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Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

317 PM EDT Mon Jun 24 2013

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS partners and employees

 

From:     Cynthia Abelman

          Chief, Aviation Services Branch

 

Subject:  Soliciting Comments on the Experimental World Area

          Forecast System Grid Visualization from June 26, 2013,

          to July 26, 2013.

 

NWS is soliciting comments on the Experimental World Area

Forecast System Grids (WAFS) Visualization from June 26, 2013, to

July 26, 2013.

 

The Experimental WAFS Grids Visualization is a set of graphics

created from existing WAFS grids, part of the existing NWS

product suite. These gridded forecasts are produced and

disseminated operationally in the GRIB2 data format. This

experimental website will allow the gridded data to be displayed

as a multi-colored image with a color-coded key provided to

relate the colors to numerical values. The images will be

provided for each time step and level in the WAFS Global Grids. 

 

The Experimental WAFS Grids Visualization provides GRIB2 coded

format in a properly decoded and graphically displayed format. It

will also support NWS World Area Forecast Center (WAFC)

forecasters produce High and Midlevel Significant Weather (SIGWX)

charts consistent with the WAFS Global Grids GRIB2 formatted

forecasts.

 

The Experimental WAFS Grids Visualization is available at:

 

      http://testbed.aviationweather.gov/wafs

 

The WAFS Global Grids are produced by the NWS World Area Forecast

Center Washington in support and in accordance with United States

international agreements with the International Civil Aviation

Organization (ICAO) and its global members. 

 

Please submit comments via our brief, online form:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=WGGV

 

 

For questions about this experimental forecast, please contact:

 

Matt Strahan

International Operations Branch Chief

Aviation Weather Center

Kansas City, MO 64153

Phone: 816-584-7203   

Email: matt.strahan@noaa.gov

 

NWS Technical Implementation Notices are available at:

 

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

 

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