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Public Information Statement Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

335 PM EST Thu Feb 10 2011


To:         Subscribers:

           -Family of Services

           -NOAA Weather Wire Service

           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


           -Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees


From:      Therese Z. Pierce

           Chief, Marine and Coastal Services Branch 


Subject:   Soliciting comments for experimental Graphicast

           Product through December 31, 2011


The NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental Graphicast

product through December 31, 2011. The Tropical Analysis and

Forecast Branch (TAFB) is providing an experimental daily

Graphicast of significant marine weather for its offshore and

high seas areas of responsibility. The parameters include:


Surface (10-m) winds

Significant wave heights

Primary swell height

Period and direction

Mean seal level pressure (MSLP)


Volcanic ash

Significant precipitation


This experimental product will be generated by TAFB daily at

approximately 0000 UTC and posted to the National Hurricane

Center website:


A comprehensive description of the gridded marine forecast

product is posted at:


The Catalog entry in the New and Enhanced Products and Services

Catalog is posted at:


Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form online at:


A link to all NHC experimental products is also provided at:


If you have comments or questions please contact:


Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center



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