICES FOR A NUMBER OF OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITIES AND ALLOWS NWS CUSTOMERS TO LEARN ABOUT EMAIL UPDATES AVAILABLE FROM AGENCIES WITH MISSIONS RELATED TO NWS. THIS EXPERIMENT IS INTENDED TO INCREASE AVAILABILITY OF NWS INFORMATION AND ALLOW CONSOLIDATION OF SEVERAL EXISTING EMAIL DISSEMINATION SYSTEMS... REDUCING DUPLICATION OF EFFORT WITHIN THE AGENCY AND ALLOWING NWS UNITS TO FOCUS ON MISSION RELATED ACTIVITIES. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EXPERIMENTAL SERVICE...PLEASE CONTACT: ROBERT BUNGE CHIEF... SOFTWARE BRANCH TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS CENTER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MD 20910 ROBERT.BUNGE@NOAA.GOV 301-713-0864 X114 HTTP://WWW.WEATHE.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:22:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10exp_surge.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10exp_surge.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC STORM SURGE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2010 EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2010...THE NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC STORM SURGE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS. THE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANY PORTION OF THE GULF OR ATLANTIC COASTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. THE 10 THROUGH 90 PERCENT EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT SUITE WAS PROVIDED AT 10 PERCENT INCREMENTS ON AN EXPERIMENTAL BASIS DURING 2009. IT WILL REMAIN EXPERIMENTAL FOR 2010. THE EXCEEDANCE HEIGHT IS THE STORM SURGE HEIGHT IN FEET...ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...SUCH THAT THERE IS AN N...WHERE N EQUALS 10 THROUGH 90...PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDING IT. THE PRODUCTS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MDL/PSURGE A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION AND STATIC EXAMPLES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS ARE POSTED AT THE ABOVE WEBSITE. GRIB2 AND ESRI SHAPE FILES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THIS WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON THE DOWNLOAD TAB. GRIB2 FILES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON NOAAPORT WITH THE FOLLOWING WMO HEADERS: LGXP10 KNHC 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP20 KNHC 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP30 KNHC 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP40 KNHC 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP50 KNHC 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP60 KNHC 60 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP70 KNHC 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP80 KNHC 80 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE LGXP90 KNHC 90 PERCENT CHANCE OF EXCEEDANCE THE PRODUCTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN GRIB2 ON THE NATIONAL DIGITAL GUIDANCE DATABASE /NDGD/ AT /USE LOWERCASE EXCEPT SL...ST...DF...DC...GT...AR/: HTTP://WEATHER.NOAA.GOV/PUB/SL.US008001/ST.EXPR/DF.GR2/DC.NDGD/ GT.SLOSH/AR.CONUS WITH FILE NAMES OF DS.SURGEEXCDNN.BIN WHERE NN IS THE EXCEEDANCE PROBABILITY 10 THROUGH 90 PERCENT IN INCREMENTS OF 10. USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=PHSS IF YOU HAVE TECHNICAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: ARTHUR TAYLOR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY ARTHUR.TAYLOR@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1613 x163 FOR POLICY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN KUHN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARINE AND COASTAL WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH JOHN.F.KUHN@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1677 X121 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:17:31 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10facebookupdate.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10facebookupdate.txt NWS Facebook Presence Update NWS is exploring expansion of its presence on Facebook. Facebook is a commonly used social networking service that allows participants to share information with other users. NWS has already has an effective national Facebook presence for purposes of outreach and education. NWS is now exploring expansion of this presence to the field office level to include provision of existing NWS products such as warnings. Because exploration of possibilities for a local Facebook presence cannot be done outside of the public Facebook environment, our prototyping efforts will be publicly visible. We are currently using WFO Fort Worth, TX, for our prototyping efforts. Over the next several months, prototype Facebook pages for the following additional sites will be made available: WFO Pleasant Hill WFO Seattle Alaska Region WFO New York City WFO Honolulu North Central River Forecast Center National Hurricane Center Work on these local Facebook pages is in preparation for an experimental service that will be open for public comment/review. The period of prototyping, expected to last approximately through March 2011, will enable NWS staff to become proficient at maintaining a useful local Facebook presence and will allow a period of service adjustments as staff determine level of automation needed, type of information to post, and how to effectively address any problems. NWS will provide more information and initiation of a public comment and review period when a decision is made to offer this service on a more consistent basis. Please note that as a prototype service, these Facebook pages may be discontinued at any time, the amount and content of information provided may change, and the frequency of updates posted to this page may vary and is not guaranteed. Responses to fan posts are made on a time-available basis and may be extremely limited during periods of severe weather. In addition, users should not rely on this service as the primary means of receiving NWS alerts and warnings of hazardous weather. NWS alerts and warnings are available on NOAA Weather Radio and our official website: http://www.weather.gov/ Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php http://www.weather.gov/credits.php#socialmedia If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: Ronald C. Jones National Weather Service 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring Maryland 20910 301-713-1381 x 130 ronald.c.jones@noaa.gov For technical questions regarding the local Facebook pages please contact: David Billingsley 819 Taylor Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 817-978-1300 david.billingsley@noaa.gov National public information statements are online: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10foc_marine.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10foc_marine.txt HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE ALL MARINE ZONE TEST TO BE CONDUCTED MARCH 22 2010 AS PART OF THE ONGOING HAZCOLLECT TESTING...A MARINE ZONE TEST MESSAGE WILL BE SENT ON MONDAY MARCH 22 2010 AT ABOUT 1815 UTC /UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/ OR 215 PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME TO TEST DISTRIBUTION OF EMERGENCY MESSAGES TO MARINE COASTAL AND GREAT LAKES AREAS INCLUDING SOME INLAND BAYS AND SOUNDS. THE ALL MARINE ZONE TEST MESSAGE WILL BE DISSEMINATED AS A SERIES OF MESSAGES UNDER THE FOLLOWING WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADINGS: WOUSII CCCC FOR PRODUCTS IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES WOAK48 PAFC FOR ALASKA WOCA42 TJSJ FOR PRODUCTS IN PUERTO RICO AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WOHW40 PHFO... WOGM40 PGUM AND WOZS40 NSTU FOR PRODUCTS IN THE PACIFIC AREA WHERE CCCC IS THE FOUR-CHARACTER WMO IDENTIFIER FOR THE STATE-LIAISON NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE AND II REPRESENTS THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF THE MESSAGE AND SHOULD RANGE FROM 41 TO 46. THE MESSAGES WILL ALSO CARRY AN ASSOCIATED ADVANCED WEATHER INTERACTIVE PROCESSING SYSTEM /AWIPS/ IDENTIFIER ADRXXX... WHERE XXX IS THE IDENTIFIER OF THE RELAYING NWS FORECAST OFFICE AND A UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHIC CODE /UGC/ FOR COASTAL OR GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONES. TEST MESSAGES WILL BE CODED ONLY FOR DISTRIBUTION TO MARINE AREAS. HOWEVER TEXT MESSAGES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED VIA NORMAL METHODS AND AUDIO MESSAGES WILL BE BROADCAST VIA NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATIONS WITH RECEPTION IN LAND AREAS. A TEST MESSAGE WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED FOR NWS FORECAST OFFICES THAT DO NOT HAVE COASTAL OR GREAT LAKES MARINE ZONE WARNING AND FORECAST RESPONSIBILITY. THE ADR ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE/FOLLOW-UP TEST MESSAGES MAY BE RELAYED BY EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM /EAS/ PARTICIPATING STATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND STATE EAS PLANS. MESSAGE DISTRIBUTION TO ALL MARINE ZONE AREAS WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO BE TESTED ON MARCH 9 COINCIDENT WITH THE NATIONAL MESSAGE TEST. A DECISION WAS MADE TO CONDUCT A SEPARATE AND SUBSEQUENT ALL-MARINE-ZONE TEST. THE TEST MESSAGE WILL NOT HAVE A UGC CODE FOR ANY MARINE ZONE IN WHICH THE LOCAL NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ADVISES THE HAZCOLLECT TEST DIRECTOR THERE IS A THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER ON THE DAY OF THE SCHEDULED TEST. A SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE FOLLOWS. WOUS42 KTAE DDHHMM ADRTAE GMZ730-GMZ750-GMZ755-GMZ765-GMZ770-GMZ775-DDHHMM- BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE/FOLLOW UP STATEMENT NWS TEST HQ NATIONAL COG SILVER SPRING MD RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 215 PM EST THU NOV 19 2009 THIS MESSAGE IS FOR TEST PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS TEST MESSAGE NUMBER 1. THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NWS TEST HQ NATIONAL COG. THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. THIS IS A TEST OF THE CAPABILITY TO RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. THIS TEST MESSAGE MAY BE RELAYED BY EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM PARTICIPATING STATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND STATE EAS PLANS. THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE. $$ DM5118118676012233728/5712239571143566336 END SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE. INFORMATION ON THE HAZCOLLECT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT THE HAZCOLLECT WEB SITE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/HAZCOLLECT/ NON-WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES ARE ORIGINATED BY LOCAL...STATE OR FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND... AT THEIR REQUEST... NWS MAY RELAY THEM IN NON-WEATHER RELATED TEXT PRODUCTS...AND OVER NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS /NWR/ AND THE EAS. NWS DOES NOT INITIATE NON- WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY MESSAGES. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 INCLUDES THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THESE PRODUCTS. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 APPENDIX C DEFINES CONTENT FOR EACH NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TYPE. NWS INSTRUCTION 10-518 IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DIRECTIVES/SYM/PD01005018CURR.PDF IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT: STEVE PRITCHETT HERB WHITE HAZCOLLECT PROJECT MGR DISSEMINATION SERVICES MGR NWS HEADQUARTERS NWS HEADQUARTERS SILVER SPRING MARYLAND SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 301-713-3557 X 172 301-713-0090 X 146 STEVEN.PRITCHETT@NOAA.GOV HERBERT.WHITE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 15 Mar 2010 20:18:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10gefs.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10gefs.txt Soliciting Public Comments through Dec 31, 2010 on Modification of Product Dissemination Time of Global Ensemble Forecast System Products The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is proposing to upgrade the Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) in late 2011. This upgrade would result in GEFS products being distributed to the public up to 30 minutes later than the current distribution time. The NWS is seeking comments on this proposed upgrade and resultant distribution schedule change by December 31, 2010. The proposed upgrades to the modeling system would be: -Increased horizontal model resolution from T190 to T254 for forecast hours 0 to 192 -Increased vertical resolution from L28 to L42 for forecast hours 0 to 384 -Improved initial perturbations -Improved stochastic total tendency perturbations The benefits to the user community would be improved model skill. The delayed delivery time would affect all GEFS products distributed through NOAAPORT, the NWS ftp server, the NCEP ftp/http server, and NOMADS. This GEFS upgrade might also cause minor delays to the output of the GEFS Tracker Job, which plots positions of cyclones, and the Global Ensemble Ocean Wave products. More details about the GEFS are available at: http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/GEFS/ At the close of the public comment period, NWS will evaluate the comments to determine whether to proceed with this upgrade to the GEFS as planned. A Technical Information Notice will be issued containing the implementation date and more details about the upgrade and resultant product delays. Please send comments on this proposal to: LCDR Chad Cary Executive Officer NWS/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center 5200 Auth Road Camp Springs, MD 20746 301-763-8000 x7704 Chad.Cary@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10griddedlamp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10griddedlamp.txt Soliciting Public Comments Through November 30, 2010 for Experimental Gridded Localized Aviation Model Output Statistics Program (LAMP) Products Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10hpc_pqpf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10hpc_pqpf.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2010 FOR NEW PROBABILISTIC QUANTITATIVE PRECIPITATION FORECASTS /PQPF/ THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER /HPC/ IS ISSUING A NEW EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC QUANTITATIVE PRECIPITATION FORECAST /PQPF/ FOR THE CONTINENTAL U.S. IN 6 HOUR INCREMENTS. THE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON THE OPERATIONAL MANUALLY PREPARED HPC QUANTITATIVE FORECASTS /QPF/ AND THE ENSEMBLE OUTPUT FROM THE NCEP SHORT RANGE ENSEMBLE FORECASTS /SREF/. PQPF IN 6-HOUR INCREMENTS OUT TO 72 HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY 1000 AND 2200 UTC ON THE HPC WEBPAGE AT THE FOLLOWING URL /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.HPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PQPF_6HR/CONUS_HPC_PQPF_6HR.PHP THE ELECTRONIC SURVEY FOR COLLECTING USER COMMENTS AS LISTED ON THE HPC WEBPAGE CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=HPC-PQPF THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE NEW AND ENHANCED PRODUCTS/SERVICES CATALOG AT THE FOLLOWING URL /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/DETAILE.PHP?SELROW=399 COMMENTS REGARDING THE HPC EXPERIMENTAL PQPF MAY ALSO BE SENT BY NOVEMBER 30 2010 TO: EDWIN DANAHER HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER 5200 AUTH RD, CAMP SPRINGS, MD 20746 EDWIN.DANAHER@NOAA.GOV 301-763-8000 EXT 7354 NWS NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:28:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10hydro_urls.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10hydro_urls.txt NEW URLS FOR HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION WEB PAGES EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 2010 AT 1800 UTC...THE URLS USED FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICES /NWS/ HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES...SOMETIMES CALLED THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICES /AHPS/ WEB PAGES...WILL CHANGE AS FOLLOWS... NATIONAL RIVER CONDITIONS POINT MAP: OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV NATIONAL PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS MAP: OLD URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP NATIONAL RIVER CONDITION REAL SIMPLE SYNDICATION FEEDS: OLD URL: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/RSS HYDROGRAPH PAGES OLD URL: HTTP://XXXXXXXXXXXX/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHPXXXX NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH.PHPXXXX XML PAGES OLD URL: HTTP://XXXXXXXXXXXX/AHPS2/XML/XXXXX.XML NEW URL: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/HYDROGRAPH_TO_XML.PHPXXXX OTHER PAGES FOLLOW THE PATTERN IN THE EXAMPLES ABOVE WHERE THE SECTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HTTP:// IS REPLACED WITH WATER.WEATHER.GOV. THESE CHANGES ARE BEING MADE IN CONJUNCTION WITH INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES TO INCREASE THE RELIABILITY FOR THE NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES. THESE URL CHANGES WILL NOT AFFECT USERS WHO ACCESS NWS WEB-BASED HYDROLOGIC SERVICES THROUGH THE TABS ON THE NWS MAIN PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV. USERS WHO ACCESS EITHER THE NATIONAL RIVER FORECAST POINT MAP OR OTHER AHPS PAGES THROUGH BOOKMARKS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED TO THE NEW URLS AND CAN UPDATE THEIR BOOKMARKS AFTER THE REDIRECTION. USERS WHO CURRENTLY BOOKMARK THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP AT WATER.WEATHER.GOV WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE AHPS MAIN PAGE. THE NATIONAL PRECIPITATION MAP WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM A TAB ON THE MAIN PAGE AND THE BOOKMARK CAN BE UPDATED AT THAT TIME. USERS WHO AUTOMATICALLY INTERROGATE THE NWS HYDROLOGIC SERVICES WEB PAGES TO OBTAIN HYDROLOGIC FORECASTS AND DATA WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE URL IN THEIR PROCEDURES SO THEY ACCESS THE CORRECT WEB LOCATION. THIS CHANGE WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE AND TIME IF MARCH 16 2010 IS DESIGNATED A CRITICAL WEATHER DAY...AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON A NEW DATE AND TIME WILL THEN BE PROVIDED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT: DONNA PAGE OFFICE OF HYDROLOGIC DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DONNA.PAGE@NOAA.GOV TIM HELBLE OFFICE OF CLIMATE, WATER, AND WEATHER SERVICES NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIMOTHY.HELBLE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 04 Mar 2010 15:43:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10lightning_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10lightning_week.txt 2010 NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN: JUNE 20-26 2010 WHEN THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL HOST ITS 10TH ANNUAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN JUNE 20-26 2010. THE 2010 CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TAKING ACTION SOONER. MOST LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIMS ARE CLOSE TO SAFE SHELTER BUT WAIT TOO LONG TO GET THERE. THE CAMPAIGN EMPHASIZES THAT NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN LIGHTNING IS IN THE AREA. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER... LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU. /WHEN THUNDER ROARS... GO INDOORS/ IS THE NEW NWS MOTTO. SINCE THE CAMPAIGN STARTED 10 YEAR AGO... THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DEATHS HAS DROPPED FROM 73 TO 58 PER YEAR. WHILE THIS TREND IS IMPRESSIVE... THERE ARE STILL TOO MANY DEATHS AND INJURIES. EACH YEAR HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE INJURED... MANY WITH PERMANENT NERVE DAMAGE... HEARING LOSS AND OTHER SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS. IN THE UNITED STATES LIGHTNING DEATHS AND INJURIES OCCUR MOST FREQUENTLY IN OPEN AREAS. LIGHTNING SAFETY IS CRUCIAL WHEN YOU ARE OUTDOORS... ESPECIALLY SINCE SO MANY ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE IN OPEN AREAS LIKE ATHLETIC FIELDS... GOLF COURSES AND BEACHES. WHEN OUTDOORS... IF YOU HEAR THUNDER ...IMMEDIATELY SEEK SHELTER IN A FULLY ENCLOSED BUILDING WITH PLUMBING OR ELECTRICITY OR IN A HARD-TOPPED VEHICLE. THERE IS NO SAFE PLACE OUTDOORS. PEOPLE ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO LIGHTNING STRIKES WHEN A STORM IS APPROACHING OR EXITING THE AREA. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE MORE THAN 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. STATISTICS... BROCHURES... MULTIMEDIA... POSTERS AND MORE IS AVAILABLE ON THE NWS LIGHTNING SAFETY WEBSITE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV THE SITE HAS PAGES GEARED TO THE NEEDS OF TEACHERS... CHILDREN... THOSE CONDUCTING OUTREACH EFFORTS... THE MEDIA... AND SPANISH SPEAKERS. THERE IS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ABOUT LIGHTNING SAFETY... SCIENCE AND MEDICAL CONCERNS. LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS: 1. KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY. LOOK FOR DARKENING SKIES... FLASHES OF LIGHTNING OR INCREASING WIND...WHICH MAY BE SIGNS OF AN APPROACHING THUNDERSTORM. GET TO A SAFE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY IF A THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES. COACHES AND OTHER LEADERS SHOULD LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO DURING PRACTICE SESSIONS AND GAMES FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS. 2. POSTPONE OR HALT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BEFORE THE RAIN BEGINS. MANY PEOPLE TAKE SHELTER FROM THE RAIN... BUT MOST PEOPLE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ARE NOT IN THE RAIN. GO QUICKLY TO A COMPLETELY ENCLOSED BUILDING WITH PLUMBING AND ELECTRICITY... NOT A CARPORT... OPEN GARAGE... DUGOUT OR COVERED PATIO. IF NO ENCLOSED BUILDING IS NEARBY... GET INSIDE A HARD-TOPPED ALL- METAL VEHICLE AND REMAIN THERE UNTIL 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST THUNDER CLAP. 3. STAY AWAY FROM TREES... SHEDS... PICNIC SHELTERS... BLEACHERS... BEACHES AND OPEN FIELDS. KEEP TWICE AS FAR AWAY FROM A TREE AS IT IS TALL. ALSO STAY AWAY FROM CLOTHES LINES... FENCES... EXPOSED SHEDS AND ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ELEVATED OBJECTS. 4. GET OUT OF THE WATER. STAY OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF SMALL BOATS OR CANOES. IF CAUGHT IN A BOAT... CROUCH DOWN IN THE CENTER AWAY FROM METAL HARDWARE. SWIMMING...WADING AND SNORKELING ARE NOT SAFE DURING A THUNDERSTORM. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE THE WATER AND TRAVEL MILES FROM ITS POINT OF CONTACT. EVEN STANDING IN PUDDLES CAN BE DANGEROUS. FOR MORE INFORMATION... CONTACT: DONNA FRANKLIN LIGHTNING SAFETY PROGRAM LEAD DONNA.FRANKLIN@NOAA.GOV 301-713-0090 EXT. 141 NWS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:48:26 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10local_facebook.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10local_facebook.txt National Weather Service Facebook Presence NWS is exploring expansion of its presence on Facebook. Facebook is a commonly used social networking service which allows participants to share information with other users. NWS has already has an effective national Facebook presence for purposes of outreach and education. NWS is now exploring expansion of this presence to the field office level to include provision of existing NWS products such as warnings. Because exploration of possibilities for a local Facebook presence cannot be done outside of the public Facebook environment, our prototyping efforts will be publicly visible. We are currently using WFO Fort Worth for our preliminary prototyping efforts. Work on this local Facebook page is in preparation for an experimental service to be provided at six local offices. More information and initiation of a public comment and review period will be provided when NWS is prepared to offer this service on a more consistent basis. Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php http://www.weather.gov/credits.php#socialmedia If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: Ronald C. Jones National Weather Service 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring Maryland 20910 301-713-1381 x 130 ronald.c.jones@noaa.gov For technical questions regarding the local Facebook pages please contact: David Billingsly 819 Taylor Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 817-978-1300 david.billingsley@noaa.gov National public information statements are online: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10lub_rws.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10lub_rws.txt Soliciting comments until October 1, 2010, on discontinuing the West Texas Weather Summary RWSTX) product The NWS is considering discontinuing the West Texas Weather Summary (RWSTX) product issued by the NWS Forecast Office in Lubbock, TX. Table 1. Product Proposed for Discontinuance PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO HEADING West Texas Weather Summary RWSTX AWUS84 KLUB An enhanced graphical product providing similar information is available online at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/graphicast.php?site=lub Please send comments on this proposal to: Justin Weaver Meteorologist-in-Charge 2579 S. Loop 289, Suite 100 Lubbock, Texas 79423 806-745-3916 extension 222 justin.weaver@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 01 Sep 2010 19:50:30 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10madis.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10madis.txt Transition of MADIS Real-Time Processing to NWS Operations Effective November 2, 2010, the NWS Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) real time processing became operational. MADIS is a distributed information technology system that ingests environmental data from government and non-government observation collection systems. MADIS then performs static and dynamic quality control on the data, converts the data sets into common formats, and makes them available to the user community enterprise through multiple data transfer protocols via the Internet. MADIS leverages partnerships with international agencies; federal, state, and local agencies (e.g. state Departments of Transportation); universities; volunteer networks; and the private sector (e.g. airlines, railroads), to integrate observations from their stations with those of NOAA to provide a finer density, higher frequency observational database for use by the greater meteorological community. MADIS observational products and services were first developed at NOAA Research by the Global Systems Division (GSD) of the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). The NWS MADIS system consists of a distributed architecture consisting of ingest and distribution services at the Telecommunications Operations Center (TOC) with processing performed at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations NCO). MADIS will continue to run quasi-operationally in a research test environment at ESRL/GSD, where new advances will be developed and tested prior to being put into operations. The ESRL/GSD system also has an archive of real-time data, and serves as the backup to the operational system. For more information on MADIS, or to become a MADIS data user, see http://madis.noaa.gov. Existing MADIS data users have been sent an email describing how to access the NWS MADIS system. MADIS users should switch to the NWS MADIS system by January 31, 2011. If you have questions or feedback, please contact: Madis-support@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Fri, 03 Dec 2010 21:11:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10mag_website.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10mag_website.txt Soliciting Comments until December 31, 2010, on the Experimental Model Analyses and Guidance Website The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is seeking user comments on the new experimental Model Analyses and Guidance (MAG) website, located at: http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov The MAG website showcases the NWS suite of graphical numerical model analyses and guidance and observational database. The experimental MAG was made available in June 2010. We are seeking public comment through December 31, 2010. Comments on the MAG may be provided at: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NCEP-MAG The MAG is an upgrade of the current experimental NCEP Model Analysis and Forecast (MAF) site located at http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis Following a successful review and comment period, the MAG will become operational and the experimental MAF site will be discontinued. More details about the MAG can be found in the Product Description Document (PDD) located on the front page of the MAG website. For technical questions/comments about the MAG, please contact: Bradley Mabe NCEP/NCO Systems Integration Branch Camp Springs, MD mag.helpdesk@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10marine_bullets.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10marine_bullets.txt NWS is Soliciting Public Comments on the Experimental Use of Bulleted Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message and Marine Weather Message. Comments Will be Accepted until May 31, 2011 Through May 31, 2011, NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) with marine responsibility in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside CONUS will issue Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) and Marine Weather Message (MWW) using an experimental bulleted format. NWS is requesting comments during this period through the following Web address: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=bcfwmww The experimental bulleted format is similar to the current format for severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. The bulleted format should make it easier for users to quickly read vital information during hazardous weather events. During the experimental period, WFOs may temporarily revert back to the current, non-bulleted format to maintain mission critical warning services. A Product Description Document for these experimental products, which includes examples of bulleted CFW and MWW products, is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php A list of all coastal and Great Lakes WFOs is online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/marine_map.htm At the close of the public comment period, the NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to implement bulleted CFW/MWW products nationwide. For have comments or questions, please contact: David Soroka National Weather Service Marine and Coastal Services Branch 1325 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-1677x111 David.Soroka@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10mixed_case.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10mixed_case.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15 2010 ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO MIXED CASE AND EXPANDED CHARACTER SET IN ALL NWS TEXT PRODUCTS REFERENCE: SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 10-28 ON USE OF UPPER AND LOWERCASE LETTERS IN NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS...SERVICE CHANGE AND TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES IN EFFECTIVE AUGUST 16 2010 BEGINNING MAY 28 AND CONTINUING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15 2010... NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON THE PROPOSAL TO CHANGE ALL NWS TEXT PRODUCTS TO INCLUDE UPPER AND LOWER CASE ALPHABETIC CHARACTERS RATHER THAN ALL UPPERCASE AS IS PRESENTLY DONE. ADDITIONAL PUNCTUATION AND OTHER CHARACTERS THAT ARE PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE ALPHABET NO. 5 WOULD ALSO BE PERMITTED. MANY NWS PARTNERS AND USERS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE NEED FOR NWS TEXT PRODUCTS /WATCH /WARNING /ADVISORY /STATEMENT /FORECAST /ENVIRONMENTAL DATA/ TO BE PROVIDED IN MIXED CASE AND TO INCLUDE AN EXPANDED PUNCTUATION AND CHARACTER SET. THIS CHANGE WOULD MAKE TEXT PRODUCTS EASIER TO READ AND ALLOW USERS TO CLICK ON INTERNET LINKS DIRECTLY RATHER THAN CONVERTING THEM TO LOWERCASE OR MIXED CASE. PLEASE SEE SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 10-28 FOR DETAILS ON RELATED CHANGES TO PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS... SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES AND TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES WITH THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION /WMO/ HEADING OF NOUS41 KWBC AND AWIPS IDENTIFIER OF PNSWSH. CHANGES TO THOSE MESSAGES PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A RISK REDUCTION EFFORT IN A NON-OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND FOR VALUABLE USER FEEDBACK. THE NWS IS SEEKING COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15 2010 AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=MIXED-CASE NWS WILL KEEP THE SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM OPEN INDEFINITELY TO TRACK USER ISSUES AND COMMENTS OF THIS TRANSITION. USER FEEDBACK WILL HELP NWS BETTER PLAN THE EVENTUAL TRANSITION OF ALL NWS TEXT PRODUCTS TO MIXED CASE AND EXPANDED CHARACTER SET. ADDITIONAL NOTICES AND STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED AS USER FEEDBACK IS ANALYZED AND PROGRESS IS MADE IN PLANNING FOR TRANSITION OF OTHER NWS PRODUCTS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS... PLEASE CONTACT: HERB WHITE NWS DISSEMINATION SERVICES MANAGER 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MD 20910 HERBERT.WHITE@NOAA.GOV 301-713-0090 EXT. 146 NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 28 May 2010 17:23:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10mmefs.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10mmefs.txt Soliciting comments on the experimental NWS Hydrologic Short-Term Meteorological Model-Based Ensemble Forecasting System from January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 From January 1, 2011, to June 30, 2011, the NWS will be seeking comments from users on a new experimental NWS hydrologic short- term(0-7 days) meteorological model-based ensemble forecasting system (MMEFS). During this experimental period, MMEFS information will be generated by the following River Forecast Centers (RFC): Northeast RFC, Middle Atlantic RFC, Ohio RFC, and the Southeast RFC. The MMEFS uses the temperature and precipitation output from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Ensemble Forecast System, Short Range Ensemble Forecasts, and the North American Ensemble Forecast System. These ensemble member outputs and the current hydrologic model are run through the RFC Ensemble Streamflow Prediction System to generate a number of possible river forecast outcomes. The outcomes are turned into short-term probabilistic forecasts. MMEFS supplements the operational river forecasts available online at: http://water.weather.gov/ahps/ The MMEFS web pages are available online at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/mmefs/index.php You may obtain more information on this product on Page 2 of the experimental products listing at: http://products.weather.gov/ For comments concerning this product, please contact: Laurie Hogan NWS Hydrologic Services Division 630 Johnson Ave, Suite 202 Bohemia, NY 11716 631-244-0114 laurie.hogan@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:22:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10revised_dual_pol_tins.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10revised_dual_pol_tins.txt Amended: Modified Dates for WSR-88D Dual Polarization Products and Level II Data Transmission Reference: Technical Implementation Notice 10-22 dated May 14, 2010; Implementation of WSR-88D Dual Polarization Level II Data: Effective November 17, 2010 with Dual Polarization Reference: Technical Implementation Notice 09-23 dated May 19, 2010; Addition of Dual Polarization WSR-88D Products to SBN, NOAAPORT, and RPCCDS: Effective with WSR-88D Dual Polarization November 2010 Beta Test The first Weather Surveillance Radar-1988, Doppler (WSR-88D) Beta Test start date has moved to January 2011. We anticipate the first dual polarization products and Level II data will be transmitted from the Beta Test sites approximately 12 days after the modification begins at each site. Sites will issue a Free Text Message (FTM) before starting the modification and another FTM before starting transmission of dual polarization products and Level II data. The estimated dates for the modification start and start of dual polarization data follows, subject to change: SITE MOD START DATE PRODUCT/DATA START DATE Wichita , KS (ICT) Jan 4 Jan 16 Phoenix , AZ (KIWA) Jan 24 Feb 6 Fort Polk , LA (KPOE) Feb 14 Feb 27 Morehead City , NC (KMHX) Feb 28 Mar 13 Chicago , IL (KLOT) Feb 28 Mar 13 Visit http://www.roc.noaa.gov/WSR88D/DualPol/Default.aspx for: - The modification deployment schedule, subject to change, for the rest of the WSR-88Ds. - Interface Control Documents for dual polarization data. - Additional dual polarization information. Other related information: - The centrally collected WSR-88D products and Level II will be archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and will be available for download from: http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/pls/plhas/has.dsselect - KOUN Level II data is available in real time, subject to down periods during testing, via the NWS Level II Data Collection, Distribution, and Archive network. - KOUN products are not being generated and transmitted by a baseline Radar Product Generator in real time. However, the National Severe Storms Laboratory is generating displays of KOUN products, not using baseline software. These displays are available on an experimental basis at: http://wdssii.nssl.noaa.gov/web/wdss2/products/radar/koun.sh tml - Training materials for NEXRAD agency and external users are available at: http://www.wdtb.noaa.gov/ If you have questions or comments, please contact: Tim Crum WSR-88D Radar Operations Center Tim.D.Crum@noaa.gov or Mike Istok NWS Office of Science and Technology Michael.Istok@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10roc_testbed.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10roc_testbed.txt INITIATION OF REAL-TIME WSR-88D LEVEL II DATA FROM RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER TEST BED RADARS REFERENCE: INITIATION OF WSR-88D DUAL POLARIZATION LEVEL II DATA: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 17 2010 WITH DUAL POLARIZATION BETA TEST TIN 10-22 NWS HAS INITIATED REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC COLLECTION... DISTRIBUTION AND ARCHIVE OF WSR-88D LEVEL II DATA FROM THE TWO WSR-88D TEST BED SYSTEMS AT THE RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER... NORMAN OKLAHOMA. INFORMATION ON THE DATA STREAMS FOLLOWS: SITE ID SYSTEM AND DATA INFORMATION ------- --------------------------- KOUN DUAL POLARIZATION. BUILD 12.1 SUPER RESOLUTION THE FOLLOWING SITE IDENTIFIERS ARE FROM A NON-DUAL POLARIZED WSR-88D SYSTEM /ALSO KNOWN AS KCRI/ ADAPTABLE TO MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS DAN1 BUILD 12 SUPER RESOLUTION DOP1 BUILD 12 RECOMBINED FOP1 BUILD 12 RECOMBINED ROP3 BUILD 12 SUPER RESOLUTION NOP3 BUILD 12 SUPER RESOLUTION NOP4 BUILD 12 SUPER RESOLUTION ROP4 BUILD 12 SUPER RESOLUTION KOUN LATITUDE +35 14 09.81 LONGITUDE -97 27 44.46 ELEVATION 370 METER TOWER 20 METER KCRI LATITUDE +35 14 18 LONGITUDE -97 27 36 ELEVATION 366 METER TOWER 30 METER THE LEVEL II DATA FROM THESE SYSTEMS WILL BE FROM WSR-88DS UNDER TESTING... THUS: - MAY NOT BE CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE - MAY NOT ALWAYS BE AT THE HIGHEST DATA QUALITY - MAY CONTAIN INCOMPLETE VOLUME SCANS - WILL BE ARCHIVED AT THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER /NCDC/ AS TRANSMITTED AND AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://HURRICANE.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/PLS/PLHAS/HAS.DSSELECT FOR COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE CHANGES... CONTACT: TIM CRUM WSR-88D RADAR OPERATIONS CENTER 1200 WESTHEIMER DRIVE NORMAN OK 73069 TIM.D.CRUM@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC IMPLEMENTATION NOTICES ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:50:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10sigmet_testing.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10sigmet_testing.txt U.S. SIGMET Testing Scheduled for November 10-24, 2010 NWS will perform end-to-end testing of SIGMET production from November 10-24. The tests serve as an important exercise for the three U.S. Meteorological Watch Offices (MWO) in Kansas City, Anchorage and Honolulu. The tests will include all three types of SIGMETs: Volcanic Ash (VA), Tropical Cyclone (WC) and Weather phenomena (WS). The validity period will be 10 minutes. The three MWOs will coordinate with the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAAC) in Anchorage and Washington for the Volcanic Ash SIGMETs and with the Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centers (TCAC) in Miami and Honolulu for Tropical SIGMET issuance. The schedule is as follows: On November 10, 2010, the SIGMET test for Tropical Cyclone (WC) is scheduled to occur at 0200 UTC, when the Miami and Honolulu TCACs issue their Tropical Cyclone test advisories that drive the SIGMETs produced at the Kansas City and Honolulu MWOs. The following two WMO IDs will be using during this test: WCPN## KKCI WCPA## PHFO On November 17, 2010, the SIGMET test for Volcanic Ash (WV) is scheduled to occur at 0200 UTC when the Washington and Anchorage VAACs issue their Volcanic Ash Advisories (VAA), which drive the SIGMETs produced at the Kansas City, Honolulu and Anchorage MWOs. Look for the following three WMO IDs during this test: WVAK## PAWU WVPN## KKCI WVPA## PHFO On November 24, 2010, the SIGMET test for Weather phenomena (WS) is scheduled to occur at 0200 UTC when the three U.S. MWOs issue their test SIGMETs. Look for the following three WMO IDs during this test: WSAK## PAWU WSPN## KKCI WSPA## PHFO If active SIGMETs are occurring at the proposed date and time, the test will still occur. If you have any questions about this change, please contact: Michael Graf National Weather Service SSMC-2 Station 13314 1325 East-West Highway Silver Spring Md. 20910 301-713-1726 X 117 Michael.Graf@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:29:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10tafb_marine_grids.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10tafb_marine_grids.txt Soliciting comments for experimental gridded marine products through December 31, 2011 The NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) is seeking user feedback on its experimental gridded marine products through December 31, 2011. TAFB is experimenting with 5 day forecasts of gridded mean sea level pressure, surface (10-meter) winds, and significant wave heights. These gridded products are produced by TAFB marine forecasters using the AWIPS Graphical Forecast Editor. These experimental products are generated by TAFB twice daily. The gridded marine weather elements are based upon the 0000 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and 1200 UTC cycles of the numerical weather prediction models. The products are then posted at approximately 0600 UTC and 1800 UTC to the National Hurricane Center website at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tafb/gridded_marine/index.php A comprehensive description of the gridded marine forecast product is posted at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutgriddedmarine.shtml Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental product by using the brief survey and comment form available on line at: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=tafb-egmf A link to all NHC experimental products is also provided at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutexperimental.shtml If you have comments or questions please contact: Hugh Cobb Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch National Hurricane Center Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov 305-229-4454 NWS' National "Public Information Statements" are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ NNNN Mon, 23 Aug 2010 13:30:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10tchg.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10tchg.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2010 EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2010... NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS ASSOCIATED WITH LANDFALLING TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES. THE SUITE OF GRAPHICS ADDRESSES FOUR HAZARDS: -WIND -TORNADOES -COASTAL FLOODING -INLAND FLOODING. THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED BY PARTICIPATING COASTAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFOS/ WHEN THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER /NHC/ ISSUES A TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH AND/OR WARNING FOR A WFOS AREA OF FORECAST AND WARNING RESPONSIBILITY. THESE FOUR GRAPHICS...ALONG WITH A DESCRIPTION AND STATIC EXAMPLES...WILL BE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASES/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GHLS NETCDF FILES FOR THE FOUR HAZARD GRAPHICS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE ABOVE WEBSITE. THE FOLLOWING WFOS...COMPRISING ALL THE COASTAL WFOS IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN REGIONS....WILL PROVIDE EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS BY JUNE 1 2010: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS /BOX/ BROWNSVILLE TEXAS /BRO/ CARIBOU MAINE /CAR/ CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA /CHS/ CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS /CRP/ GRAY MAINE /GYX/ HOUSTON TEXAS /HGX/ JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA /JAX/ KEY WEST FLORIDA /KEY/ LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA /LCH/ MELBOURNE FLORIDA /MLB/ MIAMI FLORIDA /MFL/ MOBILE ALABAMA /MOB/ MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA /MHX/ MOUNT HOLLY NEW JERSEY /PHI/ NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA /LIX/ SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO /SJU/ STERLING VIRGINIA /LWX/ TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA /TAE/ TAMPA BAY FLORIDA /TBW/ UPTON NEW YORK /OKX/ WAKEFIELD VIRGINIA /AKQ/ WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA /ILM/ USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE ON LINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER/GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=TCIG IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN KUHN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY ROOM 13126 SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910 JOHN.F.KUHN@NOAA.GOV 301-713-1677 X121 NWS NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:14:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11-ces.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11-ces.txt Opportunity for NWS Partner Participation at CES 2012 January 10-13, 2012 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11_2.5km.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11_2.5km.txt Soliciting Comments on Proposed Enhancements to the Global Forecast System (GFS)-Based Gridded MOS Product Through November 30, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11_iffdp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11_iffdp.txt Comments Sought on Web-enabled International Flight Folder Documentation Program from February 1, 2011 to March 7, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11_nwstg.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11_nwstg.txt NWS Telecommunications Gateway/NWSTG/Outage Scheduled for June 7, 2011 To support the update of critical NWSTG hardware, a 60 to 75 minute outage of services will be experienced starting about 1230 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on June 7 2011. This outage will be delayed if Critical Weather is forecast. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11aigcw.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11aigcw.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Aviation Impact Guidance for Convective Weather (AIGCW) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11asos_testing.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11asos_testing.txt Operational Test and Evaluation (OTE) for Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) Software version 3.05 (v3.05) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11asos_testing_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11asos_testing_aaa.txt Amended: Operational Test and Evaluation (OTandE) for Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) Software version 3.05 (v3.05) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11cap_wiki.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11cap_wiki.txt Developers Resource for NWS Alerts Information Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11ccfp_schedule.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11ccfp_schedule.txt Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP) Production Schedule for 2011: Effective March 01 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11climate_normals.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11climate_normals.txt Change to New 1981-2010 Climate Normals Effective August 1 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11excessive_heat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11excessive_heat.txt Excessive Heat Expected over Central and Eastern United States from July 15 through July 22, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11exp_prob_winter.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11exp_prob_winter.txt Soliciting Comments until December 31, 2011, on Experimental Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Forecasts for CONUS Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11extreme_cold.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11extreme_cold.txt Currently soliciting comments by April 15, 2011 on experimental use of an Extreme Cold Warning product Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11floodsafety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11floodsafety.txt 2011 Flood Safety Awareness Week March 14-18, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11goes-west.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11goes-west.txt GOES West EMWIN Users Must Take Action to Continue Receiving EMWIN Broadcast after December 14, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11graphicast.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11graphicast.txt Soliciting comments for experimental Graphicast Product through December 31, 2011 The NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental Graphicast product through December 31, 2011. The Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) is providing an experimental daily Graphicast of significant marine weather for its offshore and high seas areas of responsibility. The parameters include: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11graphicast_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11graphicast_aaa.txt Amended: Soliciting comments for experimental graphicast product: Public comment period deadline extended to December 31, 2012 Thu, 31 May 2012 15:15:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11haz_map.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11haz_map.txt Soliciting Comments through May 31, 2011, on an Experimental Web Hazards Map Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11heat_awareness.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11heat_awareness.txt Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2011 Season Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11hpc4-5qpf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11hpc4-5qpf.txt Soliciting Comments until March 31, 2011, on the Experimental QPF Forecasts For Days 4 And 5 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11hysplit.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11hysplit.txt HYSPLIT Trajectories Request Function to be provided via Weather Forecast Office NWS Spot Forecast Request Webpages Effective September 19 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11hysplit_amendment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11hysplit_amendment.txt Amended: HYSPLIT Trajectories Request Function to be Provided via Weather Forecast Office NWS Spot Forecast Request Webpages Effective September 19 2011 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:50:42 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11ice_accumulation_grids.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11ice_accumulation_grids.txt Experimental Ice Accumulation Grids to be Added to the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD), for CONUS Only Effective October 12, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11ice_accumulation_grids_caa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11ice_accumulation_grids_caa.txt Corrected: Experimental Ice Accumulation Grids to be Added to the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD), for CONUS Only Effective October 12, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11lightning_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11lightning_week.txt 2011 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week Campaign: June 20-26 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11local_facebookexp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11local_facebookexp.txt Soliciting Public Comments Through April 30, 2012 On Experimental Local NWS Facebook Pages and Enhancement to National NWS Facebook Page Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11martin.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11martin.txt Clarification on Sources of Weather Information Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11metar2.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11metar2.txt Redirection of Select Webpages Starting on or about January 17, 2012 NWS will start to redirect legacy web pages that contain observed weather condition data to alternative web pages containing the same information but in a different layout starting on or about Jan 17, 2012. This change is required to eliminate duplication of effort within NWS. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11mixedcase.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11mixedcase.txt Use of Mixed Case Letters in Area Forecast Discussion, Regional Weather Summary and Local Public Information Statement Products at Select Weather Forecast Offices Effective on or About October 4 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11mmefs.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11mmefs.txt Soliciting comments between September 15, 2012 and September 15, 2012 on the experimental NWS Hydrologic Short-term Meteorological Model-based Ensemble Forecasting System Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11natl_hurricane_wk.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11natl_hurricane_wk.txt National Hurricane Preparedness Week and New Public Service Announcements: May 22-28, 2011 NOAA’s National Weather Service has designated May 22-28, 2011, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11ndgd_uv_grids.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11ndgd_uv_grids.txt Soliciting Comments until July 22, 2011, on three experimental ultraviolet radiation grids in the National Digital Guidance Database (NDGD) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11nhc_av_briefings.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11nhc_av_briefings.txt Soliciting comments for two experimental services from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) from June 1 through November 30, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11nohsc.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11nohsc.txt Soliciting Comments until July 01, 2012 on NOHRSC Model Expansion and Forecast Experimental Products Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11opsnet.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11opsnet.txt Replacing OPSNET Circuits With an Internet-Based Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service Effective March 31, 2012 The International Satellite Communications System (ISCS) program office is initiating a new service for transmitting meteorological data to the Regional Telecommunications Hub (RTH)-Washington in support of the Regional Association (RA)-IV member states and international community of end users. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11phish.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11phish.txt Soliciting comments for Experimental Probabilistic Tropical Cyclone Inundation Guidance Products through November 30, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11prob_spc_fire.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11prob_spc_fire.txt Soliciting Comments until November 30, 2011, on the Storm Prediction Center’s (SPC) Experimental Probabilistic Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlooks for the Conterminous U.S. (CONUS) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11qpf-pr-aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11qpf-pr-aaa.txt Amended: Extending the Comments Period Until November 30, 2012, on the Experimental Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Fri, 18 May 2012 12:08:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11qpf_puerto_rico.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11qpf_puerto_rico.txt Soliciting Comments until December 31, 2011, on the Experimental Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11ra4.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11ra4.txt Soliciting Comments Until December 31, 2011, on ISCS Broadcast Ending and Being replaced by proposed GTS Internet File Service (GIFS) and Geonetcast Americas Satellite Broadcast Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11radar_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11radar_test.txt NWS Operational Field Test of 2-Dimensional Velocity Dealiasing Algorithm Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11rsm_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11rsm_removal.txt Soliciting Public Comments through June 30, 2011, On the Removal of NCEP’s Regional Spectral Model for Hawaii The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is proposing to stop running the Regional Spectral Model (RSM) and discontinue all output products from this model. The RSM is currently only run for a domain over the Hawaiian Islands. NWS Pacific Region has agreed to discontinue the RSM run after NCEP added a Guam domain to its HiResWindow suite in March 2011. Output of the HiResWindow suite includes the Hawaiian Islands and provides an alternative source of information for the RSM. NWS is seeking comments on this proposed change through June 30, 2011. The RSM is a limited-area atmospheric model using a spectral method for horizontal advection. The model uses hydrostatic dynamics; it is run for Hawaii with the equivalent of 10 km horizontal resolution, at 20 North, using a grid of 97x76 points on 42 levels. Runs are made twice daily from 00z and 12z and range to 48 hours. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11ruc_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11ruc_removal.txt Soliciting Public Comments through December 12, 2011, on the removal of some obsolete RUC model output The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will be replacing the Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model with the Rapid Refresh (RAP) in early 2012. Please see NWS TIN 11-36 announcing the intent to make this change. Based on NCEP’s current knowledge of RUC user requirements, NCEP is trying to continue providing all pertinent output products from the RAP now produced from the RUC. In the interest of making the best use of resources across the enterprise, NWS is proposing to remove several obsolete RUC products when the transition to the RAP occurs. Details are given below about the products slated for removal. NWS is seeking comments on this proposed change through December 12, 2011. The RUC and subsequent RAP models have a native resolution of 13km. RUC output is produced on 13, 20, and 40 km output grids that cover the domain slightly larger than the CONUS. The RAP covers a much larger domain; a new 32 km full-domain and 11 km Alaska regional grids will be generated in addition to all of the current grids generated in the RUC with the exceptions listed in the next section. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11safe_boating_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11safe_boating_week.txt National Safe Boating Week: May 21-27, 2011 The National Weather Service and the National Safe Boating Council will partner for National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27. The week will highlight weather and safety- specific Public Service Announcements for the recreational boating public. Topics include wind and waves, thunderstorm safety, safe navigation in fog, life jacket wear, and boating under the influence. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11safeboating.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11safeboating.txt National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, 2012 NWS and the National Safe Boating Council will partner for National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25. The week will highlight weather and safety-specific Public Service Announcements for the recreation boaters. New for 2012 will be increased focus on the issue of hypothermia, a serious threat all boaters need to be aware of before going out on the water. Other topics will include the use of distress radio beacons, know as EPIRBS, winds and waves, thunderstorm safety, understanding your marine forecast, life jacket wear, and boating under the influence. For more tips, see the links below: Thu, 17 May 2012 13:54:48 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11serv_architecture.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11serv_architecture.txt NWS Seeking Comments on Future Service Delivery Architecture Through July 31, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11sju_rwsl.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11sju_rwsl.txt Soliciting Comments until June 1, 2011, on Discontinuing the English Language Weather Summary Products for Puerto Rico (RWSPR) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (RWSVI) and the Spanish Language Weather Summary Product for Puerto Rico (RWSSPN) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11snowfallanalysis.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11snowfallanalysis.txt Experimental Snowfall Analysis Interface Effective Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1800 UTC Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11tafb_marine_zones.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11tafb_marine_zones.txt Comments Sought on Proposed Change to Offshore Waters Marine Zones for the Caribbean, Southwest North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico through October 31, 2011 The National Hurricane Center Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) is accepting comments on its proposed offshore marine zone reconfiguration in the Caribbean, southwest North Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico through October 31, 2011. Comments concerning this experimental service are welcome at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/offshores Currently there are 5 marine zones covering the Caribbean and Southwest North Atlantic and 4 marine zones covering the Gulf of Mexico. TAFB proposes to reconfigure these zones into 24 marine zones to cover the Caribbean and southwest North Atlantic and 8 zones to cover the Gulf of Mexico. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11tafb_satellite_qpe.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11tafb_satellite_qpe.txt Soliciting comments for experimental Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) through November 30, 2012 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11trop_cyc_graphics.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11trop_cyc_graphics.txt Soliciting comments for experimental Tropical Cyclone Hazards Graphics through November 30, 2011 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11twitter.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11twitter.txt NWS Presence on Twitter Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11vdeal_suspension.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11vdeal_suspension.txt Suspension of Operational Field Test of WSR-88D 2-Dimensional Velocity Dealiasing Algorithm Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11virtcape.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11virtcape.txt Soliciting Public Comments through February 28, 2011 on Modification of the Computation of Instability Parameters in the NCEP Model Suite Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11weathergov_design.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11weathergov_design.txt Soliciting Public Comments through September 12 on Proposed Design Refresh of Weather.gov Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11winterdash.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11winterdash.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Aviation Winter Weather Dashboard January 3, 2012 to April 15, 2012 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11winterdashaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11winterdashaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Aviation Winter Weather Dashboard through April 15, 2013 Amended to extend the solicitation of comments on the Experimental Winter Weather Dashboard through April 15, 2013. The Experimental Aviation Winter Weather Dashboard (AWWD) depicts a potential winter weather impact to the Core 30 Airports. The AWWD is updated four times per day. The Web display indicates the potential impact to each airport through a matrix of color coded boxes that depict impact through 87 forecast hours: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:13:37 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12-5year_partnerships.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12-5year_partnerships.txt NOAA/NWS 5 Year Review of NOAA Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental Information Available for Comment Now Through April 30, 2012 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12asos_ote3_08.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12asos_ote3_08.txt Amended: Operational Test and Evaluation (OTE) for Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) Software version 3.08 (v3.08) to start on or about December 3, 2012 Fri, 23 May 2014 11:34:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12aviation_migration.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12aviation_migration.txt Redirection of Select Internet Aviation Data Services Starting on or About April 4, 2012 NWS will start to redirect legacy Web pages that contain coded aviation oriented weather data to alternative Web pages containing the same information starting on or about April 4, 2012. This change eliminates duplication and reduces operational costs. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12canl.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12canl.txt Soliciting Interest in Providing a Cold Advisory Product or Service to the Livestock Industry through June 22, 2012 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12critical_warnings.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12critical_warnings.txt Critical Warnings Coming to Wireless Emergency Alerts Wed, 30 May 2012 17:48:50 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12critical_warnings_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12critical_warnings_aaa.txt Amended Date: Wireless Emergency Alerts Rollout Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:29:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12edkmos.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12edkmos.txt Soliciting Public Comments Through March 31, 2012, for Experimental Ensemble Kernel Density Model Output Statistics (EKDMOS) Products Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12eka_hanson_wave.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12eka_hanson_wave.txt Comments Sought through June 30, 2013 on New Webpage for Forecast and Observed Wave Information Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:22:16 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12end_gov_delivery.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12end_gov_delivery.txt GovDelivery Dissemination of NWS Alerts by email/SMS SCN 12-43 issued on November 8, 2012, indicated that effective November 8, 2012, NWS is discontinuing the weather alert services associated with the mass email/SMS service provided under NWS contract with GovDelivery. This service had been provided by free subscription on Fri, 09 Nov 2012 20:45:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12evapo.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12evapo.txt Extending Comment Period on Experimental Forecast Of Reference Evapotranspiration for Short Canopy Vegetation through May 31, 2013 Mon, 21 May 2012 18:40:40 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_cr_tor_svr_svs-cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_cr_tor_svr_svs-cca.txt Corrected: Comments Requested starting April 2, 2012 on Modification of Severe Convective Warnings and Associated Follow-Up Statements to Emphasize Impacts, Intensity, and Recommended Actions via Bulleted Messaging and Coded Tag Lines Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_cr_tor_svr_svs.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_cr_tor_svr_svs.txt Comments Requested starting April 2, 2012 on Modification of Severe Convective Warnings and Associated Follow-Up Statements to Emphasize Impacts, Intensity, and Recommended Actions via Bulleted Messaging and Coded Tag Lines Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_ice_storm_index.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_ice_storm_index.txt Soliciting Comments Until March 15, 2013, on an Experimental Scaled Predictive Ice Storm Aftermath Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:54:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments Until April 15, 2014, on an Experimental Scaled Predictive Ice Storm Aftermath Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:03:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aab.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments from October 1, 2014, to April 15, 2015, on an Experimental Scaled Predictive Ice Storm Aftermath Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:57:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aac.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aac.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments through April 15, 2015, on an Experimental Scaled Predictive Ice Storm Aftermath Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:54:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_ice_storm_index_cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_ice_storm_index_cca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments from October 1, 2014, to April 15, 2015, on an Experimental Scaled Predictive Ice Storm Aftermath Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:50:35 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_trop_guid.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_trop_guid.txt Soliciting comments for Experimental Probabilistic Tropical Cyclone Inundation Guidance Products through November 30, 2012 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:34:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12flood_safety_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12flood_safety_week.txt 2012 Flood Safety Awareness Week March 12-16, 2012 NWS has designated March 12-16, 2012, as the annual Flood Safety Awareness Week. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12frenchville_me_taf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12frenchville_me_taf.txt Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Service for Frenchville Airport (KFVE) in Northern ME, Effective April 11, 2012 Note: The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather Wire Service Subscribers Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:28:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12gdas2_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12gdas2_removal.txt Soliciting Public Comments through November 2, 2012, on the Removal of NCEP’s Legacy Global Data Assimilation System Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:21:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12hazcollect_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12hazcollect_test.txt HazCollect Message Testing on March 27 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:59:21 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12hazsimp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12hazsimp.txt Soliciting Comments through March 31, 2013, on a Non-Operational Demonstration to Simplify NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) Winter Weather Hazard Messages Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:03:26 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12heat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12heat.txt Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2012 Season Tue, 22 May 2012 12:33:19 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12heat_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12heat_aaa.txt Amended: Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2012 Season Wed, 23 May 2012 13:06:36 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12hpc_exp_pwpf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12hpc_exp_pwpf.txt Solicitation of Comments through March 15, 2013, on the Experimental HPC Probabilistic Winter Weather Forecast (PWPF) Percentile Products Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:38:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12hurricane_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12hurricane_week.txt National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 27-June 2, 2012 NWS has designated May 27-June 2, 2012, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week to highlight the importance of planning ahead to protect families and to secure homes and properties in advance of the upcoming hurricane season. Wed, 23 May 2012 11:05:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12hwrf_comments.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12hwrf_comments.txt Soliciting Public Comments on Modification of Product Dissemination Time of Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) System Products through March 9, 2012 NCEP is proposing to upgrade the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) modeling system in May 2012. This upgrade would result in HWRF products being distributed to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and to the public up to 20 minutes later than the current distribution time. The NWS is seeking comments on this proposed upgrade and resultant distribution schedule change by March 9, 2012. The proposed upgrades to the HWRF modeling system would be: - Inclusion of a very high-resolution storm-following third nest operating at 3 km horizontal resolution within a 9 km intermediate domain and 27 km outer domain - A centroid-based nest motion algorithm for accurate storm tracking - Improved vortex initialization applicable for 3 km horizontal resolution and upgraded GSI - Improved PBL, convection and microphysics parameterizations - Improved synthetic satellite products for GOES and microwave imagers - A very high temporal resolution tracker product The benefits to the user community would be improved hurricane track, intensity and structure prediction. The delayed delivery time would affect all HWRF products distributed through NOAAPORT, the NWS ftp server and the NCEP ftp/http server. More details about the HWRF are available at: http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/HWRF/ At the close of the public comment period, NWS will evaluate the comments to determine whether to proceed with this upgrade to the HWRF as planned. If a decision is made to move forward, a Technical Information Notice will be issued containing the implementation date and more details about the upgrade and resultant product delays. Please send comments on this proposal to: Vijay Tallapragada Hurricane Team Leader NWS/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center 301-763-8000 x7232 Vijay.Tallapragada@noaa.gov Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12kpsf_taf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12kpsf_taf.txt Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Service for Pittsfield Municipal Airport (KPSF) Effective May 1. 2012 Effective Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS office at Albany, New York, will begin TAF service for Pittsfield Municipal Airport (KPSF)in Maine. Routine and updated TAFs will be issued for this airport 24 hours a day. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:28:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12kpsf_tafcca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12kpsf_tafcca.txt Corrected: Implementation of Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Service for Pittsfield Municipal Airport (KPSF) Effective May 1. 2012 Corrected to note KPSF is in Massachusetts Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:09:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12mia_rayleigh.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12mia_rayleigh.txt Soliciting comments on the Experimental Enhanced Coastal Waters Forecast Using Rayleigh Distribution for Wave Heights through November 30, 2012 Wed, 30 May 2012 10:59:42 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12mia_rayleighcca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12mia_rayleighcca.txt Corrected: Soliciting comments on the Experimental Enhanced Coastal Waters Forecast Using Rayleigh Distribution for Wave Heights through November 30, 2012 Wed, 30 May 2012 14:51:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12mobile_policy.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12mobile_policy.txt Final Policy on Provision of Environmental Information Services Supporting Mobile Devices Effective April 16, 2011 On April 16, 2011, NWS signed internal policy document NWSI 1-1003, Provision of Environmental Information Services Supporting Mobile Devices. This document describes the NWS approach for providing environmental information services supporting mobile devices and provides procedural guidelines to ensure these services are developed in a manner that adheres to appropriate U.S. government policies and maximizes the effectiveness of NWS resources. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:34:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12mobile_weather_gov.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12mobile_weather_gov.txt Public Comments Solicited through May 18, 2012 on Experimental Mobile.Weather.Gov Website Redesign NWS is accepting comments through May 18, 2012 on an experimental redesign of its existing mobile web page: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:00:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12natl_water_res.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12natl_water_res.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental National Water Resources Outlook Web Page Through September 30, 2013 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:34:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12ndfd_exp2.5km_grids.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12ndfd_exp2.5km_grids.txt Seeking Comments on Increasing the Resolution in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Effective August 28, 2012 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:29:47 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12nhc_videocast.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12nhc_videocast.txt Soliciting Comments for Two Experimental Services from the National Hurricane Center from June 1 Through November 30, 2012 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:31:35 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12ozone_pm2.5removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12ozone_pm2.5removal.txt Comments Requested by November 26, 2012, on Proposed Termination of NWS Ozone Air Quality Predictions NWS is proposing to terminate all operational and experimental ozone air quality predictions and developmental predictions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) produced using the Community Model for Air Quality (CMAQ) at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). This termination is proposed due to the current fiscal environment. NWS will maintain operational air quality predictions of smoke, dust, and volcanic ash, as well as dispersion model predictions for the emergency management community responding to harmful releases. Please provide comments on the proposed termination, by November 26, 2012, to: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:41:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12prob_fire aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12prob_fire aaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments on Experimental Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Probabilistic Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlooks through September 29, 2015 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:29:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12rfc_googlemap.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12rfc_googlemap.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental River Forecast Center Decision Support Map through February 1, 2013 NWS is seeking user comments on the Experimental River Forecast Center Decision Support Map through February 1, 2013. The NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center is testing a new Hydrologic Decision Support Map service that brings together a variety of spatial data products on the same background map for analysis and decision making. The Hydrologic Decision Support Map is a Google map-based tool that contains many of the data sets necessary to make water resources, flood, and emergency management decisions, and provides stakeholders the flexibility to create customized maps and the ability to scale maps beyond a single RFC boundary. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:15:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12rrs_schedule.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12rrs_schedule.txt Scheduled Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) Radiosonde Hardware and Workstation Subsystem (RWS) Build 2.2 System Test Scheduled for March to May 2012 Using Test Headers Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:57:19 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12rucsurface_anaysis.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12rucsurface_anaysis.txt Soliciting Public Comments through August 12, 2012, on Removal of the Obsolete RUC Surface Analysis The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is seeking comments through August 12, 2012, on discontinuing the legacy analysis system known as Rapid Update Cycle Surface (RUCS), also known as RUC Surface Assimilation System (RSAS). All output products from this system would also be discontinued. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:08:44 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12saffir-simpson.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12saffir-simpson.txt Minor Modification of Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale Thresholds Effective May 15, 2012 Effective May 15, 2012, the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS) will be adjusted slightly to resolve issues associated with the conversion of units used for wind speed. This change follows a public comment period conducted in 2011. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12sern_us_gom_mwp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12sern_us_gom_mwp.txt Soliciting comments by March 30, 2012 on plans to replace the Southeastern United States and Gulf of Mexico marine weather web portal Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12tafb_graphic.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12tafb_graphic.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments for Experimental Wind Speed Probabilities-Based Tropical Cyclone Danger Graphic through November 30, 2012 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:56:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12tafb_trop_cyc_graphic.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12tafb_trop_cyc_graphic.txt Soliciting Comments for Experimental Wind Speed Probabilities-Based Tropical Cyclone Danger Graphic through November 30, 2012 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:29:26 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12trop_cyc_graphic.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12trop_cyc_graphic.txt Soliciting Comments for Experimental Tropical Cyclone Impacts Graphics through November 30, 2012 Mon, 21 May 2012 18:40:40 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12twitter_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12twitter_exp.txt Soliciting Public Comments Through December 31, 2012 On Experimental Twitter Feeds The NWS is currently seeking comments on provision of environmental information via experimental Twitter feeds. NWS is exploring use of Twitter to provide microblogging services. Twitter is a commonly used social networking service that allows participants to share information with other users. Microblogging services like Twitter serve as an important source of real-time news updates. The short nature of updates allows users to post news items quickly, reaching their audience in seconds. Because microblogging services are two-way, readers of posts can reply to posts with various responses, such as a weather report with location, time and images/videos. For the NWS, aggregate analysis of this data provides information on storm evolution, and partner/public perceptions and response. Use of Twitter will provide a complementary means to disseminate important information about hazardous weather conditions. The posts will also be used for public outreach and education and to direct users to official NWS Web sites. Experimental Twitter accounts are available at this time for the following NWS offices: NWS Norman OK - @NWSNorman NWS LMRFC (Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center)- @NWS_LMRFC NWS Pleasant Hill MO - @NWSKansasCity NWS Salt Lake City UT - @NWSSaltLakeCity NWS Charleston SC - @NWSCharlestonSC NWS Western Region - @NWS_Western_US NWS Honolulu HI - @NWSHonolulu NHC Atlantic / NHC Pacific - The National Hurricane Center will run 2 accounts, basin specific - @NHC_Atlantic, @NHC_Pacific It is NWS’s intent to implement Twitter accounts for all NWS offices. New accounts will be added gradually throughout the comment/review period. A current listing of accounts may be found at http://nws.noaa.gov/socialmedia/ . Experimental Twitter posts will serve as a supplemental channel to disseminate environmental information. Availability of this service is subject to constraints of Twitter service availability and to availability of users’ internet service. Users should not rely on this service as the primary means of receiving alerts/warnings of hazardous weather. NWS alerts/warnings are available on NOAA Weather Radio and on our official website: http://www.weather.gov/. Responses to users’ posts are made on a time-available basis and may be limited, especially during periods of severe weather. Additional information on the experimental use of Twitter may be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/twitter_sdd.pdf Users must have valid Twitter accounts to view or post Twitter content. Information on Twitter can be found at: http://www.twitter.com/ Comments on this experimental service may be provided through December 31, 2012 at: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=twitter Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php http://www.weather.gov/credits.php#socialmedia If you have comments or questions regarding this Public Information Statement, please contact: Ronald Jones National Weather Service Silver Spring Maryland 20910 301-713-1381 x 130 ronald.c.jones@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 23 May 2012 15:23:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12wea.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12wea.txt Warnings Starting to Roll Out on Wireless Emergency Alerts Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:09:27 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12weathergov_design.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12weathergov_design.txt Soliciting Public Comments through May 18 on Proposed Design Refresh of Weather.gov Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:51:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12wrip_ote.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12wrip_ote.txt Weather Radio Improvement Project (WRIP) Operational Test and Evaluation (OTandE) Will start February 20, 2012 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:36:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12wrn_roadmap.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12wrn_roadmap.txt Soliciting Comments on the National Weather Service "Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap" through July 18, 2012 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:59:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns132.5km_grids.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns132.5km_grids.txt Soliciting Comments until September 23, 2013 on a Proposed Increase in Horizontal Resolution of WPC Day 4-7 Gridded Guidance (CONUS only) Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:11:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13atan1096riverpro.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13atan1096riverpro.txt Use of Mixed Case Letters in Select RiverPro Products at Select Weather Forecast Offices Effective on or About July 31, 2013 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:08:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13boatsafetyweek.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13boatsafetyweek.txt National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, 2013 NWS and the National Safe Boating Council will partner for National Safe Boating Week May 18-24. The week will highlight relevant weather and safety-specific Public Service Announcements for the recreational boating public. Topics will include: Wed, 15 May 2013 14:24:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13canl_expr.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13canl_expr.txt Soliciting Comments until May 31, 2013, on the Experimental Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock Grids in the National Digital Forecast Database for the Conterminous United States, Effective March 29,2013 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:24:16 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13cdc_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13cdc_removal.txt Soliciting Public Comments through April 19, 2013, on the Removal of NCEP’s Legacy Climate Diagnostic Center Products. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:45:42 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13child_car_heat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13child_car_heat.txt Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Safety Guidance for 2013 Wed, 15 May 2013 14:24:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13don-t_fry_day.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13don-t_fry_day.txt Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2013 Season Tue, 21 May 2013 11:53:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13edd_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13edd_exp.txt Seeking Public Comment and Review on the Experimental Enhanced Data Display (EDD) through February 23, 2014 Through February 23, 2014, NWS is seeking public comment and review on the Experimental Enhanced Data Display (EDD). Developed at the Pilot Project at the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Charleston, WV, the EDD is a web-based cross-browser GIS viewer that provides a single interface to access a wide variety of NWS weather data in a Google maps format. There are many interactive components and tools provided with EDD that allow users to layer and manipulate the data to their needs. The experimental EDD service is online at: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:48:37 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13ertool_kas.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13ertool_kas.txt Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response Tool Through March 19, 2014 NWS is seeking user comments on its Emergency Response Tool (ERTool) through March 19, 2014. The NWS Weather Forecast Office in New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX) and Southern Region Headquarters (SRH) are testing a new Web Page designed for mobile devices. This page, designed for emergency managers and first responders, would bring our most popular services into easily accessible buttons that would allow the end user to access the data they need quickly. The Emergency Response Tool is available at the following URL: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:22:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13exp_ice_storm_index.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13exp_ice_storm_index.txt Soliciting Comments Until March 15, 2013, on an Experimental Scaled Predictive Ice Storm Aftermath Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:43:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13exp_ice_storm_index_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13exp_ice_storm_index_aaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments Until April 15, 2014, on an Experimental Scaled Predictive Ice Storm Aftermath Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:43:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13exp_lr_river_flood_risk_web.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13exp_lr_river_flood_risk_web.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Long Range River Flood Risk web page through August 31, 2013 Effective on or after March 18, 2013, and continuing through August 31, 2013, the NWS is seeking user feedback on the Experimental Long Range River Flood Risk Web page, which displays long range (3 month) risks of minor, moderate and major river flooding. Currently, long range flood probabilistic forecasts are produced by NWS Ensemble Streamflow Prediction (ESP) for thousands of river and stream forecast locations across the nation. This web page provides a single, nationally consistent view of these services. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:05:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13exp_swpc_products.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13exp_swpc_products.txt Soliciting Comments through February 12, 2013, on Two Experimental Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) Products Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:19:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13expanded_atan_mixedcase.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13expanded_atan_mixedcase.txt Use of Mixed Case Letters in Area Forecast Discussion, Regional Weather Summary and Local Public Information Statement Products at Select Weather Forecast Offices Effective on or about July 31, 2013 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:08:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13experimental_probabability_of_exceedance.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13experimental_probabability_of_exceedance.txt Extending Comment Period for the Experimental Probability of Exceedance Forecast for Precipitation and Snowfall Product through August 31, 2014 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:26:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13expndfd_map_viewer.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13expndfd_map_viewer.txt Soliciting Comments through May 31, 2013, on an Experimental National Digital Forecast Database Map Viewer Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:02:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13expndfd_map_viewer_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13expndfd_map_viewer_aaa.txt Amended: Extending Comment Period on Increasing the Resolution in the National Digital Forecast Database Until December 31, 2013 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:11:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13expndfd_map_vieweraaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13expndfd_map_vieweraaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments through December 31, 2013, on an Experimental National Digital Forecast Database Map Viewer Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:41:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13extended_tropical_outlook.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13extended_tropical_outlook.txt Soliciting Comments on National Hurricane Center Experimental Extended Tropical Weather Outlook Through November 30, 2013 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:10:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13extended_tropical_outlookcca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13extended_tropical_outlookcca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments on National Hurricane Center Experimental Extended Tropical Weather Outlook Through November 30, 2013 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:56:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13floodsafety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13floodsafety.txt Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22, 2013 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:46:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13gfs_mos.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13gfs_mos.txt Soliciting Comments on Proposed Additions to the Global Forecast System (GFS)-Based Gridded MOS Products over the CONUS and Alaska through December 6, 2013 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:00:16 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13gfslegacy.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13gfslegacy.txt Soliciting Public Comments through February 20, 2013, on the Removal of NCEP’s Legacy Global Forecast System (GFS) Low-Resolution Products Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:19:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13greatlakes_wave.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13greatlakes_wave.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Maximum Wave Height in Great Lakes Open Lake Forecast (GLF) through June 18, 2014 NWS is seeking user comments on the Experimental Maximum Wave Height in the Great Lakes Open Lake Forecast (GLF) through June 18, 2014. The NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO)s in Chicago (LOT) and Detroit (DTX) are testing an experimental enhancement to their Open Lakes Forecast (GLF). These WFOS are adding the maximum wave height, expressed as occasional wave height, which is the average of the highest 1/10 waves whenever wave heights of six feet or higher are forecast. Currently, NWS typically provides the significant wave height, which is the average of the highest one-third waves, in marine forecasts. The average wave height of the highest 1/10 of waves observed is approximately 1.26 times the significant wave height. The inclusion of H1/10 wave height into the GLF provides a more descriptive and accurate assessment of the wave field expected for any particular time across a given marine zone. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:23:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13hpc_day67qpf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13hpc_day67qpf.txt Comments Sought on Experimental HPC Day 6 and 7 Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts by April 30, 2013 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:46:22 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13hpc_name_change.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13hpc_name_change.txt Change of the Name of the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center to Weather Prediction Center Effective March 5, 2013 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:21:44 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13ibw.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13ibw.txt Comments Requested Starting April 1, 2013, on Modification of Severe Convective Warnings and Associated Follow-Up Statements to Emphasize Impacts Intensity, and Recommended Actions via Bulleted Messaging and Coded Tag Lines Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:07:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13idss_em.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13idss_em.txt Comments Sought by August 23, 2013 on Proposed Enhanced Impact-Based Decision Support Services For the Emergency Management Community NWS is soliciting comments by August 23, 2013, on a Service Description Document (SDD) describing proposed enhanced impact- based decision support services (IDSS) for the emergency management community supporting events/incidents impacting safety of life and property. Fri, 24 May 2013 10:55:27 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13idss_em_amended.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13idss_em_amended.txt Amended: Extending Comment Period through September 23, 2013, on Proposed Enhanced Impact-Based Decision Support Services for the Emergency Management Community Amended to extend the comment period through September 23, 2013 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:07:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13idss_emc.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13idss_emc.txt Seeking Stakeholder Input for March 2014 Revision of Service Description Document on Proposed Enhanced Impact-Based Decision Support Services for the Emergency Management Community NWS solicited comments, between May 24 and September 23, 2013, on a Service Description Document (SDD) describing proposed enhanced impact-based decision support services (IDSS) for the emergency management community, supporting events or incidents impacting safety of life and property. For more information on this SDD see: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:42:18 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13lightning_strike_density.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13lightning_strike_density.txt Soliciting Comments until June 3, 2014 on an Experimental Lightning Strike Density product (Offshore Waters) Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:07:44 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13logo_usage.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13logo_usage.txt Online Request Service for License to use NOAA Emblem or NWS Logo Effective March 20, 2013 The NOAA emblem and NWS logo are trademarked visual identifiers of NOAA and NWS, respectively. Authority for external parties to use these visual identifiers is held by the Department of Commerce (DOC) under Department Administrative Order (DAO) 201-1. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:11:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13lwxsnow.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13lwxsnow.txt Seeking Public Comment and Review on Experimental Probabilistic Snowfall Internet Graphical Products in the Baltimore/Washington Area Through April 30, 2014 Beginning November 15, 2013, through April 30, 2014, NWS is seeking public review and comment on experimental probabilistic snowfall internet graphical products to be issued as part of the Pilot Project at the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Sterling, VA, serving Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas. The experimental probabilistic snowfall forecasts are available online at: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:01:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13maps_widget.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13maps_widget.txt Soliciting Comments on the Customizable Mapping Widget and Mobile Web Page Through March 19, 2014 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:05:43 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13maps_widgetaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13maps_widgetaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting comments on the Customizable Mapping Widget and Mobile Web Page through July 2015 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:17:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13nwps_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13nwps_exp.txt Soliciting Comments on the NWPS Model Experimental Output through June 30, 2014 The NWS is seeking user comments on the Nearshore Wave Prediction System (NWPS) Model Experimental Output through June 30, 2014. The NWPS wave model is run locally and used operationally at many coastal Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs). NWS displays experimental NWPS output products on the Southern Region coastal WFO websites and Southern Region Headquarters website. Output includes displays of winds, significant wave height and peak wave direction as well as other wind, wave, and ocean parameters. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:42:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13nwws_ote.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13nwws_ote.txt NOAA Weather Wire Service-2 Operational Test and Evaluation Phase 1 Scheduled from September 13 to December 18, 2013 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:44:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13offshore_high_seas.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13offshore_high_seas.txt Amended: Experimental Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Effective Wednesday March 20, 2013 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:54:20 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13offshore_highseas.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13offshore_highseas.txt Experimental Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Effective Wednesday March 20, 2013 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:50:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13phish.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13phish.txt Improvements to Experimental Probabilistic Hurricane Inundation Surge Height (PHISH) Products Effective July 25, 2013 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:41:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13radar_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13radar_removal.txt Soliciting Public Comments through April 26, 2013 on the Removal of NCEP’s Legacy Radar Graphics Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:52:17 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13rdplan.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13rdplan.txt Comment Sought on draft NOAA Five Year Research and Development (R&D) Plan from May 3-June 3 2013 Tue, 07 May 2013 19:21:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13rdplan_release.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13rdplan_release.txt Release of NOAA Five Year Research and Development (R and D) Plan on September 24, 2013 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:09:36 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13redflag_bullet.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13redflag_bullet.txt Soliciting Comments until September 30, 2014, on Experimental Enhanced Format Red Flag Warnings (RFW) Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:13:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13rfc_river_map.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13rfc_river_map.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental River Forecast Center Decision Support Map Through January 1, 2014 NWS is seeking comments on the Experimental River Forecast Center (RFC) Decision Support Map through January 1, 2014. The NWS West Gulf RFC and Arkansas Red Basin RFC are testing a new Hydrologic Decision Support Map service that melds a variety of spatial data products on the same background map to aide analysis and decision making. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:56:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13ripcurrentweek.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13ripcurrentweek.txt National Rip Current and Beach Safety Week June 2-8, 2013 Wed, 29 May 2013 15:45:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13rrs.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13rrs.txt Scheduled Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS) Radiosonde Hardware and Workstation Subsystem (RWS) Build 2.3 System Test Scheduled for January to April 2013 Using Test Headers Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:19:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13spc_exp_day4-8drythunder.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13spc_exp_day4-8drythunder.txt Soliciting Comments until July 30, 2013, on National Centers for Environmental Prediction Storm Prediction Center Dry Thunderstorm Fire Weather Outlooks for Days 4-8, CONUS Only Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:51:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13spc_exp_day4-8drythunder_cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13spc_exp_day4-8drythunder_cca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments until July 30, 2013, on National Centers for Environmental Prediction Storm Prediction Center Dry Thunderstorm Fire Weather Outlooks for Days 4-8, CONUS Only Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:11:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13spcmixedcase.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13spcmixedcase.txt Use of Mixed Case Letters in the NWS Storm Prediction Center Public Severe Weather Outlook Product Effective on or about July 31, 2013 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:08:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13sr_enhance_rayleigh_cwf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13sr_enhance_rayleigh_cwf.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Enhanced Coastal Waters Forecast Using Rayleigh Distribution for Wave Heights through June 18, 2014 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:14:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13sumrdash.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13sumrdash.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Aviation Summer Weather Dashboard June 26, 2013, to October 31, 2013 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:23:44 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13sup-wx-info.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13sup-wx-info.txt Soliciting Comments through April 1, 2014, on an Experimental Provision of Supplemental Public Safety Information Before, During and After High Impact Weather Events Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:50:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13surge_tide_datum.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13surge_tide_datum.txt Soliciting Comments on Experimental Probabilistic Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge and Tide above Datum Through November 30, 2013 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:43:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13tafb_danger_graphic.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13tafb_danger_graphic.txt Extension of Comment Period for Experimental Wind Speed Probabilities-Based Tropical Cyclone Danger Graphic From May 13, 2013, Through November 30, 2013 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:22:51 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13tafb_satellite_rain.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13tafb_satellite_rain.txt Extending Comment period for Experimental Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Precipitation Estimates (QPE) from May 15, 2013 Through November 30, 2013 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:22:51 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13tampa_marine.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13tampa_marine.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Tampa Bay Marine Channel Forecast through June 1, 2013 The NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Tampa Bay Area is seeking user comments on the Experimental Tampa Bay Marine Channel Forecast from through June 1, 2013. The Tampa Bay Marine Channel Forecast was developed as part of WFO Tampa Bay’s Weather Ready Nation Pilot objective. The Marine Channel Forecast uses local NWS digital forecast data for six of the seven weather elements in the product: winds, gusts, waves, weather, rain chance, and hazards. For the seventh element, water level relative to mean sea level, Marine Channel Forecast currently populates data from the Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System (ESTOFS) model produced by the NWS’s Ocean Prediction Center (OPC). Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:19:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13tampa_marine_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13tampa_marine_aaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments until June 11, 2014, on the Experimental Tampa Bay Marine Channel Forecast Amended to extend comment period through June 11, 2014. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:51:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13tropgraphics.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13tropgraphics.txt Extending Comment Period for Experimental Tropical Cyclone Impacts Graphics through November 30, 2013 Thu, 02 May 2013 17:28:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13udaf_comments cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13udaf_comments cca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments until July 15, 2014, on the Experimental User Defined Area Forecast Point-and- Click Web Application Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:37:47 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13udaf_comments.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13udaf_comments.txt Soliciting Comments until July 15, 2014, on the Experimental User Defined Area Forecast Point-and-Click Web Application Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:30:38 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13videocast.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13videocast.txt Extending Comment Period for Experimental National Hurricane Center Videocasts Through November 30, 2013 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:12:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13wafs.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13wafs.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental World Area Forecast System Grid Visualization from June 26, 2013, to July 26, 2013 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:23:44 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13wcatwc_spanish.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13wcatwc_spanish.txt Soliciting Comments on Experimental Spanish Tsunami Messages for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico through December 31, 2013 Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:40:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13wcatwc_spanishcca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13wcatwc_spanishcca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments on Experimental Spanish Tsunami Messages for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico through December 31, 2013 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:40:36 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13wcosseval.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13wcosseval.txt Comments Sought on Evaluation of WCOSS Output Data by June 28, 2013 Thu, 30 May 2013 19:42:41 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13webportal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13webportal.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental National Marine Weather Web Portal through July 31, 2014 Effective immediately, and continuing through July 31, 2014, NWS is seeking user feedback on the Experimental National Marine Weather Web Portal: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:27:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13wrn.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13wrn.txt Release of The Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap 2.0 on April 24, 2013 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:14:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14-27impact_maps_discontinued.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14-27impact_maps_discontinued.txt Discontinuing Experimental Aviation Impact Maps Effective August 8, 2014 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:09:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14cphc_mixed_case.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14cphc_mixed_case.txt Use of Mixed-Case Letters in Select NWS National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center Products Effective on or about May 15, 2014 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:27:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14cwf_rayleighaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14cwf_rayleighaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting comments on the Experimental Enhanced Coastal Waters Forecast Using Rayleigh Distribution for Wave Heights through Sept. 30, 2015 Amended to extend comment period through September 30, 2015, and to expand to other Southern Region Coastal Weather Forecast Offices Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:58:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14day1-3outlooks.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14day1-3outlooks.txt Soliciting Comments on the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Experimental Categorical Day 1-3 Convective Outlooks through June 17, 2014 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:24:20 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14dont-fry_heat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14dont-fry_heat.txt "Don’t Fry Day," May 23, 2014: Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2014 Season Wed, 21 May 2014 15:00:37 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14end_mvf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14end_mvf.txt Soliciting Comments until October 31, 2014, on Discontinuing the Coded Marine Verification Forecast (MVF) Effective immediately and continuing through October 31, 2014, the NWS is seeking comments on its proposal to discontinue the Coded Marine Verification Forecast (MVF). Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:33:50 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14enhanced_fwf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14enhanced_fwf.txt Soliciting Comments from April 8, 2014, until July 1, 2014, on an Experimental Enhanced Format for Fire Weather Planning Forecasts (FWF) from Select Southern Region(SR) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:30:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14er_tool14.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14er_tool14.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response Tool Through July 2015 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:58:50 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14er_tool14cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14er_tool14cca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response Tool Through July 2015 -- Corrected comment deadlines Corrected to change date in next paragraph to July 31, 2015. Previously amended to extend comment period through July 2015. NWS is seeking user comments on its Emergency Response Tool (ERTool) through July 31, 2015. The NWS Weather Forecast Office in New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX), and Southern Region Headquarters (SRH) are testing a new Web Page designed for mobile devices. This page, designed for emergency managers and first responders, would bring our most popular services into easily accessible buttons that would allow the end user to access the data they need quickly. The Emergency Response Tool is available at the following URL: http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/ertool/ Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental product by using the brief survey and comment form available online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NWSERT Comments will be collected from August 8, 2013 until July 31, 2015. At that time, the NWS will evaluate feedback to determine whether to transition the ERTool to operational status, discontinue it, or revise and extend the experimental feedback period. For questions regarding this notice or the ERTool, contact: Kenneth Graham Meteorologist in Charge NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge 985-649-0357 x222 Kenneth.Graham@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:11:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14exp_crp_graphic.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14exp_crp_graphic.txt Soliciting Comments until September 3, 2014, on the Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage from the NWS Corpus Christi, Texas, Weather Forecast Office Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:19:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14exp_hwo_eax.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14exp_hwo_eax.txt Soliciting Comments until January 1, 2015, on the Experimental Hazardous Weather Outlook Briefing Package from the WFO Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:53:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14exp_model_spectrum.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14exp_model_spectrum.txt Soliciting Comments until July 30, 2014, on the Experimental Model Spread/Spectrum Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:00:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14exp_model_spectrumcca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14exp_model_spectrumcca.txt Corrected - Soliciting Comments until July 30, 2014, on the Experimental Model Spread/Spectrum Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:37:34 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14exp_waterspout_coding.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14exp_waterspout_coding.txt NWS is accepting comments on the experimental addition of Waterspout coding to the Special Marine Warning in the Great Lakes of Superior, Huron, and Michigan through November 4, 2014 NWS is seeking comments on the experimental addition of a forecast tag labeled "WATERSPOUTS" at the bottom of Special Marine Warnings and Marine Weather Statements that follow-up Special Marine Warnings. The evaluation period ends November 4, 2014. The NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Duluth, MN (WFO DLH), Marquette, MI (WFO MQT), Gaylord, MI (WFO APX), Green Bay, WI (WFO GRB), Milwaukee, WI (WFO MKX), Chicago, IL (WFO LOT), Northern Indiana (WFO IWX), Grand Rapids, MI (WFO GRR) and Detroit, MI (WFO DTX) are testing this experimental enhancement to Special Marine Warning Products. These Special Marine Warning and Marine Weather Statements now include a tag at the end of the product which designates the threat expected: Waterspout, Wind, or Hail. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:59:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14exphurr_tcv.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14exphurr_tcv.txt Soliciting Comments on an Experimental Hurricane Local Watch/Warning Product through November 21, 2014 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14fa_comments.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14fa_comments.txt Solicitation of Comments for Transition of Select Area Forecasts (FA) to Digital and Graphical Alternatives Continues until August 4, 2014 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:01:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14forecast_obs_widget.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14forecast_obs_widget.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments on the Adaptable NWS Forecast/Observation Widget through August 2015 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:13:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14forecast_widget.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14forecast_widget.txt Soliciting Comments until April 22, 2014, on the Adaptable NWS Forecast/Observation Widget Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:32:26 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14gerling_hanson_plots_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14gerling_hanson_plots_aaa.txt Amended: Comments sought through October 15, 2015, on the Experimental Gerling-Hanson Wind Wave Plots Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:54:40 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14gfs_legacy_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14gfs_legacy_removal.txt Soliciting Public Comments through March 21, 2014 on the Removal of GFS-based products The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is seeking comments through March 21, 2014, on a proposal to stop producing several obsolete products based on output from the Global Forecast System (GFS) model. Legacy products being suggested for removal include gridded, text and graphical products listed below. If NWS decides to terminate a product, it will be removed from all dissemination sources, including NOAAPORT, the NCEP and NWS ftp server and all other sources. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:16:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14heat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14heat.txt Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Safety Guidance for 2014 Mon, 12 May 2014 17:41:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14hls_interactive_reader.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14hls_interactive_reader.txt Soliciting comments on Experimental Hurricane Local Statement Interactive Text Reader Through November 30, 2014 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:58:51 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14hls_spanish_brownsville.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14hls_spanish_brownsville.txt Soliciting Comments until November 30, 2014, on Experimental Spanish Language Hurricane Local Statement issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Brownsville, TX Effective immediately and continuing through November 30, 2014, the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Brownsville, TX, is seeking feedback on its Experimental Spanish Language Hurricane Local Statement (HLS). Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:47:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14hrmos_pqpf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14hrmos_pqpf.txt Soliciting Public Comments through July 30, 2014, on Experimental High-Resolution Model Output Statistics (HRMOS) Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (PQPF) Guidance Through July 30, 2014, NWS is seeking user feedback on the experimental Global Forecast System (GFS)-based High Resolution Gridded Model Output Statistics (HRMOS) probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecast (PQPF) guidance. The experimental HRMOS PQPF guidance provides gridded probabilities for multiple precipitation exceedance thresholds for 6- and 12-h periods in the 12-156 h range over the continental United States. Predicted precipitation amounts are for 4-km square boxes of the 4-km Hydrologic Rainfall Analysis Project (HRAP) grid, which is Polar Stereographic. PQPFs on this grid are interpolated to the CONUS 2.5 km National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) grid, which is Lambert Conformal Conic, for dissemination. For the 6-h periods, the precipitation exceedance thresholds are 0.10. 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00 and 2.00 inch and greater; for the 12-h periods 3.00 inch and greater is an additional threshold. Wed, 28 May 2014 20:04:42 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14hurricane_local_statemt.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14hurricane_local_statemt.txt Soliciting Comments on Proposed Changes to the Hurricane Local Statement through November 21, 2014 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14hwrf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14hwrf.txt Soliciting Comments through April 23, 2014 on Modifying Product Dissemination Time of Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) System Products Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:07:34 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14ibw.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14ibw.txt Soliciting Comments until November 4, 2014, on Expanded Experimental Impact Based Warnings Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:51:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14icons_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14icons_exp.txt Soliciting Comments until March 28, 2014, on Proposed Changes to NWS Point Forecast Icons Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:21:48 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14idss_em.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14idss_em.txt Seeking Comments on Revised Service Description (SDD) Document for Proposed Enhanced Impact-Based Decision Support Services for the Emergency Management Community by August 31, 2014 NWS is soliciting comments by August 31, 2014, on an SDD describing proposed enhanced impact-based decision support services (IDSS) for the emergency management community and other government core partners. These services support events and incidents impacting the safety of life and property. Fri, 16 May 2014 18:18:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14national-fret_update.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14national-fret_update.txt Comment Period on Experimental Forecast of Reference Crop Evapotranspiration (FRET) for Short Canopy Vegetation Through December 5, 2014 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:47:19 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14nhc_5-day.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14nhc_5-day.txt Soliciting Comments on National Hurricane Center Experimental Five-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook through November 30, 2014 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14nids_map.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14nids_map.txt Soliciting Comments until April 25, 2014, on New Map Interface for NWS Point Forecast Pages Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:04:40 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14nwp_model.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14nwp_model.txt Seeking Input by July 3, 2014, on Expanded Access to National Weather Service Numerical Weather Prediction Model Information Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14offshore_highseas_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14offshore_highseas_aaa.txt Experimental Period Extended until at least March 31, 2015, for the Experimental Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:51:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14offshore_highseas_aab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14offshore_highseas_aab.txt Amended: Adjusting Issuance Times for Experimental Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Effective September 16, 2014 Notice amended to change issuance times. Effective Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 16:10 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NDFD will change the issuance times for experimental gridded forecasts of marine elements over Atlantic and Pacific offshore waters and high seas forecast areas. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:39:51 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14prob_snow_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14prob_snow_exp.txt Soliciting Comments until April 30, 2015, on the Expansion of Experimental Probabilistic Storm Total Snow Products for Four NWS Eastern Region (ER) Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:22:27 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14ptwc_intl.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14ptwc_intl.txt Soliciting Comments on Experimental International Tsunami Products for the Pacific Basin through September 30, 2014 NWS is seeking comments on Experimental International Tsunami Products for the Pacific Basin through September 30, 2014. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) is testing graphical and forecast statistical products that enhance information provided to non-US Pacific countries, with the exception of Canada. These products are issued for information only in support of the UNESCO/IOC Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:36:18 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14ptwc_intlaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14ptwc_intlaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments on Experimental International Tsunami Products for the Pacific Basin through September 23, 2014 Amended to change comment period to September 23, 2014 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:57:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14public_safety_ext.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14public_safety_ext.txt Soliciting comments through April 1, 2015, on an experimental service: NWS Provision of Supplemental Public Safety Information before, during and after High Impact Weather events. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:29:19 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14qpe.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14qpe.txt Amended: Extending Comment Period for Experimental Graphic Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) and Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPF) through November 30, 2014 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:33:19 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14rfc_mapaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14rfc_mapaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments on the Experimental River Forecast Center Decision Support Map Through April 1, 2015 Amended to extend comment period through April 1, 2015, and to add two additional participating River Forecast Centers (RFC) Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:04:41 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14safeboating.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14safeboating.txt National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014 NWS and the National Safe Boating Council will partner again this year for National Safe Boating Week May 17-23. The week will highlight relevant weather and safety-specific Public Service Announcements for the recreational boating public. Topics will include: Thu, 15 May 2014 11:25:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14spcday4-8outlooks.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14spcday4-8outlooks.txt Soliciting Comments until June 17, 2014, on the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Experimental Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlooks Fri, 16 May 2014 18:18:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14sr_wind_compression_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14sr_wind_compression_exp.txt Soliciting Comments on the NWS Experimental Wind Compression Decision Support Graphic at the Fort Worth, TX, CWSU (ZFW) from January 10 through October 1, 2014 Effective Friday, January 10, 2014, at 1700 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) through October 1, 2014, a compression decision support graphic will be posted to the CWSU ZFW web portal. Aircraft traffic compression occurs when aircraft flying Standard Terminal Arrivals (STARS), following one behind the other, lose adequate horizontal separation from each other. The conditions that create this situation are usually a rapid change in wind direction and speed with respect to altitude and between the two aircraft. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:18:41 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14stormsurge_map.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14stormsurge_map.txt Soliciting comments for Experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map through November 30, 2014 Fri, 23 May 2014 12:02:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14svr.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14svr.txt Seeking Comment and Review on Experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics, CONUS only, through December 11, 2014 Beginning July 1, 2014, through December 11, 2014, NWS is seeking public comment and review on experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics. The experimental graphics are available online at: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:32:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14tafb-tc_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14tafb-tc_aaa.txt Amended: Extension of comment period for Experimental Wind Speed Probabilities-Based Tropical Cyclone Danger Graphic through November 30, 2014 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:26:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14tampa_marine_aab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14tampa_marine_aab.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments until August 25, 2015 on the Experimental Tampa Bay Marine Channel Forecast Amended to extend comment period through August 25, 2015 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:57:43 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14tc_grids.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14tc_grids.txt Comments Solicited from August 19, 2014, through November 30, 2014 on Experimental Tropical Cyclone Threat Grids Added to the National Digital Forecast Database Effective August 19, 2014, NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) will begin providing, on an experimental basis, four Tropical Cyclone Threat grids in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:57:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14tcig.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14tcig.txt Extending Comment Period for Experimental Tropical Cyclone Impacts Graphics through November 30, 2014 Tue, 06 May 2014 16:08:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14tsunamiweek.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14tsunamiweek.txt Tsunami Preparedness Week March 23-29, 2014 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:48:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14wpc_short-range_charts.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14wpc_short-range_charts.txt Soliciting Comments until August 11, 2014, on a Proposed Change in the Display Options of the Short- Range Weather Charts Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:34:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2003_strategicplan_cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2003_strategicplan_cca.txt SUBJECT CORRECTED - DRAFT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2003 THROUGH 2008 NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THROUGH JUNE 21 2003 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2003cpcchange.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2003cpcchange.txt SUBJECT CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY JULY 18 2003 ON PROPOSED PROBABILITY FORMAT CHANGES TO ONE-MONTH AND THREE-MONTH OUTLOOKS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2004fairwx.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2004fairwx.txt NOAA/NWS PROPOSED POLICY ON PARTNERSHIPS IN THE PROVISION OF WEATHER...WATER...CLIMATE AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW THROUGH MAY 14 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2004fairwxextend.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2004fairwxextend.txt UPDATED: NOAA/NWS PROPOSED POLICY ON PARTNERSHIPS IN THE PROVISION OF WEATHER ...WATER ...CLIMATE AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION: PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FROM MAY 14 2004 TO JUNE 30 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2004firewxpolicy.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2004firewxpolicy.txt AMENDED NOAA/NWS FIRE WEATHER SITE-SPECIFIC FORECAST POLICY...EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2004nwsi10_501.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2004nwsi10_501.txt CHANGE IN EFFECTIVE DATE OF NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INSTRUCTION /NWSI/ 10-501...WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE /WFO/ STATEMENTS...SUMMARIES...TABLES PRODUCTS SPECIFICATION Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:23 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2006_eta_mos.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2006_eta_mos.txt COMMENT REQUEST: PROPOSED TERMINATION OF ETA-BASED MOS PRODUCTS Tue, 22 Aug 2006 15:19:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2006_exp_cyclone_comment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2006_exp_cyclone_comment.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 ON EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT Tue, 02 May 2006 17:20:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2006_exp_prob_stormsurge.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2006_exp_prob_stormsurge.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 ON EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS Fri, 05 May 2006 13:21:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2006_exp_svr_icing.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2006_exp_svr_icing.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL CIP ICING SEVERITY BEGINNING JULY 26 2006 Wed, 26 Jul 2006 14:47:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2006_exp_tropcycl_haz_grph.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2006_exp_tropcycl_haz_grph.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 Tue, 27 Jun 2006 15:12:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2006flood_safety_awareness_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2006flood_safety_awareness_week.txt 2006 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK Wed, 15 Mar 2006 20:33:20 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2006ripcurrent.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2006ripcurrent.txt 2006 RIP CURRENT AWARENESS WEEK: JUNE 4-10 2006: BREAK THE GRIP OF THE RIP Thu, 01 Jun 2006 17:53:34 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_amnd_port_fcstts.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_amnd_port_fcstts.txt AMENDED: SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL GREAT LAKES CODED PORT FORECAST PRODUCT BEGINNING OCTOBER 3 2006 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_drought_forecast_cat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_drought_forecast_cat.txt CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH JUNE 1 2007 ON A PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE FORECAST TREND CATEGORIES FOR THE U.S. DROUGHT OUTLOOK. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 12:16:19 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_excess_prepcip_2-3day.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_excess_prepcip_2-3day.txt EXPERIMENTAL ENHANCEMENT OF GRIDDED EXCESSIVE PRECIPITATION FORECAST PRODUCT TO INCLUDE GRIDDED DAY 2 AND DAY 3 FORECASTS Tue, 08 May 2007 12:17:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_flood_safety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_flood_safety.txt 2007 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK Mon, 05 Mar 2007 18:01:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_lightning_safety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_lightning_safety.txt 2007 NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN Thu, 14 Jun 2007 17:41:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_marine_wx_message.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_marine_wx_message.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE PRODUCT THROUGH JULY 31 2008 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_oregon_sci_nwr_recall.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_oregon_sci_nwr_recall.txt VOLUNTARY RECALL OF FOUR OREGON SCIENTIFIC WEATHER RADIO RECEIVERS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_rss_info_srvc_db.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_rss_info_srvc_db.txt NEW RSS FEED OF NWS DATABASE OF INFORMATION SERVICE CHANGES NOW AVAILABLE Fri, 20 Apr 2007 16:37:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_storm_based_wrng.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_storm_based_wrng.txt NATIONWIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF STORM-BASED WARNINGS BEGINNING OCTOBER 1 2007 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_storm_surge.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_storm_surge.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 15 2007 Fri, 04 May 2007 17:01:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007aaa_exp_trop_cycl_haz_graph.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007aaa_exp_trop_cycl_haz_graph.txt AMENDED: SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2007 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007cca_excess_prepcip_2-3day.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007cca_excess_prepcip_2-3day.txt CORRECTED: EXPERIMENTAL ENHANCEMENT OF GRIDDED EXCESSIVE PRECIPITATION FORECAST PRODUCT TO INCLUDE GRIDDED DAY 2 AND DAY 3 FORECASTS Tue, 05 Jun 2007 17:37:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007exp_ceiling_visiblty_analysis.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007exp_ceiling_visiblty_analysis.txt REQUESTING COMMENTS ON THE EXPERIMENTAL NATIONAL CEILING AND VISIBILITY ANALYSIS PRODUCTS FROM SEPTEMBER 6 TO OCTOBER 6 2007 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007exp_graph_trop_outlook.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007exp_graph_trop_outlook.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2007 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 18:42:51 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007exp_trop_cycl_haz_graph.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007exp_trop_cycl_haz_graph.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2007 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007terminate_ngm_lamp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007terminate_ngm_lamp.txt COMMENT REQUEST: PLANNED TERMINATION OF THE NESTED GRID MODEL /NGM/- BASED LOCAL AWIPS MOS SYSTEM /LAMP/ PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2008flood_safety_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2008flood_safety_week.txt 2008 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2013lightningawarenessweek.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2013lightningawarenessweek.txt 2013 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 23-30, 2013 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:13:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_1_inch_hail.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_1_inch_hail.txt CURRENTLY SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 30 2009 REGARDING CHANGING THE MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION FOR ISSUING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENTS THE NWS IS CONSIDERING CHANGING THE MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION IT USES FOR ISSUING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING /SVR/ AND SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT /SVS/ PRODUCTS FROM 3/4 INCH /PENNY/ DIAMETER OR LARGER TO 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER. NO CHANGE IS BEING PROPOSED TO THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND CRITERION: WIND GUSTS EQUAL TO OR IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS /58 MPH/. COMMENTS REGARDING THIS PROPOSED CHANGE SHOULD BE BY NOVEMBER 30 2009 TO: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=1INCHA-WR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN REGION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/... THE NWS CURRENTLY ISSUES SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS WHENEVER A THUNDERSTORM IS FORECAST TO CONTAIN HAIL SIZE 3/4 INCH /PENNY/ DIAMETER OR LARGER. ON AN EXPERIMENTAL BASIS...CENTRAL AND WESTERN REGION WFOS ARE USING THE PROPOSED 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION TO ISSUE SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS UNTIL OCTOBER 31 2009 AND NOVEMBER 30 2009... RESPECTIVELY. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENTS /PDD/ FOR THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLISTE.PHP SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES /SCN/ ANNOUNCING THE CR AND WR EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS ARE ALSO ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-36WR_HAIL_EXP.TXT AND HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIFICATION/SCN09-19HAIL_CHANGE.TXT UPON THE COMPLETION OF THESE EXPERIMENTAL PERIODS AND THE CLOSE OF THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT /PNS/ COMMENT PERIOD...THE NWS WILL EVALUATE ALL RECEIVED COMMENTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO PROCEED WITH THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION CHANGE. IF THE PROPOSED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MINIMUM HAIL SIZE CRITERION CHANGE IS APPROVED...ALL NWS WFOS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES /CONUS/ AND OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES /OCONUS/ WILL BEGIN ISSUING SVR AND SVS PRODUCTS FOR THUNDERSTORMS FORECAST TO CONTAIN MINIMUM HAIL SIZE 1 INCH /QUARTER/ DIAMETER OR LARGER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER TUESDAY JANUARY 5 2010. A SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED WITH A MINIMUM 30 DAY ADVANCE LEAD TIME ANNOUNCING THIS CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT: JOHN FERREE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER BRANCH 120 DAVID L. BOREN BLVD, SUITE 2312 NORMAN OK 73072 405-325-2209 JOHN.FERREE@NOAA.GOV NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM $$ NNNN Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:44:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_6-29powout.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_6-29powout.txt SUBJECT: EMERGENCY PLANNED POWER OUTAGE AT AVIATION WEATHER CENTER SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 29 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_ahps042904.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_ahps042904.txt NATIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF SUITE OF ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ WEB PAGES Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_awc_5-20power_outage.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_awc_5-20power_outage.txt EMERGENCY PLANNED POWER OUTTAGE AT AVIATION WEATHER CENTER SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_carolina_web_portal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_carolina_web_portal.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 2007 ON EXPERIMENTAL MARINE WEB PORTAL FOR THE CAROLINAS Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:53:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_climate_webpages.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_climate_webpages.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY OCTOBER 31 2005 ON REORGANIZATION OF EXPERIMENTAL NWS CLIMATE WEB PAGES TO A STANDARDIZED FORMAT Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_conus_precip_web-1.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_conus_precip_web-1.txt NEW NATIONAL MULTI-SENSOR PRECIPITATION ESTIMATES WEB-BASED EXPERIMENTAL SERVICE Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_corr_precip_outlook.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_corr_precip_outlook.txt CORRECTED VERSIONS OF MAY...JUNE...JULY 2005 PRECIPITATION OUTLOOKS /1.5 MONTH LEAD TIME/ FOR CONTIGUOUS U.S. AND ALASKA Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_cpc_survey.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_cpc_survey.txt WEB BASED PUBLIC SURVEY ON NWS CLIMATE PRODUCTS FROM OCTOBER 19 2004 THROUGH NOVEMBER 12 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_db_info_srv_chg.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_db_info_srv_chg.txt NWS DATABASE OF INFORMATION SERVICE CHANGES IS AVAILABLE Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_drought_outlk_comment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_drought_outlk_comment.txt SUBJECT:CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH MARCH 16 2007 ON PROPOSED CHANGE IN SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE FOR THE U.S. SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 19:51:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_er-graphical.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_er-graphical.txt TWO GRAPHICAL FORECAST PRODUCTS APPROVED FOR EASTERN REGION /ER/ OPERATIONS: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 22 2005 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_eta_mos.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_eta_mos.txt COMMENT REQUEST: PROPOSED TERMINATION OF ETA-BASED MOS PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_exp_cyclone_comment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_exp_cyclone_comment.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 ON EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_exp_prob_stormsurge.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_exp_prob_stormsurge.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 ON EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_exp_svr_icing.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_exp_svr_icing.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL CIP ICING SEVERITY BEGINNING JULY 26 2006 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_exp_tropcycl_haz_grph.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_exp_tropcycl_haz_grph.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS GRAPHICS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_exper_ncwf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_exper_ncwf.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR THE NATIONAL CONVECTIVE WEATHER FORECAST /NCWF/ PRODUCT BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 26 2006 Tue, 26 Sep 2006 17:05:39 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_extr_wind_comment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_extr_wind_comment.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 15 2006 FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE EXTREME WIND WARNING PRODUCT Wed, 10 May 2006 17:32:47 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_flood_summary.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_flood_summary.txt SUBJECT DISCONTINUANCE OF NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY NWS IS PROPOSING TO ELIMINATE THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY /WMO HEADER FGUS71 KWBC/ ON DECEMBER 31 2006. THIS PRODUCT IS NORMALLY PROVIDED DURING THE WORK WEEK. IT INCLUDES A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF FLOODING THAT OCCURRED SINCE THE LAST ISSUANCE OF THE PRODUCT. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PRODUCT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER ON THE INTERNET. Wed, 23 Aug 2006 14:28:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_ghg_vtec.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_ghg_vtec.txt INCLUSION OF EXPERIMENTAL VALID TIME EVENT CODE IN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES...EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 20 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_gis_comment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_gis_comment.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION IN GEOSPATIAL FORMAT BY NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:35:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_haz_assess_sched.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_haz_assess_sched.txt SUBJECT:CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH APRIL 20 2007 ON PROPOSED CHANGE IN SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE FOR THE U.S. HAZARDS ASSESSMENT. Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:36:34 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_hazcollect_oat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_hazcollect_oat.txt HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TESTING FROM JUNE 5 TO JULY 21 2006 THE HAZCOLLECT OPERATIONAL ACCEPTANCE TEST IS SCHEDULED FROM JUNE 5 TO JULY 21 2006. HAZCOLLECT IS A SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY THE NWS TO RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NWS SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. Fri, 02 Jun 2006 19:57:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_hazcollect_oat_nov-1.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_hazcollect_oat_nov-1.txt HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TESTING FROM NOVEMBER 7 TO 22 2006 A HAZCOLLECT FIELD OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION IS SCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER 7 TO NOVEMBER 22 2006. HAZCOLLECT IS A SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY NWS TO RELAY EMERGENCY MESSAGES FROM NON-NWS SOURCES USING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND NWS SYSTEMS. Fri, 03 Nov 2006 19:38:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_hazcollect_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_hazcollect_test.txt HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TESTING SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 6 2007 Fri, 02 Feb 2007 14:45:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_hdob.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_hdob.txt DELAY IN AVAILABILITY OF TROPICAL CYCLONE DATA PRODUCTS FROM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WC 130-J RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT ON NWWS...EMWIN...AND NOAAPORT Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_highsurfadvisory.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_highsurfadvisory.txt SUBJECT:CHANGE TO HIGH SURF ADVISORY...EFFECTIVE JULY 8 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_hydro_assess_schedule.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_hydro_assess_schedule.txt SUBJECT PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO ISSUANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE NATIONAL HYDROLOGIC ASSESSMENT Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:25:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_iwin_replacement.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_iwin_replacement.txt REPLACEMENT OF THE INTERACTIVE WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /IWIN/ WEBSITE: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 28 2006 EFFECTIVE AUGUST 28 2006 REQUESTS TO THE INTERACTIVE WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK /IWIN/ WEBSITE WILL BE REDIRECTED TO REPLACEMENT WEB PAGES. Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:36:05 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_lightning_safety_2006.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_lightning_safety_2006.txt 2006 NATIONAL LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK CAMPAIGN Thu, 22 Jun 2006 20:05:25 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_ndfd_verify.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_ndfd_verify.txt NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE /NDFD/ Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_ngmredbookcomments.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_ngmredbookcomments.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY JULY 8 2005 ON THE REMOVAL OF NGM-BASED MOS REDBOOK GRAPHICS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_noaa_envir_policy.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_noaa_envir_policy.txt SUBJECT:NEW NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION POLICY ON PARTNERSHIPS IN THE PROVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION: EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 01 2004. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_nsww2005.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_nsww2005.txt FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER WORKSHOP MARCH 3-5 2005 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_port_fcstts.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_port_fcstts.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL GREAT LAKES PORT FORECAST PRODUCT BEGINNING OCTOBER 3 2006 Wed, 06 Sep 2006 13:11:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_pws_graphical.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_pws_graphical.txt SUBJECT:PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS ON JUNE 1 2005 FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC WIND SPEED GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_pws_text.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_pws_text.txt SUBJECT:PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS ON JUNE 1 2005 FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC WIND SPEED TEXT PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_sp_comment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_sp_comment.txt DRAFT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2005 THROUGH 2010 NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_strategicplan.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_strategicplan.txt SUBJECT A DRAFT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2003 THROUGH 2008 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_tcs-cor.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_tcs-cor.txt CORRECTED: CHANGES TO THE TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY - FIXES /TCS/ PRODUCTS: EFFECTIVE JUNE 1 2008 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_tpex.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_tpex.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS REGARDING EXPERIMENTAL TABULAR PRODUCT EVOLUTION IN EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE /TPEX/ PRODUCTS THROUGH MARCH 12 2008 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:09:28 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_track_chart.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_track_chart.txt SUBJECT:PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACK AND WATCH/WARNING GRAPHICS BEGINS 1 DECEMBER 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_trajcomments.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_trajcomments.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY NOVEMBER 5 2004 ON REMOVAL OF NGM-BASED TRAJECTORY MODEL AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_tweb_terminate_comment.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_tweb_terminate_comment.txt SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BETWEEN APRIL 20 2007 AND MAY 20 2007 ON PROPOSED TERMINATION OF CONUS TRANSCIBED WEATHER BROADCAST /TWEB/ FORECASTS. Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:52:40 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_update_hazcollect_oat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_update_hazcollect_oat.txt UPDATE: HAZCOLLECT NON-WEATHER EMERGENCY MESSAGE TESTING EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 30 2006 Wed, 22 Nov 2006 18:21:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_vtec04-05-28.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_vtec04-05-28.txt VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ AND WATCH BY COUNTY /WBC/ UPDATE 5/28/04 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_vtec9-21.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_vtec9-21.txt VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ AND WATCH BY COUNTY /WBC/ OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION /OTE/ UPDATE Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_vtec_ote.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_vtec_ote.txt VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ AND WATCH BY COUNTY /WBC/ OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION /OTE/ Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_vtec_ote04-08.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_vtec_ote04-08.txt VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ AND WATCH BY COUNTY /WBC/ OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION /OTE/ Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_vtec_ote9-7.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_vtec_ote9-7.txt VALID TIME EVENT CODE /VTEC/ AND WATCH BY COUNTY /WBC/ OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION /OTE/ UPDATE Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_wsr-88d_levelII_modfctn.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_wsr-88d_levelII_modfctn.txt SOLICITING COMMENTS BY MARCH 30 2007 ON MODIFICATIONS TO WSR-88D LEVEL II DATA STREAM AND FORMAT: EFFECTIVE WITH WSR-88D BUILD 10 /JANUARY 2008 BETA TEST/ Fri, 02 Mar 2007 18:10:26 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns_ww_text.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns_ww_text.txt SUBJECT:PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINS ON JUNE 1 2005 FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH/WARNING PRODUCT Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pnslampcnvltg.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pnslampcnvltg.txt Soliciting Public Comments Through November 15, 2013, for Experimental LAMP Convection and Upgraded Lightning Products The NWS is seeking user feedback on the experimental Localized Aviation Model Output Statistics Program (LAMP) Convection and Upgraded Lightning products through November 15, 2013. The LAMP convection and lightning forecast guidance consists of probability forecasts and categorical forecasts (referred to as "potential") in 20-km grid boxes for 2-h periods in the 3-to 25-h range over the CONUS. Convection in a grid box is defined as the occurrence of either radar reflectivity of greater than or equal to 40 dBZ or at least one cloud-to-ground (CTG) lightning strike (or both) during the 2-h valid period. Lightning occurrence in a grid box is defined as at least one CTG lightning strike during the 2-h valid period. The categorical LAMP convection and lightning guidance consists of four objectively defined "potential" categories consisting of "no," "low," "medium," and "high." Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:17:31 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pnsnewsp04.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pnsnewsp04.txt SUBJECT DRAFT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2005 THROUGH 2010 NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2004 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pnsterminatelistings.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pnsterminatelistings.txt SUBJECT: COMMENT REQUEST: PROPOSED REPLACEMENT OF LISTINGS OF COMMERCIAL WEATHER PROVIDERS SERVING THE US AND COMMERCIAL WEATHER VENDOR WEB SITES SERVING THE US. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:24 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov scn01-06akpns.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/scn01-06akpns.txt CHANGES IN ZONE AND LOCAL FORECAST PRODUCTS IN FAIRBANKS ALASKA...EFFECTIVE JANUARY 24 2001 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:41 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov scn03-57rer_pns.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/scn03-57rer_pns.txt SUBJECT IDENTIFIER CHANGE FOR RECORD REPORTS FOR PENSACOLA FLORIDA...EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 5 2003 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:08:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov