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Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

208 PM EDT Mon Jul 1 2013


To:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services 

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Manager Weather Information Network


         Other NWS partners and NWS employees


From:    Mark Tew

         Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 


Subject: Extending Comment Period for Experimental National

         Hurricane Center Videocasts Through November 30, 2013


Effective July 2 and continuing through November 30, 2013, NWS is

seeking user feedback on experimental videocasts from the

National Hurricane Center (NHC).


In an effort to provide users with additional information to

enhance planning and preparedness decisions, NHC will provide

experimental videocasts when the media pool is activated by the

NHC Public Affairs Officer. In general, the media pool is

activated by NHC when a hurricane watch is initiated for a

portion of the United States coastline. The experimental

videocasts will summarize the NHC media advisories. Because the

services are experimental, they may not be available in a timely

manner and they may not be available for every media event.


NHC has entered into an agreement with Weather Decision

Technologies (WDT), Inc. to provide internet protocol-based audio

and video streaming of its hourly hurricane briefings. The

relationship with WDT, Inc., is intended to provide distant media

outlets and the general public with access to these briefings.


The video briefings are available to anyone with internet access

and a web browser supporting mp4 format audio and video at:


Feedback concerning this experimental service is welcomed at:


If you have comments or questions, please contact:


Dennis Feltgen, Public Affairs Officer

National Hurricane Center

Miami, FL  33165-2149


Phone: 305-229-4404


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