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Public Information Notice, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

300 PM EDT Thu Mar 13 2014

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPORT

          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

From:     Eli Jacks

          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

 

Subject:  Soliciting Comments until July 30, 2014, on the

          Experimental Model Spread/Spectrum

 

The NWS is accepting comments until July 30, 2014, on the

experimental Model Spread/Spectrum.

 

The experimental Model Spread/Spectrum provides a more complete

picture of the weather forecast by showing the range of model

possibilities. The variability of the models is related to the

amount of confidence in a forecast. A low model spread generally

means higher confidence, while a large model spread implies lower

confidence. You can use this product to make a more informed

decision. There are also options to choose the NWS forecast if

you feel uncomfortable with your interpretation.

 

The experimental Model Spread/Spectrum is available online for

all Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) via the Experimental Enhanced

Data Display (EDD) at: 

 

  http://preview.weather.gov/edd

 

The button labeled “Model Spread” can be found under the Quick

Layers menu on the left hand side.

 

More information regarding the experimental Model Spread/Spectrum

is available online at:

 

  http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php

 

Please submit comments to the following link:

 

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

 

Comments will be collected until July 30, 2014. At that time, the

NWS will evaluate feedback to determine whether to transition the

Model Spread/Spectrum to operational status as a National

Product, discontinue it, or revise and extend the experimental

feedback period.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

  Jonathan Wolfe

  Emergency Response Specialist   

  National Weather Service WFO RLX

  Charleston, WV 25309

  304-746-0188

  Jonathan.Wolfe@noaa.gov

 

National Public Information Notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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