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Public Information Statement PNS14 Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring MD

930 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017       


TO:    Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


FROM:    Michelle Hawkins, Chief

         Severe, Fire, Public and Winter Weather Services



SUBJECT: Updated: Soliciting Comments until April 30, 2018, on

         the Expansion of the Winter Weather Probabilistic

         Experiment beginning December 15, 2017         


Updated to expand experiment to an additional 21 NWS Weather

Forecast Offices (WFO) and extend comment period to
April 30, 2018


Effective immediately, 21 additional WFOs will start producing

probabilistic storm total snow products ahead of anticipated winter storms.

These offices will join 44 offices which issued the products last winter.


The graphical products will be available online at the following 65 WFO webpages:


Aberdeen, SD:       

Albany, NY:         

Albuquerque, NM:    

Atlanta, GA:        

Baltimore, MD-Washington, DC:

Binghamton, NY:     

Bismarck, ND:       

Blacksburg, VA:     

Boulder, CO:        

Burlington, VT:     

Caribou, ME:        

Charleston, SC:     

Charleston, WV:     

Cheyenne, WY:       

Chicago, IL:        

Columbia, SC:       

Detroit, MI:        

Des Moines, IA:     

Dodge City, KS:     

Duluth, MN:         

Eastern North Dakota:

Gaylord, MI:        

Goodland, KS:       

Grand Junction, CO: 

Grand Rapids MI:    

Gray, ME:           

Green Bay, WI:      

Greenville/Spartanburg, SC:

Hastings, NE:       

Indianapolis, IN:   

Jackson, KY:        

Kansas City, MO:    

LaCrosse, WI:       

Lincoln, IL:        

Louisville, KY:     

Lubbock, TX:        

Marquette, MI:      

Milwaukee, WI:      

Minneapolis, MN:    

Mt. Holly, NJ:      

New York, NY:       

Newport/Morehead City, NC:

Norman, OK:         

North Platte, NE:   

Northern Indiana:   

Omaha/Valley NE:    

Paducah, KY:        

Pittsburgh, PA:     

Pueblo, CO:         

Quad Cities, IL:    

Raleigh, NC:        

Rapid City, SD:     

Reno, NV:           

Riverton, WY:       

St. Louis, MO:      

Sioux Falls, SD:    

Springfield, MO:    

State College, PA:  

Taunton, MA:        

Topeka, KS:         

Tulsa, OK:          

Wakefield, VA:      

Wichita, KS:        

Wilmington, NC:     

Wilmington, OH:     


The comment period runs through April 30, 2018. Please submit comments to:


Graphical and tabular products will show the low end, official forecast and

high end snow amounts a storm is likely to produce. Examples of these products

can be viewed at:


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:


David Soroka

National Winter Weather Program Lead

National Weather Service Headquarters (NWSHQ)


Phone: 301-427-9346


National Service Change Notices are online at: