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Public Information Statement 16-37

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

135 PM EST Wed Nov 16 2016

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:    Eli Jacks

         Chief, Forecast Services Division

 

Subject: 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

 

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