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NOUS41 KWBC 011955
PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
355 PM EDT Wed Oct 1 2014

To:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and Employees

FROM:    Mark Tew
         Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

SUBJECT: NWS is accepting comments on the experimental
         addition of Waterspout coding to the Special Marine
         Warning in the Great Lakes of Superior, Huron, and
         Michigan through November 4, 2014

NWS is seeking comments on the experimental addition of a
forecast tag labeled "WATERSPOUTS" at the bottom of Special
Marine Warnings and  Marine Weather Statements that follow-up
Special Marine Warnings. The evaluation period ends November 4,
2014. The NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Duluth, MN (WFO
DLH), Marquette, MI (WFO MQT), Gaylord, MI (WFO APX), Green Bay,
WI (WFO GRB), Milwaukee, WI (WFO MKX), Chicago, IL (WFO LOT),
Northern Indiana (WFO IWX), Grand Rapids, MI (WFO GRR) and
Detroit, MI (WFO DTX) are testing this  experimental enhancement
to Special Marine Warning Products. These Special Marine Warning
and Marine Weather Statements now include a tag at the end of the
product which designates the threat expected: Waterspout, Wind,
or Hail.

This change adds a plain text line below the product after the &&
and the LAT...LON information.

For example:

&&

LAT...LON 4298 8242 4261 8252 4261 8253 4276 8248
      4294 8245
TIME...MOT...LOC 1400Z 263DEG 40KT 4284 8289 4244 8291

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...40KTS

[dollar sign, dollar sign]

NAME

The additional information is also found elsewhere within the
product, simply summarized on the lines below. If the threat does
not exist, the tag line is omitted.

For details on this product enhancement please see

https://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=535

To provide comments, please use the following short survey:

www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=WSCGL

During the comment period, a proactive effort will be made to
educate users and partners of the product availability and
use. At the end of the comment period, NWS will decide whether to
make this enhancement operational.

For more information please contact:

Brian Hirsch
Transportation Sector Services Program Manager
Kansas City, MO 64153-2371
816-268-3149
Brian.Hirsch@noaa.gov

National Public Information Statements are online at:

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





000
NOUS41 KWBC 011955
PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
355 PM EDT Wed Oct 1 2014

To:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and Employees

FROM:    Mark Tew
         Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

SUBJECT: NWS is accepting comments on the experimental
         addition of Waterspout coding to the Special Marine
         Warning in the Great Lakes of Superior, Huron, and
         Michigan through November 4, 2014

NWS is seeking comments on the experimental addition of a
forecast tag labeled "WATERSPOUTS" at the bottom of Special
Marine Warnings and  Marine Weather Statements that follow-up
Special Marine Warnings. The evaluation period ends November 4,
2014. The NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Duluth, MN (WFO
DLH), Marquette, MI (WFO MQT), Gaylord, MI (WFO APX), Green Bay,
WI (WFO GRB), Milwaukee, WI (WFO MKX), Chicago, IL (WFO LOT),
Northern Indiana (WFO IWX), Grand Rapids, MI (WFO GRR) and
Detroit, MI (WFO DTX) are testing this  experimental enhancement
to Special Marine Warning Products. These Special Marine Warning
and Marine Weather Statements now include a tag at the end of the
product which designates the threat expected: Waterspout, Wind,
or Hail.

This change adds a plain text line below the product after the &&
and the LAT...LON information.

For example:

&&

LAT...LON 4298 8242 4261 8252 4261 8253 4276 8248
      4294 8245
TIME...MOT...LOC 1400Z 263DEG 40KT 4284 8289 4244 8291

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...40KTS

[dollar sign, dollar sign]

NAME

The additional information is also found elsewhere within the
product, simply summarized on the lines below. If the threat does
not exist, the tag line is omitted.

For details on this product enhancement please see

https://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=535

To provide comments, please use the following short survey:

www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=WSCGL

During the comment period, a proactive effort will be made to
educate users and partners of the product availability and
use. At the end of the comment period, NWS will decide whether to
make this enhancement operational.

For more information please contact:

Brian Hirsch
Transportation Sector Services Program Manager
Kansas City, MO 64153-2371
816-268-3149
Brian.Hirsch@noaa.gov

National Public Information Statements are online at:

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






000
NOUS41 KWBC 011924
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-54
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
325 PM EDT Wed Oct 1 2014

To:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPort
           Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:      Eli Jacks
           Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject:   Operational Implementation of the Storm Prediction
           Center (SPC) Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlooks Effective
           December 16, 2014

Effective Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 1500 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), SPC will move its Day 4-8 Severe Weather
Outlooks for CONUS from experimental to operational status.
Public comments on the experimental product were very positive.

Since May 16, 2014, examples of these outlooks using historical
data have been available at:

 http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/dy4-8example/

After operational implementation, the SPC Day 4-8 Severe Weather
Outlooks will include five separate graphics, one for each day in
the 4-8 cycle. Also, SPC will include areas where the total
severe weather probabilities are at least 15 percent within 25
statute miles of any point. This change is in addition to the
30 percent total severe threshold currently used.

Adding the 15 percent threshold will result in more consistency
between the Day 4-8 graphic and corresponding text discussion and
will help SPC communicate threats earlier in the forecast
process.

The following products are available:

 WMO Header  AWIPS ID   Description
 ----------  --------   -----------
 ACUS48 KWNS   SWOD48   Days 4-8 Convective Outlook Discussion
 WUUS48 KWNS   PTSD48   Days 4-8 Convective Outlook Areal Outline
 PGNW49 KWNS   RBG44O   Day 4 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ48 KWNS    N/A     Day 4 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW50 KWNS   RBG55O   Day 5 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ58 KWNS    N/A     Day 5 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW51 KWNS   RBG66O   Day 6 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ68 KWNS    N/A     Day 6 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW52 KWNS   RBG77O   Day 7 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ78 KWNS    N/A     Day 7 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW53 KWNS   RBG88O   Day 8 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ88 KWNS    N/A     Day 8 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms

The "points" product (PTSD48) includes labels of "0.15"
(15 percent) and "0.30" (30 percent). All Day 4-8 Total
Probability of Severe Thunderstorm grid products (LDIZ(4-8)8 and
LK(B-U)Z97) will become probabilistic and contain values of 0, 15
and 30.

The Day 4-8 Total Probability of Severe Thunderstorms replaces
the Day 4-8 Categorical Outlooks. The following products will no
longer be produced:

 WMO Header    AWIPS ID   Description:
 ----------    --------   -----------
 PGNM98 KWNS   RBG48O     Days 4-8 Red Book Graphic
 LDIZ47 KWNS    N/A       Day 4 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ57 KWNS    N/A       Day 5 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ67 KWNS    N/A       Day 6 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ77 KWNS    N/A       Day 7 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ87 KWNS    N/A       Day 8 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook

A Product Description Document will be available on December 16,
2014, at:

 http://products.weather.gov/

For more information, please contact:
 John Ferree
 NWS Severe Storms Services
 Norman, OK  73072
 john.t.ferree@noaa.gov
 405-325-2209

 Steven Weiss
 NWS Storm Prediction Center
 Norman, OK  73072
 steven.j.weiss@noaa.gov
 405-325-2073

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 011924
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-54
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
325 PM EDT Wed Oct 1 2014

To:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPort
           Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:      Eli Jacks
           Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject:   Operational Implementation of the Storm Prediction
           Center (SPC) Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlooks Effective
           December 16, 2014

Effective Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 1500 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), SPC will move its Day 4-8 Severe Weather
Outlooks for CONUS from experimental to operational status.
Public comments on the experimental product were very positive.

Since May 16, 2014, examples of these outlooks using historical
data have been available at:

 http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/dy4-8example/

After operational implementation, the SPC Day 4-8 Severe Weather
Outlooks will include five separate graphics, one for each day in
the 4-8 cycle. Also, SPC will include areas where the total
severe weather probabilities are at least 15 percent within 25
statute miles of any point. This change is in addition to the
30 percent total severe threshold currently used.

Adding the 15 percent threshold will result in more consistency
between the Day 4-8 graphic and corresponding text discussion and
will help SPC communicate threats earlier in the forecast
process.

The following products are available:

 WMO Header  AWIPS ID   Description
 ----------  --------   -----------
 ACUS48 KWNS   SWOD48   Days 4-8 Convective Outlook Discussion
 WUUS48 KWNS   PTSD48   Days 4-8 Convective Outlook Areal Outline
 PGNW49 KWNS   RBG44O   Day 4 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ48 KWNS    N/A     Day 4 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW50 KWNS   RBG55O   Day 5 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ58 KWNS    N/A     Day 5 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW51 KWNS   RBG66O   Day 6 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ68 KWNS    N/A     Day 6 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW52 KWNS   RBG77O   Day 7 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ78 KWNS    N/A     Day 7 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms
 PGNW53 KWNS   RBG88O   Day 8 Red Book Graphic Total Probability
                         of Severe Thunderstorms
 LDIZ88 KWNS    N/A     Day 8 NDFD Total Probability of Severe
                         Thunderstorms

The "points" product (PTSD48) includes labels of "0.15"
(15 percent) and "0.30" (30 percent). All Day 4-8 Total
Probability of Severe Thunderstorm grid products (LDIZ(4-8)8 and
LK(B-U)Z97) will become probabilistic and contain values of 0, 15
and 30.

The Day 4-8 Total Probability of Severe Thunderstorms replaces
the Day 4-8 Categorical Outlooks. The following products will no
longer be produced:

 WMO Header    AWIPS ID   Description:
 ----------    --------   -----------
 PGNM98 KWNS   RBG48O     Days 4-8 Red Book Graphic
 LDIZ47 KWNS    N/A       Day 4 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ57 KWNS    N/A       Day 5 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ67 KWNS    N/A       Day 6 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ77 KWNS    N/A       Day 7 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook
 LDIZ87 KWNS    N/A       Day 8 NDFD Convective Hazard Outlook

A Product Description Document will be available on December 16,
2014, at:

 http://products.weather.gov/

For more information, please contact:
 John Ferree
 NWS Severe Storms Services
 Norman, OK  73072
 john.t.ferree@noaa.gov
 405-325-2209

 Steven Weiss
 NWS Storm Prediction Center
 Norman, OK  73072
 steven.j.weiss@noaa.gov
 405-325-2073

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 011924
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-39
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
325 PM EDT Wed Oct 1 2014

TO:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

FROM:    David Novak
         Acting Director, Weather Prediction Center

SUBJECT: Downscaling WPC Day 3-7 Gridded Probability of
         Precipitation Forecasts Effective November 12, 2014

Effective Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 1500 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), the National Centers for Environmental
Predictions (NCEP) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) will apply
downscaling to the Day 3-7 gridded probability of precipitation
products. The downscaling is done by applying a downscale factor
derived by dividing the PRISM model value at 111 km resolution by
the PRISM model value at 2.5 km resolution.

More information on PRISM is found at:

http://www.prism.oregonstate.edu/

An example of the resulting field is shown at:

www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/5km_grids/newpop

These changes are being made to meet National Digital Forecast
Database requirements.

There are no header changes, distribution changes or substantial
file size changes.

For more information, please contact:

  David.Novak@noaa.gov
  301-683-1484

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 011924
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-39
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
325 PM EDT Wed Oct 1 2014

TO:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

FROM:    David Novak
         Acting Director, Weather Prediction Center

SUBJECT: Downscaling WPC Day 3-7 Gridded Probability of
         Precipitation Forecasts Effective November 12, 2014

Effective Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 1500 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), the National Centers for Environmental
Predictions (NCEP) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) will apply
downscaling to the Day 3-7 gridded probability of precipitation
products. The downscaling is done by applying a downscale factor
derived by dividing the PRISM model value at 111 km resolution by
the PRISM model value at 2.5 km resolution.

More information on PRISM is found at:

http://www.prism.oregonstate.edu/

An example of the resulting field is shown at:

www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/5km_grids/newpop

These changes are being made to meet National Digital Forecast
Database requirements.

There are no header changes, distribution changes or substantial
file size changes.

For more information, please contact:

  David.Novak@noaa.gov
  301-683-1484

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 011345
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-51 Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
945 AM Wed EDT Oct 1 2014

To:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPort
           Other NWS partners and employees

From:      Mark Zettlemoyer
           Acting Chief, Aviation Services Branch

Subject:   Removal of the Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
           Dashboard effective October 30, 2014

Amended to change removal date to October 30, 2014

NWS will eliminate the Experimental Summer Weather Dashboard
October 30, 2014. The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
Dashboard (AWSD) depicts the potential of convective weather
impact to the Core 30 (minus Honolulu) airports. The AWSD,
updated four times per day, shows the potential impact to each
airspace through a matrix of color coded boxes that depict
nominal (green), slight (yellow), moderate (orange), and high
(red) likelihood of occurrence out through a Day 2 forecast. The
probabilistic information is calculated using the Short-Range
Ensemble Forecast (SREF) numerical weather prediction system.

The ASWD was developed to support the Federal Aviation
Administration Air Traffic Control System Command Center to
coordinate long range strategic summer weather planning by
providing guidance on the impact from weather at major airports.

The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather Dashboard will only be
available at:

  http://testbed.aviationweather.gov/summerdashboard/

Feedback on the experimental ASWD indicated NWS needs to
complete
additional developmental work to support the intended use of
this
decision support guidance.

For questions about this experimental forecast, please contact:

Michael Pat Murphy
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Aviation Weather Center
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: 816-584-72048
Email: michael.pat.murphy@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 011345
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-51 Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
945 AM Wed EDT Oct 1 2014

To:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPort
           Other NWS partners and employees

From:      Mark Zettlemoyer
           Acting Chief, Aviation Services Branch

Subject:   Removal of the Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
           Dashboard effective October 30, 2014

Amended to change removal date to October 30, 2014

NWS will eliminate the Experimental Summer Weather Dashboard
October 30, 2014. The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
Dashboard (AWSD) depicts the potential of convective weather
impact to the Core 30 (minus Honolulu) airports. The AWSD,
updated four times per day, shows the potential impact to each
airspace through a matrix of color coded boxes that depict
nominal (green), slight (yellow), moderate (orange), and high
(red) likelihood of occurrence out through a Day 2 forecast. The
probabilistic information is calculated using the Short-Range
Ensemble Forecast (SREF) numerical weather prediction system.

The ASWD was developed to support the Federal Aviation
Administration Air Traffic Control System Command Center to
coordinate long range strategic summer weather planning by
providing guidance on the impact from weather at major airports.

The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather Dashboard will only be
available at:

  http://testbed.aviationweather.gov/summerdashboard/

Feedback on the experimental ASWD indicated NWS needs to
complete
additional developmental work to support the intended use of
this
decision support guidance.

For questions about this experimental forecast, please contact:

Michael Pat Murphy
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Aviation Weather Center
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: 816-584-72048
Email: michael.pat.murphy@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 301949
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-53
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
350 PM EDT Tue Sep 30 2014

To:       Subscribers:
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          -NOAAPORT
          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:     Eli Jacks
          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject:  Implementation of a Recreational Forecast from WFO
          Anchorage, AK, Effective October 30, 2014

Effective Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 400 PM Alaska Daylight
Time (AKDT), Friday, October 31, 2014, 0000 Coordinated Universal
Time, the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Anchorage, Alaska,
(AFC) will begin issuing the SouthCentral Alaska Mountain
Forecast for the winter season.

NWS Anchorage will  issue the SouthCentral Alaska Mountain
Forecast twice daily at 500 AM and 400 PM Alaska local time
through May 15, 2015, and again annually October 1 through May 15
in succeeding years. This product covers the recreational areas
of Turnagain Arm and Thompson Pass and will give details on
temperatures, precipitation amounts and winds at different
elevations in the recreational area. Users wishing to receive
this product via automated means can use the following headers.

Product Name                                WMO/AWIPS Header
------------                                ----------------
SouthCentral Alaska Mountain Forecast       SXAK48 PAFC/RECAER

The product also will be online at:

  http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/misc.php?page=RECAER

An example of this product is online until October 29, 2014, at:

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/public/ak_mtn_exam.pdf

For more information please contact:

Sam Albanese                         Louise Fode
Warning Coordination Meteorologist   Public Program Manager
NWS Anchorage                        NWS Alaska Region HQ
Anchorage, AK  99502                 Anchorage, AK 99513
(907) 266-5117                        (907) 271-3507
sam.albanese@noaa.gov              louise.fode@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 301949
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-52
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
350 PM EDT Tue Sep 30 2014

TO:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

FROM:    Charles McCreery
         Director, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

SUBJECT: International Tsunami Graphical and Statistical Forecast
         Products for the Pacific Basin to become Operational
         Effective October 1, 2014

Effective Wednesday October 1, 2014, at 0000 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), the new International Tsunami and
Statistical Forecast Products issued by the NWS Pacific Tsunami
Warning Center (PTWC) in Honolulu, HI, will transition to
operational status. These PTWC graphical and forecast statistical
products provide information to non-U.S. Pacific countries (with
the exception of Canada). These products are issued for
information only in support of the UNESCO/IOC Pacific Tsunami
Warning and Mitigation System.

This graphical and statistical threat information will only be
sent by email to a country`s designated Tsunami Warning Focal
Point (TWFP) to support decision-making by that country`s tsunami
warning organization. The existing tsunami threat messages will
also be included within the email. The tsunami warning
organization may use the PTWC information as primary or
supplemental guidance for determining its level of alert, and is
responsible for issuing applicable alert levels such as warnings
and watches to its own emergency management and stakeholder
agencies and/or the public.

Presentation formats

Graphical forecasts and forecast statistics are disseminated via
email only to country Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP):

-Coastal Tsunami Amplitude Forecast Polygon Map - Overview
-Deep-Ocean Tsunami Amplitude Forecast Map - Pacific-wide with
 Tsunami Travel Times
-Coastal Tsunami Amplitude Forecast Map - Pacific-wide and
 Regional, with Tsunami Travel Times
-Coastal Tsunami Amplitude Forecast KMZ - input to Google Earth
 Table of Forecast Statistics for Regional Polygons

The corresponding Tsunami threat messages (WEPA40 PHEB) will also
be include within the email.

The Product Description Document with examples is online at:

https://products.weather.gov/PDD/International%20Pacific%20Tsunam
i%20Product%20Description%20Document%20_9_Final.pdf

For questions or feedback regarding this notice, please contact:

Dr. Charles McCreery, Director
NOAA/NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Ewa Beach, HI  96706
Tel: 808-689-8207
Email:  charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 301949
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-52
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
350 PM EDT Tue Sep 30 2014

TO:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

FROM:    Charles McCreery
         Director, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

SUBJECT: International Tsunami Graphical and Statistical Forecast
         Products for the Pacific Basin to become Operational
         Effective October 1, 2014

Effective Wednesday October 1, 2014, at 0000 Coordinated
Universal Time (UTC), the new International Tsunami and
Statistical Forecast Products issued by the NWS Pacific Tsunami
Warning Center (PTWC) in Honolulu, HI, will transition to
operational status. These PTWC graphical and forecast statistical
products provide information to non-U.S. Pacific countries (with
the exception of Canada). These products are issued for
information only in support of the UNESCO/IOC Pacific Tsunami
Warning and Mitigation System.

This graphical and statistical threat information will only be
sent by email to a country`s designated Tsunami Warning Focal
Point (TWFP) to support decision-making by that country`s tsunami
warning organization. The existing tsunami threat messages will
also be included within the email. The tsunami warning
organization may use the PTWC information as primary or
supplemental guidance for determining its level of alert, and is
responsible for issuing applicable alert levels such as warnings
and watches to its own emergency management and stakeholder
agencies and/or the public.

Presentation formats

Graphical forecasts and forecast statistics are disseminated via
email only to country Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP):

-Coastal Tsunami Amplitude Forecast Polygon Map - Overview
-Deep-Ocean Tsunami Amplitude Forecast Map - Pacific-wide with
 Tsunami Travel Times
-Coastal Tsunami Amplitude Forecast Map - Pacific-wide and
 Regional, with Tsunami Travel Times
-Coastal Tsunami Amplitude Forecast KMZ - input to Google Earth
 Table of Forecast Statistics for Regional Polygons

The corresponding Tsunami threat messages (WEPA40 PHEB) will also
be include within the email.

The Product Description Document with examples is online at:

https://products.weather.gov/PDD/International%20Pacific%20Tsunam
i%20Product%20Description%20Document%20_9_Final.pdf

For questions or feedback regarding this notice, please contact:

Dr. Charles McCreery, Director
NOAA/NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Ewa Beach, HI  96706
Tel: 808-689-8207
Email:  charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 301949
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-53
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
350 PM EDT Tue Sep 30 2014

To:       Subscribers:
          -Family of Services
          -NOAA Weather Wire Service
          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
          -NOAAPORT
          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:     Eli Jacks
          Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject:  Implementation of a Recreational Forecast from WFO
          Anchorage, AK, Effective October 30, 2014

Effective Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 400 PM Alaska Daylight
Time (AKDT), Friday, October 31, 2014, 0000 Coordinated Universal
Time, the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Anchorage, Alaska,
(AFC) will begin issuing the SouthCentral Alaska Mountain
Forecast for the winter season.

NWS Anchorage will  issue the SouthCentral Alaska Mountain
Forecast twice daily at 500 AM and 400 PM Alaska local time
through May 15, 2015, and again annually October 1 through May 15
in succeeding years. This product covers the recreational areas
of Turnagain Arm and Thompson Pass and will give details on
temperatures, precipitation amounts and winds at different
elevations in the recreational area. Users wishing to receive
this product via automated means can use the following headers.

Product Name                                WMO/AWIPS Header
------------                                ----------------
SouthCentral Alaska Mountain Forecast       SXAK48 PAFC/RECAER

The product also will be online at:

  http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/misc.php?page=RECAER

An example of this product is online until October 29, 2014, at:

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/public/ak_mtn_exam.pdf

For more information please contact:

Sam Albanese                         Louise Fode
Warning Coordination Meteorologist   Public Program Manager
NWS Anchorage                        NWS Alaska Region HQ
Anchorage, AK  99502                 Anchorage, AK 99513
(907) 266-5117                        (907) 271-3507
sam.albanese@noaa.gov              louise.fode@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

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000
NOUS41 KWBC 291119
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-51
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
720 AM Mon EDT Sep 29 2014

To:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPort
           Other NWS partners and employees

From:      Mark Zettlemoyer
           Acting Chief, Aviation Services Branch

Subject:   Removal of the Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
           Dashboard effective October 16, 2014

NWS will eliminate the Experimental Summer Weather Dashboard
October 16, 2014. The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
Dashboard (AWSD) depicts the potential of convective weather
impact to the Core 30 (minus Honolulu) airports. The AWSD,
updated four times per day, shows the potential impact to each
airspace through a matrix of color coded boxes that depict
nominal (green), slight (yellow), moderate (orange), and high
(red) likelihood of occurrence out through a Day 2 forecast. The
probabilistic information is calculated using the Short-Range
Ensemble Forecast (SREF) numerical weather prediction system.

The ASWD was developed to support the Federal Aviation
Administration Air Traffic Control System Command Center to
coordinate long range strategic summer weather planning by
providing guidance on the impact from weather at major airports.

The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather Dashboard will only be
available at:

  http://testbed.aviationweather.gov/summerdashboard/

Feedback on the experimental ASWD indicated NWS needs to complete
additional developmental work to support the intended use of this
decision support guidance.

For questions about this experimental forecast, please contact:

Michael Pat Murphy
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Aviation Weather Center
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: 816-584-72048
Email: michael.pat.murphy@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$






000
NOUS41 KWBC 291119
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-51
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
720 AM Mon EDT Sep 29 2014

To:        Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           -NOAAPort
           Other NWS partners and employees

From:      Mark Zettlemoyer
           Acting Chief, Aviation Services Branch

Subject:   Removal of the Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
           Dashboard effective October 16, 2014

NWS will eliminate the Experimental Summer Weather Dashboard
October 16, 2014. The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather
Dashboard (AWSD) depicts the potential of convective weather
impact to the Core 30 (minus Honolulu) airports. The AWSD,
updated four times per day, shows the potential impact to each
airspace through a matrix of color coded boxes that depict
nominal (green), slight (yellow), moderate (orange), and high
(red) likelihood of occurrence out through a Day 2 forecast. The
probabilistic information is calculated using the Short-Range
Ensemble Forecast (SREF) numerical weather prediction system.

The ASWD was developed to support the Federal Aviation
Administration Air Traffic Control System Command Center to
coordinate long range strategic summer weather planning by
providing guidance on the impact from weather at major airports.

The Experimental Aviation Summer Weather Dashboard will only be
available at:

  http://testbed.aviationweather.gov/summerdashboard/

Feedback on the experimental ASWD indicated NWS needs to complete
additional developmental work to support the intended use of this
decision support guidance.

For questions about this experimental forecast, please contact:

Michael Pat Murphy
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Aviation Weather Center
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: 816-584-72048
Email: michael.pat.murphy@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$







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