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Public Information Statement 17-16

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

150 PM EDT Fri Apr 21 2017

 

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 on Proposed Termination of the

         State Forecast Product until June 16, 2017

 

The NWS is accepting comments until June 16, 2017, on a proposal

to terminate the State Forecast Product (SFP). Users are

encouraged to email comments regarding this proposal to:

 

stfcstproduct@noaa.gov

 

The State Forecast Product, available operationally to users,

provides a general 7-day public forecast of hydro-meteorological

conditions across the state (or part of the state) in which a

Weather Forecast Office (WFO) resides. The SFP is available 

for all WFOs.

 

Example:

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=GA&product=SFP&format=ci&version=7&glossary=1

 

Alternatives to the SFP include Zone Forecast Products, Point

and Click web products and the Service Area Forecast–Weather

Radio Area Forecast Broadcast.

 

Example: https://forecast-v3.weather.gov/products/locations/PQR/ZFP/1

 

The SFP will remain operational until all feedback has been

assessed and a technical analysis has been completed.

 

A decision to terminate the SFP may be considered independently

for the contiguous United States (CONUS) and outside the

continental United States (OCONUS) to include the Pacific and

Alaska offices. Once a decision is made on whether to terminate

the SFP in one or more areas, a Service Change Notice will be

sent prior to terminating this product.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

 

Andy Horvitz

NWS Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD

Email: andy.horvitz@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change notices are online at:

 

  http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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