Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:51:52 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:39:17 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:39:17 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov admemw010427.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/admemw010427.txt EMWIN TRANSITION UPDATE 4/27/01 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:39:17 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov admemw021304.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/admemw021304.txt EMWIN TRANSITION UPDATE 2/13/04 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:39:18 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:39:18 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:39:18 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns08heat_awareness.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns08heat_awareness.txt EXCESSIVE HEAT GUIDANCE FOR 2008 SEASON Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:27 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:28 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns09heat_awareness.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns09heat_awareness.txt EXCESSIVE HEAT GUIDANCE FOR 2009 SEASON Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:34 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:34 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10_flood_safety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10_flood_safety.txt 2010 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:34 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:34 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:29 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:30 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:31 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:31 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:31 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10facebookupdate.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10facebookupdate.txt NWS Facebook Presence Update Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:31 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10fcc_shared_bands.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10fcc_shared_bands.txt FCC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON USE OF 1675-1710 MHZ FREQUENCY BAND FOR METEOROLOGICAL AIDS SERVICE AND METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE SERVICE Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:31 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:31 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:31 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:32 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/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10hydro_urls.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10hydro_urls.txt NEW URLS FOR HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION WEB PAGES Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:32 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10local_facebook.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10local_facebook.txt National Weather Service Facebook Presence Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:32 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:32 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10madis.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10madis.txt Transition of MADIS Real-Time Processing to NWS Operations Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:32 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10mobile_eecision_serv.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10mobile_eecision_serv.txt Soliciting Public Comments through June 30, 2011 on the Experimental National Mobile Decision Support Services (interactive NWS)for NWS Core Partners Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10spc_thunderstorm.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10spc_thunderstorm.txt Comment Sought Experimental SPC Thunderstorm Outlook until September 30, 2011 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10tafb_marine_grids_cca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10tafb_marine_grids_cca.txt Corrected request for comments for experimental gridded marine products through December 31, 2011 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:33 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns10test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10test.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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:34 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:34 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:34 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11cap_wiki.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11cap_wiki.txt Developers Resource for NWS Alerts Information Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:35 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11floodsafety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11floodsafety.txt 2011 Flood Safety Awareness Week March 14-18, 2011 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:36 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:36 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:36 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:36 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:36 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:37 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:38 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11martin.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11martin.txt Clarification on Sources of Weather Information Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:38 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:38 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:38 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:38 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:38 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:39 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:39 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:39 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:39 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:39 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:39 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:40 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:41 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:41 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:41 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:41 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:41 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:42 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns11twitter.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns11twitter.txt NWS Presence on Twitter Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:42 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:42 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:42 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:42 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:43 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12critical_warnings.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12critical_warnings.txt Critical Warnings Coming to Wireless Emergency Alerts Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:44 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:44 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:44 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:44 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:44 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aad.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12exp_ice_storm_index_aad.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments through April 15, 2015, on an Experimental Sperry-Piltz Ice Accumulation Index at Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:01:44 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:45 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:46 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:46 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:46 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12hazcollect_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12hazcollect_test.txt HazCollect Message Testing on March 27 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:46 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:46 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12heat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12heat.txt Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2012 Season Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:47 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:47 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:47 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:47 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:47 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:47 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:47 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:48 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:48 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:48 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:48 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:48 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:48 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12pqr_model_spectrum.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12pqr_model_spectrum.txt Soliciting Comments through June 30, 2013, on NWS Weather Forecast Office Portland, OR, Model Spectrum Web Page Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12prob_fire.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12prob_fire.txt Soliciting Comments on Experimental Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Probabilistic Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlooks through January 30, 2013 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:49 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12sdm_phone.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12sdm_phone.txt Change in Contact Information for NCEP Senior Duty Meteorologist, Effective Immediately Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12tafb.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12tafb.txt Amended: Soliciting comments for experimental graphicast product: Public comment period deadline extended to December 31, 2012 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 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 $$ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns12wea.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns12wea.txt Warnings Starting to Roll Out on Wireless Emergency Alerts Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:50 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:51 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:51 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:51 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:51 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:51 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:53 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:53 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:53 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:53 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:52 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:53 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:53 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:53 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:54 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13floodsafety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13floodsafety.txt Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22, 2013 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:54 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:54 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:54 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13greatlakes_wave_aab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13greatlakes_wave_aab.txt Updated: Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Maximum Wave Height in Great Lakes Open Lake Forecast (GLF) and Nearshore Forecast (NSH) through December 31, 2017 Updated to extend comment period through December 31, 2017, to solicit additional user feedback to include the experimental maximum wave height in the NSH and GLF at all Great Lakes Weather Forecast Offices (WFO)s. The NWS is seeking user comments on the inclusion of the Experimental Maximum Wave Height in the GLF and NSH at all Great Lakes WFOs through December 31, 2017. NWS WFOs in Chicago (LOT) and Detroit (DTX) have been testing, on an experimental basis, the addition of maximum wave height, expressed as occasional wave height, to their GLF. This experimental enhancement will be now be included in the GLF and NSH for all Great Lakes WFOs. Currently, NWS typically provides significant wave height, which is the average of the highest 1/3 of all waves, in marine forecasts. The average wave height of the highest 1/10 of all waves observed is approximately 1.26 times the significant wave height. The inclusion of H1/10 wave height into the GLF and NSH provides a more descriptive and accurate assessment of the wave field expected for any particular time across a given marine zone. The current operational GLF and NSH products provide a forecast range of the expected Significant Wave Height (HS) across the Great Lakes. HS is defined as the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. For example: .TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO GALES TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT. Adding the average wave height of the highest 1/10 of all waves to the GLF and NSH products, when appropriate, will provide the user with information that could reduce the number of marine accidents on the lakes, saving lives. This new information will follow this template: GLF and NSF: HS with occasional H1/10 WAVES POSSIBLE. For example: .TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO GALES TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES 6 TO 9 FT. OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT. These additions are made as part of the routine forecast provided online at the following Central Region WFOs and will be broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards: WFO Chicago (LOT): http://www.weather.gov/lot/marine WFO Detroit (DTX): http://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/#.WHjuIH2kzRM WFO Duluth (DLH): http://www.weather.gov/dlh/marine WFO Marquette (MQT): http://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/#.WHjvsn2kzRM WFO Gaylord (APX): http://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/#.WHjwJH2kzRM WFO Milwaukee (MKX): http://www.weather.gov/mkx/local-marine WFO Green Bay (GRB): http://www.weather.gov/grb/marine WFO Northern Indiana (IWX): http://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/#.WHjyEH2kzRM WFO Grand Rapids (GRR): http://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/#.WHjyUX2kzRM WFO Cleveland (CLE): http://www.weather.gov/cle/Marine WFO Buffalo (BUF): http://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/#.WHjzBn2kzRM For details on this product enhancement please see http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDDMaximumWaveHeightinGLF2017%20 .pdf Please provide comments on this proposed enhancement at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EMWHGLF Comments will be solicited through December 31, 2017. During the comment period, NWS will actively educate users and partners about the product's availability and use. At the end of the comment period, NWS will evaluate the enhanced GLF and NSH for operational implementation at all Great Lakes WFOs that produce the GLF and NSH. For more information please contact: Brian Hirsch Transportation Sector Services Program Manager Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 816-268-3149 Brian.Hirsch@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:50 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:55 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:55 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:55 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:55 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:55 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13idss_emrem.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13idss_emrem.txt Reminder: 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:55 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:57 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:56 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:57 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:57 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns13rdplan2.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns13rdplan2.txt Release of NOAA Five Year Research and Development (R&D) Plan on September 24, 2013 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:57 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:57 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:58 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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). Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:40:59 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:00 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:00 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:00 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:00 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:00 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:01 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:01 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:01 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 pns14beach_hazards.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14beach_hazards.txt Extending the Comment Period for the Beach Hazards Statement Through December 31, 2014 NWS has extended the comment period on its experimental Beach Hazards Statement through December 31, 2014. The current test offices (Table 1) will continue to test the Beach Hazards Statement using the two options (described below) from 2013. Tables 2 and 3 indicate which option offices are testing. For information on last year’s test, refer to Service Change Notice 13-33: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:01 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:01 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14cwf_rayleighaab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14cwf_rayleighaab.txt Amended: Soliciting comments on the Experimental Enhanced Coastal Waters Forecast Using Rayleigh Distribution for Wave Heights through Jan 11, 2018 Amended to extend comment period through January 11, 2018 NWS is seeking user comments on the Experimental Enhanced Coastal Waters Forecast Using Rayleigh Distribution for Wave Heights through January 11, 2018. NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region are testing an experimental enhancement to their Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) including the addition of wave height fields using the theoretical Rayleigh Distribution. Several different wave parameters can be inferred from this distribution. Among these are the Significant Wave Height (HS) and the average height of the highest 10 percent of waves (H1/10) observed at sea, approximately 1.272 times the significant wave height. The current CWF product provides a forecast range of the expected HS across the coastal waters. HS is defined as the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. For example: TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. Adding the H1/10 wave height to the CWF product will provide a more descriptive and accurate assessment of the wave field expected for any particular time across a given marine zone. User knowledge of this information could reduce the number of marine accidents at sea, saving lives. This new information will follow this template: HS with occasional H1/10 SEAS POSSIBLE. For example: .TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 16 TO 21 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL 5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL 8 FEET POSSIBLE LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. These additions will be made available as part of the routine forecast provided online at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/ http://www.srh.noaa.gov/crp/ http://www.srh.noaa.gov/sju/ http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/ http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bro/ http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tae/ http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jax/ http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lix/ and broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. NWS will not provide this information through the point and click format. Please provide comments regarding this CWF enhancement at: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=MIAERD Or email comments to: Sr-mfl.marine@noaa.gov Comments will be solicited through January 11, 2018. During this comment period, a proactive effort will be made to educate users and partners of the product availability and use. At the end of the comment period, NWS will decide whether to extend the comment period, make enhanced CWF an operational product, or discontinue the enhancement. For more information please contact: Dr. Pablo Santos Meteorologist in Charge NWS Miami, FL 33165-2149 305-229-4500 pablo.santos@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:50 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14day1-3outlooks_aaa.doc.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14day1-3outlooks_aaa.doc.txt Operational Implementation of the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Categorical Day 1-3 Convective Outlooks for CONUS, Effective October 22, 2014 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 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). Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 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 $$ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:03 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:03 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14exp_model_spectrumaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14exp_model_spectrumaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments until July 31, 2015, on the Experimental Model Spread/Spectrum Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:18:35 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:03 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:03 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:02 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:03 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:03 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14gerling_hanson_plots.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14gerling_hanson_plots.txt Amended: Comments sought through October 15, 2015, on the Experimental Gerling-Hanson Wind Wave Plots Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:04 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:04 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:04 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:05 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:05 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). Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:06 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:06 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:06 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:06 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:06 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:06 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:07 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:07 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:07 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14nwp_modelcca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14nwp_modelcca.txt Seeking Input by July 3, 2014, on Expanded Access to National Weather Service Numerical Weather Prediction Model Information Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14nwps_expaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14nwps_expaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments on the NWPS Model Experimental Output through September 30, 2015 Amended to extend comment period through September 30, 2015, and provide additional web sites where model output displays are available. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:07 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:08 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14power-outage.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14power-outage.txt Planned Silver Spring power outage and impacts to the National Weather Service system that enables users to view or download products and services via the web Saturday, December 20, 2014 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:09 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14prob_snow_expaab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14prob_snow_expaab.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments until April 30, 2017, on the Expansion of Experimental Probabilistic Storm Total Snow Products beginning on or about December 7, 2016 Amended to expand experiment to an additional 26 Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) and extend comment period to April 30, 2017. Effective on or about Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 26 additional WFOs will start producing probabilistic storm total snow products ahead of anticipated winter storms. These offices will join the 18 offices which issued the products last winter. The graphical products will be available online starting on or about Dec 7, 2016, at the following 44 office webpages: Aberdeen, SD: http://www.weather.gov/abr/winter Albany, NY: http://www.weather.gov/aly/winter Atlanta, GA: http://www.weather.gov/ffc/winter Baltimore,MD-Washington, DC: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/winter Binghamton, NY: http://www.weather.gov/bgm/winter Bismarck, ND: http://www.weather.gov/bis/winter Blacksburg, VA: http://www.weather.gov/rnk/winter Boulder, CO: http://www.weather.gov/bou/winter Burlington, VT: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winter Caribou, ME: http://www.weather.gov/car/winter Charleston, WV: http://www.weather.gov/rlx/winter Cheyenne, WY: http://www.weather.gov/cys/winter Chicago, IL: http://www.weather.gov/lot/winter Des Moines, IA: http://www.weather.gov/dmx/winter Dodge City, KS: http://www.weather.gov/ddc/winter Eastern North Dakota: http://www.weather.gov/fgf/winter Goodland, KS http://www.weather.gov/gld/winter Gray, ME: http://www.weather.gov/gyx/winter Green Bay, WI http://www.weather.gov/grb/winter Greenville/Spartanburg, SC http://www.weather.gov/gsp/winter Indianapolis, IN: http://www.weather.gov/ind/winter Jackson, KY: http://www.weather.gov/jkl/winter Louisville, KY: http://www.weather.gov/lmk/winter Lubbock, TX: http://www.weather.gov/lub/winter Marquette, MI: http://www.weather.gov/mqt/winter Milwaukee, WI: http://www.weather.gov/mkx/winter Minneapolis, MN: http://www.weather.gov/mpx/winter Mt. Holly, NJ: http://www.weather.gov/phi/winter New York, NY: http://www.weather.gov/okx/winter Northern Indiana: http://www.weather.gov/iwx/winter Omaha/Valley NE: http://www.weather.gov/oax/winter Paducah, KY: http://www.weather.gov/pah/winter Pittsburgh, PA: http://www.weather.gov/pbz/winter Pueblo, CO: http://www.weather.gov/pub/winter Raleigh, NC: http://www.weather.gov/rah/winter Reno, NV: http://www.weather.gov/rev/winter Sioux Falls, SD: http://www.weather.gov/fsd/winter Springfield, MO: http://www.weather.gov/sgf/winter State College, PA: http://www.weather.gov/ctp/winter Taunton, MA: http://www.weather.gov/box/winter Tulsa, OK: http://www.weather.gov/tsa/winter Wakefield, VA: http://www.weather.gov/akq/winter Wichita, KS: http://www.weather.gov/ict/winter Wilmington, OH: http://www.weather.gov/iln/winter The comment period runs from Dec 7, 2016, through April 30, 2017. Please submit comments to: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NWS/PSTS/FY16 Graphical and tabular products will show the least, most likely and largest snow amounts a storm is likely to produce. Examples of these products can be viewed at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDDforProbabilisticSnowExperimen t2016_2017Season.pdf Narrow ranges between the minimum and maximum snowfall totals indicate high forecast certainty while large ranges between minimum and maximum totals indicate low forecast certainty. If you have questions or feedback, please contact: National Representative David Soroka National Weather Service Headquarters(NWSHQ) E-mail: David.Soroka@noaa.gov Phone: 301-427-9346 Central Region Representative Jim Keeney National Weather Service (NWS) Central Region HQ E-mail: Jim.Keeney@noaa.gov Phone: 816-268-3141 Eastern Region Representative: Rick Watling National Weather Service (NWS) Eastern Region HQ E-mail: Richard.Watling@noaa.gov Phone: 631-244-0123 Southern Region Representative: Walt Zaleski National Weather Service Southern Region HQ E-mail: Walt.Zaleski@noaa.gov Phone: 817-978-1100 x106 Western Region Representative: Steve Apfel National Weather Service Western Region HQ E-mail: Steven.Apfel@noaa.gov Phone: 801-524-5137 x260 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:51 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14prob_snow_expaac.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14prob_snow_expaac.txt Updated: Soliciting Comments until April 30, 2017, on the Expansion of Experimental Probabilistic Storm Total Snow Products beginning on or about December 7, 2016 Updated to correct links on Product Description Document(PDD). Effective on or about Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 26 additional WFOs will start producing probabilistic storm total snow products ahead of anticipated winter storms. These offices willjoin the 18 offices which issued the products last winter. The graphical products will be available online starting on or about Dec 7, 2016, at the following 44 office webpages: Aberdeen, SD: http://www.weather.gov/abr/winter Albany, NY: http://www.weather.gov/aly/winter Atlanta, GA: http://www.weather.gov/ffc/winter Baltimore,MD-Washington, DC: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/winter Binghamton, NY: http://www.weather.gov/bgm/winter Bismarck, ND: http://www.weather.gov/bis/winter Blacksburg, VA: http://www.weather.gov/rnk/winter Boulder, CO: http://www.weather.gov/bou/winter Burlington, VT: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winter Caribou, ME: http://www.weather.gov/car/winter Charleston, WV: http://www.weather.gov/rlx/winter Cheyenne, WY: http://www.weather.gov/cys/winter Chicago, IL: http://www.weather.gov/lot/winter Des Moines, IA: http://www.weather.gov/dmx/winter Dodge City, KS: http://www.weather.gov/ddc/winter Eastern North Dakota: http://www.weather.gov/fgf/winter Goodland, KS http://www.weather.gov/gld/winter Gray, ME: http://www.weather.gov/gyx/winter Green Bay, WI http://www.weather.gov/grb/winter Greenville/Spartanburg, SC http://www.weather.gov/gsp/winter Indianapolis, IN: http://www.weather.gov/ind/winter Jackson, KY: http://www.weather.gov/jkl/winter Louisville, KY: http://www.weather.gov/lmk/winter Lubbock, TX: http://www.weather.gov/lub/winter Marquette, MI: http://www.weather.gov/mqt/winter Milwaukee, WI: http://www.weather.gov/mkx/winter Minneapolis, MN: http://www.weather.gov/mpx/winter Mt. Holly, NJ: http://www.weather.gov/phi/winter New York, NY: http://www.weather.gov/okx/winter Northern Indiana: http://www.weather.gov/iwx/winter Omaha/Valley NE: http://www.weather.gov/oax/winter Paducah, KY: http://www.weather.gov/pah/winter Pittsburgh, PA: http://www.weather.gov/pbz/winter Pueblo, CO: http://www.weather.gov/pub/winter Raleigh, NC: http://www.weather.gov/rah/winter Reno, NV: http://www.weather.gov/rev/winter Sioux Falls, SD: http://www.weather.gov/fsd/winter Springfield, MO: http://www.weather.gov/sgf/winter State College, PA: http://www.weather.gov/ctp/winter Taunton, MA: http://www.weather.gov/box/winter Tulsa, OK: http://www.weather.gov/tsa/winter Wakefield, VA: http://www.weather.gov/akq/winter Wichita, KS: http://www.weather.gov/ict/winter Wilmington, OH: http://www.weather.gov/iln/winter The comment period runs from Dec 7, 2016, through April 30, 2017. Please submit comments to: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NWS/PSTS/FY16 Graphical and tabular products will show the least, most likely and largest snow amounts a storm is likely to produce. Examples of these products can be viewed at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/ProbSnowPDD.pdf Narrow ranges between the minimum and maximum snowfall totals indicate high forecast certainty while large ranges between minimum and maximum totals indicate low forecast certainty. If you have questions or feedback, please contact: National Representative David Soroka National Weather Service Headquarters(NWSHQ) E-mail: David.Soroka@noaa.gov Phone: 301-427-9346 Central Region Representative Jim Keeney National Weather Service (NWS) Central Region HQ E-mail: Jim.Keeney@noaa.gov Phone: 816-268-3141 Eastern Region Representative: Rick Watling National Weather Service (NWS) Eastern Region HQ E-mail: Richard.Watling@noaa.gov Phone: 631-244-0123 Southern Region Representative: Walt Zaleski National Weather Service Southern Region HQ E-mail: Walt.Zaleski@noaa.gov Phone: 817-978-1100 x106 Western Region Representative: Steve Apfel National Weather Service Western Region HQ E-mail: Steven.Apfel@noaa.gov Phone: 801-524-5137 x260 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:51 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:09 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:10 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:10 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:10 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) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:11 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14shannon_county.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14shannon_county.txt Anticipated Changes to the County Name and the Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) Code for Shannon County, SD, in 2015 On November 4, 2014, the voters of Shannon County, SD, approved a measure changing the county name to Oglala Lakota County. The South Dakota State Legislature is expected to pass a resolution to change the county name in early 2015. The Governor is then expected to publicly proclaim the new name, which takes effect on the first day of the month following the proclamation. As a result, the U.S. Census Bureau will also change the county FIPS code. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:45:06 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:12 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14sr_wind_compression_exp_aab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14sr_wind_compression_exp_aab.txt Amended: To Extend the comment period for the Experimental Wind Compression Decision Support Graphic at the Fort Worth, TX, Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) (ZFW) and to begin accepting comments at the New York, NY CWSU (ZNY) through May 2017 Amended to extend the comment period for the Experimental Wind Compression Decision Support Graphic at the Fort Worth, TX, CWSU (ZFW) and to begin accepting comments at the New York, NY CWSU (ZNY) through May 2017 The experimental Wind Compression Decision Support graphic will continue to be made available on the CWSU ZFW web portal to seek additional comments. In addition, CWSU ZNY will provide an experimental Wind Compression Decision Support graphic on its web page for comment and review. Aircraft traffic compression occurs when aircraft Flying Standard Terminal Arrivals, 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. Traffic compression can occur when an aircraft, during descent, transitions from a tailwind, or a weak headwind, to a stronger headwind over a small change in altitude. This change could also occur with a heading change of the aircraft during its approach. The experimental Wind Compression Decision Support Graphic users include personnel at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Route Traffic Control Centers Traffic Management Unit, Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities, airline dispatchers, flight service specialists, CWSU meteorologists, airlines and pilots. This experimental product is posted at: CWSU ZFW: http://www.weather.gov/images/zfw/rtimages/DFW_Compression.png CWSU ZNY: http://www.weather.gov/zny/N90_COMPRESSION_TDA http://www.weather.gov/zny/PHL_COMPRESSION_TDA http://www.weather.gov/zny/N90_COMPRESSION_OUTLOOK http://www.weather.gov/zny/PHL_COMPRESSION_OUTLOOK NWS is seeking comments through May 2017. These experimental graphics will be evaluated for expansion to other CWSUs. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please complete the survey at: CWSU ZFW: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=WCDSG CWSU ZNY: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=WCDSPZNY For more information concerning the ZFW Experimental Compression Decision Support, please contact: Tom Amis NWS Center Weather Service Unit Fort Worth, TX 76155 817-858-7523 thomas.amis@noaa.gov For more information concerning the ZNY Experimental Compression Decision Support graphic, please contact: Bill Scura NWS Center Weather Service Unit Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 631-468-1082 william.scura@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:51 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:12 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: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:12 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:13 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:13 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). Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:13 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14tsunamiReady_guidelines.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14tsunamiReady_guidelines.txt Soliciting Comments until February 6, 2015, on Proposed TsunamiReady Guidelines Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14tsunamiweek.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14tsunamiweek.txt Tsunami Preparedness Week March 23-29, 2014 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:14 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns14wsr-88dLevel3.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns14wsr-88dLevel3.txt Soliciting Comments by February 6, 2015, on Plans to Cease Dissemination of six WSR-88D Products via SBN/NOAAPORT and RPCCDS Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15beach_forecast.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15beach_forecast.txt Soliciting comments on the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages and the Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphics until December 1, 2016 The NWS is requesting comments on the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages and Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphics issued by participating Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) until December 1, 2016. The Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage is a national map which allows beach goers to click on an area of interest and easily see hazards and forecasts for beaches in that area. The national map links to Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages for each WFO participating in the experiment (Table 1). Each Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage provides an Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic highlighting areas with a moderate or high risk of dangerous rip currents, surf zone and beach forecasts for popular beaches within the office's forecast area, and other important beach/surf zone information such as: * Daily outlooks for surf zone hazards including rip current * Advisories and/or statements alerting people of imminent or expected beach/surf zone hazards * Ultraviolet index information * Tide tables and predictions Each WFO’s Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage may also contain information such as local radar, water temperature, and safety information. The national webpage can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/beach/ Table 1: NWS offices that are testing the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage and the Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic: Participating WFO Web Address ----------------- ----------- Melbourne, FL http://www.weather.gov/beach/mlb Miami, FL http://www.weather.gov/beach/mfl Mobile, AL http://www.weather.gov/beach/mob Los Angeles, CA http://www.weather.gov/beach/lox San Diego, CA http://www.weather.gov/beach/sgx Other NWS offices will join during the experimental period. For information on rip currents and other beach hazards safety and awareness, please refer to the following website: http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov The Product description document for the Experimental Beach Forecast webpage can be accessed from http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD-Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage.pdf The Product description document for the Rip Current Risk Graphic can be accessed from http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD-Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic.pdf Please provide feedback on the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NATBFWP Please provide feedback on the Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nwssurvey.php?code=RIPCURRENTRISK If you have questions or comments please contact: Wayne Presnell Meteorologist, Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch NWS Headquarters Silver spring, MD 301-427-9390 Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15beach_forecastaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15beach_forecastaaa.txt Updated: Soliciting comments on the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages and the Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphics until March 30, 2018 Amended to extend the comment period through March 30, 2018, for the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages and Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphics and to add Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) Brownsville, TX, and Corpus Christi, TX The Experimental Beach Forecast Web page is a national map which allows beach goers to click on an area of interest and easily see hazards and forecasts for beaches in that area. The national map links to Experimental Beach Forecast Webpages for each WFO participating in the experiment (Table 1). Each Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage provides an Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic highlighting areas with a moderate or high risk of dangerous rip currents, surf zone and beach forecasts for popular beaches within the office's forecast area and other important beach/surf zone information such as: - Daily outlooks for surf zone hazards including rip current - Advisories and/or statements alerting people of imminent or expected beach/surf zone hazards - Ultraviolet index information - Tide tables and predictions Each WFO's Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage may also contain information such as local radar, water temperature and safety information. The national webpage can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/beach/ Table 1: NWS offices that are testing the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage and the Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic: Participating WFOs Web Address ----------------- ----------- Boston, MA http://www.weather.gov/beach/box Brownsville, TX http://www.weather.gov/beach/bro Charleston, SC http://www.weather.gov/beach/chs Cleveland, OH http://www.weather.gov/beach/cle Corpus Christi, TX http://www.weather.gov/beach/crp Gray, ME http://www.weather.gov/beach/gyx Jacksonville, FL http://www.weather.gov/beach/jax Melbourne, FL http://www.weather.gov/beach/mlb Miami, FL http://www.weather.gov/beach/mfl Mount Holly, NJ http://www.weather.gov/beach/phi Mobile, AL http://www.weather.gov/beach/mob Morehead City, NC http://www.weather.gov/beach/mhx Northern Indiana, IN http://www.weather.gov/beach/iwx Upton, NY http://www.weather.gov/beach/okx Los Angeles, CA http://www.weather.gov/beach/lox San Diego, CA http://www.weather.gov/beach/sgx Tallahassee, FL http://www.weather.gov/beach/tae Wakefield, VA http://www.weather.gov/beach/akq Wilmington, NC http://www.weather.gov/beach/ilm Other NWS offices may join during the experimental period. For information on rip currents and other beach hazards safety and awareness, please refer to the following website: http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov The product description document for the Experimental Beach Forecast webpage can be accessed from http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD-Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage.pdf The Product description document for the Rip Current Risk Graphic can be accessed from http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD-Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic.pdf Please provide feedback on the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NATBFWP Please provide feedback on the Experimental Rip Current Risk Graphic at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=RIPCURRENTRISK If you have questions or comments please contact: John Kuhn NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-427-9364 John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15caws.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15caws.txt Soliciting Comments by October 31, 2015 on the Experimental Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS) Effective 1500 UTC March 3, 2015, the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will implement the experimental Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS). The CAWS is a new product collaborated by NWS meteorologists, airline meteorologists, and other airline and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel. CAWS focuses on specific, convective impacts to the Core 29 airports and high traffic en-route corridors. The product is event-driven, supporting the ability of the FAA to more effectively initiate, adjust or terminate planned or active Traffic Management Initiatives (TMI) to balance traffic demand in the constraint locations. The CAWS product is a step towards the FAA operational use of probabilistic weather information and is an output of a collaborative Operational Bridging (OB) process. The OB concept is a set of weather forecasting processes, communication tools and engagement protocols between meteorologists and Air Traffic Management (ATM) decision makers. The intent is to accelerate the transition of aviation weather forecasts from probabilistic (e.g., 50 percent probability, 70 percent probability, etc.) to operationally relevant (e.g., event-driven) and enable more timely ATM decisions based on improved precision (e.g., location, duration, magnitude of weather) and National Airspace System predictability. NWSChat (password protected) will be a web-based platform for CAWS continuous collaboration. Only authorized users may participate in the CAWS chat. The AWC meteorologists, National Aviation Meteorologists, Center Weather Service Unit meteorologists, ATM decision makers, and others will collaborate on CAWS before issuance. An example of the CAWS guidance in ASCII coded text is shown below: Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement 001 NWS Aviation Weather Center Kansas City MO 1345 UTC Wed 03 Aug 2014 Weather: Thunderstorms Valid: 1600-1900Z ARTCCs affected: ZJX, ZMA Terminals affected: MCO, TPA SUMMARY: Thunderstorms along the W coast of FL are expected to move inland and become numerous throughout the central FL peninsula during the early afternoon hours. DISCUSSION: Scattered thunderstorms primarily overwater along the W coast of FL are expected to move inland and increase to numerous across the center of the FL peninsula through the early afternoon, more quickly and with greater coverage than shown by CCFP. Thunderstorm tops will reach FL450. Terminal impact at TPA probable after 1600Z but ending no later than 1730Z. Terminal impact at MCO probable after 1730Z. Expect another CAWS covering FL thunderstorms to be issued after 1600Z. An example of the graphic can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/aviation/res/caws_pns.png CAWS dissemination: 1) Posted on the Aviation Weather Center website: www.aviationweather.gov/caws 2) NWS Telecommunications Gateway 3) FAA Command Center will issue an advisory when CAWS is issued The experimental CAWS product will be available 7 days a week from March 3, 2015, through October 31, 2015. This product is event driven. The CAWS will be available at: https://www.aviationweather.gov/caws WMO header for the text product: FAUS11 KKCI and the AWIPS ID is (AWSTS). The png graphic WMO ID is PMNC00 KKCI. NWS is accepting comments from March 3–October 31, 2015, via the on-line survey below: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=CAWS or email: ncep.awc.avwx@noaa.gov In addition, there may be opportunities for face-to-face responses at media workshops, public outreach events, etc. For further information please contact: Kevin Stone NWS Aviation Services Branch Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone 301.427.9363 Email: Kevin.Stone@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:52 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15child_heat_vehicle.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15child_heat_vehicle.txt Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Safety Guidance for 2015 In 2014, there were 30 heatstroke deaths of children left unattended in vehicles, the first 7 occurred in April and May. Though this figure is down from 44 reported in 2013, much awareness is still needed. A child died in March of this year after being left in a hot car. To help prevent more tragedies such as this from occurring, the NWS once again is asking the media to spread the word about the dangers of leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles. Studies show the temperature inside a vehicle can rapidly rise to lethal levels, even on a relatively mild spring day, with outside temperature less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Heatstroke is the leading cause of all non-crash-related vehicle fatalities involving children 14 and younger, 61 percent. On average, 37 children die each year from excessive heat as a result of being left enclosed in parked vehicles. That’s almost 2 children per week from May to September. Most often it is as a result of parents or caregivers being distracted. The NWS offers the following safety precautions to help avoid tragic deaths of babies and young children. -Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute. -If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 9-1-1. -Routinely look in the back and front of your vehicle before locking and leaving your vehicle. -Always lock your car even at home and ensure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices. Teach your children that vehicles are never to be used as a play area. -Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading, including pets. Don’t overlook a sleeping baby. -As a visual reminder, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is placed in the car seat, move the stuffed animal to the front so the driver sees it. -Place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car. -Ask your childcare provider to call you if your child does not show up for childcare. Help spread the word: Beat the Heat, Check the Backseat. For free resources, go to: www.weather.gov/heatsafety For more information, please contact: Jannie G. Ferrell jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov 301-427-9356 Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15coastalsafety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15coastalsafety.txt Summer Boating Safety This Summer Many people go boating during the summer. When you’re out on the water, here are some things to keep in mind: -If you start to see clouds develop vertically, a thunderstorm may be forming. Don't wait! Head for port and safe shelter immediately. -When you are out on the water, remember: look but don't touch. Do not touch, handle, feed, or ride on marine animals. -Avoid contact with coral reefs. Make sure your anchor is clear of corals and don't touch them when diving. -Carry in, carry out. This rule is not only for campsites and hiking trails. When you are out on the water or on the beach, make sure you leave no trace. Help fight the global marine debris problem. -Hazardous surf, pollution, red tides, jellyfish, and sharks are just a few of the potential dangers in our coastal waters. Know before you go. Find out local conditions and reports before entering the ocean. -Lightning can strike from 10 miles away. Fishermen and boaters can best protect themselves against lightning injury or death by monitoring the weather and postponing outdoor activities when thunderstorms are in the forecast. -If people can hear thunder, they are in danger of being struck by lightning. -Register your boat's safety beacon with NOAA to help rescuers find you faster in an emergency. If you do not have a safety beacon, get one. It may save your life! For more information visit www.weather.gov/marine. Or contact: Richard May Richard.May@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15cpcweek2-4outlooks.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15cpcweek2-4outlooks.txt Soliciting comments on Experimental Week 3-4 Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks through September 18, 2016 Effective September 18, 2015, and continuing through September 18, 2016, the NWS is seeking user feedback on weekly experimental Week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks. The Climate Prediction Center issues temperature and precipitation outlooks for the Week 2 and 1-month outlook periods. At the current time, no products exist for the intermediate time scale (i.e., Weeks 3-4) between these two forecast time horizons. This change would close this gap in the NWS suite of outlooks. The objective of the product is to highlight regions where above or below average 2-week mean temperature and total precipitation are favored, as well as provide advance notice of potential temperature and precipitation pattern changes to further assist decision makers in weather and climate sensitive activities in their decisions. The audience for this experimental product includes - NWS local and regional field structure - Local, state, regional and national government entities (emergency management and planning) - Private sector (energy, water resource management, financial, etc. industries) - Public and other users The experimental Week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlook maps consist of two categories (above- or below-average). The shading depicts the favored category, either above-average (A) or below-average (B) for 2-week mean temperature or 2-week total accumulated precipitation with the solid contour lines giving the probability (>50 percent) of this more likely category (above or below). In areas where the likelihoods of 2-week mean temperature or 2-week total accumulated precipitation amounts are similar to climatological probabilities and a category cannot be favored, equal chances (EC; 50 percent probability for each category) is indicated. In addition, NWS will provide a text prognostic map discussion explaining the rationale behind the forecast. The outlooks will be issued weekly on Friday’s between 3 and 4 pm Eastern time. Further information on the experimental Week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks can be found in the Product Description Document located at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_CPC_Week3-4 Outlooks.pdf The experimental Week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks can be accessed at: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/WK34/index.php Please provide feedback on the outlooks at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EW34TPO For questions regarding this notice, please contact: Jon Gottschalck Chief, Operational Prediction Branch NWS / Climate Prediction Center College Park, MD Telephone: 301-683-3349 Email: Jon.Gottschalck@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15cpcweek2-4outlooksaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15cpcweek2-4outlooksaaa.txt Subject: Updated: Soliciting comments on Experimental Weeks 3-4 Precipitation Outlooks through April 15, 2018 Updated to extend the comment period for the experimental Weeks 3-4 Precipitation Outlooks through April 15, 2018, to improve the skill of the forecasts and to gather additional feedback. The experimental Weeks 3-4 Temperature Outlooks will become operational on or about May 15, 2017 (See SCN17-48). http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/scn17-48week3-4temp.htm The operational Weeks 3-4 temperature outlook and the experimental Week 3-4 precipitation outlooks are online at: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/WK34/index.ph p Please provide feedback on the experimental Weeks 3-4 precipitation outlooks at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EXWK34Precip Effective September 18, 2015, and continuing through April 15, 2018, the NWS is seeking user feedback on experimental Weeks 3-4 precipitation outlooks. The NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issues temperature and precipitation outlooks for the Week-2 and 1-month outlook periods. At the current time, no products exist for the intermediate time scale (i.e., Weeks 3-4) between these two forecast time horizons. The CPC seeks to close this gap in the NWS seamless suite of outlooks by release of this new experimental product. The objective of the product is to highlight regions where above or below average 2-week mean temperature and total precipitation are favored as well as provide advance notice of potential temperature and precipitation pattern changes to further assist decision makers in weather and climate sensitive activities in their decisions. The audience for this experimental product includes: - NWS local and regional field structure - Local, state, regional and national government entities (emergency management and planning) - Private sector (energy, water resource management, financial, etc. industries) - Public and other users The experimental Weeks 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlook maps consist of two categories (above- or below- average). The shading depicts the favored category, either above-average (A) or below-average (B) for 2-week mean temperature or 2-week total accumulated precipitation with the solid contour lines giving the probability (>50%) of this more likely category (above or below). In areas where the likelihoods of 2-week mean temperature or 2-week total accumulated precipitation amounts are similar to climatological probabilities and a category cannot be favored, equal chances (EC: 50% probability for each category) is indicated. In addition, a text prognostic map discussion will be provided explaining the rationale behind the forecast. The outlooks will be issued weekly on Fridays between 3 pm and 4 pm Eastern time. Further information on the experimental Week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks can be found in the Product Description Document located at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_CPC_Week3-4 Outlooks.pdf The experimental Week 3-4 temperature and precipitation outlooks can be accessed at: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/WK34/index.ph p Please provide feedback on the outlooks at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EW34TPO For questions regarding this notice, please contact: Jon Gottschalck Chief, Operational Prediction Branch NWS/Climate Prediction Center College Park, MD Telephone: 301-683-3349 Email: Jon.Gottschalck@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15day4-7exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15day4-7exp.txt Solicitation of comments on the Experimental Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook starting December 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016 The National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is soliciting comments on the Experimental Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook. WPC will begin issuing the product on an experimental basis December 1, 2015. The experimental Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook is a graphical forecast depicting the probability of winter precipitation (snow/sleet) exceeding 0.25 inches (~6 mm) water equivalent over a 24-hour period. The product is comprised of 4 separate graphics showing the forecast for Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, and Day 7. The product is prepared twice daily by 9 UTC and 21 UTC. Starting December 1, 2015, graphical representations of the products will be available online at: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/pwpf_d47/pwpf_medr.php The electronic survey as listed on the WPC webpage can be found at the following: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=D47WWO This product is in the new and enhanced products/services catalog at the following: http://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=564 Comments regarding the Experimental Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook should be sent to: NOAA/NCEP/WPC David Novak (W/NP3) 5830 University Court College Park, Maryland 20740 301-683-1484 David.Novak@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15day4-7expaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15day4-7expaaa.txt Amended: Solicitation of comments on the Experimental Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook through March 31, 2017 Amended to extend the comment period through March 31, 2017 The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is soliciting comments on the Experimental Day 4-7 Web-based Winter Weather Outlook for the 2016-17 winter season. The experimental WPC Day 4-7 Web-based Winter Weather Outlook is a graphical forecast depicting the probability of winter precipitation (snow/sleet) exceeding 0.25 inches (~6 mm) water equivalent over a 24-hour period (12Z – 12Z). The product is comprised of four separate graphics showing the forecast for Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 and Day 7. The product is prepared twice daily by 0900 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and 1930 UTC. Graphical representations of the products are online at: http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/pwpf_d47/pwpf_medr.php The online survey listed on the WPC web page can be found at: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=D47WWO This product is in the new and enhanced products/services catalog at the following link: http://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=564 Comments regarding the Experimental WPC Day 4-7 Web-based Winter Weather Outlook should be sent to: NOAA/NCEP James Nelson (W/NP32) 5830 University Research Court College Park, MD 20740 (301) 683-1484 James.A.Nelson@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15dontfryday.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15dontfryday.txt "Don't Fry Day" May 22, 2015: Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2015 Season May 22, 2015, has been declared national "Don't Fry Day" by NWS and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP). NWS is taking part again this year with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the NCSCP to promote sun-safe behaviors. As we approach the 20th anniversary of the deadly July 1995 heat wave, during which nearly 750 people died, we are tragically reminded that heat is a silent killer. It is one of the leading weather-related killers in this country, resulting in hundreds of deaths each year. Heat-related death and illness are preventable. Yet heat claims more lives most years than floods, lightning and tornadoes combined. Skin cancer, which can develop from overexposure to UV radiation, is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States, at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. The first steps are to know how to access the current heat and UV radiation (UV Index) forecasts, and to know how to use them. Below are some essential heat and UV resources. NWS provides heat-related Watch, Warning, and Advisory products to warn the public about excessive heat events on its homepage: www.weather.gov This year NWS is conducting a national seasonal safety campaign designed to prepare the public for seasonal weather hazards. Seasonal campaigns (winter, spring, summer, fall) will focus on the major weather hazards experienced around the country during each season. This seasonal approach allows NWS to focus outreach efforts on major weather hazards as they occur and to prepare the public for future extreme weather events. Excessive heat safety toolkits, at the site listed below, are included in the spring and summer campaigns. These materials provide useful information on the dangers of extreme heat exposure and tips for staying safe in the summer heat and sun. Please use the following resources throughout this summer to help us build a Weather-Ready Nation. NWS is working to build a Weather-Ready Nation to improve the nation's readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events - including extreme heat. The NWS Heat Safety web page provides information to enhance community resilience in the face of current and projected increases in extreme heat events. www.weather.gov/heatsafety New NWS National Seasonal Safety Campaign Outreach Toolkits (Summer Campaign toolkit available June 1) are available at: www.weather.gov/safetycampaign NWS provides an experimental national forecast map showing elevated and alert UV levels for mid-day: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/uv_alert.sht ml EPA's website offers hourly UV Index updates and sun safety tips: http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise At the EPA's Sunwise website, you can access your local UV Index by ZIP code and signup to receive automated UV Alerts via email. You also can download the UV Index as a smart phone app that showcases winning posters from the Sunwise with Shade poster contest. www.epa.gov/enviro/mobile/ Communities can access the EPA's Excessive Heat Events Guidebook developed in collaboration with the NWS, CDC and the Department of Homeland Security. The guide offers heat mitigation plans. www.epa.gov/heatisland/about/heatguidebook.html OSHA conducts an annual nationwide campaign to educate workers and employers about hazards of working in the heat and how to prevent heat-related illnesses, starting with the Campaign's life-saving, simple "Water.Rest.Shade." message. OSHA's heat-related publications, including fact sheets, training guides, community posters, quick cards and social media toolkit are available in English and Spanish. OSHA's popular "Heat Safety Tool" smartphone application is available in English and Spanish for Android and was recently updated for iOS devices. The app calculates the heat index using NWS information based on current location and provides a risk level and precautions to take for working outdoors.For the latest information on the 2015 campaign: www.osha.gov/heat NWS is working with OSHA to protect outdoor workers and educate employers during excessive heat and other weather-related events and emergencies. NWS will continue including specific outdoor worker safety precautions in its Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings. CDC leads the effort to reduce illness and death caused by skin cancer through education, surveillance and research efforts. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The majority of skin cancers cases can be traced to UV radiation. You can reduce skin cancer risk by staying in the shade, wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB rays) protection and Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and by avoiding tanning beds. Information on skin cancer statistics, prevention, and CDC's skin cancer initiatives is available at: www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/ CDC collaborates with public health authorities to communicate the risks of extreme heat and to provide guidelines to assist state and local health departments in their development of city- specific comprehensive heat emergency response plans. By knowing who is at risk and what prevention measures to take, heat-related illness can be prevented. CDC provides easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events. www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/ NCSCP represents the nation's premier skin cancer organizations, researchers, clinicians, and advocates for the prevention of melanoma and skin cancer. These 40 national organizations include the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Cancer Society, the Melanoma Research Foundation, and the Skin Cancer Foundation as well as federal agency partners and many other foundations and associations devoted to skin cancer prevention. Specific tips on preventing skin cancer as well as more than 35 "Don't Fry Day" resources, including media guides, posters, graphics, and an Action Kit for Meteorologists are available at the National Council's website: www.skincancerprevention.org The partners offer the following heat wave and UV safety tips to the public: 1. Slow down. Reduce, eliminated or reschedule strenuous work or recreational activities until the coolest time of the day. 2. Get acclimated. Gradually increase outdoor work and recreational activities so your body adjusts to hot conditions. 3. Dress in lightweight clothing, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a hat with at least a 2 to 3-inch brim all around. 4. Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. 5. Do not take salt tablets unless directed by a physician. 6. Take frequent breaks during work or play. When it's really hot, spend more time in air-conditioned places or seek shade outside, especially during midday hours. 7. Check the UV Index when planning outdoor activities to prevent overexposure to the sun. Avoid sunburns and intentional tanning. 8. Generously apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher with broad spectrum (both UVA and UVB rays) protection. 9. Seek shade whenever you can. 10. Know what the signs and symptoms or heat illness are. Check on workers, particularly those wearing protective suits. Elderly persons, small children, chronic invalids, those on certain medications or drugs, outdoor workers, persons with weight and alcohol problems and caretakers for these people should pay close attention to the above tips, particularly during heat waves in areas where excessive heat is rare. For more information, please contact: Jannie G. Ferrell jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15ehwo.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15ehwo.txt Soliciting Comments until September 30, 2015, on the Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook NWS is accepting comments through September 30, 2015, on the Experimental Hazardous Weather Outlook. Real-time access is available for the following eight Central Region offices: WFO Springfield, MO (SGF), http://www.weather.gov/sgf/ehwo WFO Marquette, MI (MQT), http://www.weather.gov/mqt/ehwo WFO Hastings, NE (GID), http://www.weather.gov/gid/ehwo WFO Pleasant Hill, MO (EAX), http://www.weather.gov/eax/ehwo WFO Sioux Falls SD (FSD), http://www.weather.gov/fsd/ehwo WFO Dodge City KS (DDC), http://www.weather.gov/ddc/ehwo WFO Milwaukee WI (MKX), http://www.weather.gov/mkx/ehwo WFO Twin Cities MN (MPX), http://www.weather.gov/mpx/hwo Development is underway to provide real-time access at 8 Eastern Region offices: WFO Caribou, ME (CAR) WFO Burlington, VT (BTV) WFO Boston, MA (BOX) WFO New York, NY (OKX) WFO Pittsburgh, PA (PBZ) WFO Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX) WFO Columbia, SC (CAE) WFO Blacksburg, VA (RNK) This access is an expansion of the Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook that has been available for comment at WFO Springfield, MO (SGF) since April 2012. At the end of the comment period, if feedback is favorable, the product will be evaluated for national availability. A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php Please submit comments to: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=ehhwo For more information, please contact: John Ferree NWS Severe Storms Services Norman, OK 73072 john.t.ferree@noaa.gov 405-325-2209 National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:53 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15er_lwx_winter_threat.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15er_lwx_winter_threat.txt Soliciting comments on the Experimental Days 4-7 Winter Storm Threat Index at Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Baltimore/Washington through April 15, 2016 WFO Baltimore/Washington is soliciting comments on the Experimental Days 4-7 Winter Storm Threat Index through April 15, 2016. The purpose of this experimental product is to graphically display the location and level of potential winter storm threats in the extended portion of the forecast: 4-7 days in the future. This threat level will combine winter precipitation probabilities and potential impact. The experimental Days 4-7 Winter Storm Threat Index graphic builds upon data generated by the experimental Day 4-7 Winter Weather Outlook produced by the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC). The recent announcement of this WPC experimental product can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns15day4-7exp.htm The experimental Days 4-7 Winter Storm Threat Index will be posted on the NWS Baltimore/Washington winter page at: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/winter WFO Baltimore/Washington will begin issuing this experimental product on/or about January 4, 2016, at least twice daily at 0900 and 2100 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and as needed. No communication system changes are required to receive this new information. Additional information and an example of the experimental product are provided at the link below: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/LWX%20Long%20Range%20WST%20PDD.p df Comments may be submitted via the survey link below. The link will also be provided on the web page http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EXPLWXWST47 If comments are favorable, this experiment will be evaluated for possible expansion to other WFOs. Additional opportunity for comment/review will be provided prior to a decision to expand. If you have questions, please contact: Christopher Strong Warning Coordination Meteorologist NWS Baltimore/Washington Christopher.Strong@noaa.gov 703-996-2200 NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15er_lwx_winter_threataaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15er_lwx_winter_threataaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments until April 15, 2017, on the Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index from NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Baltimore/Washington, DC Amended to add Day 3 to the experiment and to extend the comment period to April 15, 2017 WFO Baltimore/Washington is soliciting comments on the Experimental Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index through April 15, 2017. The purpose of this experimental product is to graphically display the location and level of potential winter storm threats in the extended portion of the forecast 3-7 days in the future. This threat level will combine winter precipitation probabilities and potential impact. The experiment received positive feedback last year for days 4-7 and is being amended to include day 3 this year to address concerns provided through user comments. The experimental Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index graphic also builds upon data generated by experimental Winter Weather Outlooks produced by the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC). The experimental Days 3-7 Winter Storm Threat Index will be posted on the NWS Baltimore/Washington winter web page at: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/winter WFO Baltimore/Washington will begin issuing this experimental product on Tuesday, December 6, at least twice daily at 0900 and 2100 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and as needed. No communication system changes are required to receive this information. Additional information and an example of the experimental product are provided at the link below: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/LWXDays3-7PDD.pdf Comments may be submitted via the survey link below. The link will also be provided on the NWS Baltimore/Washington winter web page: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=DAY3_7_WST If comments are favorable, this experiment will be evaluated for possible expansion to other NWS offices. An additional opportunity for comment/review will be provided before a decision to expand. If you have questions, please contact: Christopher Strong Warning Coordination Meteorologist NWS Baltimore/Washington Christopher.Strong@noaa.gov 703-996-2200 NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:54 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15gate_forecast.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15gate_forecast.txt Soliciting comments through September 30, 2015 on the Experimental Gate Forecast Effective August 31, 2015, 1300 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will make the experimental Gate Forecast available to users on an experimental basis in order to solicit feedback. The Gate Forecast is an online display of a decision algorithm that uses the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model to determine potential thunderstorm activity in a particular terminal arrival or departure sector. The product display overlays the sector boundaries on the current radar loop. The sectors are color-coded with the current gate status using a three tiered approach: -Green - no significant weather -Yellow - some significant weather that might affect some portions of the gate -Red - significant weather that could affect large portions of the gate Around each gate is an icon with the gate name and the forecasts for the next nine hours. Clicking on the icon will bring up a dialog box that shows the percent coverage of low and high thunderstorm probability, the three HRRR runs used in the forecast and the time of the last update. The Gate Forecast will be available at: http://new.aviationweather.gov/trafficflowmgmt/gate The FAA, pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720, established requirements for this weather information and service which is necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). Additional information on the Gate Forecast can be found at: http://new.aviationweather.gov/trafficflowmgmt/gate/help The Product Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/GateForecast_PDD_Exp.pdf Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2015 via the following electronic survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=GATE If you have any questions regarding the experimental Gate Forecast, contact: LCDR Rebecca Waddington Executive Officer Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7262 Rebecca.Waddington@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15gate_forecastaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15gate_forecastaaa.txt Amended: Comment period extended until March 31, 2016, for Experimental Gate Forecast The NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will continue to make the Gate Forecast available to users on an experimental basis to solicit feedback. The Experimental Gate Forecast is an online display of a decision algorithm that uses the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model to determine potential thunderstorm activity in a particular terminal arrival or departure sector. The product display overlays the sector boundaries on the current radar loop. The sectors are color-coded with the current gate status using a three tiered approach: -Green: No significant weather -Yellow: Some significant weather that might affect some portions of the gate -Red: Significant weather that could affect large portions of the gate Around each gate is an icon with the gate name and the forecasts for the next 9 hours. Clicking on the icon will bring up a dialog box that shows the percent coverage of low and high thunderstorm probability, the three HRRR runs used in the forecast, and the time of the last update. The Experimental Gate Forecast is available at: http://new.aviationweather.gov/trafficflowmgmt/gate The FAA, pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720, established requirements for this weather information and service which is necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). Additional information on the Experimental Gate Forecast can be found at: http://new.aviationweather.gov/trafficflowmgmt/gate/help The Product Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/GateForecast_PDD_Exp.pdf Comments will be accepted through March 31, 2016 via the following electronic survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=GATE If you have any questions regarding the experimental Gate Forecast, contact: Mike Bettwy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7239 Mike.Bettwy@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15gate_forecastaab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15gate_forecastaab.txt Amended: Comment period extended until September 30, 2016, for the Experimental Gate Forecast. Amended to extend the comment period through September 30, 2016 The NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will continue to provide the Gate Forecast to users on an experimental basis to solicit feedback. The Experimental Gate Forecast is an online display of a decision algorithm that uses the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model to determine potential thunderstorm activity in a particular terminal arrival or departure sector. The product display overlays the sector boundaries on the current radar loop. The sectors are color-coded with the current gate status using a three tiered approach: -Green: no significant weather; -Yellow: some significant weather that might affect some portions of the gate -Red: significant weather that could affect large portions of the gate. Around each gate is an icon with the gate name and the forecasts for the next 9 hours. Clicking on the icon will bring up a dialog box that shows the percent coverage of low and high thunderstorm probability, the three HRRR runs used in the forecast, and the time of the last update. The Experimental Gate Forecast is available at: http://testbed.aviationweather.gov/trafficflowmgmt/gate The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720, established requirements for this weather information and service necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Product Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/GateForecast_PDD_Exp.pdf Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2016, via the following electronic survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=GATE If you have any questions regarding the experimental Gate Forecast, contact: Mike Bettwy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7239 Mike.Bettwy@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15glf_dtx.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15glf_dtx.txt Soliciting comments on the Experimental Modernized Open Lakes Forecast for the Great Lakes from April 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016 NWS is seeking user comments on the Experimental Modernized Open Lakes Forecast for the Great Lakes from April 1, 2015, to January 1, 2016 The Open Lake Forecast (GLF) is a text product issued by five primary Great Lakes Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) to state expected weather conditions within their marine forecast area of responsibility through Day 5. The primary offices responsible for issuing the GLF are: WFO Marquette (for Lake Superior) WFO Detroit (for Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair) WFO Chicago (for Lake Michigan) WFO Cleveland (for Lake Erie) WFO Buffalo (for Lake Ontario) These offices routinely issue a GLF four times per day. During the initial testing season, the experimental Open Lake Forecast will be produced in parallel with the current operational Open Lake Forecast by the WFO Detroit for the Open Lake waters of Lake Huron. Other WFOs may add a similar parallel experimental Open Lake Forecast at a later date. The product format will be as follows: OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CITY STATE TIME-DATE (example: 900 AM EDT FRI MMM DD YYYY) .SYNOPSIS... SSZXXX-XXX>XXX-DDHHMM- (UGC/FIPS CODING) GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS TIME-DATE (example: 900 AM EDT FRI MMM DD YYYY) ...HEADLINE... .TODAY... WEATHER..... WIND (10M)....KNOTS WIND (30M)....KNOTS SIGNIFICANT WAVES........FEET/METERS MAXIMUM WAVE (HIGHEST 5 PERCENT)...FEET/METERS (ABOVE THRESHOLD) .TONIGHT... .TOMORROW... .TOMORROW NIGHT... .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5... WEATHER...10M WIND...SIGNIFICANT WAVES double dollar sign This forecast is arranged in a tabular manner and provides weather, wind, and wave information in an easy to read format. The wind forecast features the wind at both the surface standard 10 meter height and a forecast value at 30 meters. The wave forecast features the standard significant wave height which represents the average height of the highest one-third waves and the maximum wave height which is the average of the highest one-tenth waves. For details on this product enhancement please see https://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=553 Please provides comments by January 1, 2016 at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=MODGTLAKESFCST During this comment period, a proactive effort will be made to educate users and partners of the product availability and use. At the end of the comment period, if comments are favorable, the modernized GLF will be evaluated for use at the other primary Great Lakes WFOs and a decision will be made whether to transition to operational, extend the comment period, or to discontinue the enhancement. For more information please contact: Brian Hirsch Transportation Sector Services Program Manager 7220 NW 101St Terrace Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 816-268-3149 Brian.Hirsch@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15gulf_stream.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15gulf_stream.txt Soliciting Comments on the Gulf Stream Forecast Web Page until December 30, 2016 The NWS is seeking comments until December 30, 2016, on the Experimental Gulf Stream Forecast Webpage from the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Miami, FL: http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/nwps/nwpsloop.php?site=MFL&loop=M iami_Freeport&cg=1 WFO Miami will display the graphs daily. The graphs will show the Gulf Stream current, significant wave height, wind speed, and peak wind direction at 3 hourly time periods for locations along the Atlantic side of south Florida. More detailed information is available in the product Description Document (PDD) on line at: http://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=568 Please provide comments by December 30, 2016 at: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=GSSRF During this comment period, the NWS will consider expanding the scope of this service to other Gulf Stream locales and beyond Gulf Stream locales. At the end of the comment period the NWS will make a decision whether to transition to operational, extend the comment period, or to discontinue the product. For more information, please contact: Pablo Santos Meteorologist in Charge Miami, FL 33165 305-229-4522 Pablo.Santos@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15hazsimp_workshop.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15hazsimp_workshop.txt NWS to hold Hazard Simplification Workshop October 27-29, 2015, to discuss possible changes to NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory System The NWS Analyze, Forecast and Support Office (AFSO) will host a Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) workshop in Kansas City, MO, October 27-29, 2015. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss possible changes to the NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) system. Workshop discussions will be based on the results of case study surveys provided to NWS staff, the media/broadcast community, emergency managers and other NWS partners during the spring and summer of 2015. The survey results will provide insight into strengths and weaknesses of the WWA system, along with possible opportunities for system improvement. NWS is targeting this workshop to NWS staff, emergency managers, members of America's Weather and Climate Industry, and social and behavioral scientists. NWS encourages interested partners to take part in this vital discussion. Space is limited and participants will be selected on a first- come first-served basis. Participants who register will receive an initial tentative confirmation email. A member of the Haz Simp team will confirm the registration shortly thereafter. To sign up for the workshop, please see the link below: https://ocwws.weather.gov/meetings/login.php?id=110 As a result of this and other interactions with NWS stakeholders, any proposed changes to the NWS WWA system will be made available for public comment/review prior to a final decision on operational implementation. For more information, please email: hazsimp@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15hefs.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15hefs.txt Soliciting comments on experimental Short Range River Forecast Uncertainty product through September 30, 2016 Providing uncertainty bounds for hydrologic forecasts at all time scales is one of the most pressing needs of operational hydrologic forecasting. A new Hydrologic Ensemble Forecast Service (HEFS) extends existing hydrologic ensemble services to include short- to medium-range forecasts, incorporate additional weather and climate information, and better quantify uncertainty in hydrologic forecasting. This Short Range River Forecast Uncertainty Product is the first operational output from this new service. The product is a graphical hydrograph depicting short- to medium-range river forecast uncertainty and displays uncertainty bounds for the river forecast in the context of established high and low water thresholds. Examples of the gridded and text-based products are online at: http://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=oun&gage=blko2 These products are available for comment through September 30, 2016. The web survey link is: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=SRRFCSTUNC If you have any questions, you may contact: Ernie Wells National Weather Service Analyze Forecast Support Office 1325 East-West Highway, Room 13442 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-427-9352 Ernie.Wells@noaa.gov NWS Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notify.htm/ NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:55 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15hems.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15hems.txt Soliciting Comments by March 20, 2015, on the experimental Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Tool NWS is seeking comments on its experimental Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Tool. HEMS can overlay multiple fields of interest: ceiling, visibility, flight category, winds, relative humidity, temperature, icing, satellite, radar (base and composite reflectivity), G-AIRMETs, SIGMETs, METARs, TAFs and PIREPs. Overlays include navigational aids, airports and heliports for the entire United States. More detail is revealed as you zoom in and individual layers can be turned on or off independently. The tool is not a weather product; it is a display that aggregates a number of existing weather products into a single, quick-glance, automated graphic. All underlying products have already gone through a safety risk management process. HEMS flights represent commercial aviation activity performed by FAA certificated air carrier operators; therefore, operations must have the highest level of safety. Per requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Aviation Digital Display Site (ADDS) development team created a tool specifically designed to show weather conditions for short-distance and low- altitude flights that are common for the HEMS community. By using a highly interactive and intuitive tool that focuses on small, localized regions, HEMS operators gain critical weather awareness to make their flights safer for crews and patients. A graphic of the HEMS tool front page os online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/aviation/images/hems.png The HEMS Tool will be continuously updated and available online: http://testbed.aviationweather.gov/hemst Comments will be collected through March 20, 2015, via the online survey linked below: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=HEMS-Tool or via comments provided to ncep.awc.avwx@noaa.gov For further information please contact: Kevin Stone NWS Aviation Services Branch Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone 301.427.9363 Email: Kevin.Stone@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15hsf-gridscca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15hsf-gridscca.txt Corrected: Comment period extended until July 31, 2016, for the Experimental Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Corrected to add experimental in the first paragraph Effective Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the NWS National Hurricane Center's (NHC) Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) will provide 3-hourly temporal experimental gridded marine forecasts out to 72 hours. Beyond 72 hours, the temporal experimental resolution will continue at 6-hourly increments. TAFB will continue to provide to the NDFD, on an experimental basis, gridded forecasts of five marine weather elements over its offshore waters and high seas forecast areas of responsibility (AOR) in the Atlantic and Pacific basins. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) will continue to provide to the NDFD, on an experimental basis, gridded forecasts of five marine weather elements over their offshore waters in the Atlantic and Pacific basins. NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau, AK, will continue to provide six weather elements over their offshore waters on an experimental basis to the NDFD in the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska basins. OPC plans to add the high seas forecast grids on an experimental basis in 2017. NWS expects to add offshore and high seas forecast grids from WFO Honolulu, HI, in the near future. An amended Public Information Statement will be issued announcing the addition. The gridded marine parameters include 10-meter wind speed, 10-meter wind direction, 10-meter wind gusts, significant wave heights and marine hazards. The Alaska offices also produce a weather grid. The upper right latitude, longitude for this new oceanic grid is 79.99N, 10.71E. The lower left corner lies directly on NCEP Gridpoint 204, which coincides with all other Pacific region NDFD grids. The lower left latitude, longitude for this grid is 30.42S, 129.91E. Specific information on the grid domain can be found at: http://graphical.weather.gov/docs/ndfdSRS.htm Areas of the offshore grids that coincide with the NDFD CONUS grid are included in the CONUS mosaic. Each offshore and high seas producer updates its grids at least four times per day. The experimental marine grids are online at: http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A R.oceanic/VP.001-003/ http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A R.oceanic/VP.004-007/ ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.o ceanic/VP.001-003/ ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.o ceanic/VP.004-007/ More details regarding these elements are available in the Product Description Document in the online catalog of Experimental NWS products and services available at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD%20OFF%20HSF%20Grids%202015.p df Forecasts for these zones will be available from NDFD in the following standard methods: -Gridded Binary version 2 (GRIB2) files via Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) -Extensible Markup Language (XML) via Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) -Graphics via Web browser Graphics for the oceanic grid are available via the NDFD map viewer located at: http://digital.weather.gov/ Information on accessing and using NDFD elements is online at: http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm Comments and feedback on all these experimental Offshore and High Seas NDFD elements, including the current oceanic grid configuration (in current Mercator projection or some users prefer latitude/longitude projection) are welcome at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EGOSWHSMF GRIB2 users: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=ndfd-grids Users OF XML SOAP service: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=xmlsoap NDFD online graphics: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=gfp These Offshore and High Seas Marine elements will remain experimental until at least July 31, 2016, when the NWS will assess feedback and completes a technical analysis. At that time, the NWS will determine whether to move these experimental elements to operational status, discontinue them, or revise and extend the experimental feedback period. Users will be notified of that decision via another Public Information Statement and a new implementation date will be established. If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact: Richard May NWS Marine Meteorologist Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301-427-9378 Richard.May@noaa.gov For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email: NWS.NDFD@noaa.gov For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact: David Ruth NWS/STI/Digital Forecast Services Branch National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 301-427-9457 David.Ruth@noaa.gov NDFD Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15hurricane_threats.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15hurricane_threats.txt Soliciting comments on Experimental Hurricane Threats and Impacts Web Interface through November 30, 2015 Effective August 17, 2015 and continuing through November 30, 2015, the NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental Hurricane Threats and Impacts Web Interface (HTI-Web). The experimental HTI-Web is an internet-based decision-support service designed to help users quickly interface with local hazard information whenever tropical storm or hurricane watches and/or warnings are in effect along the United States East and Gulf coasts, including Puerto Rico. Local threat assessments and corresponding potential impacts information about tropical storm or hurricane wind, storm surge, flooding rain, and tornadoes are provided by coastal Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs). The webpage is based upon official tropical storm and hurricane forecast and warning products provided by WFOs and NWS’ National Centers. Updates will be provided at least every six hours, and will cease when watches and/or warnings are no longer in effect. Further information on HTI-Web can be found in the Product Description Document located at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/HTI-Web.pdf The following experimental HTI-Web will be accessible beginning Monday, August 17, 2015: http://preview.weather.gov/hti Please provide feedback on the interactive web page at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=HTIWI For questions regarding this notice, please contact: Michael Dion NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9373 Email: Michael.Dion@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15ibw.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15ibw.txt Soliciting Comments until November 4, 2015 on Experimental Impact Based Warnings NWS is accepting comments beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and continuing through Wednesday, November 4, 2015, on an expansion of its Experimental Impact Based Warnings. All 38 NWS Central Region Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), 19 Southern Region WFOs, 7 Eastern Region WFOs, and 3 Western Region WFOs will issue enhanced convective warnings. A list of participating offices and local points of contact is online at: http://www.weather.gov/media/impacts/IBWContacts.pdf This is an expansion of the Experimental Impact Based Warning demonstration begun in 2014: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns14ibw.txt Severe Thunderstorm Warning (SVR), Tornado Warning (TOR) and Severe Weather Statement (SVS) products will be stratified into categories distinguishing extreme cases from base convective warnings. Additional enhanced wording will be included to convey information about associated impacts, specific hazards expected, and recommended actions, both within the bullet statements and as part of the tag line codes. Additional information and product examples are online at: http://www.weather.gov/impacts A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php Based on demonstration results, the Impact Based Warnings are being considered for implementation on a national basis. Please submit comments on the proposed national implementation to: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=IBW After the experimental period is completed and the comment period closes, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to implement the Experimental Impact based warnings as operational products. For more information, please contact: John Ferree NWS Severe Storms Services Norman, OK 73072 john.t.ferree@noaa.gov 405-325-2209 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15ibwaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15ibwaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments until November 4, 2015, on Experimental Impact Based Warnings Amended to add 13 Southern Region coastal Weather Forecast Offices effective October 4, 2015 NWS is accepting comments beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and continuing through Wednesday, November 4, 2015, on an expansion of its Experimental Impact Based Warnings. All 38 NWS Central Region Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), all 32 Southern Region WFOs, 7 Eastern Region WFOs, and 3 Western Region WFOs will issue enhanced convective warnings. A list of participating offices and local points of contact is online at: http://www.weather.gov/media/impacts/IBWContacts.pdf This is an expansion of the Experimental Impact Based Warning demonstration begun in 2014: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns14ibw.txt Severe Thunderstorm Warning (SVR), Tornado Warning (TOR) and Severe Weather Statement (SVS) products will be stratified into categories distinguishing extreme cases from base convective warnings. Additional enhanced wording will be included to convey information about associated impacts, specific hazards expected, and recommended actions, both within the bullet statements and as part of the tag line codes. Additional information and product examples are online at: http://www.weather.gov/impacts A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php Based on demonstration results, the Impact Based Warnings are being considered for implementation on a national basis. Please submit comments on the proposed national implementation to: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=IBW After the experimental period is completed and the comment period closes, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to implement the Experimental Impact based warnings as operational products. For more information, please contact: John Ferree NWS Severe Storms Services Norman, OK 73072 john.t.ferree@noaa.gov 405-325-2209 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:56 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15ibwaab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15ibwaab.txt Amended: Soliciting Comments until November 4, 2015, on Experimental Impact Based Warnings Amended to add 13 Southern Region coastal Weather Forecast Offices effective October 1, 2015 (not October 4, 2015) NWS is accepting comments beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and continuing through Wednesday, November 4, 2015, on an expansion of its Experimental Impact Based Warnings. All 38 NWS Central Region Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), all 32 Southern Region WFOs, 7 Eastern Region WFOs, and 3 Western Region WFOs will issue enhanced convective warnings. A list of participating offices and local points of contact is online at: http://www.weather.gov/media/impacts/IBWContacts.pdf This is an expansion of the Experimental Impact Based Warning demonstration begun in 2014: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns14ibw.txt Severe Thunderstorm Warning (SVR), Tornado Warning (TOR) and Severe Weather Statement (SVS) products will be stratified into categories distinguishing extreme cases from base convective warnings. Additional enhanced wording will be included to convey information about associated impacts, specific hazards expected, and recommended actions, both within the bullet statements and as part of the tag line codes. Additional information and product examples are online at: http://www.weather.gov/impacts A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products is online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php Based on demonstration results, the Impact Based Warnings are being considered for implementation on a national basis. Please submit comments on the proposed national implementation to: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=IBW After the experimental period is completed and the comment period closes, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to implement the Experimental Impact based warnings as operational products. For more information, please contact: John Ferree NWS Severe Storms Services Norman, OK 73072 john.t.ferree@noaa.gov 405-325-2209 National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15intl_dept_gate_forecast.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15intl_dept_gate_forecast.txt Experimental International Arrival and Departure Gate Forecasts Effective Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Effective Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Nashua, NH, Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) will issue an experimental graphical convective (thunderstorm) guidance product for air traffic managers in the northeastern United States on an as-needed basis. Starting March 1, 2016, this product will be issued twice daily, at 1330 UTC and 2230 UTC. These products are website-based, thus no communication system changes are required to receive this new information. Simply go to the following URLs: http://www.weather.gov/images/zbw/IDGF.gif http://www.weather.gov/images/zbw/IAF.gif Please submit comments on this experimental product from December 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016, at the following link: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EIADGF Feedback from users and partners on this graphical product will be collected to assess its utility and determine whether the experimental product should become operational and scaled up in the future to include other regions where international flights arrive and depart If you have questions, please contact: Scott Reynolds Meteorologist in Charge Center Weather Service Unit, Nashua, NH E-mail: scott.reynolds@noaa.gov Phone: 603-879-6326 This and other NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15lake_effect_snow.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15lake_effect_snow.txt Soliciting comments on Lake-Effect Snow (LES) Warning Polygons at Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Buffalo, NY, through April 30, 2016 WFO Buffalo, NY, is soliciting comments on the addition of latitude/longitude coordinates to segments of the Winter Weather Message text product (BUFWSWBUF). These coordinates will be added to products containing the LE.W (Lake Effect Snow Warning) Valid Time Event code for certain zones along Lake Ontario only. WFO Buffalo will begin issuing the experimental product with the coordinates on or about Tuesday, December 1, 2015. When a Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect for these areas, WFO Buffalo will also produce a graphic displaying these polygons at: http://www.weather.gov/buf/lespolygon Users with Geographic Information Systems will be able to use these coordinates to plot the areas most prone to heavy lake effect snow. NWS Buffalo will also provide a downloadable file of the geographic data on its Website. The purpose of these polygons is to display small areas of intense snowfall with low visibility at sub-zone levels in upstate New York, where the highest impacts to transportation and commerce are expected. Coordinates and polygons are only for experimental use. NWS Buffalo will continue to issue operational zone based Lake Effect Snow warning for these areas. This winter only the following WFO Buffalo Public Zones will be included in this experiment: Zone Number Zone Name NYZ001 Niagara NYZ002 Orleans NYZ003 Monroe NYZ004 Wayne NYZ005 Northern Cayuga NYZ006 Oswego NYZ007 Jefferson NYZ008 Lewis NYZ010 Northern Erie NYZ011 Genesee NYZ013 Livingston NYZ014 Ontario This experiment is part of a larger national project designed to improve dissemination of certain long fused watch and warning products that cover large geographic areas. Some of these weather phenomena tend to impact only small geographic locations, resulting in NWS alerting too broad an area. The feedback gathered from this experiment will help us provide more precise watches and warnings. Additional experiments with opportunity for comment and review will be provided as part of this National project. You can find more information on this proposed national experiment at the link below: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/Polygon_PDD_10_15_15%20(1).pdf Please submit comments from December 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016 via the short survey linked below: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=LESWP If you have questions, please contact: Rick Watling NWS Eastern Region Headquarters Bohemia, NY 11716-2618 Richard.Watling@noaa.gov 1-631-244-0123 Judith Levan Warning Coordination Meteorologist WFO Buffalo, NY E-mail: Phone: 716-565-0204 x223 National NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:57 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15lake_effect_snowaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15lake_effect_snowaaa.txt Amended, Comment Period extended through April 30, 2017, on Lake Effect Snow (LES) Warning Polygons from Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Buffalo, NY Amended to add new zones around Lake Erie and to extend comment period through April 30, 2017 WFO Buffalo, NY, will produce experimental LES polygon warnings around Lake Erie this winter and continue the polygons around Lake Ontario per last year's experiment. The experiment adds latitude/longitude coordinates to segments of the Winter Weather Message text product (BUFWSWBUF) and provides increased specificity with polygons issued for sub-county areas. These coordinates will be added to products containing the LES Warning Valid Time Event code (LE.W) for certain zones in western and north central New York along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. WFO Buffalo will begin issuing the experimental product with the coordinates on or about Tuesday, December 6, 2016. When a LES Warning is in effect for these areas, WFO Buffalo will also produce a graphic displaying these polygons at: http://www.weather.gov/buf/lespolygon Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users will be able to use these coordinates to plot areas most prone to heavy LES. NWS Buffalo will also provide a downloadable file of the geographic data on its website at: http://www.weather.gov/buf/lespolygon The purpose of these polygons is to display small areas of intense snowfall with low visibility at sub-zone levels in upstate New York where the highest impacts to transportation and commerce are expected. Coordinates and polygons are only for experimental use. NWS Buffalo will continue to issue operational zone-based LES warnings for these areas. The following WFO Buffalo Public Zones will be included in this experiment: Zone Number Zone Name NYZ001 Niagara NYZ002 Orleans NYZ003 Monroe NYZ004 Wayne NYZ005 Northern Cayuga NYZ006 Oswego NYZ007 Jefferson NYZ008 Lewis NYZ010 Northern Erie NYZ011 Genesee NYZ012 Wyoming NYZ013 Livingston NYZ014 Ontario NYZ019 Chautauqua NYZ020 Cattaraugus NYZ021 Allegany NYZ085 Southern Erie The feedback gathered from this experiment will help us provide more precise watches and warnings in the future and will support a decision on whether to make these warning polygons operational. You can find more information on the experimental LES warning polygons at the link below: 2016ExperimentalBUFLESPolygonPDD.pdf Please submit comments from December 6, 2016, through April 30, 2017, via the short survey linked below: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=LESWP If you have questions, please contact: Rick Watling NWS Eastern Region Headquarters Bohemia, NY 11716-2618 E-mail: Richard.Watling@noaa.gov Phone: 631-244-0123 Judith Levan Warning Coordination Meteorologist NWS WFO Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14225 E-mail: judith.levan@noaa.gov Phone: 716-565-0204 x223 National NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15marine_grids.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15marine_grids.txt Soliciting Comments on Experimental Impact-Based Marine Hazard Grids until June 30, 2016 The NWS is accepting comments until June 30, 2016, on Experimental Impact-Based Marine Hazard Grids (IBH) being tested at the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Medford, OR, (MFR). Additional coastal WFOs along the Gulf of Mexico may participate at a future date. A PNS will be sent out at that time. The Experimental IBH provides the marine community with a detailed depiction of expected adverse weather conditions. Unlike zone-based hazards, the Experimental IBH also show parts of zones where no hazard is expected, which allows for continued marine operations. The NWS Weather-Ready Nation concept calls for improving information to users and partners to enhance decision support. Providing additional hazard details fills that requirement. The details, combined with the separation of hazards, allow mariners to make informed decisions based upon their vessel capabilities and personal level of skill. The hazard grid information can be viewed at: http://digital.weather.gov Select "Hazards" from the drop down menu. The Experimental IBH are described in detail, with example graphics included, in a Product Description Document available online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=559 ? Please provide comments on this experimental service via a short online survey at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=IBMHG For more information, please contact: John Lovegrove Meteorologist in Charge National Weather Service Medford, Oregon 97504-4187 541-776-4303, x222 John.Lovegrove@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15ndfd_dxml.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15ndfd_dxml.txt Soliciting Comments on an Experimental Full Resolution National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Web Service for the Conterminous United States (CONUS) from September 29 2015 through February 1, 2016 Effective Tuesday September 29, 2015, and continuing through February 1, 2016, NWS will be accepting comments on an experimental full resolution National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) eXtensible Markup Language (XML) web service: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=xmlsoap25 The experimental full resolution NDFD XML web service will be available September 29, 2014, online at: http://preview.weather.gov/xml/ The experimental full resolution NDFD XML web service will provide forecasts for the Conterminous United States (CONUS) at 2.5km spatial resolution for all forecast times and at 1 hour temporal resolution for the first 36 hours from NDFD issuance time. These are the finest spatial and temporal resolutions at which CONUS Weather Forecast Offices provide forecasts. These resolutions are consistent with the current operational resolutions of NDFD provided in Gridded Binary Data Edition 2 (GRIB2) via file transfer protocol (ftp) or hypertext transfer protocol (http), and that of graphical images produced by the NDFD Map Viewer. Data will continue to be provided in parallel at coarser resolution throughout the experimental period from the operational NDFD XML web service at: http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/ More information regarding the experimental full resolution NDFD XML web service is available in the Product Description Document (PDD) in the online catalog of experimental NWS products and services: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_NDFDXML_full.pdf After the comment period, the NWS will evaluate any comments and decide whether to proceed with operational implementation of the full resolution NDFD XML web service. General information on accessing and using NDFD elements is online at: http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email: nws.ndfd@noaa.gov For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact: David Ruth Chief, Digital Forecast Services Branch NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 David.Ruth@noaa.gov For questions regarding this notice, please contact: Andy Horvitz NWS Digital and Graphical Information Support Branch Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Andy.Horvitz@noaa.gov NDFD Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:58 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15ndfd_precip_ppi.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15ndfd_precip_ppi.txt Soliciting Comments on an Experimental Precipitation Potential Index to be Added to the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) for the Conterminous United States (CONUS) from September 29, 2015, through December 31. 2015 Effective Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 1400 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), through December 31, 2015, NWS will be accepting comments on an experimental Precipitation Potential Index (PPI) in the National Digital Forecast Database: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=PPI-NDFD The experimental PPI will be available in the Conterminous United States (CONUS) for forecast days 1-3 at 1 hour temporal resolution for the first 36 hours from NDFD issuance time, and at 3 hour temporal resolution after the first 36 hours through forecast day 3. PPI provides greater detail regarding precipitation timing than currently is available from NDFD 12 hour Probability of Precipitation forecasts. More information regarding PPI is available in the Product Description Document (PDD) in the online catalog of experimental NWS products and services. http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_NDFD%20Experimental%20PPI.pdf To access NDFD CONUS grids for Days 1-3, use the following URLs: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.co nus/ or http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR .conus/ The PPI file will have a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) super heading of: ZPUZ98 KWBN And a file name of: ds.ppi.bin . NDFD forecasts can be viewed via the NDFD map viewer at: http://digital.weather.gov/ General information on accessing and using NDFD elements is online at: http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm If September 29 is a critical weather day, this implementation will be postponed. Partners and users will be notified of that decision via another Public Information Notice and a new implementation date will be established. After the comment period, the NWS will evaluate any comments and decide whether to proceed with operational implementation of the in the NDFD. For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email: nws.ndfd@noaa.gov For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact: David Ruth Chief, Digital Forecast Services Branch NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 David.Ruth@noaa.gov For questions regarding this notice, please contact: Andy Horvitz NWS Digital and Graphical Information Support Branch Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Andy.Horvitz@noaa.gov NDFD Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15nesdis_spenes.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15nesdis_spenes.txt Soliciting Comments until April 27, 2015, on a NESDIS Proposal to Retire the SPENES Bulletin The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Distribution Service (NESDIS) is accepting comments through April 27, 2015, on a proposal to retire the Satellite Precipitation Guidance Message Product (TXUS20 KNES / SPENES). NESDIS is considering discontinuing the SPENES product and significantly reducing the frequency of precipitation coordination through 12Planet and NWSChat. If this change occurs, then NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB) analysts will brief satellite-based information to National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) forecasters, who in turn are expected to incorporate this information into the Mesoscale Precipitation Discussions (MPD - AWUS01 KWNH / FFGMPD) SPENES would be partially replaced by the WPC MPD, which provides a single source of centralized guidance on flash flood threats to assure consistent message delivery. As part of the National Precipitation Prediction Unit, SAB has provided satellite support for the last 30 years to the NCEP WPC for Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts and for the more recent MPDs. SAB would continue satellite support to WPC. Satellite-based information from SAB will be integrated by WPC's forecasters into MPDs. If SPENES is retired: - Centralized heavy precipitation guidance to WFO Honolulu, HI, and WFO San Juan, PR, would be limited to products from WPC. - Stand-alone satellite-based guidance for weather systems approaching the West Coast of the CONUS would no longer be provided. Other observational and model-based information from WPC and other sources would remain available. - Stand-alone satellite based guidance addressing winter storm development or satellite-derived snow rates would no longer be available. The SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion (MCD) would address such events from an integrated observational and model- based approach. - SAB would no longer provide directly to the WFOs (except as possible NWSChats) guidance about the early satellite signals of developing marginal heavy precipitation threats which have the potential of evolving into a more serious threat. SAB would provide this information to WPC MPD forecasters instead. - SAB would no longer routinely provide stand-alone satellite- based guidance for heavy rainfall events that are more of a long- duration threat (i.e., more of a flood threat than a flash flood threat). Partners and users are encouraged to reference WPC rainfall forecasts and other existing NWS products. Please submit questions or comments by April 27, 2015, to: John Simko Satellite Precipitation Program Team Lead NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch john.simko@noaa.gov 301-683-1400 Once all comments are received and evaluated, NESDIS will make a decision whether or not to retire the SPENDES product. A decision to retire the product would be announced in a future Service Change Notice. National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15nhc-mixed-case.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15nhc-mixed-case.txt Use of Mixed-case Letters in Select NWS National Hurricane Center Products Effective on or about May 15, 2015 Effective on or about May 15, 2015, the NWS will expand its mixed-case text Product Risk Reduction effort to include additional products (Table 1) issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Products that were issued in mixed case in 2014 will continue to be issued in mixed case (Table 2). Table 1: NHC Additional Products Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID ------------ ---------- -------- Tropical Cyclone Public WTNT31-35 KNHC TCPAT1-5 Advisory (Atlantic) Tropical Cyclone Public WTPZ31-35 KNHC TCPEP1-5 Advisory (Eastern Pacific) Tropical Cyclone Update WTNT61-65 KNHC TCUAT1-5 (Atlantic) Tropical Cyclone Update WTPZ61-65 KNHC TCUEP1-5 (Eastern Pacific) Tropical Weather Summary ABNT30 KNHC TWSAT (Atlantic) Tropical Weather Summary ABPZ30 KNHC TWSEP (Eastern Pacific) Table 2: NHC Continued Products Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID ------------ ---------- -------- Tropical Weather Outlook ABNT20 KNHC TWOAT (Atlantic) Tropical Weather Outlook ABPZ20 KNHC TWOEP (Eastern Pacific) Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTNT41-45 KNHC TCDAT1-5 (Atlantic) Tropical Cyclone Discussion WTPZ41-45 KNHC TCDEP1-5 (Eastern Pacific) This expansion in the number of available mixed-case text products is a continuation of the risk-reduction effort which began in August 2010. At that time, NWS began issuing National Public Information Notice (PNS) products using mixed-case letters and the expanded punctuation/character set (Table 3): http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/scn10-28mixed_case.txt AFD, RWS and PNS products at select Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in October 2011: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns11mixedcase.txt some RiverPro generated products at select WFOs in July 2013: pns13atan1096riverpro.txt and the PWO product issued by the Storm Prediction Center in July 2013: pns13spcmixedcase.txt The NWS first began seeking comments regarding mixed-case text products in May 2010: http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns10mixed_case.txt NWS partners and users of these NHC text products are encouraged to consider the NWS intent and comment regarding this next step in the risk reduction effort. User feedback will help the NWS better plan the eventual transition of all NWS text products to mixed case and the expanded character set. Please provide comments at: http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=mixed-case Use of mixed-case letters in text products will make them easier to read and allow users to click on internet links directly rather than converting them to lower or mixed case. Additional punctuation and other characters that are part of the international reference Alphabet No. 5 will also be included as appropriate. Table 3: Allowed Mixed Case Character Set "space" ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _ ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~ In this phase of our risk reduction effort partners and users will have the opportunity to further identify and correct any anomalous behavior of their systems and their customer's systems that may be caused by mixed case and the expanded punctuation/ character set in these text products. Partners and users should be aware these products may revert back to using all uppercase letters at any time if the NHC determines it to be necessary to meet operational requirements. For more information, please contact: Chris Landsea Science and Operations Officer NOAA/NWS/NCEP/National Hurricane Center Miami, Florida 33165 305-229-4446 chris.landsea@noaa.gov or Mike Szkil Chief, Awareness Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-427-9325 Michael.Szkil@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15ripcurrents.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15ripcurrents.txt Weather Ready Nation Spring Seasonal Campaign, national Break the Grip of the Rip! Awareness, March-May,2015. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Sea Grant Program, and United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) are partnered in their support of the national Break the Grip of the Rip! Awareness Campaign as a part of the NWS Weather-Ready Nation Spring Seasonal Campaign, March-May, 2015. The campaign is dedicated to raising public awareness of the dangers of rip currents and other beach hazards. Know Before You Go. Learn more about actions you can take that will keep you and your family safe at the beach go to www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov - Before you leave for the beach, check the NWS official surf zone forecasts or beach advisories and closings link. You can also check water conditions before going to the beach by looking at the local beach forecast. - Only swim at a beach with lifeguards. The chances of drowning at a beach with lifeguards are 1 in 18 million (USLA). Once at the beach, talk to the lifeguard or beach patrol. He or she is trained to detect dangerous currents and waves and know other water conditions, such as the water temperature. This information could save your life. - Don't assume! Great weather for the beach does not always mean it is safe to swim or even play in the shallows. Rip currents often form on calm, sunny days. - Learn how to spot a rip current at www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov - Rip currents aren't the only deadly beach hazard. Learn more about dangerous waves at the beach and why you should never turn your back on the ocean! Breaking waves at or near the beach have broken beachgoers necks leaving them quadriplegics, -Know how to swim BEFORE you venture in. Swimming in a pool is NOT the same as swimming at a surf beach with crashing waves, winds and dangerous currents. -Know what the beach warnings flags mean. Read the beach safety signs at the entrance to the beach. Once on the beach, look for beach warning flags, often posted on or near a lifeguard's stand. Also locate the life ring station. -Besides dangerous currents and waves at the beach, you need to be aware of other beach hazards like lightning, sunburn and red tide. For more information on beach hazards, please visit: http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov http://www.usla.org National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15runoff_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15runoff_exp.txt Soliciting comments on proposed expansion of NWS Support for Multi-Agency Runoff Risk Forecasts through December 15, 2015 The National Weather Service (NWS) is seeking feedback on the proposed expansion of NWS Support for Multi-Agency Runoff Risk Forecasts through December 15, 2015. NWS's North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC) has been exploring usability of NWS river forecast model soil moisture model output for applications beyond river flood forecasting. In meeting its hydrologic forecast responsibilities to protect life and property and to enhance the Nation's economy, the NWS's River Forecast Centers (RFCs) continuously simulate, in time and space, moisture within the soil column using the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting model. The NCRFC was approached by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to explore the usability of NWS hydrologic models to stratify the risk of significant forecast runoff from rain or snowmelt. The development and implementation of runoff risk forecasts has been a multi-agency collaborative effort involving many federal and state agencies and academia. Increased awareness of runoff risk in nutrient application timing could decrease nutrient transport, a significant factor in water quality in many streams, lakes, shallow wells, as well as fueling hypoxic zones and harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and other regions around the country. Such a capability has the potential to enhance the utility of ongoing NOAA efforts to develop an ecological forecasting capability to address these and other nutrient-affected issues as well as state- and local- level nutrient management efforts. The successful implementation of the runoff risk forecasts in Wisconsin has generated attention from other states interested in a similar NWS partnership. The NWS is proposing expansion of support for these multi-agency runoff risk tools in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio through federal, state and academic collaboration. Expansion to the remaining Great Lakes states and many other states has been requested following the states mentioned above. NWS's proposed expansion of support for Runoff Risk Forecasts is expected to further NOAA's collaboration on multi-agency efforts to ensure safe water quality and healthy ecosystems in the nation's streams, lakes and coastal waters. More details about this proposal can be found at Proposal for NOAA/NWS Expansion of the Multi-Agency Runoff Risk Forecasts Comments on this proposed effort by NWS may be provided by December 15, 2015, to: Wendy Pearson NWS Central Region Headquarters Kansas City, MO 64153 wendy.pearson@noaa.gov Questions about RRAF development efforts may be directed to: Steven Buan Dustin Goering NWS North Central River Forecast Center Chanhassen, MN 55317-8581 Steve.Buan@noaa.gov; Dustin.Goering@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15runoff_exp_comment_extension.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15runoff_exp_comment_extension.txt Amended: Comment period extended until February 29, 2016, for Proposed Expansion of NWS Support for Multi-Agency Runoff Risk Forecasts NWS is seeking feedback on the proposed expansion of NWS Support for Multi-Agency Runoff Risk Forecasts through February 29, 2016. NWS's North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC) has been exploring usability of NWS river forecast model soil moisture model output for applications beyond river flood forecasting. In meeting its hydrologic forecast responsibilities to protect life and property and to enhance the Nation's economy, the NWS's River Forecast Centers (RFCs) continuously simulate, in time and space, moisture within the soil column using the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting model. The NCRFC was approached by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to explore the usability of NWS hydrologic models to stratify the risk of significant forecast runoff from rain or snowmelt. The development and implementation of runoff risk forecasts has been a multi-agency collaborative effort involving many federal and state agencies and academia. Increased awareness of runoff risk in nutrient application timing could decrease nutrient transport, a significant factor in water quality in many streams, lakes, shallow wells, as well as fueling hypoxic zones and harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and other regions around the country. Such a capability has the potential to enhance the utility of ongoing NOAA efforts to develop an ecological forecasting capability to address these and other nutrient-affected issues as well as state- and local- level nutrient management efforts. The successful implementation of the runoff risk forecasts in Wisconsin has generated attention from other states interested in a similar NWS partnership. The NWS is proposing expansion of support for these multi-agency runoff risk tools in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio through federal, state and academic collaboration. Expansion to the remaining Great Lakes states and many other states has been requested following the states mentioned above. NWS's proposed expansion of support for Runoff Risk Forecasts is expected to further NOAA's collaboration on multi-agency efforts to ensure safe water quality and healthy ecosystems in the nation's streams, lakes and coastal waters. More details about this proposal can be found at https://products.weather.gov/PDD/FINAL%20Proposal%20for%20Expans ion%20of%20NWS%20Support%20for%20the%20Mulit- Agency%20Runoff%20Risk%20Forecast%20v7.pdf Comments on this proposed effort by NWS may be provided by February 29, 2016, to: Wendy Pearson NWS Central Region Headquarters Kansas City, MO 64153 wendy.pearson@noaa.gov Questions about RRAF development efforts may be directed to: Steven Buan Dustin Goering NWS North Central River Forecast Center Chanhassen, MN 55317-8581 Steve.Buan@noaa.gov Dustin.Goering@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15safeboating_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15safeboating_week.txt National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22, 2015 NWS and the National Safe Boating Council will partner again this year for National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22, 2015. The week will highlight relevant weather and offers free safety-specific Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and other resources for the recreational boating public. Topics include: Saturday 5/16: Boating Under the Influence Sunday 5/17: Marine Forecasts Monday 5/18: Life Jacket PSA Tuesday 5/19: Safe Navigation in Fog Wednesday 5/20: Fire Extinguishers Thursday 5/21: Thunderstorm Safety Friday 5/22: Hurricane Preparedness For more information on hazardous weather and boating safety, visit the following websites: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/safeboating/ http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/ or contact: Richard May NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Richard.May@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:46:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15shannon_county.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15shannon_county.txt Anticipated Changes to the County Name and the Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) Code for Shannon County, SD, in 2015 On November 4, 2014, the voters of Shannon County, SD, approved a measure changing the county name to Oglala Lakota County. The South Dakota State Legislature is expected to pass a resolution to change the county name in early 2015. The Governor is then expected to publicly proclaim the new name, which takes effect on the first day of the month following the proclamation. As a result, the U.S. Census Bureau will also change the county FIPS code. This Public Information Statement provides the weather enterprise with initial notice of anticipated upcoming changes to NWS products and services. NWS will issue a detailed Service Change Notice (SCN) as soon as an effective date has been established for the county name change and a new FIPS code has been assigned by the Census Bureau. The SCN will contain details on changes to affected NWS products, required reprogramming for NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) receivers equipped with Special Area Message Encoding (SAME), and a link to revised shapefiles for maps. Additionally, Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants will need to reprogram EAS receivers. Because of the extensive coordination and planning required by the weather enterprise and the emergency management community to successfully complete this change, the NWS official change date for the county name and the FIPS code will occur after the change date set by the Governor's proclamation. Once set, additional details on the upcoming changes will be posted on the NWS Rapid City, SD, home page at: www.crh.noaa.gov/unr/ For state and local coordination issues, please contact: Susan Sanders Warning Coordination Meteorologist WFO Rapid City Susan.Sanders@noaa.gov 605-341-9271 X726 For technical issues, please contact: Timothy Schott NWS Awareness Branch Silver Spring, MD Timothy.Schott@noaa.gov 301-427-9336 National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15situation_report.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15situation_report.txt Soliciting Comments until June 1, 2016, on the Experimental Situation Report (Formerly Experimental Hazardous Weather Outlook Briefing Packages) from Select NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) NWS is accepting comments until June 1, 2016, on the Experimental Situation Report being tested by the following NWS WFOs; Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO (EAX) Springfield, MO (SGF) St. Louis, MO, (LSX) Topeka, KS (TOP). www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=SITREPORT WFOs EAX, SGF, LSX, and TOP will produce a daily PDF document containing hazardous weather information in the form of text, graphics, hyperlinks, and other dynamic content. The product will apply to portions of eastern Kansas, most of the state of Missouri and portions of western Illinois: EAX: http://www.weather.gov/eax/sitrep SGF: http://www.weather.gov/sgf/sitrep LSX: http://www.weather.gov/lsx/sitrep TOP: http://www.weather.gov/top/sitrep More detailed information is available in the Product Description Document (PDD) online at: http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php If comments are favorable, the Experimental Situation Report may be evaluated for national availability and another PNS issued soliciting additional comment and review. For more information, please contact: Andy Bailey National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill Forecast Office Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 816-540-5147 andy.bailey@noaa.gov Chad Omitt National Weather Service Topeka, KS Topeka, KS 66616-1667 785-234-2592 chad.omitt@noaa.gov Jim Kramper National Weather Service St Louis, MO St. Charles, MO 63304-5685 636-441-8467 james.kramper@noaa.gov Steve Runnels National Weather Service Springfield, MO Springfield-Branson Regional Airport Springfield, MO 65802-8430 417-863-8028 steve.runnels@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15stormsurge_map.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15stormsurge_map.txt Soliciting comments on Experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map through November 30, 2015 Effective June 1, 2015, and continuing through November 30, 2015, the NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). This map was developed over the course of several years in consultation with social scientists, emergency managers, broadcast meteorologists, and others. The map will show: - Geographical areas where inundation from storm surge could occur - How high above ground the water could reach in those areas Areas of possible storm surge flooding for a given storm will be represented in different colors on the map based on water level: - Blue: up to 3 feet above ground - Yellow: greater than 3 feet above ground - Orange: greater than 6 feet above ground - Red: greater than 9 feet above ground The experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding map takes into account: - Flooding due to storm surge from the ocean, including adjoining tidal rivers, sounds and bays - Normal astronomical tides - Land elevation - Uncertainties in the track, landfall location, intensity, forward speed, and size of the cyclone The map does not take into account wave action, freshwater flooding from rainfall, and flooding inside and overtopping of certain levees. The potential storm surge hazard is not depicted within certain levee areas, such as the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System in Louisiana. These areas are highly complex and water levels resulting from overtopping are difficult to predict. Users are asked to consult local officials for flood risk inside these leveed areas. NHC will release the initial map for a storm when it issues a hurricane watch or warning or, in some special cases, a tropical storm watch or warning for any part of the Gulf or East Coast, (anytime within 48 hours of the anticipated onset of tropical storm force winds). The map is subject to change every 6 hours with each new NHC full advisory package. Due to the processing time required to generate the storm surge guidance and produce the map, it will be available about 60 to 90 minutes after the NHC advisory. The map represents the storm surge heights that a person should prepare for before a storm, given the uncertainties in the forecast. The map shows a reasonable estimate of worst-case scenario flooding of normally dry land at particular locations due to storm surge. There is a 1-in-10 chance that the storm surge flooding at any particular location could be higher than the values shown on the map. The map is created from multiple runs of the Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model. Additional information and map examples are online at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/inundation The map will be available on the NHC website at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones 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=PSSFM For technical questions regarding this notice, please contact: Jamie Rhome National Hurricane Center Storm Surge Team Lead Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4444 Email: Jamie.R.Rhome@noaa.gov For policy questions regarding this notice, please contact: John Kuhn NWS Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9364 Email: John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15svrgraphics.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15svrgraphics.txt Seeking Public Comment and Review on Experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics through January 20, 2016 (CONUS only) From June 9, 2015, through February 9, 2016, NWS is seeking additional public comment and review on experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics. The graphics are available online at: http://www.weather.gov/crh/impact A graphic depicting the warning area, storm information, and societal impact statistics will be automatically produced upon the initial issuance of, and subsequent updates to, each NWS text short-fuse warning product (Tornado Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and Flash Flood Warning). NWS will produce a new graphic for each subsequent Severe Weather Statement (SVS) or Flash Flood Statement (FLS) associated with the original warnings. During the experimental period, the graphics will only be produced for short-fuse warning and update products issued within the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and will be removed from the web service when associated text warning expires. In addition, the graphics will be distributed automatically via Twitter feeds of the following selected NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO): Weather Forecast Office Twitter Username Atlanta, Georgia @NWSAtlanta Billings, Montana @NWSBillings Binghamton, New York @NWSBinghamton Burlington, Vermont @NWSBurlington Chicago, Illinois @NWSChicago Columbia, South Carolina @NWSColumbia Elko, Nevada @NWSElko Fort Worth, Texas @NWSFortWorth Hastings, Nebraska @NWSHastings New York City, New York @NWSNewYorkNY Omaha, Nebraska @NWSOmaha Raleigh, North Carolina @NWSRaleigh San Antonio, Texas @NWSSanAntonio Shreveport, Louisiana @NWSShreveport Tucson, Arizona @NWSTucson The experimental graphics are described in detail, with example graphics included, in a Product Description Document available online at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD- SVRgraphics%20final%2005jun15.pdf Comments and feedback on this experimental service for proposed implementation as a nationally-available product may be directed to the NWS via an online survey form at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EGSFWKS This statement extends the comment period announced July 1, 2014, with changes to the format of the graphics to improve readability and addition of Twitter-based dissemination. Additional comments will be collected from June 9, 2015, through February 9, 2016. At the end of this comment period, NWS will evaluate feedback and determine whether to approve as operational for national implementation, discontinue the product, or revise and extend the experimental feedback period. For questions regarding this notice or the experimental short- fuse warning graphics, please contact: Brian Walawender Chief, Information Technology Branch NWS Central Region Headquarters 7220 NW 101st Terrace Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 E-mail comments may be sent to nws.ipwg@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15svrgraphicscca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15svrgraphicscca.txt Corrected: Seeking Public Comment and Review on Experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics through February 9, 2016 (CONUS only) Corrected ending date for accepting comments in Subject to February 9, 2016 From June 9, 2015, through February 9, 2016, NWS is seeking additional public comment and review on experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics. The graphics are available online at: http://www.weather.gov/crh/impact A graphic depicting the warning area, storm information, and societal impact statistics will be automatically produced upon the initial issuance of, and subsequent updates to, each NWS text short-fuse warning product (Tornado Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and Flash Flood Warning). NWS will produce a new graphic for each subsequent Severe Weather Statement (SVS) or Flash Flood Statement (FLS) associated with the original warnings. During the experimental period, the graphics will only be produced for short-fuse warning and update products issued within the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and will be removed from the web service when associated text warning expires. In addition, the graphics will be distributed automatically via Twitter feeds of the following selected NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO): Weather Forecast Office Twitter Username Atlanta, Georgia @NWSAtlanta Billings, Montana @NWSBillings Binghamton, New York @NWSBinghamton Burlington, Vermont @NWSBurlington Chicago, Illinois @NWSChicago Columbia, South Carolina @NWSColumbia Elko, Nevada @NWSElko Fort Worth, Texas @NWSFortWorth Hastings, Nebraska @NWSHastings New York City, New York @NWSNewYorkNY Omaha, Nebraska @NWSOmaha Raleigh, North Carolina @NWSRaleigh San Antonio, Texas @NWSSanAntonio Shreveport, Louisiana @NWSShreveport Tucson, Arizona @NWSTucson The experimental graphics are described in detail, with example graphics included, in a Product Description Document available online at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD- SVRgraphics%20final%2005jun15.pdf Comments and feedback on this experimental service for proposed implementation as a nationally-available product may be directed to the NWS via an online survey form at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EGSFWKS This statement extends the comment period announced July 1, 2014, with changes to the format of the graphics to improve readability and addition of Twitter-based dissemination. Additional comments will be collected from June 9, 2015, through February 9, 2016. At the end of this comment period, NWS will evaluate feedback and determine whether to approve as operational for national implementation, discontinue the product, or revise and extend the experimental feedback period. For questions regarding this notice or the experimental short- fuse warning graphics, please contact: Brian Walawender Chief, Information Technology Branch NWS Central Region Headquarters Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 E-mail: ipwg@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15tcp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15tcp.txt Soliciting Comments by April 1, 2015, on a Proposed Change to the Issuance of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory The NWS is soliciting comments through April 1, 2015, on a proposed change to the issuance of the Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory (TCP) issued by the National Hurricane Center, Central Pacific Hurricane Center, and WFO Guam. Current NWS policy states that the TCP will be issued at 2-hourly intervals whenever coastal tropical cyclone watches/warnings are in effect and coastal radars are able to provide reliable center position estimates. In addition, when TCPs are issued on a 2-hourly cycle, a Tropical Cyclone Update (TCU) is issued in between each TCP to provide a continuous (hourly) flow of information on the tropical cyclone location, motion and intensity. The TCU may also contain additional information as needed. When the center of a tropical cyclone cannot be easily tracked with land-based radar, NWS issues TCPs every 3 hours rather than every 2 hours. The uncertain nature of the TCP schedule sometimes creates confusion with users. The NWS proposes that the TCP always remain on a 3-hourly cycle whenever watches/warnings are in effect or a tropical cyclone is over land at tropical storm strength or greater. Elimination of the 2-hourly TCP cycle would ensure NWS issues the TCP at standard times during such an event. Under this proposal, the hourly flow of storm information would not be disrupted; TCUs would continue to be issued hourly in between the three-hourly TCPs whenever coastal watches/warning were in effect and the center could be easily tracked with land- based radar. Because TCUs can be prepared and disseminated more quickly than TCPs, the proposed change would alleviate workflow issues while the new track and intensity forecast is being prepared and facilitate quickly conveying storm updates to users. This change will not limit or restrict the issuance or discontinuation of watches and warnings. Warnings for the United States can only be issued on full or special advisory packages, while U.S. warnings can be lowered on either an intermediate advisory or a TCU. Below is an example of the proposed NHC and CPHC advisory cycle for storms meeting the watch/warning and center-tracking requirements (Guam times will be 1 hour later): 0900 UTC Full advisory package including the TCP 1000 UTC TCU (providing an hourly position update, summary block of key storm information and other key observations) 1100 UTC TCU 1200 UTC Intermediate Public Advisory 1300 UTC TCU 1400 UTC TCU 1100 UTC Next full advisory package Please send comments on the proposed change to: John Kuhn NWS Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9364 Email: John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:00 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15vtec-winter.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15vtec-winter.txt Soliciting Comments through August 31, 2015, on Change to P-VTEC Line(s)and Associated Headline(s)when Upgrading from Winter Storm Warning or Lake Effect Snow Warning to Ice Storm and Blizzard Warning NWS is accepting comments on changing some of the P-VTEC line(s) and headlines in the Winter Weather Watches, Warnings and Advisories product (WSW). The proposed change is summarized below: When a Winter Storm Warning or Lake Effect Snow Warning is upgraded to an Ice Storm or Blizzard Warning for the same geographical area, the WSW segment will now contain only one headline and two P-VTEC lines. The headline will list the new warning only. The first P-VTEC line will use the UPG action code to show the old Winter Storm or Lake Effect Snow Warning being upgraded. The second P-VTEC line will use the NEW action code to start the new Ice Storm or Blizzard Warning. This proposed change is expected to more accurately reflect and more effectively relay automated communication of winter weather warning information. For example, under current policy, the following P-VTEC lines and headlines are disseminated when a Winter Storm Warning is changed to an Ice Storm Warning for the same geographical area: /O.CAN.KOUN.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-010129T0000Z/ (P-VTEC line 1) /O.NEW.KOUN.IS.W.0005.010128T1030Z-010129T0000Z/ (P-VTEC line 2) ...Winter Storm Warning is Cancelled... ...Ice Storm Warning in Effect Until 6pm CST Sunday... Under the proposed change, the following P-VTEC lines and headline will be disseminated when a Winter Storm Warning is upgraded to an Ice Storm Warning for the same geographical area: /O.UPG.KOUN.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-010129T0000Z/ (P-VTEC line 1) /O.NEW.KOUN.IS.W.0005.010128T1030Z-010129T0000Z/ (P-VTEC line 2) ...Ice Storm Warning in Effect Until 6pm CST Sunday... The example shown above would be identical when upgrading from a Winter Storm Warning to a Blizzard Warning and when upgrading from a Lake Effect Snow Warning to an Ice Storm or Blizzard Warning. No other changes are being proposed to the WSW product at this time. Please submit questions or comments to: David Soroka NWS Winter Weather Program Leader david.soroka@noaa.gov 301-427-9346 National Weather Service Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns15wind_current.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns15wind_current.txt Soliciting Comments until June 30, 2016, on an Experimental Graphical Wind Against Current Product The NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) is accepting comments until June 30, 2016, on an experimental Graphical Wind Against Current product. The western North Atlantic is a challenging area both meteorologically and oceanographically. The western boundary current of the North Atlantic consists of the Florida Current, from the Straits of Florida to the coastal waters of Cape Hatteras, NC, and Gulf Stream, from the coastal waters of Cape Hatteras to south of Newfoundland. The coastal waters of the U.S. East Coast contain some of the highest temperature contrasts in the world with the warm waters of the Gulf Stream system (Florida Current and Gulf Stream) moving northeastward from off the North Carolina coast, abutting the cold waters of the Labrador Current, flowing southwestward just north and northwest of the Gulf Stream. These waters are where many North Atlantic winter ocean storms start, where thunderstorms erupt, and where wind waves and swell can interact with the strong current of the Gulf Stream system and produce short period, very high breaking waves. To highlight the potential for strong winds to oppose the strong current of the Gulf Stream system, the OPC developed an experimental Graphical Wind Against Current product. This product uses the 10m vector winds from the NWS Global Forecast System (GFS) atmospheric model and the ocean surface current from the U.S. Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) to highlight areas and strength of the wind opposing ocean currents. The experimental graphical display is online at: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Loops/WindCurrent_ncomhires_00Z/index.php Please send comments or requests for more information to: Joseph Sienkiewicz Joseph.Sienkiewicz@noaa.gov 301-683-1495 Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental product by using the brief survey and comment form: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EGWAC National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm $$ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-01gfa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-01gfa.txt Implementation of the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation, effective January 11, 2016 Effective January 11, 2016, 2100 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will begin issuing the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation at: http://new.aviationweather.gov/areafcst The Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation are designed to provide meteorological information equivalent to the textual Area Forecast (FA) in a graphical format, as requested by the FAA. This product includes observations and forecasts valid for the continental United States that provide data critical for aviation safety, overlaid on high-resolution basemaps. FAs for Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico will not be affected at this time. Observational data in the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation are time synchronized and available by the hour for the current time and the previous 6 hours. Hourly model data is available up to 15 hours in the future. Wind, icing and turbulence forecasts are available in 3,000 ft. increments from the surface up to 18,000 ft. MSL, and in 6,000 ft. increments from 18,000 MSL to FL420 (42,000 ft. MSL). Turbulence forecasts are also broken into LO (below 18,000 MSL) and HI (above 18,000 MSL) graphics. A maximum icing graphic and maximum wind velocity graphic (regardless of altitude) are also available. Data including Observations/Warnings, Thunderstorms, Clouds, Flight Category (Ceiling and Visibility), Precipitation, Icing, Turbulence, and Winds are available in this product. These data are combined into categories that the user can select from the top level ?Weather? menu. Details of each category can be found in the Product Description Document (PDD): http://products.weather.gov/PDD/GFA_PDD.pdf The Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation were created in response to a formal request by the FAA to discontinue production of the textual Area Forecasts (FAs). Requirements for the underlying meteorological information in the FA have not changed. The FAA recognizes that given modern advances within NWS, the legacy text FA is no longer the best source of enroute flight planning weather information. The FAA, pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720, established requirements for this weather information and service, which is necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). Based on comments received by FAA and NWS on this proposed change, NWS plans to discontinue production of FAs once the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation product is approved as operational and when all concerns identified within submitted comments have been addressed. Formal public notification will be provided in advance of the action to discontinue the FAs. Additional information on the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation can be found at: http://new.aviationweather.gov/areafcst/ Comments will be accepted through April 11, 2016, on proposed operational implementation of the Graphical Forecasts for Aviation as a replacement for existing text FAs, via the following electronic survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=GRAFS If you have any questions regarding the experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation, contact: Mike Bettwy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7239 Mike.Bettwy@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-02marine_forecast_matrix.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-02marine_forecast_matrix.txt Soliciting Comments until March 15, 2016 on the expansion of the Operational Marine Forecast Matrix produced by WFO Honolulu to National Scope Effective immediately and continuing through Tuesday March 15, 2016, NWS is seeking comments on its proposal to expand the Marine Forecast Matrix (MFM) to national scope. The MFM is an alphanumeric text product that provides a tabular forecast of wind direction and speed, wind gust, swell direction, swell height, swell period, wind wave height, significant wave height, cloud cover, probability of precipitation, and precipitation type. At present the MFM is only issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Honolulu, HI. The NWS is considering expanding this product to all marine WFOs. For the latest issuance of this operational product by WFO Honolulu, see the link below. http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/MFM.php Table 1: Product Name and Identifiers for WFO Honolulu Marine Forecast Matrix: PRODUCT NAME WMO HEADING AWIPS ID ------------ ----------- -------- Marine Forecast Matrix FXHW40 PHFO MFMHFO The Marine Forecast Matrix is described in detail in a Product Description Document available online at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/MFM_PDD.pdf Please provide comments on this proposed expansion via a short online survey at: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EXPPMFM After March 15, 2016, the NWS will assess any comments and determine whether to expand the MFM to other marine WFOs. If NWS decides to expand the MFM to other marine WFOs, a Service Change Notice will be issued announcing the effective date and the additional participating WFOs. For more information, please contact: Richard May Melinda Bailey Marine Meteorologist Marine Program Manger NWS Headquarters NWS Southern Region Silver Spring, MD 20910 Fort Worth, TX 76102 301-427-9378 817-978-1100 x107 Richard.May@noaa.gov Melinda.Bailey@noaa.gov National PNSs are available on-line at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:01 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-03mckinley_denali.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-03mckinley_denali.txt Change to the Name of the Recreational Report (RECAFG) from Mount McKinley Recreational Forecast to Denali Recreational Forecast Effective on or about April 20, 2016 Effective with the first calendar year 2016 issuance of the RECAFG (on or about Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 600 AM Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT), 1400 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)) the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Fairbanks, AK, will change the name of the Recreational Report from the Mount McKinley Recreational Forecast to the Denali Recreational Forecast. There is no change to the WMO Header (SXAK49 PAFG), AWIPS ID (RECAFG) or the format of the NWS product. The product name will be changed to match the official name change of Mount McKinley to Mount Denali. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior issued the Secretarial Order that officially changed the name on August 28, 2015. Denali is the tallest mountain on the North American continent and has an official height of 20,310 feet above sea level. Denali is the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name for the mountain. Denali is located within Denali National Park and Preserve, AK. The first recreational report of the season is usually issued in late April or early May of each year. This product is available on the web at: http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/ For more information, please contact: John Lingaas Warning Coordination Meteorologist NWS WFO Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK (907) 458-3712 john.lingaas@noaa.gov Ed Townsend Marine/Public/Severe Program Manager (Detail) NWS Alaska Region Headquarters Anchorage, AK 99513 ed.townsend@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-04gfs_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-04gfs_removal.txt Soliciting public comments on the removal of legacy Global Forecast System (GFS) gridded output through March 25, 2016 The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is seeking comments through March 25, 2016, on removing some legacy gridded products from the GFS. These products would no longer be disseminating via NOAAPORT and the NWS ftp server. The operational GFS model currently runs on a T1534 (~13 km resolution) Semi-Lagrangian grid. Output is made available from the GFS on grids ranging in resolution from 2.5km up to 5 degrees latitude/longitude. Many of these legacy low-resolution grids are available for limited forecast hours and fields and are not produced for all cycles of the GFS. The same information is provided on expanded grids with finer-resolution and more variables. Removing these legacy products is crucial to free up compute and network resources for newer products to be distributed. If approved, NCEP would remove the following products: -NOAAPORT GFS gridded output -Web services WAFS GRIB1 output -NOAAPORT Vessel Sea Ice and Fog gridded output In 2014, the NWS did an analysis to determine the optimal set of output grids from the GFS to meet the needs of NWS forecasters. From this analysis, the regional 20 km grids and global 1 degree were added to NOAAPORT in March 2015. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin14-54gfs_noaaport.htm Any one of these new grids will serve as a replacement to the proposed discontinued grids, covering more area and containing additional variables alongside the legacy ones. Table 1: Gridded GFS products on NOAAPORT for proposed removal Grid Res Area Map Projection ----------------------------------------------------------- #160 47 km Alaska North Polar Stereographic #161 0.5 deg Puerto Rico Latitude/Longitude #211 80 km CONUS Lambert Conformal #212 40 km Regional CONUS Lambert Conformal #213 95 km Alaska Polar Stereographic #225 80 km Hawaii Mercator #254 40 km Pacific Region Mercator Please see the link below for a graphical representation of the old grids and the new grids. http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/gfs_AWIPS_grids.pdf WMO headers for these grids slated for removal are listed at: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/gfs_AWIPS_grids.shtml Table 2: GRIB1 files on NWS web servers for proposed removal weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.gfs_CY.CYCLE/RD.YYYY MMDD/PT.grid_DF.gr1/ ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.gfs_CY.CYCLE/RD. YYYYMMDD/PT.grid_DF.gr1/ where CYCLE is 00, 06, 12, 18 where YYYYMMDD is Year, Month, Day where FFF is forecast hour from 000-120 Grid Res Area File Name ----------------------------------------------------------- #37-44 1.25 deg WAFS fh.FFF_tl.press_ar.octant[ijklmnop] Replacement GRIB2 output is available today with the same naming convention under this path: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.gfs_CY.CYCLE/RD. YYYYMMDD/PT.grid_DF.gr2/ 3) Table 3: GRIB1 files on the NCEP web servers for proposed removal http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/pcom/gfs/ ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/pcom/gfs/ where CC is cycle 00, 06, 12, 18 where YYYYMMDD is Year, Month, Day where FF is forecast hour from 00-72 Grid Res Area File name ----------------------------------------------------------- #37-44 1.25 deg WAFS xtrn.wfsgfsCCFF.gfs_wafs_fFF_CC #37-44 1.25 deg WAFS xtrn.wfsgfsCCFFa.gfs_wafs_fFF_CC #37-44 1.25 deg WAFS xtrn.wfsgfsCCFFb.gfs_wafs_fFF_CC WAFS replacement GRIB2 output is available today with all of the same variables, plus a few additional as well as extended forecast hours. http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/gfs_wafs_vars.txt The same grid output can be found here: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.gfs_CY.CC/RD.YYY YMMDD/PT.grid_DF.gr2/ With names like fh.FFF_tl.press_ar.octant[ijklmnop] where [ijklmnop] equate to grids [37,38,39,40,41,44,43,44] Table 4: Vessel Sea Ice (ice growth rate) and Fog (visibility) GRIB2 products on NOAAPORT for proposed removal Grid Res Area Map Projection ----------------------------------------------------------- #232 1 deg Northern Hem latitude/longitude There are no known users of either of these gridded outputs, therefore we have no replacement products. WMO headers for these grids slated for removal are listed at: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/omb_AWIPS_grids.shtml The NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with these changes. If approved, a TIN will be issued giving 30 days notice of the implementation date. Send comments on this proposal to: Carissa Klemmer NWS/NCEP Central Operations Dataflow Team Lead College Park, MD carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov NWS National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-05decommissioning_web.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-05decommissioning_web.txt Soliciting Comments until March 31, 2016, on the Proposed Termination of the NWS Weather.Noaa.Gov (WNG) Web Site NWS is accepting comments until March 31, 2016, on a proposal to terminate the Weather.NOAA.gov (WNG) website: http://weather.noaa.gov This legacy web site was launched over a decade ago to provide accessibility to NWS weather products for the general public. The WNG website is planned for decommissioning as part of the NWSTG Re-Architecture project. The WNG web site is obsolete as the NWS weather.gov site is now the primary hub for NWS web services and data products. To ease the transition for NWS data partners and customers, a breakdown of the options available for obtaining weather data normally found via the WNG URL is provided below. WNG Site Data Link: Alternative Link ------------------ United States Weather: http://weather.gov Radar Graphics: http://radar.weather.gov Weather Maps: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/fax International Weather: https://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/ Aviation Weather: https://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/ United States Weather: http://weather.gov Marine Weather: http://weather.gov and http://opc.ncep.noaa.gov NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with this change. If approved, NWS will send a Service Change Notice giving 30 day notice of the termination date. Send comments on this proposal to: Kevin Conaty NOAA/NWS/IDP NRT PM Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-427-9169 kevin.conaty@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-06caws.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-06caws.txt Soliciting Comments by October 28, 2016 on the Experimental Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS) Effective 1000 UTC March 1, 2016, the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will resume the experimental Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS). NWS meteorologists collaborate with airline meteorologists, and other airline and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel to produce the CAWS product. The CAWS focuses on specific, convective impacts to the core 29 airports and high traffic en-route corridors. The product is event-driven, supporting the ability of the FAA to more effectively initiate, adjust or terminate planned or active Traffic Management Initiatives (TMI) and balance traffic demand. The CAWS product is a step towards the FAA's collaborative Operational Bridging (OB) process. The OB concept is a set of weather forecasting processes, communication tools and engagement protocols between meteorologists and Air Traffic Management (ATM) decision makers. The intent is to accelerate the transition of aviation weather forecasts to be more event- driven, enabling more timely ATM decisions based on improved precision (e.g., location, duration, magnitude of weather) and National Airspace System predictability. NWSChat (password protected) will be leveraged as a web-based platform for continuous CAWS collaboration. Only authorized users may take part in the CAWS chat. The AWC meteorologists, National Aviation Meteorologists, Center Weather Service Unit meteorologists, ATM decision makers, and others will collaborate on CAWS before issuing it. The Experimental CAWS will be available from: 1) AWC website: www.aviationweather.gov/caws 2) NWS Telecommunications Gateway: -WMO header for the text product: FAUS11 KKCI -AWIPS ID is (AWSTS) -WMO header for the png graphic is PMNC00 KKCI. 3) FAA Command Center: FAA will issue an advisory when CAWS is issued The experimental CAWS product will be available 24 hours a day beginning 1000 UTC March 1, 2016, through October 28, 2016. This product will continue to be event-driven. The Product Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/CAWS_PDD.pdf NWS is accepting comments through October 28, 2016, via the online survey below: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=CAWS For further information, please contact: Mike Bettwy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 Phone 816.584.7239 Email: Mike.Bettwy@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-07periscope.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-07periscope.txt Exploring use of Periscope Social Media Application through approximately July 31, 2016 NWS is exploring the potential utility of the Periscope application (app) in carrying out the NWS mission. Periscope is a social media tool which allows users to provide live-streaming video and audio content to those who choose to view the content via Periscope. NWS will look at the potential for viewing of content provided by other Periscope users, provision of information related to imminent hazardous weather conditions, and/or educational information of value to the general public. Because exploring the use of Periscope cannot be done outside of the public Periscope environment, prototyping efforts will be publicly visible. Over the next several weeks, prototype use of Periscope will be established for the following sites: WFO Sacramento WFO Reno WFO Tucson, AZ WFO Salt Lake City WFO Anchorage WFO Des Moines WFO Kansas City/Pleasant Hill WFO Indianapolis RFC West Gulf WFO Birmingham, AL WFO Nashville, TN WFO Pittsburgh, PA WFO Charleston, SC National Hurricane Center The period of prototyping is expected to last approximately through July 31, 2016. Based on the prototype findings, NWS will determine whether to pursue use of Periscope or other live streaming tools at field offices. If NWS decides to pursue use of Periscope and offer this service on a more consistent basis, we will send another Public Information Notice initiating an experimental public comment and review period. Please note that as a prototype service, the use of Periscope may be discontinued at any time, the amount and content of information provided may change, and the frequency of content may vary and is not guaranteed. Periscope content and response to real-time comments will be provided on a time-available basis. Users should not rely on this service as the primary means of receiving NWS information about hazardous weather conditions. Users should tune to NOAA weather radio or local/national media sources for the latest critical information. NWS alerts and warnings are also available on our official website: http://www.weather.gov/ Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: Corey Pieper National Weather Service 819 Taylor Street Fort Worth,TX 76102 corey.pieper@noaa.gov National public information statements are online: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:02 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-09pirep.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-09pirep.txt Soliciting comments through June 6, 2016 on the Experimental AWC PIREP Online Submission Form Effective April 12, 2016, 1500 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will make the experimental Pilot Report (PIREP) Online Submission Form available to users on an experimental basis to solicit feedback. The PIREP online submission form is a means by which pilots, operators and dispatchers may submit pilot reports electronically. Users will be required to register before accessing the PIREP Submit form. Validation of user accounts will consider whether the applicant has the following: -Pilot's license -Email address ending in .gov or .mil -Group id number for airlines Pilot license information will be obtained from the FAA public registry http://registry.faa.gov All other requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The AWC PIREP Online Submission Form will be available at: www.aviationweather.gov/airep/submit The AWC PIREP Online Submission Form is supplemental to the FAA Aeronautical Information System Replacement (AIS-R), the current means of collecting PIREPs. The AWC PIREP form enables registered users to directly enter pertinent inflight weather information; thereby increasing the overall number of PIREPs available to the NWS, FAA and aviation community. PIREPs assist pilots, dispatchers and flight planners with flight plan preparation, situational awareness and operational decision making. In addition, PIREPs are integrated into the NWS forecast production process to help improve the accuracy of the forecasts. PIREPs submitted via the website will be automatically formatted, distributed and displayed graphically on: http://www.aviationweather.gov. The FAA, pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720, established requirements for this weather information and service necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The Service Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PIREP_submit_SDD.pdf Comments will be accepted through June 6, 2016, via the following electronic survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=PIREP If you have any questions regarding the experimental AWC PIREP Online Submission Form, please contact: Mike Bettwy Warning Coordination Meteorologist Aviation Weather Center Kansas City, MO 64153 816-584-7239 Mike.Bettwy@noaa.gov National Technical Implementation Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-16dontfryday.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-16dontfryday.txt "Don't Fry Day" Friday, May 27, 2016: Excessive Heat and Sun Safety Guidance for 2016 Season Friday, May 27, 2016, has been declared national "Don't Fry Day" by NWS and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP). NWS is taking part again this year with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the NCSCP to promote sun-safe behaviors. In addition, NWS is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) first ever Extreme Heat Week, May 22-28, as part of its PrepareAthon. One of the week's activities includes a White House webinar entitled, "Building Community Preparedness to Extreme Heat." The webinar will be held May 26, 2 PM to 3:30 PM EDT. During the White House webinar, experts from federal and local government, as well as other organizations, will share information on the impacts of extreme heat. Also, the webinar will focus on vulnerable populations such as children, athletes, the elderly and outdoor workers. Experts will also highlight actions that individuals, caregivers, public-health officials, and emergency responders can take to prepare for extreme-heat events. Registration information for this webinar briefing may be accessed at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4711595715548871170. A new interagency portal, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), has been developed to provide a one-stop-shop for access to federal government heat safety information that can be used to reduce the health impacts of extreme heat. NIHHIS was developed in collaboration with NOAA and CDC, and includes heat safety information from FEMA, OSHA and several other agency partners. See http://climate.gov/nihhis for more information. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in this country, resulting in hundreds of deaths each year. Heat-related death and illness are preventable. Yet heat claims more lives most years than floods, lightning and tornadoes combined. Skin cancer, which can develop from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States, at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. Please see this link for some essential heat and UV resources provided by NWS partners that provide information on how to prevent adverse effects of excessive heat and UV exposure. Please use these resources throughout this summer to help us build a Weather-Ready Nation. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/resources/dontfry.pdf All of our partners offer the following heat wave and UV safety tips to the public: 1. Slow down. Reduce, eliminated or reschedule strenuous work or recreational activities until the coolest time of the day. 2. Get acclimated. Gradually increase outdoor work and recreational activities so your body adjusts to hot conditions. 3. Dress in lightweight clothing, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a hat with at least a 2 to 3-inch brim all around. 4. Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. 5. Never leave children, pets, or the elderly unattended in a parked vehicle, not even for a minute. 6. Take frequent breaks during work or play. When it's really hot, spend more time in air-conditioned places or seek shade outside, especially during midday hours. 7. Check the UV Index when planning outdoor activities to prevent overexposure to the sun. Avoid sunburns and intentional tanning. 8. Generously apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher with broad spectrum (both UVA and UVB rays) protection. 9. Seek shade whenever you can. 10. Know what the signs and symptoms of heat illness are. Check on workers, particularly those wearing protective suits. Elderly persons, small children, chronic invalids, those on certain medications or drugs, outdoor workers, persons with weight and alcohol problems and caretakers for these groups should pay close attention to the above tips, particularly during heat waves in areas where excessive heat is rare. For more information, please contact: Jannie G. Ferrell jannie.g.ferrell@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:03 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-17opc_end_redbook.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-17opc_end_redbook.txt Soliciting Comments until June 30, 2016, on the Proposed Termination of the Production of Legacy Redbook Graphics The NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) is accepting comments until June 30, 2016, on its proposal to terminate legacy Redbook graphics. These are graphics developed sent from the NCEP Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (NAWIPS) to the national AWIPS. Some Redbook graphics currently use World Meteorological Organization (WMO) identifiers identical to other products produced by the OPC. For example, the OPC 48-hour wind/wave Redbook graphics use the WMO identifiers PJAI88 KWNM (Atlantic) and PJBI88 KWNM (Pacific). The 00z 48-hour wind/wave chart for the Atlantic also uses the WMO identifier PJAI88 KWNM, while the 00z 48-hour wind/wave chart for the Pacific also uses PJBI88 KWNM. Because WMO identifiers for certain Redbook graphics are identical to radiofax graphics, there is concern of conflict with radiofax transmissions. All radiofax products will continue to be produced and will use the same WMO identifiers. This proposal does not consider changing radiofax product identifiers. NWS will terminate the following products: PYAA89 KWNM Redbook Unified Surface Analysis - Atlantic Portion PWIA98 KWNM Redbook Atlantic Wind/Wave Analysis PWIE98 KWNM Redbook Atlantic 24-hour Wind/Wave Forecast PPAE89 KWNM Redbook Atlantic 24-hour Surface Forecast PPAI89 KWNM Redbook Atlantic 48-hour Surface Forecast PJAI88 KWNM Redbook 48-hour Wind/Wave Forecast PPAM89 KWNM Redbook Atlantic 96-hour Surface Forecast PJAA88 KWNM Redbook Atlantic Sea State Analysis PYBA89 KWNM Redbook Unified Surface Analysis - Pacific Portion PWIA97 KWNM Redbook Pacific Wind/Wave Analysis PWIE97 KWNM Redbook Pacific 24-hour Wind/Wave Analysis PPBE89 KWNM Redbook Pacific 24-hour Surface Forecast PPBI89 KWNM Redbook Pacific 48-hour Surface Forecast PJBI88 KWNM Redbook Pacific 48-hour Wind/Wave Forecast PPBM89 KWNM Redbook Pacific 96-hour Surface Forecast PJBA88 KWNM Redbook Pacific Sea State Analysis The legacy Redbook graphics NWS is proposing to terminate will be available as radiofax and web products with identical information. Through this comment solicitation, no changes are anticipated to the schedule or suite of OPC radiofax charts. For example, users will continue to receive the current suite of graphical products as currently shown on the OPC web site: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/ and at the web sites below: Atlantic: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Atl_tab.shtml Pacific: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Pac_tab.shtml Arctic: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/AK_tab.shtml There will also be no effect on the content or schedule via the Worldwide Marine Radiofacsimile Broadcast: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf Please send comments or requests for more information by June 30, 2016 to: darin.figurskey@noaa.gov 301-683-1497 National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-19psl_move.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-19psl_move.txt Change to the contact information of Pressure Standards Laboratory Effective June 16, 2016 Effective June 16, 2016, at 0600 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) the NWS is changing the mailing address and contact information for the Pressure Standards Laboratory (PSL) to: c/o Jennifer Moon NOAA/NWS Pressure Standards Lab Sterling Field Support Center 43741 Weather Service Road Sterling, VA 20166 nws.cal@noaa.gov (703) 661-1230 For more information, please visit: https://www.ops1.nws.noaa.gov/Secure/barometry.htm Or contact: Mike Hicks, PSL Manager Office of Observations Evaluation Branch Sterling, VA 20166 Micheal.M.Hicks@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-21tcvhlschangesforsswwaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-21tcvhlschangesforsswwaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting comments through November 30, 2016, on proposed changes to Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning (TCV) and Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) products for Atlantic tropical cyclones affecting the continental United States Amended to extend comment period through November 30, 2016 Effective immediately and continuing through November 30, 2016, the NWS is seeking user feedback on proposed changes to Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning (TCV) and Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) products for Atlantic tropical cyclones affecting the continental U.S. Specifically, the NWS is proposing implementing new storm surge watches and warnings in association with Atlantic tropical cyclones affecting the continental U.S. beginning with the 2017 hurricane season. These new storm surge watches and warnings will be integrated within the TCV and HLS products. All TCV products issued by the NWS during the 2017 season for tropical cyclones originating in the Atlantic basin affecting the continental U.S. would include Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) for storm surge watches and/or warnings when conditions warrant. In addition, the NWS is proposing to expand the VTEC available in TCV products issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) for Atlantic tropical cyclones affecting the continental U.S. to include all NWS-issued VTEC both along the coast and inland. Because of the increased information included, it is possible that the NHC TCV product may not be sent until as much as 45 minutes after the NHC advisory package in some circumstances. No changes are expected for the release times of the TCV and HLS products issued by local Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs). Changes to the HLS products issued by WFOs would be limited to the "NEW INFORMATION" section of the product. The subsections for "CHANGES TO THE WATCHES AND WARNINGS" and "CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS" would include storm surge watch warnings. Information about the HLS product and VTEC can be found here: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/scn14-67tcv_aab.htm Examples of the WFO and NHC issued TCV products with the new format can be viewed at: www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/tcv If the NWS decides to make storm surge watches and warnings operational in 2017, a Service Change Notice will be issued announcing the effective date. No changes are being made to the operational TCV and HLS products during the 2016 Tropical Season. Please send comments or requests for more information by November 30, 2016: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: jessica.schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9390 Email: wayne.presnell@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-22edis_pin.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-22edis_pin.txt Soliciting Comments until July 30, 2016 on Security Updates for the NWS Email Data Input System (EDIS) NWS is accepting comments until July 30, 2016, on the planned Security Upgrades for its Email Data Input System (EDIS) program. This PNS is being issued to advise NWS partners of the updates being planned to enhance security for the EDIS program and to seek any feedback on implementation of these planned measures. The NWS EDIS Program is a legacy service providing our partners with a simplified process for delivering weather products (SYNOP, METAR, etc.,) and data via email to NWS for further dissemination. In support of the new Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) NWS Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) Re-Architecture project, the NWS is upgrading its EDIS program and expects the system to be ready for testing by July 15, 2016. This system will be more robust and secure than the current legacy system. The NWS will be seeking assistance from our partners with testing the new system and the planned changes once it is placed into service. There are two planned changes that will affect our partners when the new EDIS system is ready. The first change planned for EDIS will institute a new access policy; the second change will require our partners to implement a message format change to the "Subject Line" of each email containing data that is sent to the NWS for dissemination. Our new access policy will require all partners to register with the NWS again for an EDIS account. We request our partners register as soon as possible as the proposed schedule has NWS shutting down the legacy EDIS service by September 15, 2016. The NWS has activated the following web page for our partners to register for an account on the new EDIS system. Registration Page: https://goo.gl/Kg71zs Once the user's registration process has been completed and approved, the NWS will provide each partner with two PIN numbers for use with each account. The NWS plans to use PIN numbers to support its security program for the new EDIS system. The first PIN number will be for the current quarterly operations cycle. The second PIN number will be for the upcoming quarterly operations cycle. Each partner's assigned PIN numbers will need to be included within the Subject Line of each email as a User Certification check. The NWS plans to update PIN numbers quarterly. Partners will need to develop a plan of how to manage and maintain their access to the new EDIS system. The dates on which the NWS will change the PIN numbers are shown below. The NWS will allow each assigned PIN to be used up to 5 days beyond the end of the scheduled change date to provide time for partners to make a successful transition to their new PIN. During this overlap period, both the new and old PIN numbers will be accepted. -- December (1st day of the month) -- March (1st day of the month) -- June (1st day of the month) -- September (1st day of the month) PIN Usage Support Services Note 1 - a 5 day grace period will be provided for each transition period Note 2 - separate PIN numbers will be provided for each EDIS account (user) Note 3 - PIN numbers will be provided via email to each partner / user Note 4 - PIN numbers will be sent to customers / partners via email 2 weeks (14 days) ahead of the next scheduled transition Note 5 - Backup email addresses will be requested of each user / partner for account management The second update being implemented by the NWS requires partners to change the formatting of their email messages sent to the NWS to include their assigned PIN number within the Subject Line. Examples follow below 1. Current Subject Line Requirement -- Subject Line must contain 'EDIS Message Input' 2. New Subject Line Requirement -- Subject Line must contain 'EDIS Message Input NPNxxxxxx' (where xxxxxx is the partners PIN number) -- Example: EDIS Message Input NPN032840 The NWS will continue to provide support for its partners during this transition to our new EDIS system. The current planned implementation date for these changes is August 30, 2016. NWS will evaluate all comments provided by July 15, 2016, to determine whether or not to proceed with this change. If approved, NWS will send a Service Change Notice giving 30 day notice prior to the full of the implementation of the new changes; the legacy EDIS will remain in operation until this time. Send comments on this proposal to: Kevin Conaty NOAA/NWS/IDP NRT PM Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-427-9169 kevin.conaty@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-22edis_pincca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-22edis_pincca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments until July 30, 2016, on Security Updates for the NWS Email Data Input System (EDIS) Correction: Changed URL for Registration Page Registration Page: http://tinyurl.com/z33wp7r NWS is accepting comments until July 30, 2016, on the planned Security Upgrades for its Email Data Input System (EDIS) program. This PNS is being issued to advise NWS partners of the updates being planned to enhance security for the EDIS program and to seek any feedback on implementation of these planned measures. The NWS EDIS Program is a legacy service providing our partners with a simplified process for delivering weather products (SYNOP, METAR, etc.,) and data via email to NWS for further dissemination. In support of the new Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) NWS Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) Re-Architecture project, the NWS is upgrading its EDIS program and expects the system to be ready for testing by July 15, 2016. This system will be more robust and secure than the current legacy system. The NWS will be seeking assistance from our partners with testing the new system and the planned changes once it is placed into service. There are two planned changes that will affect our partners when the new EDIS system is ready. The first change planned for EDIS will institute a new access policy; the second change will require our partners to implement a message format change to the "Subject Line" of each email containing data that is sent to the NWS for dissemination. Our new access policy will require all partners to register with the NWS again for an EDIS account. We request our partners register as soon as possible as the proposed schedule has NWS shutting down the legacy EDIS service by September 15, 2016. The NWS has activated the following web page for our partners to register for an account on the new EDIS system. Registration Page: http://tinyurl.com/z33wp7r Once the user's registration process has been completed and approved, the NWS will provide each partner with two PIN numbers for use with each account. The NWS plans to use PIN numbers to support its security program for the new EDIS system. The first PIN number will be for the current quarterly operations cycle. The second PIN number will be for the upcoming quarterly operations cycle. Each partner's assigned PIN numbers will need to be included within the Subject Line of each email as a User Certification check. The NWS plans to update PIN numbers quarterly. Partners will need to develop a plan of how to manage and maintain their access to the new EDIS system. The dates on which the NWS will change the PIN numbers are shown below. The NWS will allow each assigned PIN to be used up to 5 days beyond the end of the scheduled change date to provide time for partners to make a successful transition to their new PIN. During this overlap period, both the new and old PIN numbers will be accepted. -- December (1st day of the month) -- March (1st day of the month) -- June (1st day of the month) -- September (1st day of the month) PIN Usage Support Services Note 1 - a 5 day grace period will be provided for each transition period Note 2 - separate PIN numbers will be provided for each EDIS account (user) Note 3 - PIN numbers will be provided via email to each partner / user Note 4 - PIN numbers will be sent to customers / partners via email 2 weeks (14 days) ahead of the next scheduled transition Note 5 - Backup email addresses will be requested of each user / partner for account management The second update being implemented by the NWS requires partners to change the formatting of their email messages sent to the NWS to include their assigned PIN number within the Subject Line. Examples follow below 1. Current Subject Line Requirement -- Subject Line must contain 'EDIS Message Input' 2. New Subject Line Requirement -- Subject Line must contain 'EDIS Message Input NPNxxxxxx' (where xxxxxx is the partners PIN number) -- Example: EDIS Message Input NPN032840 The NWS will continue to provide support for its partners during this transition to our new EDIS system. The current planned implementation date for these changes is August 30, 2016. NWS will evaluate all comments provided by July 30, 2016, to determine whether or not to proceed with this change. If approved, NWS will send a Service Change Notice giving 30 day notice prior to the full of the implementation of the new changes; the legacy EDIS will remain in operation until this time. Send comments on this proposal to: Kevin Conaty NOAA/NWS/IDP NRT PM Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-427-9169 kevin.conaty@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:04 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-23twitter.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-23twitter.txt Soliciting Public Comments Through August 11, 2016 On Updated Description of NWS Use of Twitter The NWS has been using Twitter operationally as a supplemental channel to disseminate environmental information and content related to environmental education and preparedness since 2014. 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. Based on our experience using Twitter, NWS has updated the description of its service via Twitter and is seeking comments through August 11, 2016 on this updated document: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/twitter_sdd_update.pdf In particular, the document has been updated to clarify NWS intent to include posts of short-fused watches/warnings/ advisories via Twitter when appropriate. NWS experience has shown that occasional or automated posting of this content to NWS office feeds or specialized content-specific feeds via Twitter is an effective means of successfully communicating this information. In addition, content-specific feeds better serve the needs of our national partners whose interests are not focused on a particular local office. Examples of Twitter content providing short-fused alerts and content-specific feeds include: - National Tsunami Warning Center - @NWS_NTWC - Experimental Severe Weather Impacts Graphics: @NWSTornado, @NWSSevereTstorm, @NWSFlashFlood 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 user posts are made on a time-available basis and may be limited, especially during periods of severe weather. Information on Twitter can be found at: http://www.twitter.com/ Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php Comments on this update may be provided through August 11, 2016 at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=twitterupdate At the end of the comment period a decision will be made whether to make this enhancement operational, extend the comment period, or discontinue the enhancement. If you have comments or questions regarding this Public Information Statement, please contact: Wendy Levine National Weather Service Silver Spring Maryland 20910 301-427-9062 Wendy.levine@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:05 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-24impact_graphics.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-24impact_graphics.txt Seeking Public Comment and Review on Experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics through December 31, 2016 (Continental U.S. only) From July 11, 2016 through December 31, 2016, NWS is seeking additional public comment and review on experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics for changes to the format of the graphics to improve readability, addition of Spanish language graphics, and addition of Twitter-based dissemination. The graphics are available online at: http://www.weather.gov/crh/impact A graphic depicting the warning area, storm information and societal impact statistics will be automatically produced upon the initial issuance of, and subsequent updates to, each NWS text short-fuse warning product (Tornado Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Flash Flood Warning). A new graphic will be produced for each subsequent Severe Weather Statement (SVS) or Flash Flood Statement (FLS) associated with the original warnings. Graphics will also be created for the initial issuances of Tornado Watches and Severe Thunderstorm Watches. Spanish language graphics will be made available for those locations where there is a high percentage of Spanish speaking individuals. During the experimental period, the graphics will only be produced for short-fuse warning and watch products issued within the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and will be removed from the web service upon expiration of the associated text warning. In addition, the graphics will be distributed automatically via the Twitter feeds of NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) and the following Twitter accounts. @NWSTornado @NWSSevereTstorm @NWSFlashFlood The experimental graphics are described in detail, with example graphics included, in a Product Description Document, available online at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD-impact-graphics.pdf Comments and feedback on this experimental service for proposed implementation as a nationally-available product may be directed to the NWS via an online survey form at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EGSFWKS This statement extends the comment period announced July 1, 2014 with changes to the format of the graphics to improve readability and the addition of Twitter-based dissemination and Spanish language graphics. Additional comments will be collected through December 31, 2016. At that time, NWS will evaluate feedback and determine whether to approve as operational for national implementation, discontinue the product, or revise and extend the experimental feedback period. For questions regarding this notice or the experimental short- fuse warning graphics, please contact: Brian Walawender Chief, Information Technology Branch NWS Central Region Headquarters 7220 NW 101st Terrace Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 nws.ipwg@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:05 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-25tropical.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-25tropical.txt National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV) Product Collaboration Tests, July 18-21, 2016 The NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 31 NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region, and 11 NWS WFOs in Eastern Region, will commence with internal software and hardware testing of the new national TCV product collaboration process on Monday, July 18 and continue daily through Thursday, July 21, 2016. Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at 1800 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the event of inclement weather, a backup date for a portion of the test has been reserved for July 22, 2016. Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems. NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue periodically during the remainder of 2016 in developmental support of the new national TCV product, projected for operational implementation in 2017. The new national TCV product will contain a summary of NHC/WFO collaborated Wind and/or Storm Surge Watches and Warnings, depicted by geographic zones and communication points. NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration tests are listed below by NWS Region: NWS Southern Region Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) Amarillo, TX (AMA) Atlanta, GA (FFC) Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX) Birmingham, AL (BMX) Brownsville, TX (BRO) Corpus Christi, TX (CRP) El Paso, TX (EPZ) Fort Worth, TX (FWD) Houston, TX (HGX) Huntsville, AL (HUN) Jackson, MS (JAN) Jacksonville, FL (JAX) Key West, FL (KEY) Lake Charles, LA (LCH) Little Rock, AR (LZK) Lubbock, TX (LUB) Melbourne, FL (MLB) Memphis, TN (MEG) Miami, FL (MFL) Midland, TX (MAF) Mobile, AL (MOB) Morristown, TN (MRX) Nashville, TN (OHX) New Orleans, LA (LIX) Oklahoma City, OK (OUN) San Angelo, TX (SJT) Shreveport, LA (SHV) Tallahassee, FL (TAE) Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW) Tulsa, OK (TSA) NWS Eastern Region Albany, NW (ALY) Boston, MA (BOX) Caribou, ME (CAR) Charleston, SC (CHS) Gray/Portland, ME (GYX) Mount Holly, NJ (PHI) Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX) New York, NY (OKX) Sterling, VA (LWX) Wakefield, VA (AKQ) Wilmington, NC (ILM) For more information, please contact: Mark DeMaria National Hurricane Center Miami, Florida 33165 305-229-4443 mark.demaria@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-26tropical_offshore.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-26tropical_offshore.txt Experimental Offshore Waters Forecasts for the Northeast Pacific Ocean within 250 NM of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador Effective July 20, 2016 Effective Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 830 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) or 1530 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National Hurricane Center is issuing, on an experimental basis, offshore waters forecasts in the East Pacific within 250 NM of Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Ecuador. Currently the area is only covered by the Northeast Pacific High Seas Forecast and Eastern Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion, while Offshore Waters Forecasts are provided for the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea on the opposite coast. The experimental East Pacific Offshore Waters Forecast will derive the text from the oceanic/national digital forecast database (NDFD) which covers the same area. Users who do not currently have the capability to download and view the oceanic/national digital forecast database will be able to access the text product instead. Ten (10) marine zones will cover the area within 250 NM of the Pacific coast of Mexico, with seven (7) marine zones covering the area within 250 NM of the Pacific coast of Central America, Colombia and Ecuador. Marine observations, local effects, and substantial user feedback all indicate that the current forecast services provided for this area do not adequately provide the level of detail out to 5 days and do not address the local effects for the marine community. These experimental products are intended to improve the precision of marine warnings, forecasts and other services by allowing forecasters to be more specific and detailed while providing a forecast out to 5 days. The experimental east Pacific offshore waters text products are available at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/epoffshores/data/WRKOFFPZ7 http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/epoffshores/data/WRKOFFPZ8 Table 1. Marine zones and corresponding UGCs for which TAFB will issue experimental forecasts and warnings effective July 20, 2016: New Marine Zone Name New UGC Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 NM PMZ001 of Mexico US Mexico Border S to 29N within 60 NM offshore PMZ009 Mexico S OF 29N to Punta Eugenia to 250 NM PMZ011 offshore Punta Eugenia to Cabo San Lazaro to 250 NM PMZ013 offshore Cabo San Lazaro to Cabo San Lucas to 250 NM PMZ015 offshore Northern Gulf of California PMZ017 Central Gulf of California PMZ019 Southern Gulf of California PMZ021 Entrance to the Gulf of California including PMZ023 Cabo Corrientes Mexico - States of Michoacan and Guerrero to PMZ025 250 NM offshore Mexico – States of Oaxaca and Chiapas including PMZ027 the Gulf of Tehuantepec Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 NM of PMZ101 Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 NM offshore PMZ111 El Salvador to Northern Costa Rica including the PMZ113 Gulfs of Fonseca and Papagayo Northern Costa Rica to Western Panama to 250 NM PMZ115 offshore Eastern Panama and Colombia including the PMZ117 Gulf of Panama Ecuador including Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 NM PMZ119 offshore Ecuador between 250 NM and 500 NM offshore PMZ121 Offshore Galapagos Islands PMZ123 TABLE 2. Table 2 lists the experimental offshore waters forecasts issued by TAFB starting July 20, 2016: Product Name WMO Heading AWIPS ID ------------ ----------- -------- Offshore Waters Forecast FZPN27 KNHC OFFPZ7 Offshore Waters Forecast FZPN28 KNHC OFFPZ8 Comments may be provided via the survey below: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=POWFCST The Experimental Feedback period will run from July 20, 2016, through July 20, 2018. At the end of the comment period, the product will be evaluated and a decision will be made to transition to operational status, discontinue or extend the experimental comment period for additional feedback. If you have any questions or comments about the proposed TAFB experimental East Pacific Offshore Waters marine zones please contact: Hugh D. Cobb Richard May Chief, TAFB NWS Headquarters National Hurricane Center Marine Services 11691 SW 17th Street 1325 East-West Highway Miami, FL 33165-2149 Silver Spring, MD 20910 305-229-4454 301-427-9378 Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov Richard.May@noaa.gov National Weather Service Change notices are posted at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-27ak_experimental_3km_ndfd.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-27ak_experimental_3km_ndfd.txt Solicitation of comments on experimental National Digital Forecast database (NDFD) 3km Alaska Region (AR) Forecast Grids effective August 24, 2016 Effective August 24, 2016, at 1400 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), NWS is accepting comments until October 23, 2016, regarding the experimental NDFD 3km Alaska Region (AR) Forecast Grids. The new experimental NDFD 3 km AR forecast grids will be made available concurrent with the experimental NDFD 6km AR grids becoming operational. For details, see TIN16-28 below: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin16- 28ak_oper_ndfdcca.htm More details regarding the 3km experimental gridded forecast grid elements are available in the Product Description Documents (PDD) in the online catalog of NWS products and services. https://products.weather.gov/PDD/AK_ExperimentalNDFD_PDD.pdf With this implementation, these forecasts will be available from NDFD in the standard methods: - Gridded Binary version 2 (GRIB2) files via Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) - eXtensible Markup Language (XML) via Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) - Graphics via Web browser: Experimental 3km graphics can be accessed at: http://digital.weather.gov Users who pull NDFD elements in GRIB2 format via the Internet may need to update their procedures and scripts to access these elements. The new 3km experimental forecast GRIB2 files will be available online at: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.a laska/ and http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/A R.alaska/ Partners and users who use the NDFD in XML via web service or the online graphical NDFD images can use the same methods they currently use to acquire these elements. More information about accessing and using NDFD elements is online at: http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm Comments on the new experimental 3km grids will be accepted through October 23, 2016, via electronic survey at the following link: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=AR3KMNDFDGRIDS Feedback will be evaluated and a decision will be made to extend the comment period, discontinue the experimental 3km grids, or transition to operational. If August 24, 2016, is a critical weather day, this implementation may be postponed. Partners and users will be notified of that decision via a Technical Implementation Notice as far in advance as possible. For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email: nws.ndfd@noaa.gov For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact: David Ruth Chief, Digital Forecast Services Branch NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 David.Ruth@noaa.gov For questions regarding this notice, please contact: Andy Horvitz National Weather Service Analyze, Forecast and Support Office Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Andy.Horvitz@noaa.gov Public Information Statements specifically related to NDFD are online at: http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-28instragram.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-28instragram.txt Exploring use of Instagram Social Media Service from August 1, 2016 through approximately November 2, 2016 Beginning approximately August 1, 2016, NWS will be exploring the potential use of Instagram to carry out the NWS mission at local NWS offices. Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to share pictures and videos on its site as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms. For a limited time, NWS will be engaging in a prototype activity to examine the potential use of this social media tool to support operations. Because exploring the use of Instagram cannot be done outside of the public Instagram environment, prototyping efforts will be publicly visible. Over the next several weeks, prototype use of Instagram will be established for the following sites: Western Region: - WFO Sacramento - WFO Missoula - WFO Seattle - WFO Monterey NCEP: - Ocean Prediction Center Southern Region: - WFO El Paso - WFO Austin/San Antonio Eastern Region: - WFO Wakefield - WFO Columbia Central Region: - WFO Hastings - WFO Sioux Falls Alaska Region: - WFO Juneau - WFO Fairbanks The prototyping period is expected to last approximately through November 2, 2016. Based on the prototype findings, NWS will determine whether to pursue use of Instagram at field offices. If NWS decides to pursue use of Instagram and offer this service on a more consistent basis, we will send another Public Information Notice initiating an experimental public comment and review period. Please note that as a prototype service, the use of Instagram may be discontinued at any time, the amount and content of information provided may change, and the frequency of content may vary and is not guaranteed. Instagram content and response to real-time comments will be provided on a time-available basis. Users should not rely on this service as the primary means of receiving NWS information about hazardous weather conditions. Users should tune to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) or local/national media sources for the latest critical information. NWS alerts and warnings are also available on our official website: http://www.weather.gov/ Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: Melinda Bailey National Weather Service 819 Taylor Street Fort Worth,TX 76102 melinda.bailey@noaa.gov National public information statements are online: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:06 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-29natl_water_model2.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-29natl_water_model2.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Water Information Interface Webpage until February 21, 2017 Effective August 2016, the National Water Center (NWC) within the NWS Office of Water Prediction (OWP) will begin hosting water information from the National Water Model (NWM) on its Experimental Water Information Interface Webpage. The Experimental Water Information Interface Webpage is a mapping interface that allows users to display a range of water information including snow depth; snow water equivalent; and output from the NWM, including streamflow, streamflow anomaly, and soil saturation images and hydrograph displays for 2.7 million river reaches depicting short-, medium-, and long-range streamflow forecasts. The NWM is an hourly uncoupled hydrologic analysis and forecast system that provides streamflow for 2.7 million river reaches and other hydrologic information on 1km and 250m grids. The NWM provides a multi-scale, parallelized, process-based water cycle modeling capability. Upon initial implementation, the NWM system will provide multiple country-wide hydrologic analysis products and forecast output across a range of forecast lead times. These products will be combined with other data from NOAA to provide the nation with comprehensive information on a range of water-related concerns such as snowpack, soil moisture, and potential areas of flooding. Users will be able to view data via the interactive map viewer on the NWC webpage at: http://water.noaa.gov/map Data sets available for display include: - snow depth images - snow water equivalent images - forecast streamflow images - forecast streamflow anomaly images - forecast soil saturation images. In addition to GIS-based displays, the mapping interface also includes hydrograph displays for 2.7 million river reaches depicting short-, medium-, and long-range streamflow forecasts. Additionally, the full set of NWM output and forcing files will be available on the National Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) FTP server at: http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nwm and ftp://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nwm NWS is requesting comments on the Experimental Water Information Interface Webpage until February 21, 2017. The Product Description Document for the Experimental Water Information Interface Webpage can be accessed from: https://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_National_Water_Model.pdf Please provide feedback on the Experimental Water Information Interface Webpage at: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NWMV1OUTPUT If you have questions or comments, please contact: Brian Cosgrove NWM Implementation Project Manager Silver Spring, MD 20910 brian.cosgrove@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-31tx_river_rec.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-31tx_river_rec.txt Soliciting Comments until September 30, 2016, on Discontinuing the Texas River and Recreation Advisory (RVSFWR) NWS is soliciting public comments by September 30, 2016, on discontinuing the RWSPR product. Enhanced forecast products providing similar information for Texas rivers are available online at: http://water.weather.gov/ahps/index.php Products Proposed For Discontinuance PRODUCT NAME AWIPS ID WMO Heading ------------ -------- ----------- Texas River and Recreation RVSFWR FGUS84 KFWR Advisory Please submit comments regarding discontinuance of the FWR weather summaries for RVSFWRto: J. Mark Null Hydrologist-in-Charge West Gulf River Forecast Center Fort Worth, Texas 76137 817-831-3289 Ext. 322 email: Mark.Null@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-32post_wildfire_webpage.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-32post_wildfire_webpage.txt Soliciting Comments until September 15, 2017, on the Experimental Post Wildfire Debris Flow and Flash Flood Webpage Effective on or before September 15, 2016, the NWS Western Region Headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT, will produce experimental information on recent burn scars that pose an increased risk to life and property. The web page includes an overview page showing burn scars across the Western United States. Individual burn scars linked from the overview page will have their individual web pages. Burn scar specific web page(s) will provide more detailed information including a map of the burn scar, road, communities, and other values at risk. Public safety information will be included to educate and inform the public. The web page can be accessed at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/postwildfire/ Comments will be accepted from September 15, 2016, through September 15, 2017, via electronic survey at the following link: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=PWHAZARDS For more information, please contact: Matthew Solum Decision Support Services Program Manager NWS Western Region Headquarters Salt Lake City, UT 84138 801-524-4000 matt.solum@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-33forecast_govaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-33forecast_govaaa.txt Amended: Implementation of experimental National Blend of Models guidance effective November 3, 2016, and request for comments Amended to postpone the implementation date from Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Thursday, November 3, 2016. On or about Thursday, November 3, 2016, beginning with the 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) model run, the NWS Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) will implement an update to the experimental National Blend of Models (NBM) guidance for the CONUS. Comments will be collected through December 31, 2016. As a part of this upgrade, experimental NBM guidance will be added for the Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Oceanic National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) domains. Experimental NBM guidance over the CONUS will be updated with additional model inputs and extended to 264 hours for the following weather elements: 1. Sky cover 2. 10-m wind direction 3. 10-m wind speed 4. 2-m temperature 5. 2-m dewpoint temperature 6. Daytime maximum temperature 7. Nighttime minimum temperature 8. 2-m relative humidity 9. 2-m apparent temperature 10. 10-m wind gust Experimental NBM guidance will be added for the following weather elements over the CONUS: 1. Quantitative precipitation amount (6-hour) 2. Probability of Precipitation (12-hour) The CONUS NBM products will continue to be produced on a 2.5-km Lambert Conformal grid with dimensions NX=2145 and NY=1597. This represents an expansion to the north by 220 grid lengths compared to the current National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) CONUS grid, in order to provide coverage for the entire Northwest River Forecast Center basin. Guidance will be available for the 0000 and 1200 UTC model cycles for projections from 6 hours to 264 hours in advance. Experimental NBM guidance will be added for the following weather elements over the Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico NDFD domains: 1. Sky cover 2. 10-m wind direction 3. 10-m wind speed 4. 2-m temperature 5. 2-m dewpoint temperature 6. Daytime maximum temperature 7. Nighttime minimum temperature 8. 2-m relative humidity 9. 2-m apparent temperature 10. 10-m wind gust The Alaska NBM products will be produced on a 3-km Polar Stereographic grid with dimensions NX=1649 and NY=1105. The Hawaii NBM products will be produced on a 2.5-km Mercator grid with dimensions NX=625 and NY=561. The Puerto Rico NBM products will be produced on a 1.25-km Mercator grid with dimensions NX=353 and NY=257. Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico NBM guidance will be available for the 0000 and 1200 UTC model cycles for projections from 6 hours to 264 hours in advance. Experimental NBM guidance will be added for the following weather elements over the Oceanic NDFD domain: 1. 10-m wind speed exceedance value for the 50th percentile The Oceanic NBM products will be produced on a 10-km Mercator grid with dimensions NX=2517 and NY=1817. The Oceanic NBM guidance will be available for the 0000 and 1200 UTC model cycles for projections from 6 hours to 264 hours in advance. All experimental NBM products will be disseminated on the Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN), NOAAPORT, and the NWS ftp server in GRIB2 format. All NBM products will be available in GRIB2 format on or about Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in the experimental area of the National Digital Guidance Database (NDGD) on the NWS ftp server at: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.b lend/AR.conus/ (CONUS) ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.b lend/AR.alaska/ (Alaska) ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.b lend/AR.hawaii/ (Hawaii) ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.b lend/AR.puertori/ (Puerto Rico) ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.b lend/AR.oceanic/ (Oceanic) This directory will contain subdirectories for each valid period as follows: VP.001/ Day 1 VP.002/ Day 2 VP.003/ Day 3 VP.004/ Day 4 VP.005-007/ Days 5-7 VP.008-450/ Days 8 and beyond Each element-specific GRIB2 file will reside in the appropriate valid period subdirectory and contain a WMO superheader and individual headers. A listing of the GRIB2 file names for each element is given in Table 1 below. WMO superheaders for the NBM products are given in Table 2. Table 1: GRIB2 file names for the NBM elements These files will reside in the appropriate valid period subdirectory on tgftp. GRIB2 FILE NAME ELEMENT --------------- ----------------------------- ds.skymean.bin Sky cover ds.wdirmean.bin Wind direction ds.wspdmean.bin Wind speed ds.pop12.bin 12-h probability of precipitation ds.tempmean.bin 2-m temperature ds.tdmean.bin 2-m dewpoint temperature ds.maxtmean.bin Daytime maximum temperature ds.mintmean.bin Nighttime minimum temperature ds.qpf06.bin 6-h quantitative precipitation amount ds.rhmean.bin 2-m relative humidity ds.apptmean.bin 2-m apparent temperature ds.wgustmean.bin Wind gust Table 2: WMO superheaders for each CONUS NBM element Listed below are representations of the superheaders where ii=98 for day 1, ii=97 for day 2, ii=96 for day 3, ii=95 for day 4, ii=94 for days 5-7, and ii=93 for days 8 and beyond. WMO SUPERHEADER ELEMENT --------------- ----------------------------- LAAZii KWEA Sky cover LBAZii KWEA Wind direction LCAZii KWEA Wind speed LDAZii KWEA Probability of Precipitation (12h) LEAZii KWEA 2-m temperature LFAZii KWEA 2-m dewpoint temperature LGAZii KWEA Daytime maximum temperature LHAZii KWEA Nighttime minimum temperature LIAZii KWEA Quantitative Precipitation Amount (6h) LRAZii KWEA 2-m relative humidity LTAZii KWEA 2-m apparent temperature LWAZii KWEA Wind gust Table 3: WMO superheaders for each Alaska NBM element Listed below are representations of the superheaders where ii=98 for day 1, ii=97 for day 2, ii=96 for day 3, ii=95 for day 4, ii=94 for days 5-7, and ii=93 for days 8 and beyond. WMO SUPERHEADER ELEMENT --------------- ----------------------------- MAAZii KWEA Sky cover MBAZii KWEA Wind direction MCAZii KWEA Wind speed MEAZii KWEA 2-m temperature MFAZii KWEA 2-m dewpoint temperature MGAZii KWEA Daytime maximum temperature MHAZii KWEA Nighttime minimum temperature MRAZii KWEA 2-m relative humidity MTAZii KWEA 2-m apparent temperature MWAZii KWEA Wind gust Table 4: WMO superheaders for each Hawaii NBM element Listed below are representations of the superheaders where ii=98 for day 1, ii=97 for day 2, ii=96 for day 3, ii=95 for day 4, ii=94 for days 5-7, and ii=93 for days 8 and beyond. WMO SUPERHEADER ELEMENT --------------- ----------------------------- ZAAZii KWEA Sky cover ZBAZii KWEA Wind direction ZCAZii KWEA Wind speed ZEAZii KWEA 2-m temperature ZFAZii KWEA 2-m dewpoint temperature ZGAZii KWEA Daytime maximum temperature ZHAZii KWEA Nighttime minimum temperature ZRAZii KWEA 2-m relative humidity ZTAZii KWEA 2-m apparent temperature ZWAZii KWEA Wind gust Table 5: WMO superheaders for each Puerto Rico NBM element Listed below are representations of the superheaders where ii=98 for day 1, ii=97 for day 2, ii=96 for day 3, ii=95 for day 4, ii=94 for days 5-7, and ii=93 for days 8 and beyond. WMO SUPERHEADER ELEMENT --------------- ----------------------------- YAAZii KWEA Sky cover YBAZii KWEA Wind direction YCAZii KWEA Wind speed YEAZii KWEA 2-m temperature YFAZii KWEA 2-m dewpoint temperature YGAZii KWEA Daytime maximum temperature YHAZii KWEA Nighttime minimum temperature YRAZii KWEA 2-m relative humidity YTAZii KWEA 2-m apparent temperature YWAZii KWEA Wind gust Table 6: WMO superheaders for each Oceanic NBM element Listed below are representations of the superheaders where ii=98 for day 1, ii=97 for day 2, ii=96 for day 3, ii=95 for day 4, ii=94 for days 5-7, and ii=93 for days 8 and beyond. WMO SUPERHEADER ELEMENT --------------- ----------------------------- HCAZii KWEA Wind speed (50th percentile exceedance) Beginning approximately one month prior to the implementation date, users may find parallel data for download on NOAA's Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) at the following link: http://para.nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/noaaport/blend/ Feedback will be collected through December 31, 2016 via comments provided on the electronic survey at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=EXPNBM For questions regarding the implementation of NBM guidance please contact: David Myrick MDL/Silver Spring, Maryland 301-427-9455 David.Myrick@noaa.gov NWS national TINs are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-33modernized_glf.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-33modernized_glf.txt Amended: Soliciting comments on the Experimental Modernized Open Lakes Forecast for the Great Lakes through December 31, 2016 Amended to extend the comment period through December 31, 2016, for the Experimental Modernized Open Lake Forecast (GLF) for Lake Huron and to include Lake St. Clair and Lake Michigan The Open Lake Forecast (GLF) is a text product issued by five primary Great Lakes Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) to state expected weather conditions within their marine forecast area of responsibility through Day 5. The primary offices responsible for issuing the GLF are: WFO Marquette for Lake Superior WFO Detroit for Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair WFO Chicago for Lake Michigan WFO Cleveland for Lake Erie WFO Buffalo for Lake Ontario These offices routinely issue a GLF four times per day. During comment and review, the experimental Open Lake Forecast will be produced in parallel with the current operational Open Lake Forecast by the following offices: WFO Detroit for Lakes Huron and St. Clair WFO Chicago for Lake Michigan Other WFOs may add a similar parallel experimental Open Lake Forecast at a later date as resources allow. The product format for the Experimental Modernized Open Lake Forecast will be as follows: OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CITY STATE TIME-DATE (example: 900 AM EDT FRI MMM DD YYYY) .SYNOPSIS... SSZXXX-XXX>XXX-DDHHMM- (UGC/FIPS CODING) GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS TIME-DATE (example: 900 AM EDT FRI MMM DD YYYY) ...HEADLINE... .TODAY... WEATHER..... SFC WINDS....KNOTS 100-FT WINDS....KNOTS SIG WAVES........FEET/METERS OCNL WAVES (HIGHEST 10 PERCENT WHENEVER WAVE HEIGHTS OF SIX FEET OR HIGHER ARE FORECAST)...FEET/METERS .TONIGHT... .TOMORROW... .TOMORROW NIGHT... .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5... WEATHER...SURFACE WIND...SIGNIFICANT WAVES (double dollar sign) This forecast is arranged in a tabular (or bullet like) manner and provides weather, wind, and wave information in an easy to read format. The mandatory elements are surface and 100-foot wind speed/direction, significant waves, maximum (occasional) waves and significant weather. The Day 3-5 forecast will be in narrative format and will only include weather, significant wave height, and surface wind speed and direction. Before the end of the evaluation period, additional elements may be added to the format to test the capacity for expansion within the GLF. These elements could include Probability of Gale Force wind, return frequency of maximum (occasional) waves, or wave period. This experimental product format will be available online via the following links: http://www.weather.gov/dtx/glftable http://www.weather.gov/lot/glftable http://www.weather.gov/dtx/glftablesc For details on this product enhancement, please see the following Product Description Document (PDD): http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDDGLFDTXModernized2016.pdf Please provide comments by December 31, 2016, on the proposal to provide the Modernized Open Great Lakes Forecast at all Great Lakes offices using the following link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=MODGTLAKESFCST. During this comment period, a proactive effort will be made to educate users and partners of the product availability and use. At the end of the comment period, the modernized GLF will be evaluated for use at the other primary Great Lakes WFOs and a decision will be made to choose between one of the following options: transition to operational at all Great Lakes Forecast Offices, extend the comment period, or to discontinue the enhancement. For questions on this product, contact: Brian Hirsch Transportation Sector Services Program Manager Kansas City, MO 64153-2371 816-268-3149 Brian.Hirsch@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-34nam_removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-34nam_removal.txt Soliciting public comments on the removal of North American Model (NAM) products through November 9, 2016 The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is proposing to stop producing some products from the NAM and DGEX; and to stop disseminating them via NOAAPORT and the NCEP/NWS servers. The NWS is seeking comments on these proposed changes through November 9, 2016. Today output from the NAM is made available from grids ranging in resolution from 2.5 km up to 190 km. Many of the legacy low- resolution grids are available for limited forecast hours and fields. The same information is provided on expanded grids with finer-resolution and more variables. Removing these legacy products is crucial to free up compute and network resources for newer products to be distributed. NCEP is proposing to do the following, see below for a more detailed list: -Remove select NAM and DGEX gridded output products from NOAAPORT -Remove NAM WMO fax charts -Remove select NAM files from NWS and NCEP servers -Modify NAM archive period on NCEP server The NWS is currently undergoing an analysis of the SBN/NOAAPORT to determine the optimal set of products to meet the needs of our forecasters. To make room for increased spatial and temporal resolution output, NCEP needs to remove legacy lower resolution products. This analysis is being done with every major NCEP model upgrade. With the next NAM upgrade, currently slated for late December or early January, NCEP proposes the changes listed below. 1) NOAAPORT gridded NAM products for proposed removal: Grid Res FHs Area Map Projection ---------------------------------------------------------------- #218 12 km 00-84 CONUS ICWF* Lambert Conformal #242 11.25 km 00-84 Alaska ICWF* Quad Res Polar Stereographic #207 95 km 00-60 Reg Alaska Polar Stereographic #215 20 km 00-60 Reg CONUS Quad Res. (Lambert Conformal) #211 80 km 00-60 Reg CONUS Lambert Conformal #217 22 km 00-60 Alaska Polar Stereographic #197 5 km 00-60 CONUS NDFD Lambert Conformal #198 6 km 00-60 Alaska NDFD Polar Stereographic *the ICWF products were a limited subset of variables. Not all grid 218 products are slated for removal. NCEP will evaluate the need for these grids within the NWS and will reserve the right to remove them once AWIPS computer system is ready. Notification will be sent of the exact date of removal. Users can access the full complement of NAM surface and upper- level fields on grids #218 (12 km CONUS) and #242 (11.25 km Alaska) in place of the lower-resolution grids listed above. WMO headers for these grids slated for removal are listed at: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/nam_AWIPS_grids.shtml 2) NOAAPORT gridded DGEX products for proposed removal: Grid Res FHs Area Map Projection ---------------------------------------------------------------- #185 12 km 84-192 CONUS Limited ICWF Lambert Conformal #186 12 km 84-192 Alaska ICWF Polar Stereographic These ICWF grids contain a limited amount of near-surface data fields, most of which are not available in the full DGEX grids on NOAAPORT WMO headers for these grids slated for removal are listed at: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/nam_AWIPS_grids.shtml 3) NAM 00z and 12z cycle WMO Headed fax charts for proposed removal: Description WMO Header ---------------------------------------------- 00 Hour 200MB Isobar/Temp QHUA17 KWBC 00 Hour 500MB Isobar/Temp QHTA11 KWBC 00 Hour 700MB Isobar/Temp QHTA07 KWBC 00 Hour 850MB Isobar/Temp QHUA04 KWBC Analysis 300MB Isobar QHUA15 KWBC Legacy FAX charts are redundant given the availability of NAM graphics on the NCEP Model Analysis and Guidance web page at http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/model-guidance-model-area.php# 4) GRIB files that will no longer be provided from the NWS servers ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov www.tgftp.nws.noaa.gov These products will be removed from the following, with an exact or replacement product available from the NCEP servers via http, ftp or grib filter: /SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.nam_CY.CC/RD.YYYMMDD/PT.grid_DF.gr2/ fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awp218 fh.00FF_pa.sw10m_tl.press_gr.awip12 fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awip20 fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awip3d fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awp211 All files in this directory are being removed: /SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.nam_CY.CC/RD.YYYYMMDD/PT.grid_DF.bb/ Where CC is 00, 06, 12, 18 Where YYYYMMDD is Year, Month, Day Where FF is forecast hour from 00-48 or 60 5) GRIB2 files on the NCEP web servers for proposed removal http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/nam/prod - nam.tCCz.awip218tiles_fFF.grib2.tar.gz - nam.tCCz.awip32tiles_fFF.grib2.tar.gz - tiles.tCCz directory - nam.tCCz.awip12FF.tm00.10m.uv.grib2 - nam.tCCz.smartakFF.tm00.grib2 - nam.tCCz.smartconusFF.tm00.grib2 where CC is cycle 00, 06, 12, 18 where YYYYMMDD is Year, Month, Day where FF is forecast hour from 00-84 The tiles are created from the NAM GRIB1 post-processing, which is being turned off since NAM post-processing will now be done in GRIB2 from which tiles cannot be generated. Users desiring subsets of NAM output grids can obtain them via the GRIB filter utility on the NCEP NOMADS server: http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov (click on grib filter option) 6) The current archive of NAM daily directories on the NCEP http and ftp servers is 30 days. We are proposing to limit the archive to 5 days. This will allow for a better use of disk space and balance supporting user needs. http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod/nam.YYYYM MDD ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod/nam.YYYYMMDD www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/nam/prod/nam.YYYYMMDD The NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with these changes. If approved, NWS will send a Technical Implementation Notice giving the implementation date. Send comments on this proposal to: Carissa Klemmer NWS/NCEP Central Operations Dataflow Team Lead College Park, MD carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov NWS National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-34nam_removalaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-34nam_removalaaa.txt Amended: Soliciting public comments on the removal of North American Model (NAM) and Downscaled GFS by NAM Extension (DGEX) products through November 11, 2016 Amended to include the removal of the DGEX output, include more clear changes to the NAM12 and extend the comment period. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is proposing to stop producing some products from the NAM and DGEX; and to stop disseminating them via NOAAPORT and the NCEP/NWS servers. The NWS is seeking comments on these proposed changes through November 11, 2016. Today output from the NAM is made available from grids ranging in resolution from 2.5 km up to 190 km. Many of the legacy low-resolution grids are available for limited forecast hours and fields. The same information is provided on expanded grids with finer-resolution and more variables. Removing these legacy products is crucial to free up compute and network resources to distribute newer products. NCEP is proposing to do the following: -Remove select NAM and DGEX gridded output products from NOAAPORT -Remove NAM WMO fax charts -Remove select NAM files from NWS and NCEP servers -Modify NAM archive period on NCEP server -Remove all DGEX output The NWS is currently analysizing SBN/NOAAPORT to determine the optimal set of products to meet the needs of its forecasters. To make room for increased spatial and temporal resolution output we need to remove legacy lower resolution products. This analysis is being done with every major NCEP model upgrade. With the next NAM upgrade, currently slated for late December or early January, NCEP proposes the changes listed below. 1. NOAAPORT gridded NAM products for proposed removal: Grid Res FHs Area Map Projection ---------------------------------------------------------------- #218 12 km 00-84 CONUS ICWF* Lambert Conformal #242 11.25 km 00-84 Alaska ICWF* Quad Res Polar Stereographic #207 95 km 00-60 Reg Alaska Polar Stereographic #215 20 km 00-60 Reg CONUS Quad Res. (Lambert Conformal) #211 80 km 00-60 Reg CONUS Lambert Conformal #217 22 km 00-60 Alaska Polar Stereographic #197 5 km 00-60 CONUS NDFD Lambert Conformal #198 6 km 00-60 Alaska NDFD Polar Stereographic *the ICWF products were a limited subset of variables. Not all grid 218 products are slated for removal. The following will be the only NAM12 variables removed: TMAX:2 m above ground TMIN:2 m above ground WIND:10 m above ground WDIR:10 m above ground POP:surface DPT:2 m above ground TSTM:surface CPOFP:surface CPOZP:surface NCEP will evaluate the need for these grids within the NWS and will reserve the right to remove them once AWIPS is ready. Notification will be sent of the exact date of removal. Users can access the full complement of NAM surface and upper- level fields on grids #218 (12 km CONUS) and #242 (11.25 km Alaska) in place of the lower-resolution grids listed above. WMO headers for these grids slated for removal are listed at: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/nam_AWIPS_grids.shtml 2. NOAAPORT gridded DGEX products for proposed removal: Grid Res FHs Area Map Projection ---------------------------------------------------------------- #185 12 km 84-192 CONUS Limited ICWF Lambert Conformal #186 12 km 84-192 Alaska Limited ICWF Polar Stereographic #185 12 km 84-192 CONUS Lambert Conformal #186 12 km 84-192 Alaska Polar Stereographic These ICWF grids contain a limited amount of near-surface data fields, most of which are not available in the full DGEX grids on NOAAPORT WMO headers for these grids slated for removal are listed at: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/changes/nam_AWIPS_grids.shtml 3. NAM 00z and 12z cycle WMO Headed fax charts for proposed removal: Description WMO Header ---------------------------------------------- 00 Hour 200MB Isobar/Temp QHUA17 KWBC 00 Hour 500MB Isobar/Temp QHTA11 KWBC 00 Hour 700MB Isobar/Temp QHTA07 KWBC 00 Hour 850MB Isobar/Temp QHUA04 KWBC Analysis 300MB Isobar QHUA15 KWBC Legacy FAX charts are redundant given the availability of NAM graphics on the NCEP Model Analysis and Guidance web page at http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/model-guidance-model-area.php# 4. GRIB files that will no longer be provided from the NWS servers ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov www.tgftp.nws.noaa.gov These products will be removed from the following, with an exact or replacement product available from the NCEP servers via http, ftp or grib filter: /SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.nam_CY.CC/RD.YYYMMDD/PT.grid_DF.gr2/ fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awp218 fh.00FF_pa.sw10m_tl.press_gr.awip12 fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awip20 fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awip3d fh.00FF_tl.press_gr.awp211 All files in this directory are being removed from: /SL.us008001/ST.opnl/MT.nam_CY.CC/RD.YYYYMMDD/PT.grid_DF.bb/ Where CC is 00, 06, 12, 18 Where YYYYMMDD is Year, Month, Day Where FF is forecast hour from 00-48 or 60 5) GRIB2 files on the NCEP web servers for proposed removal http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/nam/prod - nam.tCCz.awip218tiles_fFF.grib2.tar.gz - nam.tCCz.awip32tiles_fFF.grib2.tar.gz - tiles.tCCz directory - nam.tCCz.awip12FF.tm00.10m.uv.grib2 - nam.tCCz.smartakFF.tm00.grib2 nam.tCCz.smartconusFF.tm00.grib2 where CC is cycle 00, 06, 12, 18 where YYYYMMDD is Year, Month, Day where FF is forecast hour from 00-84 The tiles are created from the NAM GRIB1 post-processing, which is being turned off since NAM post-processing will now be done in GRIB2, from which tiles cannot be generated. Users desiring subsets of NAM output grids can obtain them via the GRIB filter utility on the NCEP NOMADS server: http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov (click on "grib filter" option) 6. The current archive of NAM daily directories on the NCEP http and ftp servers is 30 days. NWS is proposing to limit the archive to 5 days. This will allow for a better use of disk space and balance supporting user needs. http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod/ ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/nam/prod/nam.YYYYMMDD www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/nam/prod/nam.YYYYMMDD The NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with these changes. If approved, a Technical Implementation Notice will be issued giving 30 days notice of the implementation date. 7. The 12 km resolution Downscaled GFS by NAM Extension (DGEX) run was started in 2004 to provide high-resolution guidance to the field to 192 hour. Since the GFS now runs at a comparable resolution to the DGEX and for a longer forecast range, the DGEX is no longer necessary and the resources used to maintain, run, and distribute it can be better used for more advanced modeling systems and products. All NOAAPORT listed above and site products listed below would be impacted: http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/dgex/ ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/dgex/ http://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/dgex/ Send comments on this proposal to: Carissa Klemmer NWS/NCEP Central Operations Dataflow Team Lead College Park, MD carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov NWS National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-35forecastgov.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-35forecastgov.txt Soliciting Comments on Changes to the NWS Forecast web site at forecast.weather.gov through November 15, 2016, The National Centers for Environmental Prediction Central Operations (NCO) is soliciting comments on changes to the Point Forecast application at: http://forecast.weather.gov The purpose of these changes is to create a more usable interface with no duplication of service to users while providing a more modern service-oriented data structure. The proposal to update the Point Forecast application will alter/deprecate a significant number of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). Although in many cases the functionality is the same, the structure of the new site requires modifications to the URL. Users will be automatically redirected where possible to ease this transition for public customers; however, partners running automated processes to get NWS data from forecast.weather.gov will need to make sure that either their application properly follows these redirects or points directly to the new URL. The following pages and their new equivalent pages are below: The following URLs and their equivalent pages are below: forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/point/ forecast.weather.gov/obslocal.php is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/zone//obs# w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/XXX.html is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/obs//history w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/XXX.html is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/zone//history w1.weather.gov/glossary/index.php is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/glossary forecast.weather.gov/product.php is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/products//siteId/ forecast.weather.gov/product_types.php is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/products w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/seek.php is replaced by forecast.weather.gov/obs/ w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/display.php forecast.weather.gov/obs/ forecast.weather.gov/netcdfheader.php is moved to an internal URL forecast.weather.gov/gfestatus is moved to an internal URL forecast.weather.gov/gfestatuslite.php is moved to an internal URL. The following pages will be deprecated with this update and will no longer be available: /error_404.php /MkBackGround.php /error.php /showsigmz.php /gridpoint_spa.php /stations.php /index.php /showsigwx.php /wxplanner_spa.php /common.php /zipcity.php /siteNews.php /obslocal_spa.php /glossary.php /sitestatus.php /status.php /gridpoint.php /shmrn.php /product_sites.php /MapClick_spa.php /preview.php In addition to the above changes, all URLs will be served only on SSL per Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Directive M-15-13 which can be found at https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/201 5/m-15-13.pdf. All URLs for forecast.weather.gov and www.weather.gov will be redirected to SSL and will only be accessible at https: domain names. The proposed new service is online for testing and feedback at: https://forecast-v3.weather.gov Comments will be accepted through November 15, 2016, via electronic survey at the following link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=PFCSTCHANGES If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Kolly Mars NCEP Central Operations Internet Dissemination 7220 NW 101st Terrace Kansas City, MO 64153 kolly.mars@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are available at www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-36rtofs_atlantic_remove.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-36rtofs_atlantic_remove.txt Soliciting Public Comments on the Removal of NCEP RTOFS Atlantic Forecasting System through December 15, 2016 The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) has been running an North Atlantic Basin Real Time Ocean Forecasting System (RTOFS Atlantic) since December 2005. This system has been superseded by the Global Real Time Ocean Forecasting System (RTOFS Global), which became operational October 2011. RTOFS Global provides ocean circulation forecasts for the global ocean at 1/12th degree horizontal resolution and is a superior product to the RTOFS Atlantic system that has not been upgraded in more than 2 years. To streamline our products and optimize our resources, NCEP would like to discontinue the legacy RTOFS Atlantic system and migrate to RTOFS Global products. RTOFS Atlantic output products were never made available on NOAAPORT. They are only available on the NCEP ftp servers at: ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/ofs/prod/ http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/ofs/prod/ofs.YYYYMMDD / Output products include guidance for the U.S. coastal waters, including the Eastern Seaboard, Gulf of Maine, Gulf Stream, and Gulf of Mexico. Similar guidance is available from the RTOFS Global model. The products from the two systems can be seen at: http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/products/rtofs/ Products from the RTOFS Global model are available on NOAAPORT and also on the NCEP ftp server at: http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/rtofs/prod/rtofs.YYYY MMDD Where YYYYMMDD is the 4 digit year, 2 digit month and 2 digit day identifier. NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with this change. If approved, a Technical Implementation Notice will be issued giving 30 days notice of the implementation date. Send comments on this proposal to: Arun Chawla NWS/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center College Park, MD Arun.Chawla@noaa.gov or Rebecca Cosgrove NWS/NCEP Central Operations College Park, MD Rebecca.Cosgrove@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:07 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-37wxplanner_termination.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-37wxplanner_termination.txt Soliciting Comments until January 19, 2017, on the Proposed Termination of the Weather Activity Planner NWS is accepting comments until January 19, 2017, on the proposed termination of the Weather Activity Planner. Partners and users are encouraged to email comments regarding this proposal to: wxactivityplanner@noaa.gov The Weather Activity Planner (WAP), available operationally to users since November 15, 2007, is an interface permitting public access to NWS digital forecast information. The web page interface allows an individual to enter a range of values for specific weather parameters and obtain a graphic displaying when those parameter values are forecast for the defined area of interest. The input is pulled directly from the local Weather Forecast Office (WFO) digital forecast database. The resulting data are presented in a graph and represent average conditions for a 5-kilometer grid box nearest to the user-selected latitude/ longitude point. The graph covers the next 7 days. The WAP is available for all WFOs. Example: http://forecast.weather.gov/wxplanner.php?site=phi Alternatives to the WAP are the standard displays of the digital database (http://forecast.weather.gov) and the Hourly Weather Forecast Graph which are also available on the home page of any WFO. Example: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.69&lon=- 73.96&FcstType=graphical The WAP will remain operational until NWS has reviewed all feedback and completed a technical analysis. At that time, NWS will announce the future status of this product. For more information, please contact: Andy Horvitz Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services Branch Analyze, Forecast and Support Office NOAA-National Weather Service Silver Spring, MD 20910 andy.horvitz@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-38cap1_2.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-38cap1_2.txt Soliciting Comments until December 21, 2016, on an NWS Proposal to Move to Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2 Messages on February 1, 2017 NWS is accepting comments through December 21, 2016, on its proposed enhanced Internet based feeds of NWS Watch/Warning/Advisory products formatted using the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) based Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Version 1.2. These feeds are available online at: https://preview-alerts.weather.gov This URL will also contain information about the CAP v1.2 format. Partners and users are encouraged to leave comments on this proposed change at: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=CAPV1.2 This CAP version uses the XML-based ATOM format to provide state and national indexes for active CAP messages as well as XML style sheets to transform the messages into human readable form. The CAP v1.2 messages feature more detailed pre-parsing of NWS text messages than has been offered previously (see current CAP v1.1 feed). https://alerts.weather.gov Partners and users are encouraged to examine the new CAP v1.2 messages closely. Pending review and analysis of all comments received by December 21, 2016, NWS intends to transition to the CAP v1.2 protocol and terminate production of the CAP v1.1 protocol no sooner than February 1, 2017 A Service Change Notice will be issued announcing the exact transition date with at least 30 days lead time. CAP v1.2 messages may undergo some minor changes as comments are received. For more information, please contact: Kolly Mars NCEP Central Operations Kansas City, MO 64153 kolly.mars@noaa.gov (816) 584-7296 National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/motify/htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-39remove_app_t-rh.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-39remove_app_t-rh.txt Soliciting Comments until January 31, 2017 on the Removal of NBM Apparent Temperature and Relative Humidity grids from NOAAPORT The NWS is soliciting public comments until January 31, 2017, on the proposed removal of experimental National Blend of Models (NBM) Apparent Temperature and Relative Humidity grids for the CONUS from NOAAPORT. These grids are derived from other variables, thus the NWS no longer has a requirement to disseminate them on NOAAPORT. Communication identifiers for the products being proposed for removal from NOAAPORT are listed in Table 1 below. These products will continue to be available for download on the NWS ftp server in the National Digital Guidance Database at: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.b lend/ Apparent Temperature file name: ds.apptmean.bin Relative Humidity file name: ds.rhmean.bin Table 1: Communication identifiers for the NBM products being proposed for removal from NOAAPORT Relative Humidity Apparent Temperature (CONUS) (CONUS) ----------------- -------------------- LRAZ98 KWEA LTAZ98 KWEA LRAZ97 KWEA LTAZ97 KWEA LRAZ96 KWEA LTAZ96 KWEA LRAZ95 KWEA LTAZ95 KWEA LRAZ94 KWEA LTAZ94 KWEA LRAZ93 KWEA LTAZ93 KWEA NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with this change. If approved, a Technical Implementation Notice will be issued giving 30 days notice of the implementation date. Submit comments and questions regarding the proposed removal of NBM Apparent Temperature and Relative Humidity from NOAAPORT to: Matthew Peroutka NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory Silver Spring, MD Matthew.Peroutka@noaa.gov or David Rudack NWS/Meteorological Development Laboratory Silver Spring, MD David.Rudack@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-40haz_simp11-16.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-40haz_simp11-16.txt NWS Hazard Simplification Project Activity #2: Collecting Public Comment on a Proposed Consolidation and Reformatting of Winter Advisory, and Flooding Watch and Advisory Products through December 31, 2016 NWS is requesting comments on the latest stage of its Hazard Simplification project (Haz Simp) through December 31, 2016 The purpose of the Haz Simp project is to explore options for simplifying and clarifying NWS hazard messaging, with a focus on the NWS Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) system. On September 7, NWS announced the availability of a new web page for the Haz Simp Project and also released the first in a series of public comment opportunities. At that time, we asked for comment on two, 4-color maps that are proposed for possible use on the NWS Homepage (weather.gov). This survey is now closed and we are currently analyzing the results. NWS now announces a second public comment opportunity; this time on a proposal to reduce the number of Watch and Advisory hazard messages (also called hazard "products") for flooding and winter precipitation. NWS is referring to this product reduction proposal as "consolidation." We also propose simplifying the format of these products. Specifically, we are collecting comments on the following proposals: 1) Options for consolidating the current Flash Flood Watch and Flood Watch products into one "Flood Watch" product. 2) A proposal to integrate all information in current Flood Advisory messages (e.g., Urban and Small Stream, Arroyo and Small Stream, Small Stream, and Hydraulic Advisories)into one "Flood Advisory" product. 3) Options for combining the three existing winter precipitation Advisory products (Winter Weather, Freezing Rain and Lake Effect Snow Advisories) into one "Winter Weather Advisory" product. Below are two separate survey links. The first link requests your comments on proposals 1 and 2. The second link requests your comments on proposal 3. A reformatting and shortening of the messaging products is proposed in all three cases, and both surveys first check your understanding of the "Watch" and "Advisory" terms. Please take either or both surveys according to your level of interest. Flooding Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDQXLJR Winter Precipitation Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CD2MV88 HazSimp Website: http://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/ For more information, please email: hazsimp@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-41hls_hfo.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-41hls_hfo.txt Subject: Soliciting Comments on Proposed Changes to the Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) from Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Honolulu (HNL) Through January 6, 2017 Effective immediately and continuing through January 6, 2017, the National Weather Service (NWS) is seeking user feedback on proposed changes to the HLS issued by WFO HNL during the 2017 hurricane season. WFO HNL proposes to issue the HLS product in the same format as those issued for the Atlantic hurricane basin during the 2015 and 2016 hurricane seasons on an operational basis. The following changes to the HLS were operationally implemented in 2015 for the Atlantic Hurricane basin: 1) The HLS is a non-segmented product - No Universal Geographical Code (UGC). 2) No Valid Time Event Codes (VTEC). 3) Succinct meteorological discussion, impact and preparedness product for land areas only. Product is intended for emergency managers, public and media. Additional information on UGC and VTEC can be found in NWS Instruction (NWSI) 10-1701 and NWSI 10-1703 respectively. These directives are available online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/010/010.htm An example of the HLS format proposed to be issued by WFO HNL beginning in the 2017 hurricane season can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/pns/HLSHFO_fullTest-1.txt If this change becomes operational, the HLS will no longer be the disseminating mechanism for land-based tropical cyclone watches and warnings for WFO HNL. Feedback is currently being solicited on implementing the Hurricane Local Watch/Warning product (TCV)(operational at WFOs in the Atlantic Hurricane basin) as the new mechanism for issuing tropical watches/warnings at WFO HNL in 2017 at this survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=TCVHNL These proposed changes are already operational at NWS Atlantic basin WFOs. For further details, please see Service Change Notice 14-66: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/scn14-66hls_aab.htm Feedback on the new HLS format will be accepted via electronic survey at the following link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=HNLHLS If you have any questions on the proposed changes, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9390 Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:08 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-41hls_hfocca.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-41hls_hfocca.txt Corrected: Soliciting Comments on Proposed Changes to the Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) from Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Honolulu (HFO) Through January 6, 2017 Corrected to identify WFO Honolulu as HFO. Effective immediately and continuing through January 6, 2017, the National Weather Service (NWS) is seeking user feedback on proposed changes to the HLS issued by WFO HFO during the 2017 hurricane season. WFO HFO proposes to issue the HLS product in the same format as those issued for the Atlantic hurricane basin during the 2015 and 2016 hurricane seasons on an operational basis. The following changes to the HLS were operationally implemented in 2015 for the Atlantic Hurricane basin: 1. The HLS is a non-segmented product - No Universal Geographical Code (UGC). 2. No Valid Time Event Codes (VTEC). 3. Succinct meteorological discussion, impact and preparedness product for land areas only. Product is intended for emergency managers, public and media. Additional information on UGC and VTEC can be found in NWS Instruction (NWSI) 10-1701 and NWSI 10-1703 respectively. These directives are available online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/010/010.htm An example of the HLS format proposed to be issued by WFO HFO beginning in the 2017 hurricane season can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/pns/HLSHFO_fullTest-1.txt If this change becomes operational, the HLS will no longer be the disseminating mechanism for land-based tropical cyclone watches and warnings for WFO HFO. Feedback is currently being solicited on implementing the Hurricane Local Watch/Warning product (TCV)(operational at WFOs in the Atlantic Hurricane basin) as the new mechanism for issuing tropical watches/warnings at WFO HFO in 2017 at this survey: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=TCVHNL These proposed changes are already operational at NWS Atlantic basin WFOs. For further details, please see Service Change Notice 14-66: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/scn14-66hls_aab.htm Feedback on the new HLS format will be accepted via electronic survey at the following link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=HNLHLS If you have any questions on the proposed changes, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9390 Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-42tcv_hfo.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-42tcv_hfo.txt Soliciting comments on the operational implementation of the Hurricane Local Watch/Warning Product (TCV) at Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Honolulu (HNL) Through January 6, 2017 Effective immediately and continuing through January 6, 2017, NWS is seeking user feedback on the proposal to implement the TCV at WFO HNL for the 2017 hurricane season. This product was operationally implemented at WFOs in the Atlantic hurricane basin during the 2015 hurricane season. The TCV is a segmented, automated product with each segment being a discrete forecast zone. Each segment contains land-based tropical cyclone watches/warnings in effect, meteorological information, threats (rain, storm surge, wind, tornadoes) and their potential impacts, and local preparedness information. This product is intended for parsing by the weather enterprise, and is paired with the WFO Hurricane Local Statement (HLS)(see Service Change Notice 14-66 for changes made to the HLS from 2015) to provide a complete, localized tropical forecast. The TCV will contain a Universal Geographic Code (UGC) and the following Valid Time Event Codes (VTEC): TR.A - Tropical Storm Watch TR.W - Tropical Storm Warning HU.A - Hurricane Watch HU.W - Hurricane Warning Additional information on UGC and VTEC can be found in NWS Instructions (NWSI) 10-1701 and NWSI 10-1703, respectively at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/010/010.htm It is proposed that the TCV will replace the HLS as the dissemination mechanism for land-based WFO tropical cyclone watches and warnings for WFO HNL. Tropical cyclone watches and warnings for WFO HNL marine zones are issued via the Marine Weather Message (MWW) product. See http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/scn15- 10vtec_tropical_hls_mww.htm The national TCV product (TCVCP(1-5)) issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center is not affected by the addition of the Local TCV at WFO HNL and will continue unchanged. An example of the TCV can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/HFOTestTCV.htm Feedback will be accepted via electronic survey at the following link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=TCVHNL If you have any questions on the proposed changes, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9390 Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-42tcv_hfo_aaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-42tcv_hfo_aaa.txt Corrected: Soliciting comments on the operational implementation of the Hurricane Local Watch/Warning Product (TCV) at Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Honolulu (HFO) Through January 6, 2017 Corrected to identify WFO Honolulu as HFO Effective immediately and continuing through January 6, 2017, NWS is seeking user feedback on the proposal to implement the TCV at WFO HFO for the 2017 hurricane season. This product was operationally implemented at WFOs in the Atlantic hurricane basin during the 2015 hurricane season. The TCV is a segmented, automated product with each segment being a discrete forecast zone. Each segment contains land- based tropical cyclone watches/warnings in effect, meteorological information, threats (rain, storm surge, wind, tornadoes) and their potential impacts, and local preparedness information. This product is intended for parsing by the weather enterprise, and is paired with the WFO Hurricane Local Statement (HLS)(see Service Change Notice 14-66 for changes made to the HLS from 2015) to provide a complete, localized tropical forecast. The TCV will contain a Universal Geographic Code (UGC) and the following Valid Time Event Codes (VTEC): TR.A - Tropical Storm Watch TR.W - Tropical Storm Warning HU.A - Hurricane Watch HU.W - Hurricane Warning Additional information on UGC and VTEC can be found in NWS Instructions (NWSI) 10-1701 and NWSI 10-1703, respectively at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/010/010.htm It is proposed that the TCV will replace the HLS as the dissemination mechanism for land-based WFO tropical cyclone watches and warnings for WFO HFO. Tropical cyclone watches and warnings for WFO HFO marine zones are issued via the Marine Weather Message (MWW) product. See http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/scn15- 10vtec_tropical_hls_mww.htm The national TCV product (TCVCP(1-5)) issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center is not affected by the addition of the Local TCV at WFO HFO and will continue unchanged. An example of the TCV can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/HFOTestTCV.htm Feedback will be accepted via electronic survey at the following link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=TCVHNL If you have any questions on the proposed changes, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9390 Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:09 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns16-43glw_nam_remove.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns16-43glw_nam_remove.txt Soliciting Public Comments on the Removal of NCEP's Great Lakes Wave (GLW) Forecast System NAM-driven cycles through January 6, 2017 The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is proposing to stop running the NAM-driven GLW model cycles 00Z, 06Z, 12Z and 18Z, and to remove all GLW outputs from these cycles from the NCEP servers. The change will have no effect on the NDFD-driven GLW cycles (GLWN), run operationally at 03Z, 09Z, 15Z and 21Z. The NAM-driven GLW runs will be replaced by hourly NDFD-driven GLWN runs, scheduled to become operational by mid-2017. Operational NAM-driven GLW output is distributed via the following systems: nomads.ncep.noaa.gov ftp.ncep.noaa.gov ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov - data/nccf/com/wave/prod/glw.YYYYMMDD/ Where YYYYMMDD is Year, Month, Day - Output is available from 00-36hr hourly, 36-60hr every 3 hours, and 60-84hr every 6 hours - Output is available in grib2 format for the native Lambert conformal ~2.5km NDFD grid. Listed below are the products NCEP is proposing to remove: 1) Bulletins Text bulletins with partitioned spectral fields at several Great Lakes buoys provided in tar files, for CYC=00Z, 06Z, 12Z and 18Z as follows: - glw.tCYCz.bull_tar - glw.tCYCz.cbull_tar - glw.tCYCz.csbull_tar Untarred bulletins in the following directories: - bulls.t00z/ - bulls.t06z/ - bulls.t12z/ - bulls.t18z/ 2) Full spectral outputs at Great Lakes buoys for CYC=00Z, 06Z, 12Z and 18Z in tar files: - glw.tCYCz.spec_tar.gz 3) Gridded GRIB2 data files, as follows. Great Lakes NDFD section 2.5km resolution Lambert conformal grid GRIB2 files with several wave parameters, for CYC=0Z, 06Z, 12Z and 18Z: - glw.grlc_2p5km.tCYCz.grib2 Wave steepness grib2 files for CYC=00Z, 06Z, 12Z and 18Z: - glw.wstp.grlc_2p5km.t00z.grib2 NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with this change. If approved, the changes will coincide with the NAM upgrade on or around February 1, 2017. Users can reference this TIN 16-41 for the exact date these changes will take place: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin16-41nam_updates.htm Send comments on this proposal to: Jose-Henrique Alves NWS/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center College Park, MD Henrique.Alves@noaa.gov or Carissa Klemmer NWS/NCEP Central Operations College Park, MD carissa.l.klemmer@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-01winterepisode.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-01winterepisode.txt NWS Hazard Simplification Project Activity #3: Collecting Public Comments on a Winter Weather Hazard Messaging "Episode" through February 19, 2017 NWS is requesting comments on the latest stage of its Hazard Simplification (Haz Simp) project through February 19, 2017 The purpose of the Haz Simp project is to explore options for simplifying and clarifying NWS's hazard messaging, with a focus on the Watch, Warning and Advisory (WWA) system. This is the first in a series of opportunities to collect public comments on different types of hazard messaging approaches. We have built these alternative approaches into a series of "Episodes," which carry users through a winter storm from before the time it begins to the time it ends. Some approaches use terms other than "Watch," "Warning," and/or "Advisory." For this episode, we focus on a winter storm scenario and offer alternative hazard messaging approaches to those used in today's WWA system. Users are asked to view the episode from one of two perspectives. The first perspective is for regions that do not receive winter precipitation often ("Mild" Climate); the second is for colder regions that are accustomed to winter precipitation ("Cold" Climate). Users will be randomly assigned either to 1) comment on one of three messaging alternatives for this winter episode or 2) view how our current hazard messaging would apply for this case. Please note that there are no immediate plans for change; however, your comments will play a major role in any future decisions. Background on how these prototypes were developed can be found on our Haz Simp homepage: http://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/ The surveys will be completed via the links below: Mild Climate Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D89MM35 Cold Climate Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D822XXN For more information, please email: hazsimp@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-02arprasosbackuptransfer.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-02arprasosbackuptransfer.txt Soliciting Comments on Proposed Changes to the Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS) Augmentation and Backup Responsibilities in Alaska and Pacific Regions through February 20, 2017 NOTE: The following changes have no impact on NOAA Weather Wire Service subscribers NWS is working through a formal agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transition Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS) augmentation and backup responsibilities in Alaska and Pacific Regions. Included in this transition is the discontinuation of any and all NWS backup of Service Level D airports. Per FAA regulations (FAA JO 7900.C), there is no requirement for augmentation and back up of ASOS at Service Level D locations. The NWS Weather Service Offices in the Alaska Region and some offices in the Pacific Region currently augment and backup observations for ASOS units, per an FAA-NWS Memorandum of Understanding, dated September 2002. At the end of 2014, the FAA assumed general oversight of the aviation surface observation program and moved the entire CONUS aviation weather surface observing program under FAA policies. The remaining NWS locations that have yet to transition to FAA oversight are located in NWS Alaska and Pacific Regions. Once this transition is complete, all United States observing will fall under FAA policy and regulations. The proposed timeline below may change slightly, but the NWS wants to ensure air carriers have advanced notice so they can become familiar with the Non-Federal Weather Observation (NF-OBS) Program. The NF-OBS Program is a voluntary program for non- Federal entities to provide or augment weather observation services addressed in FAA Order JO 7900.5. Additionally, Order JO 7210.77 has been created to provide guidance for NF-OBS weather observing procedures and practices. Non-Federal entities, such as fixed-base operators, airports, state and local governments, and private businesses (NF-OBS Sponsors) provide the resources necessary to ensure the performance of this aviation service. Follow the link below for the complete order (JO 7210.77) issued December 19, 2016. https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/JO_7210.77_Signed .pdf Timeline of proposed changes and transition of services to the FAA: - January 30, 2017, NWS cease any augmentation and back-up for Annette Alaska, which has no Service level. - March 1, 2017, NWS cease augmentation at all Service Level D airports in NWS Alaska and Pacific Regions and FAA assumes responsibility during FAA facility operating hours at Barrow, Cold Bay, and McGrath). Those locations include: Alaska: Barrow, Cold Bay, McGrath, St. Paul and Yakutat. Pacific: Hilo and Lihue, between the hours of 2200 to 2400 HST when they revert to Service Level D - June 1 2017, NWS cease augmentation at the following sites and FAA assumes responsibility during FAA facility operating hours: Pacific Region: Hilo, Lihue, Guam, which are Service Level C sites. Alaska: Service Level A: Bethel Service Level B: King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome - Below is a chart summarizing the changes in coverage as the FAA takes over the ASOS augmentation: Location FAA Hours NWS Hours Gap (upon NWS closure) -------- --------- --------- ---------------------- Bethel 1600-0000 0100-1700 0000-1600 King Salmon 1600-0000 0100-1700 0000-1600 Kodiak N/A 0100-1700 0000-2359 Kotzebue 0700-2400 0000-0700 0000-0700 Nome 0700-2300 0000-0700 2300-0700 If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: Michael L. Graf National Weather Service Meteorologist/International Liaison Silver Spring, MD 20910 michael.graf@noaa.gov 301-427-9109 301-713-1520 (fax) 304-268-0691 (cell) National Public Information Statements are online: http://www.weather.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:10 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-03winter_severity.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-03winter_severity.txt Soliciting comments on the Prototype Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI) until April 30, 2017 The NWS is soliciting comments on a Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI) prototype until April 30, 2017. Prototype WSSI values will be produced for 15 NWS selected Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) across the contiguous 48 states. The purpose of the WSSI prototype is to provide NWS forecasters and partners with an indication of the severity of winter weather hazards and its potential related societal impacts. The WSSI prototype does not depict official warnings and should always be used in context with official NWS forecasts and warnings. The WSSI prototype is available for comment via a link from 15 select NWS Weather Forecast Offices: Albany, NY: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=ALY Albuquerque, NM: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=ABQ Amarillo, TX: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=AMA Binghamton, NY: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=BGM Burlington, VT: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=BTV Dodge City, KS: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=DDC Elko, NV: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=LKN Gaylord, MI: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=APX Grand Junction, CO: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=GJT Grand Rapids, MI: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=GRR Medford, OR: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=MFR Omaha, NE: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=OAX Paducah, KY: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=PAH Philadelphia, PA: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=PHI Wichita, KS: http://www.weather.gov/btv/winterseverity?id=ICT The WSSI prototype will be updated at least four times daily at approximately 0100 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 0700 UTC, 1300 UTC and 1900 UTC. No communication system changes are required to view this web-based information. Additional information and an example of the prototype product are in the Product Description Document (PDD) at the link below: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/WSSIPDD.pdf Comments may be submitted via the survey link below. The survey link will also be available on the WFO web pages: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=WSSI If comments and prototype evaluation are favorable, NWS may expand the demonstration for the 2017/2018 winter season. NWS will provide additional opportunity for comment/review on the experimental product before any operational decision. If you have questions, please contact: David Soroka National Winter Weather Program Lead NWS Severe, Fire, Public and Winter Services Branch Silver Spring, MD David.Soroka@noaa.gov, 301-427-9346 NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif. NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-04potential_cyclones.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-04potential_cyclones.txt Soliciting comments through March 4, 2016, on changing criteria for issuing tropical cyclone watches and warnings to include certain land-threatening disturbances that are not yet tropical cyclones Effective immediately and continuing through March 4, 2017, NWS is seeking user feedback on the proposed option to issue watches, warnings and graphical and textual advisory products for disturbances not yet tropical cyclones but which pose the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. Under previous long-standing NWS policy, the NWS has not been permitted to issue a hurricane or tropical storm watch or warning until after a tropical cyclone had formed. Advances in forecasting over the past decade now allow the confident prediction of tropical cyclone impacts while these systems are still in the developmental stage. For these land-threatening "potential tropical cyclones," the NWS proposes to issue the full suite of products that previously have only been issued for ongoing tropical, subtropical or post-tropical cyclones. Potential tropical cyclones would share the naming conventions currently in place for tropical and subtropical depressions, with depressions and potential tropical cyclones being numbered from a single list (e.g., One, Two, Three, ..., Twenty-Three, etc.). The assigned number would always match the total number of systems (tropical cyclones, subtropical cyclones, or potential tropical cyclones) that have occurred within that basin during the season. For example, if three systems requiring advisories have already formed within a basin in a given year, the next land-threatening disturbance would be designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Four. If a potential tropical cyclone becomes a tropical depression, its numerical designation remains the same (i.e., Potential Tropical Cyclone Four becomes Tropical Depression Four). The issuance times for potential tropical cyclone products would be identical to the standard tropical cyclone product issuance times. No changes would be necessitated to the format of NWS text products. These products would add the term "potential tropical cyclone" to describe the system responsible for the watch or warning conditions in the MND header and the body of the product as appropriate. NWS products for potential tropical cyclones would be issued until watches or warnings are discontinued or until the threats for land areas sufficiently diminishes, at which point advisories would be discontinued. If, however, it seems likely new watches or warnings would be necessary within a short period of time (say 6-12 hours), then advisories could briefly continue in the interest of service continuity. Once a system becomes a tropical cyclone, the normal rules for discontinuing advisories would apply. Potential tropical cyclone advisories would not be issued for systems that pose a threat only to marine areas. Because NHC and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center would be issuing their normal graphical products depicting the 5-day forecast track and uncertainty cone for potential tropical cyclones, the Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook would no longer display a formation area for these systems to avoid confusion. If comments are favorable, the NWS will offer the option beginning at or around the start of the 2017 hurricane season to issue tropical cyclone watches and warnings for land-threatening "potential tropical cyclones." An SCN will be issued prior to implementing this change. Comments may be submitted via the survey link below: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=PTCWW Or send comments or requests for more information to: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9390 Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-05seasonaldegday.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-05seasonaldegday.txt Climate Prediction Center changing to grid-based historical data for production of the Degree Day Outlook Product beginning March 16, 2017 The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is accepting comments until March 3, 2017, on an update to the CPC monthly degree day outlooks. The outlooks are available at http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pacdir/DDdir/ddforecast.txt Heating and cooling degree days are derived quantities based on daily mean temperatures used to estimate weather-related energy consumption. Seasonal and monthly degree day totals are closely related to the seasonal mean temperature, making it possible to use the CPC seasonal temperature outlook to produce an outlook for monthly degree day totals. Regional degree day totals are generally based on population-weighted averages (rather than area-weighting) over geographic areas. Statistics based on historical data (1961-2010) were used to estimate the relationship between the monthly and seasonal mean temperature and degree day totals. These statistics are applied to the CPC Probability of Exceedence temperature outlooks to obtain a probabilistic estimate of degree day totals. The historical data for both temperature and degree days are based on the climate division (CD) data from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Until recently the NCEI based its CD data on regional station averages. The NCEI recently developed methodology to more accurately estimate climate division averages based on terrain adjusted gridded analysis of station data. The modern methodology was applied to historical data. NCEI replaced the station-based CD data with the more accurate grid-based CD data in 2014. More information on the NCEI data sets can be found in the following link: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/maps/us-climate- divisions.php The grid-based CD data is, in general, slightly cooler than the station-based data, leading to substantial differences in the 30-year normals of both temperature and degree days. This required that the CPC degree day outlook be adjusted to be consistent with the new population-weighted degree day outlooks available from the NCEI. Beginning with the forecast issued on the third Thursday in March 2017, the revised Degree Day Outlook based on grid-based NCEI data will replace the current station-based degree day product. The impact in the anomaly forecast is minor, but the monthly degree day totals and their climatological values can be substantially different from the existing product. Send comments to: Matthew Rosencrans Head of Forecast Operations, Climate Prediction Center College Park MD 20740 matthew.rosencrans@noaa.gov For more information, please contact: Jon Gottschalck NWS NCEP CPC Operational Prediction Branch College Park, MD 20740 Jon.Gottschalck@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-05seasonaldegdayaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-05seasonaldegdayaaa.txt Updated: Climate Prediction Center changing to grid-based historical data for production of the Degree Day Outlook Product beginning with the March 16, 2017, issuance Updated to add link to current product: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pacdir/DDdir/ddforecast.txt A sample of the new product (with the same valid dates as the current product) is available at http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pacdir/DDdir/ddforecastg.txt The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is accepting comments until March 3, 2017 on an update to the Climate Prediction Center monthly degree day outlooks. The outlooks are available at http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pacdir/DDdir/ddforecast.txt Heating and cooling degree days are derived quantities based on daily mean temperatures that are used to estimate weather- related energy consumption. Seasonal and monthly degree day totals are closely related to the seasonal mean temperature making it possible to use the CPC seasonal temperature outlook to produce an outlook for monthly degree day totals. Regional degree day totals are generally based on population-weighted averages (rather than area-weighting) over geographic areas. Statistics based on historical data (1961 - 2010) were used to estimate the relationship between the monthly and seasonal mean temperature and degree day totals. These statistics are applied to the CPC Probability of Exceedence temperature outlooks to obtain a probabilistic estimate of degree day totals. The historical data for both temperature and degree days are based on the climate division (CD) data from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Until recently the NCEI based its CD data on regional station averages. The NCEI recently developed methodology to more accurately estimate climate division averages based on terrain adjusted gridded analysis of station data. The modern methodology was applied to historical data, and the NCEI replaced the station-based CD data with the more accurate grid-based CD data in 2014. More information on the NCEI data sets can be found in the following link: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/maps/us-climate- divisions.php. The grid-based CD data is, in general, slightly cooler than the station-based data, leading to substantial differences in the 30-year normals of both temperature and degree days. This required that the CPC degree day outlook be adjusted to be consistent with the new population-weighted degree day outlooks available from the NCEI. Beginning with the forecast issued on the third Thursday in March 2017, the revised Degree Day Outlook based on grid-based NCEI data will replace the current station-based degree day product. The impact in the anomaly forecast is minor, but the monthly degree day totals and their climatological values can be substantially different from the existing product. Send comments to: Matthew Rosencrans Head of Forecast Operations, Climate Prediction Center College Park MD 20740 matthew.rosencrans@noaa.gov For more information, please contact: Jon Gottschalck NWS NCEP CPC Operational Prediction Branch College Park, MD 20740 Jon.Gottschalck@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-06hurricane_wave.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-06hurricane_wave.txt Soliciting Public Comments on the Removal of NCEP's hurricane wave (Multi_2) modeling system through March 17, 2017. The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) has been running a hurricane wave guidance system (Multi_2) since 2008. This system runs after the global deterministic wave model (Multi_1) and uses the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) winds as input when there is an active storm. NCEP is proposing to remove the Multi_2 runs from our guidance suite, replacing its products with higher-quality hurricane wave data generated by the next coupled hurricane guidance system HWRF. The difference between the two current global wave guidance systems is that Multi_1 runs using just the GFS forcings, while Multi_2 runs using a blend of hurricane (HWRF) and GFS forcings. The hurricane winds are interpolated from the atmospheric domains to the wave domains. When there is not an active tropical system, the Multi_2 is forced by the GFS winds, and therefore the Multi_2 output is identical to the Multi_1 output. Over the years, the improvements in the resolutions of the atmospheric models has meant this approach does not provide any significant advantage over the global wave model (see the link below comparing the Multi_1 and Multi_2 modeling systems), and as such Multi_2 is a redundant system. Furthermore, as part of the HWRF modeling upgrade this year, the WAVEWATCH III model that forms the core of Multi_1 and Multi_2 will be coupled with the HWRF model to produce high resolution hurricane driven wave fields. The wave field from this coupled system (see link) provides significantly superior wave guidance in hurricane conditions. Hurricane-driven wave fields will be distributed as part of the HWRF output data. The comparison between global wave model (Multi_1), global hurricane wave model (Multi_2) and high resolution wave simulations as part of the next coupled hurricane system (HWRF) can be found here: http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/docs/comparisonofmulti12hwrf_20 170125.pdf Operational Multi_2 data in gridded and text bulletin form are distributed via the following services and will no longer be available from the following distribution sources: the NWS FTP server (ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov) at ftp://ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/wave/prod/multi_2.YYYY MMDD, where YYYYMMDD is the date. the NOMADS system at http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/wave/prod/multi_2. YYYYMMDD/ and on NOAAPORT with the following WMO headers: E***88 KWBU for gridded GRIB2 products AG**4* KWBC for text bulletins NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with this change. If approved, a Service Change Notice will be issued giving 30 days notice of the implementation date. Send comments on this proposal to: Arun Chawla NWS/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center College Park, MD Arun.Chawla@noaa.gov or Rebecca Cosgrove NWS/NCEP Central Operations College Park, MD Rebecca.Cosgrove@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:11 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-08tcf_tcm.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-08tcf_tcm.txt Soliciting public comments through October 31, 2017, on proposed changes to the legacy Convective Forecast Planning Guidance Product Updated Subject line to note it a legacy product not an experimental product. Effective 1930 UTC February 15, 2017, the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will begin production of the Traffic Flow Management (TFM) Convective Forecast (TCF). TCF is a high confidence graphical representation of forecasted convection meeting specific criteria of coverage, intensity, and echo top height. From March 1 through October 31 the TCF will be collaboratively produced by meteorologists at the AWC in Kansas City and embedded at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Warrenton, VA, at the Center Weather Service Units (CWSU) embedded at the FAA’s Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), and at various airlines and authorized organizations. NWS is soliciting public comments on these changes through October 31, 2017. The TCF graphics are produced every 2 hours, 24 hours a day, and valid at 4-, 6-, and 8-hours after issuance time. The TCF domain is the Flight Information Regions (FIR) covering the 48 contiguous states and adjacent coastal waters. It also includes the Canadian airspace south of a line from Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Quebec City, Quebec. The Canadian portion of the forecast is available from April 1 through September 30. The TCF is used by air traffic management decision makers in support of convective weather mitigation strategies within the National Airspace System. The TCF is designed to meet the needs of TFM decision makers at the ATCSCC, ARTCC Traffic Management Units (TMU), and airline and corporate Flight Operations Centers. The TCF issuance supports the FAA's Strategic Planning Webinar. The Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP), generated through October 2014, had been the scheduled Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) product for over 10 years. The FAA identified an operational need to supplement the CCFP with an event-driven, collaborative forecast product; resulting in the Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS) and automated CDM Convective Forecast Planning guidance. Over the past two years, the FAA, NWS, and airline industry conducted an Operational Demonstration of the CAWS and CCFP. The results of this operational demonstration led to the evolution of the CCFP requirements. The CCFP is being renamed as the TCF and replaces the production and dissemination of the CAWS and CCFP. The TCF provides the meteorological information necessary to meet the needs of the FAA pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720. TCF dissemination: 1) Posted on the AWC website by February 16, 2017: http://www.AviationWeather.gov/tcf 2) NWS Telecommunications Gateway 3) FAA Traffic Situation Display (TSD) The Product Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/TCFPDD.pdf NWS is accepting comments on these changes through October 31, 2017, via the online survey below: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=TFMTCF For further information, please contact: Debra Blondin Domestic Operations Branch Chief Aviation Weather Center 7220 NW 101st Terrace Kansas City, MO Phone: 816.584.7207 Email:Debra.Blondin@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-08tcf_tcmaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-08tcf_tcmaaa.txt Soliciting public comments through October 31, 2017, on proposed changes to the legacy Convective Forecast Planning Guidance Product Updated subject line to note it a legacy product not an experimental product. Effective 1930 UTC February 15, 2017, the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will begin production of the Traffic Flow Management (TFM) Convective Forecast (TCF). TCF is a high confidence graphical representation of forecasted convection meeting specific criteria of coverage, intensity, and echo top height. From March 1 through October 31 the TCF will be collaboratively produced by meteorologists at the AWC in Kansas City and embedded at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Warrenton, VA, at the Center Weather Service Units (CWSU) embedded at the FAA’s Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), and at various airlines and authorized organizations. NWS is soliciting public comments on these changes through October 31, 2017. The TCF graphics are produced every 2 hours, 24 hours a day, and valid at 4-, 6-, and 8-hours after issuance time. The TCF domain is the Flight Information Regions (FIR) covering the 48 contiguous states and adjacent coastal waters. It also includes the Canadian airspace south of a line from Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Quebec City, Quebec. The Canadian portion of the forecast is available from April 1 through September 30. The TCF is used by air traffic management decision makers in support of convective weather mitigation strategies within the National Airspace System. The TCF is designed to meet the needs of TFM decision makers at the ATCSCC, ARTCC Traffic Management Units (TMU), and airline and corporate Flight Operations Centers. The TCF issuance supports the FAA's Strategic Planning Webinar. The Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP), generated through October 2014, had been the scheduled Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) product for over 10 years. The FAA identified an operational need to supplement the CCFP with an event-driven, collaborative forecast product; resulting in the Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS) and automated CDM Convective Forecast Planning guidance. Over the past two years, the FAA, NWS, and airline industry conducted an Operational Demonstration of the CAWS and CCFP. The results of this operational demonstration led to the evolution of the CCFP requirements. The CCFP is being renamed as the TCF and replaces the production and dissemination of the CAWS and CCFP. The TCF provides the meteorological information necessary to meet the needs of the FAA pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720. TCF dissemination: 1) Posted on the AWC website by February 16, 2017: http://www.AviationWeather.gov/tcf 2) NWS Telecommunications Gateway 3) FAA Traffic Situation Display (TSD) The Product Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/TCFPDD.pdf NWS is accepting comments on these changes through October 31, 2017, via the online survey below: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=TFMTCF For further information, please contact: Debra Blondin AWC Domestic Operations Branch Chief Kansas City, MO Phone: 816.584.7207 Email:Debra.Blondin@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-08tcf_tcmaab.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-08tcf_tcmaab.txt Updated: Soliciting public comments through October 31, 2017, on changes to the legacy Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP). Updated subject line to correctly identify legacy product name as Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP) Effective 1930 UTC February 15, 2017, the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will begin production of the Traffic Flow Management (TFM) Convective Forecast (TCF). TCF is a high confidence graphical representation of forecasted convection meeting specific criteria of coverage, intensity, and echo top height. From March 1 through October 31 the TCF will be collaboratively produced by meteorologists at the AWC in Kansas City and embedded at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Warrenton, VA, at the Center Weather Service Units (CWSU) embedded at the FAA’s Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), and at various airlines and authorized organizations. NWS is soliciting public comments on these changes through October 31, 2017. The TCF graphics are produced every 2 hours, 24 hours a day, and valid at 4-, 6-, and 8-hours after issuance time. The TCF domain is the Flight Information Regions (FIR) covering the 48 contiguous states and adjacent coastal waters. It also includes the Canadian airspace south of a line from Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Quebec City, Quebec. The Canadian portion of the forecast is available from April 1 through September 30. The TCF is used by air traffic management decision makers in support of convective weather mitigation strategies within the National Airspace System. The TCF is designed to meet the needs of TFM decision makers at the ATCSCC, ARTCC Traffic Management Units (TMU), and airline and corporate Flight Operations Centers. The TCF issuance supports the FAA's Strategic Planning Webinar. The Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP), generated through October 2014, had been the scheduled Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) product for over 10 years. The FAA identified an operational need to supplement the CCFP with an event-driven, collaborative forecast product; resulting in the Collaborative Aviation Weather Statement (CAWS) and automated CDM Convective Forecast Planning guidance. Over the past two years, the FAA, NWS, and airline industry conducted an Operational Demonstration of the CAWS and CCFP. The results of this operational demonstration led to the evolution of the CCFP requirements. The CCFP is being renamed as the TCF and replaces the production and dissemination of the CAWS and CCFP. The TCF provides the meteorological information necessary to meet the needs of the FAA pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720. TCF dissemination: 1) Posted on the AWC website by February 16, 2017: http://www.AviationWeather.gov/tcf 2) NWS Telecommunications Gateway 3) FAA Traffic Situation Display (TSD) The Product Description Document can be found at: http://products.weather.gov/PDD/TCFPDD.pdf NWS is accepting comments on these changes through October 31, 2017, via the online survey below: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=TFMTCF For further information, please contact: Debra Blondin AWC Domestic Operations Branch Chief Kansas City, MO Phone: 816.584.7207 Email:Debra.Blondin@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:12 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-09chghurche77removal.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-09chghurche77removal.txt Soliciting Comments on Proposed Termination of Three National Hurricane Center Guidance Messages Through March 23, 2017 Effectively immediately and continuing through March 23, 2017, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is seeking user feedback on the proposed termination of three products that contain limited tropical cyclone guidance information. The following text products would be terminated: Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID ------------ ---------- -------- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics WHXX04 KWBC CHGQLM Laboratory (GFDL) Hurricane Model Message Tropical Cyclone WHXX01 KWBC CHGHUR Guidance Message (Atlantic basin) Tropical Cyclone WHXX01 KMIA CHGE77 Guidance Message (Eastern and Central Pacific basins) The GFDL Hurricane Model Message (CHGQLM) product is proposed to be discontinued because the GFDL Hurricane Model is proposed to be discontinued before the start of the 2017 hurricane season. Please see Public Information Statement 17-07 for details: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns17-07gfdl.htm The Beta Advection (BAM) and Limited Barotropic (LBAR) tropical cyclone track models included in the latter two Tropical Cyclone Guidance Message products will be discontinued before the start of the 2017 hurricane season. The BAM models are not being transitioned to the new WCOSS Cray supercomputer and the LBAR model is obsolete. These changes eliminate all of the track model guidance included in the Tropical Cyclone Guidance Message products, leaving only the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS) intensity model output in the Tropical Cyclone Guidance Message products if they continued to be issued. Users can access a comprehensive real-time database of tropical cyclone guidance models, which includes the SHIPS model and other models that provide tropical cyclone track and intensity guidance at: ftp://ftp.nhc.noaa.gov/atcf/aid_public/ If you have questions or comments on the proposed changes please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: jessica.schauer@noaa.gov or John Kuhn NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch NWS Headquarters Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9364 Email: john.f.kuhn@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-10tc_graphics.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-10tc_graphics.txt Soliciting comments through April 9, 2017, on proposed changes to the suite of graphics and Geographical Information System (GIS) files accompanying Tropical Cyclone Advisory packages NWS is soliciting comments through April 9, 2017, on proposed changes to the appearance of graphics accompanying tropical cyclone advisory packages issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC). These changes would be necessary for the NHC and CPHC to begin issuing forecasts and watches/warnings for potential tropical cyclones as proposed in Public Information Statement 17-04: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns17- 04potential_cyclones.htm A potential tropical cyclone is a disturbance that is not yet a tropical cyclone, but one for which the NWS proposes to begin issuing tropical cyclone watches or warnings because it poses the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. In addition, NWS is proposing three new Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files and will issue higher resolution wind speed probability GIS files. This resolution change will make the data smoother when plotted but will not change how it is plotted or interpreted or affect a user's ability to display the data. If comments are favorable, the NWS will implement the changes at or around the start of the 2017 hurricane season. NWS will issue a Service Change Notice before implementing this change. Summary of changes: - All tropical cyclone graphics would use a common map background and color scheme. - The estimated extent of tropical-storm-force and hurricane- force winds at advisory time would be depicted on the 5-day and 3-day track forecast/uncertainty graphic with the following colors: --Orange, estimated extent of tropical-storm-force winds --Brown, estimated extent of hurricane-force winds Note that users would have the option to toggle the initial wind extents overlay on and off. - The estimated extent of 34-kt, 50-kt, and 64-kt winds at advisory time, as well as the forecast extent of 34-kt, 50-kt, and 64-kt winds, would be available in shapefile and KML format. In addition, the estimated cumulative wind swath of hurricane- force and tropical-storm-force winds would be available in KML and shapefile format. Previously, these files were only available in shapefile format. - The 5-day probability of 34-kt, 50-kt and 64-kt winds in KML and shapefile format would be available on a 5 km grid. Previously, these files used 10 km grid spacing. The resolution of the model used to generate the input data has not change. - The static Uniform Resource Locators (URL) of the latest- available graphics from NHC for a given tropical cyclone would change. A complete list of proposed URL changes for NHC products is on the NHC website at the following URL: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/new-tc-graphics/ CPHC products are provided on dynamic URLs that change for each tropical cyclone. The graphics for active tropical cyclones can be found on the CPHC webpage: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/ Send comments or requests for more information to: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9390 Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-11aviationforecastgraphics.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-11aviationforecastgraphics.txt Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast Graphics through April 30, 2017. The NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, is accepting comments on the Experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast graphics through April 30,2017. The experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast graphics are snapshot images derived from a subset of the aviation weather forecasts valid for the continental United States (CONUS) and coastal waters used within the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) interactive web-based display(which will become operational effective 4/13/17, see Service Change Notice 17-31: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/scn17- 31awc_exp_graphics.htm) The static images are provided every 3 hours for one CONUS projection and nine regional projections with 3-hourly forecasts of Surface (predominant weather, visibility, wind) and cloud coverage and layer (bases and tops) information out to 18 hours. Details of the forecast graphics can be found in the Product Description Document (PDD): http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_AviationForecastGraphics_4_1 7.pdf The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720, established requirements for this weather information and service which is necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of operations in the National Airspace System. These graphics provide a low-bandwidth alternative to the GFA interactive web-based display. The static images are intended for FAA Flight Service Stations (FSS) providers, commercial and General Aviation pilots, operators, briefers and dispatchers with limited Internet access. The Experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast Graphics can be found at: https://www.AviationWeather.gov/gfa/plot Additionally, these Portable Network Graphics (PNG)graphics will be available over NOAAPORT/Satellite Broadcast Network. WMO header information will be as follows: T1T2A1A2ii CCCC - CCCC is KKCI (Aviation Weather Center) - T1 = Q (Regional Static Graphic) - T2 specifies the forecast graphic as follows: = I for the Aviation Clouds Forecast Graphic = Z for the Aviation Surface Forecast Graphic - A1 = T (Northern Hemisphere) - A2 specifies the forecast time as follows: = B for the 3 hour forecast = C for the 6 hour forecast = D for the 9 hour forecast = E for the 12 hour forecast = F for the 15 hour forecast = G for the 18 hour forecast - When T2 = I, ii specifies the regional domain of the Aviation Clouds Forecast Graphic as follows: = 00 for Continental United States = 01 for Northeastern United States = 02 for Eastern United States = 03 for Southeastern United States = 04 for North Central United States = 05 for Central United States = 06 for South Central United States = 07 for Northwestern United States = 08 for Western United States = 09 for Southwestern United States - When T2 = Z, ii specifies the regional domain of the Aviation Surface Forecast Graphic as follows: = 90 for Continental United States = 91 for Northeastern United States = 92 for Eastern United States = 93 for Southeastern United States = 94 for North Central United States = 95 for Central United States = 96 for South Central United States = 97 for Northwestern United States = 98 for Western United States = 99 for Southwestern United States Although requirements for the underlying meteorological information currently provided through the legacy text Area Forecast (FA) have not changed, the FAA recognizes that, given modern advances within NWS, the legacy text FA is no longer the best source of en route flight planning weather information. Retiring the FA and transitioning to more modern digital and graphical forecasts will allow the NWS to focus the efforts of forecasters on maximizing operational benefit to aviation end users, resulting in improved weather information to decision- makers. Based on comments received by FAA and other NWS users on this proposed change, NWS plans to discontinue production of FAs. This change will occur once the experimental GFA interactive web-based display and the experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Clouds Forecast graphics are operational and any concerns identified within submitted comments have been addressed. Formal public notification will be provided in advance of the action to discontinue the FAs. Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2017, on the experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast graphics as a low-bandwidth alternative to the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation interactive web- based display, and digital/graphical alternative to surface weather and cloud information contained in the textual Area Forecasts for CONUS. Comments may be submitted via the survey link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nwssurvey.php?code=ASFACFGraphics If you have any questions regarding the experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast Graphics, contact: Kevin Stone Meteorologist NWS Headquarters Silver Spring, MD 301-427-9363 Kevin.Stone@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-11aviationforecastgraphicsaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-11aviationforecastgraphicsaaa.txt Updated: Soliciting Comments on the Experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast Graphics through April 30, 2017. Updated to correct survey link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=ASFACFGraphics The NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, is accepting comments on the Experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast graphics through April 30, 2017. The experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast graphics are snapshot images derived from a subset of the aviation weather forecasts valid for the continental United States (CONUS) and coastal waters used within the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) interactive web-based display(which will become operational effective 4/13/17, see Service Change Notice 17-31: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/scn17- 31awc_exp_graphics.htm The static images are provided every three hours for one CONUS projection and nine regional projections with three-hourly forecasts of Surface (predominant weather, visibility, wind) and cloud coverage and layer (bases and tops) information out to 18 hours. Details of the forecast graphics can be found in the Product Description Document (PDD): http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_AviationForecastGraphics_4_1 7.pdf The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section 44720, established requirements for this weather information and service which is necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of operations in the National Airspace System. These graphics provide a low-bandwidth alternative to the GFA interactive web-based display. The static images are intended for FAA Flight Service Stations (FSS) providers, commercial and General Aviation pilots, operators, briefers and dispatchers with limited Internet access. The Experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast Graphics can be found at: https://www.AviationWeather.gov/gfa/plot Additionally, these Portable Network Graphics(PNG)graphics will be available over NOAAPORT/Satellite Broadcast Network. WMO header information will be as follows: T1T2A1A2ii CCCC - CCCC is KKCI (Aviation Weather Center) - T1 = Q (Regional Static Graphic) - T2 specifies the forecast graphic as follows: = I for the Aviation Clouds Forecast Graphic = Z for the Aviation Surface Forecast Graphic - A1 = T (Northern Hemisphere) - A2 specifies the forecast time as follows: = B for the 3 hour forecast = C for the 6 hour forecast = D for the 9 hour forecast = E for the 12 hour forecast = F for the 15 hour forecast = G for the 18 hour forecast - When T2 = I, ii specifies the regional domain of the Aviation Clouds Forecast Graphic as follows: = 00 for Continental United States = 01 for Northeastern United States = 02 for Eastern United States = 03 for Southeastern United States = 04 for North Central United States = 05 for Central United States = 06 for South Central United States = 07 for Northwestern United States = 08 for Western United States = 09 for Southwestern United States - When T2 = Z, ii specifies the regional domain of the Aviation Surface Forecast Graphic as follows: = 90 for Continental United States = 91 for Northeastern United States = 92 for Eastern United States = 93 for Southeastern United States = 94 for North Central United States = 95 for Central United States = 96 for South Central United States = 97 for Northwestern United States = 98 for Western United States = 99 for Southwestern United States Although requirements for the underlying meteorological information currently provided through the legacy text Area Forecast (FA) have not changed, the FAA recognizes that, given modern advances within NWS, the legacy text FA is no longer the best source of en route flight planning weather information. Retiring the FA and transitioning to more modern digital and graphical forecasts will allow the NWS to focus the efforts of forecasters on maximizing operational benefit to aviation end users, resulting in improved weather information to decision-makers. Based on comments received by FAA and other NWS users on this proposed change, NWS plans to discontinue production of FAs. This will occur once the experimental GFA interactive web-based display, and the experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Clouds Forecast graphics are operational and any concerns identified within submitted comments have been addressed. Formal public notification will be provided in advance of the action to discontinue the FAs. Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2017, on the experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast graphics as a low-bandwidth alternative to the Experimental Graphical Forecasts for Aviation interactive web-based display, and digital/graphical alternative to surface weather and cloud information contained in the textual Area Forecasts for CONUS. Comments may be submitted via the survey link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=ASFACFGraphics If you have any questions regarding the experimental Aviation Surface Forecast and Aviation Cloud Forecast Graphics, please contact: Kevin Stone Meteorologist National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD 301-427-9363 Kevin.Stone@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:13 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-11gtwo.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-11gtwo.txt Changes to the Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook (GTWO) issued by the National Hurricane Center effective on or around May 15, 2017 Effective on or about May 15, 2017, the content of the Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook (GTWO) issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will be modified. The majority of the changes have been necessitated to accommodate potential tropical cyclones. A potential tropical cyclone is a disturbance that is not yet a tropical cyclone, but one for which the NWS has begun issuing tropical cyclone watches or warnings because it poses the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. Summary of changes: 1. The current location of all active tropical cyclones will be included on the 5-day GTWO. 2. The current location of potential tropical cyclones will be included on the 2-day and 5-day GTWO. 3. The current location of the potential tropical cyclones will be depicted by an x, with the number of the potential cyclone (e.g., One) displayed above the x. The x will be color coded based on the forecast likelihood of tropical cyclone formation during the 2- or 5-day period corresponding to that graphic: - Yellow, 30 percent or less chance - Orange, 40-60 percent chance - Red, 70 percent or greater chance A swath showing the forecast development area of the potential tropical cyclone will not be shown on the 5-day GTWO to avoid confusion with the existing 5-day track forecasts that will be provided for those systems. 4. The current location of potential tropical cyclones will not be included in the shapefile that accompanies each issuance of the GTWO. Users will be directed to the shapefiles accompanying the full forecast advisory for potential tropical cyclones. The forecast advisory shapefiles will include the current location and forecast track of the potential tropical cyclone. If you have questions or comments please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or John Kuhn Meteorologist, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch Silver Spring, MD Telephone:301-427-9364 Email: John.F.Kuhn@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-12crp_exp_rainfall.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-12crp_exp_rainfall.txt Seeking Public Comment and Review on a prototype Regional Rainfall web page from NWS Corpus Christi through through October 4, 2017 Through October 4, 2017, NWS Corpus Christi, TX, will provide a prototype web page displaying observed regional rainfall maps for central and south Texas covering the county warning areas for Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Austin/San Antonio and Houston/Galveston. Four graphics containing observed rainfall durations of 24-hour, 48-hour, 72-hour, and weekly will be produced. The national Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) daily rainfall shapefiles available from http://water.weather.gov/precip/download.php will be used in the generation of these observed rainfall maps. All of these maps will be normally produced by noon Central Time each day and will be available at http://www.weather.gov/crp/texas_regional_rainfall The webpage also will include a built-in archive capability so the user can quickly access past observed rainfall maps. This prototype web page, which is a limited regional implementation, will be used to assess and evaluate feedback to support a future national implementation within AHPS. An experimental public comment/review period will take place if NWS decides to pursue implementation within AHPS. Comments can be accepted through October 4th, 2017 via an interactive link on the product webpage: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=RegRain. For more information, please contact: Mike Buchanan Science and Operations Officer NWS Corpus Christi, TX 78406 361-371-3169 mike.buchanan@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-14facebook_live_exp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-14facebook_live_exp.txt Exploring use of Facebook Live and Periscope Social Media Application through approximately August 31, 2017 The NWS is exploring the potential use of the Facebook Live and Periscope applications (app) to carry out the NWS mission. Periscope was tested in 2016 (see PNS below). http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns16-07periscope.htm NWS will test the use of these Facebook Live as well as Periscope through August 31, 2017. Both apps are social media tools that allow users to provide live-streaming video and audio content. NWS also will look at the potential for sharing content provided by other Facebook Live and Periscope users to provide information related to imminent hazardous weather and/or educational information of value to the public. Because exploring the use of these apps cannot be done outside of the public Facebook Live and Periscope environment, prototyping efforts will be publicly visible. Over the next several weeks, prototype use of Facebook Live and Periscope will be established for the following sites: WFO Sacramento, CA WFO Reno, NV WFO Pocatello, ID WFO Hanford, CA WFO Eureka, CA WFO Tucson, AZ WFO Salt Lake City, UT WFO Anchorage, AK WFO Des Moines, IA WFO Paducah, KY WFO Springfield, MO WFO Milwaukee, WI WFO Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO WFO Indianapolis, IN RFC West Gulf WFO Birmingham, AL WFO Nashville, TN WFO El Paso, TX WFO Lake Charles, LA WFO Pittsburgh, PA WFO Charleston, SC WFO Blacksburg, VA WFO Charleston, WV WFO Honolulu, HI National Hurricane Center Storm Prediction Center NWS Director (no link available) The period of prototyping is expected to last through August 31, 2017. Based on the prototype findings, NWS will determine whether to pursue use of Facebook Live or Periscope at field offices. If NWS decides to pursue use of either app and offer this service on a more consistent basis, we will send another Public Information Notice initiating an experimental public comment and review period. Since is a prototype project, the use of these apps by NWS may be discontinued at any time, the amount and content of information provided may change, and the frequency of content may vary and is not guaranteed. Facebook Live and Periscope content and response to real-time comments will be provided on a time-available basis. Users should not rely on this service as the primary means of receiving NWS information about hazardous weather conditions. Users should tune to NOAA Weather Radio or local/national media sources for the latest critical information. NWS alerts and warnings are also available on our official website: http://www.weather.gov/ Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: Corey Pieper National Weather Service 819 Taylor Street Fort Worth,TX 76102 corey.pieper@noaa.gov National public information statements are online: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-14facebook_live_expaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-14facebook_live_expaaa.txt Updated: Exploring use of Facebook Live and Periscope Social Media Application through approximately August 31, 2017 Updated to include survey link and Product Description Document link: https://products.weather.gov/PDD/PeriscopeAndFacebookPDD_2017.p df Comments will be accepted via the following survey link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws- survey.php?code=PRNWSLiveStream The NWS is exploring the potential use of the Facebook Live and Periscope applications (app) to carry out the NWS mission. Periscope was tested in 2016 (see PNS below). http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns16-07periscope.htm NWS will test the use of these Facebook Live as well as Periscope through August 31, 2017. Both apps are social media tools that allow users to provide live-streaming video and audio content. NWS also will look at the potential for sharing content provided by other Facebook Live and Periscope users to provide information related to imminent hazardous weather and/or educational information of value to the public. Because exploring the use of these apps cannot be done outside of the public Facebook Live and Periscope environment, prototyping efforts will be publicly visible. Over the next several weeks, prototype use of Facebook Live and Periscope will be established for the following sites: WFO Sacramento, CA WFO Reno, NV WFO Pocatello, ID WFO Hanford, CA WFO Eureka, CA WFO Tucson, AZ WFO Salt Lake City, UT WFO Anchorage, AK WFO Des Moines, IA WFO Paducah, KY WFO Springfield, MO WFO Milwaukee, WI WFO Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO WFO Indianapolis, IN RFC West Gulf WFO Birmingham, AL WFO Nashville, TN WFO El Paso, TX WFO Lake Charles, LA WFO Pittsburgh, PA WFO Charleston, SC WFO Blacksburg, VA WFO Charleston, WV WFO Honolulu, HI National Hurricane Center Storm Prediction Center NWS Director (no link available) The period of prototyping is expected to last through August 31, 2017. Based on the prototype findings, NWS will determine whether to pursue use of Facebook Live or Periscope at field offices. If NWS decides to pursue use of either app and offer this service on a more consistent basis, we will send another Public Information Notice initiating an experimental public comment and review period. Since is a prototype project, the use of these apps by NWS may be discontinued at any time, the amount and content of information provided may change, and the frequency of content may vary and is not guaranteed. Facebook Live and Periscope content and response to real-time comments will be provided on a time-available basis. Users should not rely on this service as the primary means of receiving NWS information about hazardous weather conditions. Users should tune to NOAA Weather Radio or local/national media sources for the latest critical information. NWS alerts and warnings are also available on our official website: http://www.weather.gov/ Disclaimers regarding NWS use of social media services can be found at: http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer If you have comments or questions regarding this public information statement, please contact: Corey Pieper National Weather Service 819 Taylor Street Fort Worth,TX 76102 corey.pieper@noaa.gov National public information statements are online: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-15gis_radar.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-15gis_radar.txt New Geographic Information Service (GIS) Service: radar_base_reflectivity_time effective May 15, 2017 Effective Monday, May 15, 2017, IDP-GIS https://idpgis.ncep.noaa.gov will provide users with access to new radar base reflectivity GIS service via IDP-GIS’s time enabled web mapping services. The new time enabled service will be available on IDP-GIS map services via two protocols: GeoServices Representational State Transfer (REST) map services and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant Web Map Services (WMS). After May 15, 2017, Link to the REST Map Service endpoint at the following URL: https://idpgis.ncep.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/radar/radar_ba se_reflectivity_time/ImageServer This URL will not be accessible until the new version is implemented. IDP-GIS ArcGIS Server Stack is hosted on NOAA’s Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) infrastructure where it is monitored 24 x 7 by NWS/NCEP Central Operations. For questions concerning IDP-GIS web services, please contact: Nipa Parikh IDP-GIS Project Manager NWS/OD/IDP Silver Spring, MD Email: idp.gis.support@noaa.gov Kari Sheets IDP-GIS Lead NWS/OD/IDP Bohemia, NY Email: Kari.Sheets@noaa.gov National Weather Service Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-16sfp_comments.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-16sfp_comments.txt Soliciting Comments on Proposed Termination of the State Forecast Product until June 16, 2017 The NWS is accepting comments until June 16, 2017, on a proposal to terminate the State Forecast Product (SFP). Users are encouraged to email comments regarding this proposal to: stfcstproduct@noaa.gov The State Forecast Product, available operationally to users, provides a general 7-day public forecast of hydro-meteorological conditions across the state (or part of the state) in which a Weather Forecast Office (WFO) resides. The SFP is available for all WFOs. Example: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=GA&pro duct=SFP&format=ci&version=7&glossary=1 Alternatives to the SFP include Zone Forecast Products, Point and Click web products and the Service Area Forecast–Weather Radio Area Forecast Broadcast. Example: https://forecast- v3.weather.gov/products/locations/PQR/ZFP/1 The SFP will remain operational until all feedback has been assessed and a technical analysis has been completed. A decision to terminate the SFP may be considered independently for the contiguous United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) to include the Pacific and Alaska offices. Once a decision is made on whether to terminate the SFP in one or more areas, a Service Change Notice will be sent prior to terminating this product. If you have any questions, please contact: Andy Horvitz NWS Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services Branch Silver Spring, MD Email: andy.horvitz@noaa.gov National Service Change notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-17surface-analysis.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-17surface-analysis.txt Soliciting comments on the proposed changes to the surface analyses and surface forecast charts through until May 24, 2017 The NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB), and Weather Forecast Office Honolulu are collecting comments until May 24, 2017, on a proposal to change the content of their surface analyses and forecast charts. - OPC is proposing to change the content of its surface analyses, and 24-, 48-, and 96-hour forecast charts. - TAFB is proposing to change the content of its surface analyses and 72-hour forecast charts - WFO Honolulu is proposing to change the content of its surface analyses The proposed changes would be for these charts to eliminate past track information for all systems and to contain future forecast track information only for extratropical low pressure systems that have, or are forecast to have, hazards associated with them. The hazards displayed will be gale, storm, hurricane- force, developing gale, developing storm, developing hurricane- force, and possible tropical cyclone. Heavy freezing spray information and the ice edge will be included as well. As proposed, the analysis and forecast charts will no longer include past track information and forecast tracks for highs, extratropical lows with none of the aforementioned hazards associated with them or expected, and tropical cyclones. This change will improve OPC, TAFB and WFO Honolulu forecasters' ability to provide detail in their digital forecasts. For OPC, the change will provide flexibility in the OPC workflow to test and potentially implement a 72-hour forecast chart. Additionally, the change will ensure consistency of information regarding tropical cyclones found through text and graphics supplied by the NHC, Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC), and Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). An example of the change can be found at: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/sfc_tracks.php At the site above, you can comment on the proposed change through a link at the bottom of the page. Through this comment solicitation, no changes will occur to the schedule of radiofax charts produced by the OPC, TAFB, or WFO Honolulu. There will be no effect on the schedule via the Worldwide Marine Radiofacsimile Broadcast: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf There will also be no changes to the Unified Surface Analysis which can be found at http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/. Surface analyses and forecast charts can be found on the OPC web site at: Atlantic: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Atl_tab.shtml Pacific: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Pac_tab.shtml Alaska/Arctic: http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/AK_tab.shtml Surface analyses and forecast charts can be found on the TAFB web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/ Hawaiian marine products can be found on the WFO Honolulu web site: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/marine.php Tropical cyclone information for the north Atlantic and eastern north Pacific can be found at the NHC web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnhcprod.shtml Tropical cyclone information for the central north Pacific can be found at the CPHC web site at: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/ Tropical cyclone information for the northwest Pacific can be found at the JTWC web site at: https://metoc.ndbc.noaa.gov/JTWC/ In addition to the method noted above, you can send comments, and also make requests for more information, via email or telephone to: Darin Figursky OPC Operations Branch Chief darin.figurskey@noaa.gov 301-683-1497 Hugh Cobb TAFB Operations Branch Chief hugh.cobb@noaa.gov 305-229-4454 Tom Evans WFO Honolulu, Director of Operations tom.evans@noaa.gov 808-973-5273 National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-18heat_new_england.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-18heat_new_england.txt Change of Heat Advisory thresholds for New England Effective immediately Effective immediately, five NWS offices (Caribou, ME; Gray, ME; Burlington, VT; Taunton, MA and Upton, NY), in collaboration with the Northeast Regional Heat Collaborative, have lowered Heat Advisory criteria for all of New England for the coming summer season. Studies and research conducted by the collaborative show that emergency department visits and deaths from heat increase significantly on days when the heat index reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Thus, the old threshold of 100-104 degrees Fahrenheit for two or more consecutive hours has been lowered to 95-99 degrees Fahrenheit occurring for two or more consecutive days, or any duration of heat index 100-104 degrees Fahrenheit. Excessive Heat Warning criteria (heat index 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for two or more hours) remains unchanged. It is expected that this change will alert people sooner to impending heat threats and if acted upon, reduce the number of emergency department visits. No communication changes are required to continue to receive heat advisory/warning products. Only the triggering threshold for heat advisories has been changed. If you have questions, please contact: Rick Watling NWS Eastern Region Headquarters Bohemia, NY 11716-2618 Richard.Watling@noaa.gov 631-244-0123 National NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-19disc5km_gmos.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-19disc5km_gmos.txt Soliciting Public Comments on the Proposed Upgrade of 2.5 km Gridded Model Output Statistics Guidance over the CONUS to operational status through May 31, 2017. The Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) is proposing to upgrade the Global Forecast System (GFS)-based Gridded Model Output Statistics (MOS) guidance at 2.5 km resolution over the Continental U.S. (CONUS) from experimental to operational status, replacing the operational 5 km CONUS guidance. The NWS is seeking comments on this proposed change through May 31, 2017. On November 15, 2012, MDL began disseminating experimental 2.5 km Gridded MOS guidance over the CONUS, with the intention of replacing the operational 5 km products at some future date once all users and systems are able to use the higher resolution guidance. These changes were announced in a Public Information Statement issued on October 13, 2011, and in Technical Implementation Notice 12-09. These notices can be viewed at the following links: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/pns11_2.5km.txt http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin12-09gmos- conus_aaa.txt MDL is proposing to upgrade the 2.5 km CONUS guidance from experimental to operational status on or about mid-July 2017. At that time, the 5 km GRIB2 products will no longer be sent across the Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) and NOAAPORT, and will be replaced with the 2.5 km products in the operational (ST.opnl) directory of the National Digital Guidance Database (NDGD) on the NWS ftp server (TGFTP). Current location of 2.5 km CONUS Gridded MOS products on TGFTP: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.m osgfs/AR.conus/ Future location of 2.5 km CONUS Gridded MOS products on TGFTP after transition to operational status: ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.m osgfs/AR.conus/ A list of 5 km products and associated headers that are proposed for removal from the SBN, NOAAPORT and NDGD is provided in Table 1 below. A list of 2.5 km products and associated headers that will be moved from the experimental directory to the operational directory in NDGD is provided in Table 2 below. Table 1: WMO communication identifiers for 5 km Gridded MOS products that are proposed for removal from the SBN, NOAAPORT, and NDGD (below are representations of the WMO headers) WMO HEADING ELEMENT NAME ----------- ------------------------------ LAUxxx KWBQ Sky Cover LBUxxx KWBQ Wind Direction LCUxxx KWBQ Wind Speed LDUxxx KWBQ 12-h Prob. of Precipitation LEUxxx KWBQ 2-m Temperature LFUxxx KWBQ 2-m Dewpoint Temperature LGUxxx KWBQ Daytime Maximum Temperature LHUxxx KWBQ Nighttime Minimum Temperature LIUxxx KWBQ 6-h Quant. Precip. Amount LJUxxx KWBQ 6-h Prob. of a Thunderstorm LRUxxx KWBQ Relative Humidity LSUxxx KWBQ 24-h Snowfall Amount LUUxxx KWBQ 6-h Prob. of Precipitation LVUxxx KWBQ 12-h Quant. Precip. Amount LWUxxx KWBQ Wind Gusts LXUxxx KWBQ 12-h Prob. of a Thunderstorm LYUxxx KWBQ 3-h Prob. of a Thunderstorm Table 2: WMO superheaders for 2.5 km Gridded MOS products that will be moved from the experimental directory to the operational directory on TGFTP (Below are representations of the superheaders, where ii=98 for days 1-3, ii=97 for days 4-7, and ii=96 for days 8 and beyond.) SUPERHEADER ELEMENT NAME ----------- ------------------------------ MAUZii KWBQ Cond. Prob. Freezing Precip. MBUZii KWBQ Cond. Prob. Frozen Precip. MCUZii KWBQ Cond. Prob. Liquid Precip. YAUZii KWBQ Sky Cover YBUZii KWBQ Wind Direction YCUZii KWBQ Wind Speed YDUZii KWBQ 12-h Prob. of Precipitation YEUZii KWBQ 2-m Temperature YFUZii KWBQ 2-m Dewpoint Temperature YGUZii KWBQ Daytime Maximum Temperature YHUZii KWBQ Nighttime Minimum Temperature YIUZii KWBQ 6-h Quant. Precip. Amount YJUZii KWBQ 6-h Prob. of a Thunderstorm YLUZii KWBQ Precip. Type Best Category YMUZii KWBQ Precip. Potential Index YNUZii KWBQ Prob. Precip. Occurrence YRUZii KWBQ Relative Humidity YSUZii KWBQ 24-h Snowfall Amount YUUZii KWBQ 6-h Prob. of Precipitation YVUZii KWBQ 12-h Quant. Precip. Amount YWUZii KWBQ Wind Gusts YXUZii KWBQ 12-h Prob. of a Thunderstorm YYUZii KWBQ 3-h Prob. of a Thunderstorm YZUZii KWBQ Predominant Weather The NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether to proceed with this change. Send comments on this proposal to: Jeff Craven Chief, Statistical Modeling Branch Meteorological Development Laboratory Office of Science and Technology Integration Silver Spring, MD jeffrey.craven@noaa.gov 301-427-9475 National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:14 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-20mos.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-20mos.txt Soliciting comments on MDL Model Output Statistics (MOS) product suite through June 30, 2017 The NWS is soliciting comments on the statistical post-processed product suite from the Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) through June 30, 2017. MDL provides statistical post- processed guidance for sensible weather elements such as reliable probabilities for the full distribution of potential outcomes, including infrequent events like low visibility, low ceiling, high winds, and heavy precipitation events. Other benefits of the MOS include reducing error and removing bias from the direct model output. The MDL Statistical Modeling Branch currently produces the following suite of post-processed guidance: -Gridded Ensemble Kernel Density MOS (EKDMOS) -EKDMOS Station text -Gridded Global Forecast System (GFS)-based MOS (GMOS) -GFS Station MOS (text) -Localized Aviation MOS Program (LAMP)(text) -Gridded LAMP (GLMP) -North American Mesoscale Model (NAM) Station MOS (text). Web links to the MOS related products are below: Gridded Ensemble Kernel Density MOS (EKDMOS) https://www.weather.gov/mdl/mos_ekdmos_home EKDMOS Station Text http://www.mdl.nws.noaa.gov/~naefs_ekdmos/text_prods_v2_oper.php Gridded Global Forecast System (GFS) MOS (GMOS or MOSGuide) https://www.weather.gov/mdl/gmos_home GFS Station MOS text https://www.weather.gov/mdl/mos_gfsmos_home Localized Aviation MOS Program (LAMP) text https://www.weather.gov/mdl/lamp_stationbased Gridded Localized Aviation MOS Program (GLMP) https://www.weather.gov/mdl/lamp_gridded North American Mesoscale Model (NAM) Station MOS text https://www.weather.gov/mdl/mos_nammos_home MDL is interested in better understanding the types of products used, formats needed, and suggestions for improvements on the MOS product suite at: www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=MDLMOS MDL wants to be responsive to user and partner requirements. We will use the information gathered by this survey as we make our long term plans. If you have questions, please contact: Jeff Craven Chief, Statistical Modeling Branch Meteorological Development Laboratory Office of Science and Technology Integration Silver Spring, MD jeffrey.craven@noaa.gov 301-427-9475 NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-21tcv_testing.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-21tcv_testing.txt National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV) Product Collaboration Tests starting May 8, 2017 Starting Monday, May 8 and continuing daily through Thursday, May 11, 2017, the NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 27 Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region, and 11 WFOs in Eastern Region, will start internal software and hardware testing of the new national TCV product collaboration process for the Atlantic basin. Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and end at 1800 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the event of inclement weather, the week of May 22, 2017 has been reserved to serve as backup dates for any portion of the test that was delayed. Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems. NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue periodically during the remainder of 2017. The new national TCV product for the Atlantic basin will contain a summary of NHC/WFO collaborated wind and/or storm surge watches and warnings, depicted by NWS-defined geographic zones. NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration tests are listed below by NWS Region: NWS – Southern Region Atlanta, GA (FFC) Austin-San Antonio, TX (EWX) Birmingham, AL (BMX) Brownsville, TX (BRO) Corpus Christi, TX (CRP) Fort Worth, TX (FWD) Houston, TX (HGX) Huntsville, AL (HUN) Jackson, MS (JAN) Jacksonville, FL (JAX) Key West, FL (KEY) Lake Charles, LA (LCH) Little Rock, AR (LZK) Melbourne, FL (MLB) Memphis, TN (MEG) Miami, FL (MFL) Midland, TX (MAF) Mobile, AL (MOB) Morristown, TN (MRX) Nashville, TN (OHX) New Orleans, LA (LIX) Oklahoma City, OK (OUN) San Angelo, TX (SJT) Shreveport, LA (SHV) Tallahassee, FL (TAE) Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW) Tulsa, OK (TSA) NWS – Eastern Region Albany, NW (ALY) Boston, MA (BOX) Caribou, ME (CAR) Charleston, SC (CHS) Gray/Portland, ME (GYX) Mount Holly, NJ (PHI) Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX) New York, NY (OKX) Sterling, VA (LWX) Wakefield, VA (AKQ) Wilmington, NC (ILM) For more information, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-22ts_arrival_times.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-22ts_arrival_times.txt Soliciting comments on an experimental Arrival of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds Graphic through November 30, 2017 Effective May 15, 2017 and continuing through November 30, 2017, NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental Arrival of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds Graphic issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The anticipated arrival of sustained tropical-storm-force winds from a tropical cyclone is a critical threshold for coastal communities. For example, emergency managers use this information to help determine when to begin and complete coastal evacuations, while members of the public need to know when to prepare their homes or businesses. Once sustained tropical- storm-force winds begin, such preparations usually become too dangerous or difficult. Historically, many decision makers have inferred the arrival of sustained tropical-storm-force winds from NHC products deterministically, without accounting for tropical cyclone track or size uncertainty. The risk in not factoring in these elements of uncertainty is that communities may have less time to prepare if a tropical cyclone speeds up or increases in size beyond NHC’s initial forecasts. To better meet users' needs, NHC has developed a set of prototype graphics that depict when sustained tropical-storm- force winds from an approaching tropical cyclone could arrive at individual locations. The prototype maps were developed and tested using social science techniques, including one-on-one telephone interviews, focus groups, and surveys with emergency managers, broadcast meteorologists, and NWS meteorologists to gather opinions on the idea, content, and design of the products. NHC creates the prototype timing graphics using the same Monte Carlo wind speed probability model currently used to determine the risk of tropical-storm- and hurricane-force winds at individual locations. This model constructs 1,000 plausible scenarios using the official NHC tropical cyclone forecast and its historical errors. Additional information on this product and the underlying technique are online at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/about/pdf/About_Windspeed_Probabilities. pdf NHC will have two thresholds for producing the experimental Arrival of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds Graphic and posting it on the NHC website for all tropical cyclones, post-tropical cyclones, and potential tropical cyclones for which NHC is issuing advisories: 1. Earliest Reasonable Arrival Time: This graphic identifies the time window that users at individual locations can safely assume will be free from tropical-storm-force winds. Specifically, this is the time before which there is no more than a 1-in-10 (10 percent) chance of seeing the onset of sustained tropical-storm-force winds. This is when preparations should ideally be completed for those with a low tolerance for risk. 2. Most Likely Arrival Time: This graphic identifies the time before or after which the onset of tropical-storm-force winds is equally likely. This graphic would be more appropriate for users who are willing to risk not having completed all their preparations before the storm arrives. Timing information will only be available for locations that have at least a 5 percent chance of experiencing sustained tropical-storm-force winds during the next 5 days. Each of these thresholds will also be available overlaid on top of the cumulative 5-day probability of tropical-storm-force winds, providing a single combined depiction of the likelihood of tropical-storm-force winds at individual locations, along with their possible or likely arrival times. The graphics will be updated with each new NHC full advisory package. Arrival times will be depicted with higher temporal resolution (i.e., in 6-hour intervals) during the first day of the 5-day forecast, increasing to lower temporal resolution (i.e., in 12-hour intervals) after the first day of the 5-day forecast period. Arrival times will be referenced to 8 AM and 8 PM local time, using a constant time zone that corresponds to where the cyclone is located at the time of the advisory. For example, if a cyclone is located in the Eastern Time Zone at the time of an advisory but is forecast to move into the Central Time Zone during the 5-day forecast period; all times on the graphic will be referenced to the Eastern Time Zone. When NHC is issuing advisories, the default graphic will be available as a clickable thumbnail within the storm window box for active cyclones on the NHC main webpage (www.nhc.noaa.gov). After clicking on the thumbnail, users can select any of the four options. Additional information and map examples are online at: www.hurricanes.gov/experimental/arrivaltimes/ 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=ARRIVALTSFW For technical questions regarding this notice, please contact: James Franklin Chief, Hurricane Specialist Unit National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4475 Email: James.Franklin@noaa.gov For policy questions regarding this notice, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-23enso_diagnostic_html.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-23enso_diagnostic_html.txt Climate Prediction Center is soliciting comments through September 1, 2017, on a proposal to discontinue the html format of the ENSO Diagnostic Discussion The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is accepting comments until September 1, 2017, on a proposed change to the ENSO Diagnostic Discussion (EDD) product suite. The outlooks are available at http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_a dvisory/ensodisc.shtml The EDD is constructed in Microsoft Word. The EDD is disseminated in multiple formats: Word, PDF and HTML: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_a dvisory/ensodisc.doc http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_a dvisory/ensodisc.pdf These report are self-contained files, generated directly from the source documents. The translation to HTML was a solution generated before web browsers directly included support for PDFs. Most modern web browsers have built-in support for PDFs so the HTML format is redundant, and the translation to HTML is prone to errors. The HTML document has links to underlying figures, and those underlying images, and associated URLs, will remain intact. The images are also available in the Word document and the PDF. The text product, AWIPS ID: PMDENS, will continue to be populated. Send comments to: Matthew Rosencrans Head of Forecast Operations, Climate Prediction Center College Park MD 20740 matthew.rosencrans@noaa.gov For more information, please contact: Mike Halpert NWS NCEP CPC Deputy Director College Park, MD 20740 Mike.Halpert@noaa.gov National Public Information Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-24safe-boating_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-24safe-boating_week.txt National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, 2017 The National Weather Service and the National Safe Boating Council will partner again this year for National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, 2017. The week will highlight relevant weather topics and offer safety-specific Public Service Announcements (PSA) and other resources for the recreational boating public. Topics include: Saturday 5/20: Distress Beacons Sunday 5/21: Marine Forecast Monday 5/22: Life Jackets Tuesday 5/23: Boating Under the Influence Wednesday 5/24: Fire Extinguishers Thursday 5/25: Thunderstorm Safety Friday 5/26: Hurricane Preparedness For more information on hazardous weather and boating safety, visit the following websites: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/safeboating/week.shtml http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/ or contact: Richard May NWS Marine Services Richard.May@noaa.gov NWS Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-25tcv_test.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-25tcv_test.txt National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV) Collaboration Tests Starting May 23, 2017 The NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with four (4) NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Southern Region, and two (2) NWS WFOs in Eastern Region, will commence with internal software and hardware testing of the new national TCV product collaboration process for the Atlantic basin on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at 1900 GMT during the scheduled test day. The backup date for any portion of the test that requires rescheduling will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems. NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue periodically during the remainder of 2017. The new national TCV product for the Atlantic basin will contain a summary of NHC/WFO collaborated wind and/or storm surge watches and warnings, depicted by NWS-defined geographic zones. NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration tests are listed below by NWS Region: NWS Southern Region Key West, FL (KEY) Miami, FL (MFL) New Orleans, LA (LIX) Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW) NWS Eastern Region Charleston, SC (CHS) Wakefield, VA (AKQ) For more information, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17-25tcv_testaaa.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17-25tcv_testaaa.txt Updated: National Tropical Cyclone Watch Warning Product (TCV) Collaboration Tests Starting May 31, 2017 Updated testing dates to Wednesday, May 31 through Friday, June 2 and resume on Monday, June 5, 2017 The National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with 28 NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in Southern Region, and 11 NWS WFOs in Eastern Region, will commence with internal software and hardware testing of the new national TCV product collaboration process for the Atlantic basin on Wednesday, May 31 through Friday, June 2 and resume on Monday, June 5, 2017. Internal testing will begin at approximately 1400 GMT and terminate at 1900 GMT daily during scheduled test days. In the event of inclement weather, June 6-9, 2017 has been reserved to serve as backup dates for any portion of delayed testing. Internal TCV test products are not intended to be released externally through NWS dissemination and communication systems. NHC and WFO internal software and hardware testing will continue periodically during the remainder of 2017. The new national TCV product for the Atlantic basin will contain a summary of NHC/WFO collaborated wind and/or storm surge watches and warnings, depicted by NWS-defined geographic zones. NWS WFOs participating in the national TCV product collaboration tests are listed below by NWS Region: NWS – Southern Region Atlanta, GA (FFC) Austin/San Antonio, TX (EWX) Birmingham, AL (BMX) Brownsville, TX (BRO) Corpus Christi, TX (CRP) Fort Worth, TX (FWD) Houston, TX (HGX) Huntsville, AL (HUN) Jackson, MS (JAN) Jacksonville, FL (JAX) Key West, FL (KEY) Lake Charles, LA (LCH) Little Rock, AR (LZK) Melbourne, FL (MLB) Memphis, TN (MEG) Miami, FL (MFL) Midland, TX (MAF) Mobile, AL (MOB) Morristown, TN (MRX) Nashville, TN (OHX) New Orleans, LA (LIX) Norman, OK (OUN) San Juan, PR (SJU) San Angelo, TX (SJT) Shreveport, LA (SHV) Tallahassee, FL (TAE) Tampa Bay Area, FL (TBW) Tulsa, OK (TSA) NWS – Eastern Region Albany, NW (ALY) Boston, MA (BOX) Caribou, ME (CAR) Charleston, SC (CHS) Gray/Portland, ME (GYX) Mount Holly, NJ (PHI) Newport/Morehead City, NC (MHX) New York, NY (OKX) Sterling, VA (LWX) Wakefield, VA (AKQ) Wilmington, NC (ILM) For more information, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns17hazsimp.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns17hazsimp.txt NWS Hazard Simplification Project: Collecting Public Comment on a Proposed Operational Demonstration to Consolidate and Reformat NWS Winter and Flood Hazard Messaging Products through May 31, 2017 NWS is collecting comments through May 31, 2017, on a proposed operational demonstration to consolidate (i.e., reduce the number of), and reformat winter- and flood-based Watches, Warnings, and Advisories (WWA). This proposed demonstration would commence during the fall of 2017. The proposed changes are based on feedback from surveys NWS issued in the fall of 2016 and also on the results of social science research. Analyses from these efforts indicate that users are sometimes confused by the large number of hazard messages or "products" NWS currently issues. Feedback has also indicated NWS should apply a consistent product formatting approach to communicate expected hazards and associated impacts. A listing of the specific proposals, along with examples of the proposed consolidated and reformatted messages, are contained in the Product Description Document (PDD) at the link below: https://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDDConRef2017.pdf The surveys are available at the following links and will remain open through May 31, 2017: Proposed winter product changes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPC8WK8 Proposed flood product changes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPDCQVJ Based on feedback received, NWS may implement some or all of the operational demonstration proposals in the fall of 2017 and may also consider the reformatting and consolidation approach for other hazard types in 2018. A Service Change Notice with a minimum 75-day lead time would be issued in advance of any operational changes. Haz Simp Website: http://www.weather.gov/hazardsimplification/ For more information, please email: hazsimp@noaa.gov National Public Information Statements are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:15 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:15 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:15 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:15 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2007_flood_safety.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2007_flood_safety.txt 2007 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:16 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:19 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:20 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov pns2008flood_safety_week.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/pns2008flood_safety_week.txt 2008 FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:22 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:22 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:22 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:22 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:22 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:23 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:24 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/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:25 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:26 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:26 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/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:26 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/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:26 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:26 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, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:26 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:26 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." Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:21 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:22 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:37 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 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:41:48 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov scn16-01pns_numbers.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/scn16-01pns_numbers.txt NWS to number Public Information Statements effective January 8, 2016 Effective January 8, 2016, NWS will begin numbering Public Information Statements (PNS) to make it easier to track these notices. This change is being made in response to user requests. Previously, PNS names noted only the year issued: pns15information_request.htm, etc. Now PNS will be numbered sequentially in the same format as Service Change Notices and Technical Implementation Notices: pns16-01information_request.htm This change will not affect WMO headers or other AWIPS coding. For more information, please contact: Art Thomas NWS Physical Scientist Art.Thomas@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:31 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov scn17-42nhc_pns.txt http://www.weather.gov/os/notification/scn17-42nhc_pns.txt Adding Public Information Statements (PNS) to the National Hurricane Center product suite effective May 15, 2017 Effective on or around May 15, 2017, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will have the ability to issue Public Information Statements (PNS). PNS are alphanumeric messages used to distribute information regarding hydrometeorological events, public education, NWS service changes, limitations or interruptions, and special guidelines for interpreting NWS data. PNS are intended to be used by a wide variety of users and partners such as the general public, emergency managers and the media. The PNS product from NHC will be available using the following identifiers: Product Name WMO Header AWIPS ID ------------ ---------- -------- National Hurricane Center NOUS41 KNHC PNSNHC Public Information Statement If you have any questions, please contact: Jessica Schauer NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 33165 Telephone: 305-229-4476 Email: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov or Wayne Presnell NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch NWS Headquarters Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-427-9364 Email: Wayne.Presnell@noaa.gov National Service Change Notices are online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notif.htm NNNN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:59 UTC Donna.Ayers@noaa.gov