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Public Information Statement 17-33 Updated

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1235 PM EDT Wed Oct 25 2017

 

To:      Subscribers:

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

         -NOAAPORT

         Other NWS partners and employees

 

From:    Kevin Stone

         Acting Chief, Aviation and Space Weather

           Services Branch        

    

SUBJECT: Updated: Soliciting public comments on the Extended

         Traffic Flow Management (TFM) Convective Forecast (TCF)

         experimental product through May 15, 2018

 

Updated the Product Description Document below:

https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/Extended%20TCF%20PDD.pdf

 

Effective 1930 UTC October 25, 2017, the NWS Aviation Weather

Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO, will begin production of the

experimental Extended TCF. The TCF is a high confidence

graphical representation of forecasted convection meeting

specific criteria of coverage, intensity, and echo top height.

The NWS is soliciting public comments on this experimental

product through May 15, 2018.

 

The experimental Extended TCF graphics are produced every 

2 hours, 24 hours a day, and valid at 10-, 12-, 14-, 16-, 18-,

20-, 22-, and 24-hours after issuance time. The TCF domain is

the Flight Information Regions (FIR) covering the 48 contiguous

states and adjacent coastal waters.

 

The experimental Extended TCF is used by air traffic management

decision makers in support of convective weather mitigation

strategies within the National Airspace System. It is designed

to meet the needs of TFM decision makers at the Air Traffic

Control System Command Center, FAA Air Route Traffic Control

Center Traffic Management Units, and airline and corporate

Flight Operations Centers. The Extended TCF issuance supports

the FAA's Strategic Planning Webinar.

 

The experimental Extended TCF provides the meteorological

information necessary to meet the needs of the FAA pursuant to

Title 49 United States Code Section 44720.

 

Experimental Extended TCF dissemination:

1) Posted on the Aviation Weather Center website AFTER October

25:

https://testbed.aviationweather.gov/tcf/extended

 

2) NWS Telecommunications Gateway

 

The Product Description Document can be found at:

https://nws.weather.gov/products/PDD/Extended%20TCF%20PDD.pdf

 

NWS is accepting comments on these changes through May 15, 2018,

via the online survey below:

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

 

For technical questions regarding this notice, please contact:

 

Debra Blondin

Domestic Operations Branch Chief

Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO

Phone: 816-584-7207

Email:Debra.Blondin@noaa.gov

 

For policy questions regarding this notice, please contact:

 

Kevin Stone

Meteorologist

NWS Headquarters Silver Spring, MD

Phone: 301-427-9363

Email:Kevin.Stone@noaa.gov

 

National Public Information Statements are online at:

 

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

 

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