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Public Information Statement 17-09

National Weather Service Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

150 PM EDT Tue Feb 21 2017

 

To:       Subscribers:

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

          -NOAAPort

          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

 

From:     Allison Allen

          Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

 

Subject:  Soliciting Comments on Proposed Termination of

          Three National Hurricane Center Guidance Messages

          Through March 23, 2017

 

Effectively immediately and continuing through March 23, 2017,

the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is seeking user feedback on

the proposed termination of three products that contain limited

tropical cyclone guidance information.

 

The following text products would be terminated:

 

Product Name                    WMO Header              AWIPS ID

------------                    ----------              --------

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics      WHXX04 KWBC         CHGQLM

Laboratory (GFDL) Hurricane

Model Message                              

 

Tropical Cyclone                WHXX01 KWBC         CHGHUR

Guidance Message

(Atlantic basin)

 

Tropical Cyclone                WHXX01 KMIA         CHGE77

Guidance Message    

(Eastern and Central

Pacific basins)    

 

The GFDL Hurricane Model Message (CHGQLM) product is proposed to

be discontinued because the GFDL Hurricane Model is proposed to

be discontinued before the start of the 2017 hurricane season.

Please see Public Information Statement 17-07 for details:

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns17-07gfdl.htm

 

The Beta Advection (BAM) and Limited Barotropic (LBAR) tropical

cyclone track models included in the latter two Tropical Cyclone

Guidance Message products will be discontinued before the start

of the 2017 hurricane season. The BAM models are not being

transitioned to the new WCOSS Cray supercomputer and the LBAR

model is obsolete. These changes eliminate all of the track

model guidance included in the Tropical Cyclone Guidance Message

products, leaving only the Statistical Hurricane Intensity

Prediction Scheme (SHIPS) intensity model output in the Tropical

Cyclone Guidance Message products if they continued to be

issued.

 

Users can access a comprehensive real-time database of tropical

cyclone guidance models, which includes the SHIPS model and

other models that provide tropical cyclone track and intensity

guidance at:

 

ftp://ftp.nhc.noaa.gov/atcf/aid_public/

 

If you have questions or comments on the proposed changes, contact:

 

Jessica Schauer

NWS Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

National Hurricane Center

Miami, FL 33165

Telephone: 305-229-4476

Email: jessica.schauer@noaa.gov

  or

John Kuhn

NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

NWS Headquarters

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone: 301-427-9364

Email: john.f.kuhn@noaa.gov

 

NWS Public Information Statements are online at:

 

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

 

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