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000
NOUS41 KWBC 211704
PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
105 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014

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

From:    Kevin Scharfenberg
         NWS Pilot Program Manager

Subject: Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response
         Tool Through July 2015 -- Corrected comment deadlines

Corrected to change date in next paragraph to July 31, 2015.
Previously amended to extend comment period through July 2015.

NWS is seeking user comments on its Emergency Response Tool (ERTool)
through July 31, 2015. The NWS Weather Forecast Office in New
Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX), and Southern Region Headquarters (SRH)
are testing a new Web Page designed for mobile devices. This page,
designed for emergency managers and first responders, would bring our
most popular services into easily accessible buttons that would allow
the end user to access the data they need quickly. The Emergency
Response Tool is available at the following URL:

     http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/ertool/

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental
product by using the brief survey and comment form available
online at:

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

Comments will be collected from August 8, 2013 until July 31, 2015. At
that time, the NWS will evaluate feedback to determine whether to
transition the ERTool to operational status, discontinue it, or revise
and extend the experimental feedback period.

For questions regarding this notice or the ERTool, contact:

     Kenneth Graham
     Meteorologist in Charge
     NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge
     985-649-0357 x222
     Kenneth.Graham@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 211704
PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
105 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014

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

From:    Kevin Scharfenberg
         NWS Pilot Program Manager

Subject: Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response
         Tool Through July 2015 -- Corrected comment deadlines

Corrected to change date in next paragraph to July 31, 2015.
Previously amended to extend comment period through July 2015.

NWS is seeking user comments on its Emergency Response Tool (ERTool)
through July 31, 2015. The NWS Weather Forecast Office in New
Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX), and Southern Region Headquarters (SRH)
are testing a new Web Page designed for mobile devices. This page,
designed for emergency managers and first responders, would bring our
most popular services into easily accessible buttons that would allow
the end user to access the data they need quickly. The Emergency
Response Tool is available at the following URL:

     http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/ertool/

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental
product by using the brief survey and comment form available
online at:

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

Comments will be collected from August 8, 2013 until July 31, 2015. At
that time, the NWS will evaluate feedback to determine whether to
transition the ERTool to operational status, discontinue it, or revise
and extend the experimental feedback period.

For questions regarding this notice or the ERTool, contact:

     Kenneth Graham
     Meteorologist in Charge
     NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge
     985-649-0357 x222
     Kenneth.Graham@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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

$$






000
NOUS41 KWBC 211249
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-37
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
850 AM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014

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

From:     Timothy McClung
          Science Plans Branch Chief
          Office of Science and Technology

Subject:  Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated
          Trajectory (HYSPLIT) Model Update Effective
          September 30, 2014

Effective on or about Tuesday, September 30, 2014, beginning
with the 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) run, the National
Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will upgrade the
HYSPLIT modeling system that produces operational predictions of
wildfire smoke and dust from dust storms. There is no change to
the format of the model output.

Forecasts from the updated HYSPLIT model are available through a
parallel feed. The smoke HYSPLIT GRIB products for all three
domains (Continental U.S. (CONUS), Alaska and Hawaii) and the
dust product for CONUS from the parallel feed are disseminated
via the NCEP website:

http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/hysplit/para/

The products also will be displayed through the NCEP website:

http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/mmb/aq/hysplit/web/html/

Current operational HYSPLIT model will continue providing
forecasts through

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.a
q/AR.conus/

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.a
q/AR.alaska/

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.a
q/AR.hawaii/

and displayed at

http://airquality.weather.gov/


The scientific enhancements include the following:

-- Updated automated detection of fires in Canada, Mexico and
Central America that provide inputs for smoke emissions for
smoke predictions

-- Added 3-D particle model approach to properly represent the
additional fires identified with automatic fire detection

-- Modified the North American Mesoscale (NAM) Analysis and
Forecast System by updating radiation, convective
parameterization, microphysics, advection, hybrid variational
ensemble GSI analysis, satellite bias correction, quality
control of observations, satellite radiance assimilation,
diabatic digital filter, etc.

More details about the HYSPLIT are available at:

http://www.ready.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT.php

For questions regarding these updated predictions, contact:

Ivanka Stajner
NOAA/NWS/OST
Silver Spring, MD 20910
ivanka.stajner@noaa.gov
301 713 9001 x 185

NWS National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 211249
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-37
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
850 AM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014

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

From:     Timothy McClung
          Science Plans Branch Chief
          Office of Science and Technology

Subject:  Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated
          Trajectory (HYSPLIT) Model Update Effective
          September 30, 2014

Effective on or about Tuesday, September 30, 2014, beginning
with the 1200 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) run, the National
Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) will upgrade the
HYSPLIT modeling system that produces operational predictions of
wildfire smoke and dust from dust storms. There is no change to
the format of the model output.

Forecasts from the updated HYSPLIT model are available through a
parallel feed. The smoke HYSPLIT GRIB products for all three
domains (Continental U.S. (CONUS), Alaska and Hawaii) and the
dust product for CONUS from the parallel feed are disseminated
via the NCEP website:

http://www.ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/hysplit/para/

The products also will be displayed through the NCEP website:

http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/mmb/aq/hysplit/web/html/

Current operational HYSPLIT model will continue providing
forecasts through

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.a
q/AR.conus/

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.a
q/AR.alaska/

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/DF.gr2/DC.ndgd/GT.a
q/AR.hawaii/

and displayed at

http://airquality.weather.gov/


The scientific enhancements include the following:

-- Updated automated detection of fires in Canada, Mexico and
Central America that provide inputs for smoke emissions for
smoke predictions

-- Added 3-D particle model approach to properly represent the
additional fires identified with automatic fire detection

-- Modified the North American Mesoscale (NAM) Analysis and
Forecast System by updating radiation, convective
parameterization, microphysics, advection, hybrid variational
ensemble GSI analysis, satellite bias correction, quality
control of observations, satellite radiance assimilation,
diabatic digital filter, etc.

More details about the HYSPLIT are available at:

http://www.ready.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT.php

For questions regarding these updated predictions, contact:

Ivanka Stajner
NOAA/NWS/OST
Silver Spring, MD 20910
ivanka.stajner@noaa.gov
301 713 9001 x 185

NWS National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 201956
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-43 Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
400 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 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: Corrected: New Domestic Tsunami Products for Guam and
         the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
         Effective September 22, 2014

Corrected contact phone number for Charles McCreery to
808-792-4301

Effective September, 22, 2014, at 1200 Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in
Honolulu, HI, will begin producing Domestic Tsunami Watch,
Warning and Advisory Messages and Tsunami Information Statements
for NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam (PGUM). These
products will be produced in response to potential or perceived
tsunami threats to Guam and the CNMI.

In addition to these products, NWS will produce Tsunami Seismic
Information Statements for American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI.

More information about these products and definitions is online:

  http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/about_messages.php

and

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/Tsunami/tsunami_guam.pdf

The new products are listed below:

Product Name                           AWIPS ID     WMO HEADER
------------                           --------     ----------
Tsunami Information Statement          TIBGUM       WEGM42 PHEB
Tsunami Watch/Warning/Advisory         TSUGUM       WEGM40 PHEB

Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIGUM       SEGM70 PHEB
Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIPPG       SEZS70 PHEB


For more information, please contact:

  Charles McCreery
  Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
  Honolulu HI 96818
  phone: 808-792-4301
  email: charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 201956
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-43 Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
400 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 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: Corrected: New Domestic Tsunami Products for Guam and
         the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
         Effective September 22, 2014

Corrected contact phone number for Charles McCreery to
808-792-4301

Effective September, 22, 2014, at 1200 Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC), the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in
Honolulu, HI, will begin producing Domestic Tsunami Watch,
Warning and Advisory Messages and Tsunami Information Statements
for NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam (PGUM). These
products will be produced in response to potential or perceived
tsunami threats to Guam and the CNMI.

In addition to these products, NWS will produce Tsunami Seismic
Information Statements for American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI.

More information about these products and definitions is online:

  http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/about_messages.php

and

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/Tsunami/tsunami_guam.pdf

The new products are listed below:

Product Name                           AWIPS ID     WMO HEADER
------------                           --------     ----------
Tsunami Information Statement          TIBGUM       WEGM42 PHEB
Tsunami Watch/Warning/Advisory         TSUGUM       WEGM40 PHEB

Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIGUM       SEGM70 PHEB
Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIPPG       SEZS70 PHEB


For more information, please contact:

  Charles McCreery
  Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
  Honolulu HI 96818
  phone: 808-792-4301
  email: charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 201653
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-44
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1253 AM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014

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

From:     Terrance J. Clark
          Acting Director, Radar Operations Center

Subject:  Beta Test of WSR-88D Software Build 15 Changes and Beta
          Test Sites beginning on or about September 22, 2014 at five
          WSR-88D locations

The NEXRAD Program will conduct a Beta Test of the Radar Data
Acquisition/Radar Product Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 15.0 software
and hardware upgrade beginning on or about September 22, 2014 at
five WSR-88D locations. The Beta Test locations and approximate
start dates are as follows:

SITE                          APPROXIMATE START DATE
-----------------             ----------------------
Amarillo, TX (KAMA)           September 22, 2014
Reno, NV (KRGX)               October 6, 2014
Ft. Polk, LA (KPOE)           October 14, 2014
Kenai, AK (PAHG)              October 20, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA (KPBZ)         October 27, 2014

The content impacting external users will be limited. These
changes include:

1. Tuning the RPG Initial PhiDP estimate with the option to use
in RPG algorithms

2. Adding ability for site modification of the dual polarization
rainfall rates to address tropical and continental drop size
distributions

3. Adding the Supplemental Adaptive Intra-volume Low-Level Scan
(SAILS) location within the volume scan to the General Status
Message (GSM)

For more information, visit the Radar Operations Center website:

http://www.roc.noaa.gov/wsr88d

For questions or comments, please contact:

Jessica Schultz
NWS Radar Focal Point
Radar Operations Center
Jessica.A.Schultz@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$





000
NOUS41 KWBC 201653
PNSWSH

Technical Implementation Notice 14-44
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1253 AM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014

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

From:     Terrance J. Clark
          Acting Director, Radar Operations Center

Subject:  Beta Test of WSR-88D Software Build 15 Changes and Beta
          Test Sites beginning on or about September 22, 2014 at five
          WSR-88D locations

The NEXRAD Program will conduct a Beta Test of the Radar Data
Acquisition/Radar Product Generator (RDA/RPG) Build 15.0 software
and hardware upgrade beginning on or about September 22, 2014 at
five WSR-88D locations. The Beta Test locations and approximate
start dates are as follows:

SITE                          APPROXIMATE START DATE
-----------------             ----------------------
Amarillo, TX (KAMA)           September 22, 2014
Reno, NV (KRGX)               October 6, 2014
Ft. Polk, LA (KPOE)           October 14, 2014
Kenai, AK (PAHG)              October 20, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA (KPBZ)         October 27, 2014

The content impacting external users will be limited. These
changes include:

1. Tuning the RPG Initial PhiDP estimate with the option to use
in RPG algorithms

2. Adding ability for site modification of the dual polarization
rainfall rates to address tropical and continental drop size
distributions

3. Adding the Supplemental Adaptive Intra-volume Low-Level Scan
(SAILS) location within the volume scan to the General Status
Message (GSM)

For more information, visit the Radar Operations Center website:

http://www.roc.noaa.gov/wsr88d

For questions or comments, please contact:

Jessica Schultz
NWS Radar Focal Point
Radar Operations Center
Jessica.A.Schultz@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 191944
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-43
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
345 PM EDT Tue Aug 19 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: New Domestic Tsunami Products for Guam and the
         Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
         Effective September 22, 2014

Effective September, 22, 2014, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC), the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Honolulu,
HI, will begin producing Domestic Tsunami Watch, Warning and
Advisory Messages and Tsunami Information Statements for NWS
Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam (PGUM). These products will be
produced in response to potential or perceived tsunami threats to
Guam and the CNMI.

In addition to these products, NWS will produce Tsunami Seismic
Information Statements for American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI.

More information about these products and definitions is online:

  http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/about_messages.php

and

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/Tsunami/tsunami_guam.pdf


The new products are listed below:

Product Name                           AWIPS ID     WMO HEADER
------------                           --------     ----------
Tsunami Information Statement          TIBGUM       WEGM42 PHEB
Tsunami Watch/Warning/Advisory         TSUGUM       WEGM40 PHEB

Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIGUM       SEGM70 PHEB
Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIPPG       SEZS70 PHEB


For more information, please contact:

  Charles McCreery
  Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
  Honolulu HI 96818
  phone: 808-725-4301
  email: charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$




000
NOUS41 KWBC 191944
PNSWSH

Service Change Notice 14-43
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
345 PM EDT Tue Aug 19 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: New Domestic Tsunami Products for Guam and the
         Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
         Effective September 22, 2014

Effective September, 22, 2014, at 1200 Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC), the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Honolulu,
HI, will begin producing Domestic Tsunami Watch, Warning and
Advisory Messages and Tsunami Information Statements for NWS
Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam (PGUM). These products will be
produced in response to potential or perceived tsunami threats to
Guam and the CNMI.

In addition to these products, NWS will produce Tsunami Seismic
Information Statements for American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI.

More information about these products and definitions is online:

  http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/about_messages.php

and

  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/Tsunami/tsunami_guam.pdf


The new products are listed below:

Product Name                           AWIPS ID     WMO HEADER
------------                           --------     ----------
Tsunami Information Statement          TIBGUM       WEGM42 PHEB
Tsunami Watch/Warning/Advisory         TSUGUM       WEGM40 PHEB

Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIGUM       SEGM70 PHEB
Tsunami Seismic Information Statement  EQIPPG       SEZS70 PHEB


For more information, please contact:

  Charles McCreery
  Director, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
  Honolulu HI 96818
  phone: 808-725-4301
  email: charles.mccreery@noaa.gov

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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

$$





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