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Service Change Notice 17-52

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

325 PM EDT Wed Apr 19 2017

 

To:        Subscribers:

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

           -NOAAPORT

           Other NWS partners and NWS employees

 

From:      David Novak

           Director, Weather Prediction Center

 

Subject:   Display changes to the National Forecast Chart

           effective May 18, 2017

 

Effective Thursday, May 18, 2017, beginning with the 5 pm

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) issuance, the National Centers for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Weather Prediction Center (WPC)

will change the display of the National Forecast Chart weather

features as follows:

 

 -Eliminate arrows and labels

 -Add a legend.

 -Add color for general weather feature lines

 

An example of the new display is available at:

 

http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/national_forecast/noaa_preview.gif

 

These changes have been incorporated using stakeholder feedback

to help improve the clarity of the chart.

 

For questions regarding the implementation, please contact:

     NOAA/NCEP/WPC

     Greg Carbin (W/NP2)

     College Park, Maryland  20740

     301-683-1484

     Gregory.Carbin@noaa.gov

 

National Service Change Notices are online at:

 

http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

 

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