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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 011504

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1100 AM EDT Wed Apr 1 2015

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: Soliciting comments on the Experimental Modernized

Open Lakes Forecast for the Great Lakes from

April 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016

NWS is seeking user comments on the Experimental Modernized

Open Lakes Forecast for the Great Lakes from April 1, 2015,

to January 1, 2016

The Open Lake Forecast (GLF) is a text product issued by

five primary Great Lakes Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) to

state expected weather conditions within their marine

forecast area of responsibility through Day 5. The primary

offices responsible for issuing the GLF are:

WFO Marquette (for Lake Superior)

WFO Detroit (for Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair)

WFO Chicago (for Lake Michigan)

WFO Cleveland (for Lake Erie)

WFO Buffalo (for Lake Ontario)

These offices routinely issue a GLF four times per day.

During the initial testing season, the experimental Open

Lake Forecast will be produced in parallel with the current

operational Open Lake Forecast by the WFO Detroit for the

Open Lake waters of Lake Huron. Other WFOs may add a similar

parallel experimental Open Lake Forecast at a later date.

The product format will be as follows:

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE HURON

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CITY STATE

TIME-DATE (example: 900 AM EDT FRI MMM DD YYYY)

.SYNOPSIS...

SSZXXX-XXX>XXX-DDHHMM- (UGC/FIPS CODING)

GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS

TIME-DATE (example: 900 AM EDT FRI MMM DD YYYY)

...HEADLINE...

.TODAY...

WEATHER.....

WIND (10M)....KNOTS

WIND (30M)....KNOTS

SIGNIFICANT WAVES........FEET/METERS

MAXIMUM WAVE (HIGHEST 5 PERCENT)...FEET/METERS (ABOVE

THRESHOLD)

.TONIGHT...

.TOMORROW...

.TOMORROW NIGHT...

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...

WEATHER...10M WIND...SIGNIFICANT WAVES

double dollar sign

This forecast is arranged in a tabular manner and provides

weather, wind, and wave information in an easy to read

format. The wind forecast features the wind at both the

surface standard 10 meter height and a forecast value at

30 meters. The wave forecast features the standard

significant wave height which represents the average height

of the highest one-third waves and the maximum wave height

which is the average of the highest one-tenth waves.

For details on this product enhancement please see

https://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=553

Please provides comments by January 1, 2016 at:

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

During this 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, if comments are

favorable, the modernized GLF will be evaluated for use at

the other primary Great Lakes WFOs and a decision will be

made whether to transition to operational, extend the

comment period, or to discontinue the enhancement.

For more information please contact:

Brian Hirsch

Transportation Sector Services Program Manager

7220 NW 101St Terrace

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


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

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NOUS63 KGRR 011202
FTMGRR
Message Date: Apr 01 2015 12:02:33

KGRR RADAR WILL BE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY TODAY. ANY UPDAT
ES ON APPROXIMATE RETURN TO SERVICE WILL PROVIDED WHEN AVAILABLE.



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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 311655

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1255 PM EDT Tue Mar 31 2015

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: Soliciting Comments until November 4, 2015 on

Experimental Impact Based Warnings

NWS is accepting comments beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015,
and

continuing through Wednesday, November 4, 2015, on an
expansion

of its Experimental Impact Based Warnings. All 38 NWS Central

Region Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), 19 Southern Region
WFOs,

7 Eastern Region WFOs, and 3 Western Region WFOs will issue

enhanced convective warnings. A list of participating offices
and

local points of contact is online at:

http://www.weather.gov/media/impacts/IBWContacts.pdf

This is an expansion of the Experimental Impact Based Warning

demonstration begun in 2014:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns14ibw.txt

Severe Thunderstorm Warning (SVR), Tornado Warning (TOR) and

Severe Weather Statement (SVS) products will be stratified
into

categories distinguishing extreme cases from base convective

warnings. Additional enhanced wording will be included to
convey

information about associated impacts, specific hazards
expected,

and recommended actions, both within the bullet statements
and as

part of the tag line codes.

Additional information and product examples are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/impacts

A Product Description Document (PDD) outlining the products
is online at:

http://products.weather.gov/viewliste.php

Based on demonstration results, the Impact Based Warnings are

being considered for implementation on a national basis.

Please submit comments on the proposed national
implementation to:

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=IBW

After the experimental period is completed and the comment
period

closes, NWS will evaluate all comments to determine whether
to

implement the Experimental Impact based warnings as
operational products.

For more information, please contact:

John Ferree

NWS Severe Storms Services

Norman, OK 73072

john.t.ferree@noaa.gov

405-325-2209

National Service Change Notices are online at:

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


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 301518

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

Relayed for NESDIS

1120 AM EDT Mon Mar 30 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From: Kevin Schrab

Chief, Observing Services Division

Subject: Soliciting Comments until April 27, 2015, on a

NESDIS Proposal to Retire the SPENES Bulletin

The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Distribution

Service (NESDIS) is accepting comments through April 27,
2015, on

a proposal to retire the Satellite Precipitation Guidance
Message

Product (TXUS20 KNES / SPENES).

NESDIS is considering discontinuing the SPENES product and

significantly reducing the frequency of precipitation

coordination through 12Planet and NWSChat. If this change
occurs,

then NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB) analysts will
brief

satellite-based information to National Centers for
Environmental

Prediction (NCEP) Weather Prediction Center (WPC)
forecasters,

who in turn are expected to incorporate this information into
the

Mesoscale Precipitation Discussions (MPD - AWUS01 KWNH /
FFGMPD)

SPENES would be partially replaced by the WPC MPD, which
provides

a single source of centralized guidance on flash flood
threats to

assure consistent message delivery. As part of the National

Precipitation Prediction Unit, SAB has provided satellite
support

for the last 30 years to the NCEP WPC for Quantitative

Precipitation Forecasts and for the more recent MPDs. SAB
would

continue satellite support to WPC. Satellite-based
information

from SAB will be integrated by WPCs forecasters into MPDs.

If SPENES is retired:

- Centralized heavy precipitation guidance to WFO Honolulu,
HI,

and WFO San Juan, PR, would be limited to products from WPC.

- Stand-alone satellite-based guidance for weather systems

approaching the West Coast of the CONUS would no longer be

provided. Other observational and model-based information
from

WPC and other sources would remain available.

- Stand-alone satellite based guidance addressing winter
storm

development or satellite-derived snow rates would no longer
be

available. The SPC Mesoscale Convective Discussion (MCD)
would

address such events from an integrated observational and
model-

based approach.

- SAB would no longer provide directly to the WFOs (except as

possible NWSChats) guidance about the early satellite signals
of

developing marginal heavy precipitation threats which have
the

potential of evolving into a more serious threat. SAB would

provide this information to WPC MPD forecasters instead.

- SAB would no longer routinely provide stand-alone
satellite-

based guidance for heavy rainfall events that are more of a
long-

duration threat (i.e., more of a flood threat than a flash
flood

threat). Partners and users are encouraged to reference WPC

rainfall forecasts and other existing NWS products.

Please submit questions or comments by April 27, 2015, to:

John Simko

Satellite Precipitation Program Team Lead

NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch

john.simko@noaa.gov

301-683-1400

Once all comments are received and evaluated, NESDIS will
make a

decision whether or not to retire the SPENDES product. A

decision to retire the product would be announced in a future

Service Change Notice.

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 251931
FTMGRR
Message Date: Mar 25 2015 19:31:07

KGRR WSR88D LEVEL 2 DATA IS NOW AVAILABLE. tation detected since 3/25/2015 14:48 Z.



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 251613
FTMGRR
Message Date: Mar 25 2015 16:13:59

THE RADAR WILL CONTINUE DOWN FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION THROUGH 3 PM EDT OR 15Z.



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 251347
FTMGRR
Message Date: Mar 25 2015 13:47:23

THE RADAR WILL BE DOWN FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION THROUGH 1 PM EDT OR 17Z. DETECTED



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 250125
FTMGRR
Message Date: Mar 25 2015 01:25:44

KGRR LEVEL II DATA IS OFFLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DETECTED



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 171630
FTMGRR
Message Date: Mar 17 2015 16:30:44

KGRR RADAR IS BACK ONLINE AND FULLY OPERATIONAL



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 171337
FTMGRR
Message Date: Mar 17 2015 13:37:21

KGRR RADAR WILL BE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE FOR APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS.



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