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NOUS41 KWBC 011906

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

0305 PM EDT Tue Sep 01 2015

TO: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners and Employees

FROM: Robert Bunge

Office of Dissemination

SUBJECT: Soliciting Comments until October 2, 2015 on the

Proposed Termination of the Family of Services (FOS)

Program

The National Weather Service (NWS) is accepting comments
until

October 2, 2015, on its proposal to terminate the Family of

Services (FOS) program. As part of the deployment of the NWS

Integrated Dissemination Project (IDP), the physical host of
FOS,

the NWS Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) will be
decommissioned

after other NWSTG functions are migrated to IDP.
Additionally,

difficulty in accepting and applying funds from the private

sector to the FOS service has contributed to this proposal.

All data available to FOS customers are hosted on publicly

available systems, including servers hosted on the new IDP

platform, making the data available to FOS customers at no
cost.

IDP provides a level of availability and reliability of NWS

dissemination services that was not otherwise obtainable at
the

time FOS was initiated. NWSTG systems will be decommissioned
in

late 2016, providing several months for FOS customers to
migrate

to IDP services.

The NWS continues to value its partnership with current FOS

customers and is fully committed to providing a high level of

customer service for all weather enterprise customers as they

begin to transition to the operational services provided by
IDP.

NWS is accepting comments on this proposed termination
through

October 2, 2015. After a review of all comments received, NWS

will make a decision whether or not to terminate the FOS
program.

Comments can be made via email to the following:

Robert Bunge/Office of Dissemination

Silver Spring MD

robert.bunge@noaa.gov

301-427-9608

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 011128
FTMGRR
Message Date: Sep 01 2015 11:37:58

KGRR WSR-88D DATA WILL BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE BETWEEN 8 AM EDT AND EARLY THI
S AFTERNOON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1.



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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 311759 AAC

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

0200 PM EDT Mon Aug 31 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS partners, users and employees

From: Mike Dion

Acting Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services

Branch

Subject: Amended: Experimental Period Extended until

July 31, 2016, for the Experimental Gridded Marine

Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in the National

Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)

Amended to extend comment period through July 31, 2016.

The comment period for the Experimental Gridded Marine
Offshore

and High Seas Forecasts in the NDFD has been extended to July
31,

2016. The National Weather Services (NWS) National Centers
for

Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Tropical Analysis and
Forecast

Branch (TAFB) will continue to provide to the NDFD, on an

experimental basis, gridded forecasts of five marine weather

elements over their offshore waters and high seas forecast
areas

of responsibility (AOR) in the Atlantic and Pacific basins.
The

NCEP Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) will continue to provide
to

the NDFD, on an experimental basis, gridded forecasts of five

marine weather elements over their offshore waters in the

Atlantic and Pacific basins. NWS Weather Forecast Offices
(WFOs)

in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau, Alaska will continue to

provide six weather elements over their offshore waters on an

experimental basis to the NDFD in the Arctic Ocean, Bering
Sea

and Gulf of Alaska basins.

OPC plans to add the high seas forecast grids on an
experimental

basis in 2017. Offshore and high seas forecast grids from WFO

Honolulu, Hawaii are expected to be added in the near future.
An

amended Public Information Statement will be issued at that
time.

The gridded marine parameters include 10-meter wind speed,
10-

meter wind direction, 10-meter wind gusts, significant wave

heights and marine hazards. The Alaska offices also produce a

weather grid.

The upper right latitude, longitude for this new oceanic grid
is

79.99N, 10.71E. The lower left corner lies directly on NCEP

Gridpoint 204, which coincides with all other Pacific region
NDFD

grids. The lower left latitude, longitude for this grid is

30.42S, 129.91E. Specific information on the grid domain can
be

found at:

http://graphical.weather.gov/docs/ndfdSRS.htm

Areas of the offshore grids that coincide with the NDFD CONUS

grid are included in the CONUS mosaic.

Each offshore and high seas producer updates its grids at
least

four times per day.

The experimental marine grids are online at:

http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.oceanic/VP.001-003/

http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.oceanic/VP.004-007/

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.oceanic/VP.001-003/

ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.expr/DF.gr2/DC.ndfd/AR.oceanic/VP.004-007/

More details regarding these elements are available in the

Product Description Document in the online catalog of

Experimental NWS products and services available at:

http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD%20OFF%20HSF%20Grids%202015.pdf

Forecasts for these zones will be available from NDFD in the

following standard methods:

- Gridded Binary version 2 (GRIB2) files via Hypertext

Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

- Extensible Markup Language (XML) via Simple Object Access

Protocol (SOAP)

- Graphics via Web browser

Graphics for the oceanic grid are available via the
experimental

NDFD map viewer located at:

http://digital.weather.gov/

Information on accessing and using NDFD elements is online
at:

http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm

Comments and feedback on all these experimental Offshore and
High

Seas NDFD elements, including the current oceanic grid

configuration (in current Mercator projection or some users

prefer latitude/longitude projection) are welcome at:

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

GRIB2 users:

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

Users OF XML SOAP service:

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

NDFD online graphics:

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

These Offshore and High Seas Marine elements will remain

experimental until at least July 31, 2016, when NWS assesses

feedback and completes a technical analysis. At that time,
the

NWS will determine whether to move these experimental
elements to

operational status, discontinue them, or revise and extend
the

experimental feedback period. Users will be notified of that

decision via another Public Information Statement and a new

implementation date will be established.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact:

Richard May

Marine Meteorologist

National Weather Service Headquarters

Silver Spring, Maryland

301-427-9378

Richard.May@noaa.gov

For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email:

NWS.NDFD@noaa.gov

For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact:

David Ruth

NWS/STI/Digital Forecast Services Branch

National Weather Service Headquarters

Silver Spring, Maryland

301-427-9457

David.Ruth@noaa.gov

NDFD Public Information Statements are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


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NOUS41 KWBC 281502

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1105 AM EDT Fri Aug 28 2015

To: Subscribers:

- Family of Services

- NOAA Weather Wire Service

- Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

- NOAAPORT

Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: Mark Tew

Acting Chief, Analysis and Mission Support Division

Subject: Soliciting Comments on an Experimental Full
Resolution

National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) eXtensible

Markup Language (XML) Web Service for the Conterminous

United States (CONUS) from September 29 2015 through

February 1, 2016

Effective Tuesday September 29, 2015, and continuing through

February 1, 2016, NWS will be accepting comments on an

experimental full resolution National Digital Forecast
Database

(NDFD) eXtensible Markup Language (XML) web service:

http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=xmlsoap25

The experimental full resolution NDFD XML web service will be

available September 29, 2014, online at:

http://preview.weather.gov/xml/

The experimental full resolution NDFD XML web service will

provide forecasts for the Conterminous United States (CONUS)
at

2.5km spatial resolution for all forecast times and at 1 hour

temporal resolution for the first 36 hours from NDFD issuance

time. These are the finest spatial and temporal resolutions
at

which CONUS Weather Forecast Offices provide forecasts. These

resolutions are consistent with the current operational

resolutions of NDFD provided in Gridded Binary Data Edition 2

(GRIB2) via file transfer protocol (ftp) or hypertext
transfer

protocol (http), and that of graphical images produced by the

NDFD Map Viewer. Data will continue to be provided in
parallel at

coarser resolution throughout the experimental period from
the

operational NDFD XML web service at:

http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/

More information regarding the experimental full resolution
NDFD

XML web service is available in the Product Description
Document

(PDD) in the online catalog of experimental NWS products and

services:

http://products.weather.gov/PDD/PDD_NDFDXML_full.pdf

After the comment period, the NWS will evaluate any comments
and

decide whether to proceed with operational implementation of
the

full resolution NDFD XML web service.

General information on accessing and using NDFD elements is

online at:

http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm

For general questions regarding NDFD data, please email:

nws.ndfd@noaa.gov

For technical questions regarding NDFD data, please contact:

David Ruth

Chief, Digital Forecast Services Branch

NOAA/NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

David.Ruth@noaa.gov

For questions regarding this notice, please contact:

Andy Horvitz

NWS Digital and Graphical Information Support Branch

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Andy.Horvitz@noaa.gov

NDFD Public Information Notices are online at:

http://www.weather.gov/ndfd/tins.htm

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 271816

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

218 PM EDT Thu Aug 27 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPort

Other NWS partners and employees

From: Kevin Stone

Acting Chief, Aviation Services Branch

Subject: Soliciting comments through September 30, 2015 on

the Experimental Gate Forecast.

Effective August 31, 2015, 1300 Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC),

the NWS Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, MO,
will

make the experimental Gate Forecast available to users on an

experimental basis in order to solicit feedback. The Gate

Forecast is an online display of a decision algorithm that
uses

the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model to determine

potential thunderstorm activity in a particular terminal
arrival

or departure sector.

The product display overlays the sector boundaries on the
current

radar loop. The sectors are color-coded with the current gate

status using a three tiered approach:

-Green - no significant weather

-Yellow - some significant weather that might affect some

portions of the gate

-Red - significant weather that could affect large portions
of

the gate

Around each gate is an icon with the gate name and the
forecasts

for the next nine hours. Clicking on the icon will bring up a

dialog box that shows the percent coverage of low and high

thunderstorm probability, the three HRRR runs used in the

forecast and the time of the last update.

The Gate Forecast will be available at:

http://new.aviationweather.gov/trafficflowmgmt/gate

The FAA, pursuant to Title 49 United States Code Section
44720,

established requirements for this weather information and
service

which is necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of

operations in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Additional information on the Gate Forecast can be found at:

http://new.aviationweather.gov/trafficflowmgmt/gate/help

The Product Description Document can be found at:

http://products.weather.gov/PDD/GateForecast_PDD_Exp.pdf

Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2015 via the

following electronic survey:

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

If you have any questions regarding the experimental Gate

Forecast, contact:

LCDR Rebecca Waddington

Executive Officer

Aviation Weather Center

Kansas City, MO 64153

816-584-7262

Rebecca.Waddington@noaa.gov

National Technical Implementation Notices are online at:

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


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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 251944

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

345 PM EDT Tue Aug 25 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS partners, users and employees

From: Cameron Shelton

Chief, Shared Infrastructure Services Branch

SUBJECT: Proposed Termination of cell.weather.gov – Comments
due

by October 9, 2015

NWS is seeking public comment, through October 9, 2015, on
the

proposed termination of the use of the URL

http://cell.weather.gov

If approved, the URL would be decommissioned on November 2,
2015.

This URL hosts a legacy application designed for use prior to

2004 and is no longer maintainable. This site usage has

significantly decreased in the last several years as well.
The

URLs main use was to provide weather data to low bandwidth
users

on older technology cell phones. This service has been
replaced

with the adaptive display at

http://forecast.weather.gov

Additionally, low bandwidth data display is available at

http://mobile.weather.gov

Other equivalent data sets for observational data can be
found at

http://w1.weather.gov

For example, observation data for Kansas City International

Airport is currently at

http://cell.weather.gov/port_mp_ns.php?select=3&CityName=Kansas%20City&site=EAX&State=MO&warnzone=MOZ029

and the equivalent page is at

http://w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/KMCI.xml

All observational data can be selected at

http://w1.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/

Comments and questions may be directed to:

Kolly Mars

NWS Internet Dissemination System

(816) 584-7296

Kolly.mars@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 211629
FTMGRR
Message Date: Aug 21 2015 16:33:41

THE KGRR RADAR IS BACK TO FULL OPERATIONS.



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text Message


NOUS63 KGRR 211410
FTMGRR
Message Date: Aug 21 2015 14:48:58

KGRR RADAR WILL BE DOWN FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES DUE TO ROUTINE MAINTENANCE.



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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 121848

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

245 PM EDT Wed Aug 12 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

Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject: Soliciting comments on Experimental Hurricane
Threats

and Impacts Web Interface through November 30, 2015

Effective August 17, 2015 and continuing through November 30,

2015, the NWS is seeking user feedback on an experimental

Hurricane Threats and Impacts Web Interface (HTI-Web).

The experimental HTI-Web is an internet-based
decision-support

service designed to help users quickly interface with local

hazard information whenever tropical storm or hurricane
watches

and/or warnings are in effect along the United States East
and

Gulf coasts, including Puerto Rico. Local threat assessments

and corresponding potential impacts information about
tropical

storm or hurricane wind, storm surge, flooding rain, and

tornadoes are provided by coastal Weather Forecast Offices

(WFOs).

The webpage is based upon official tropical storm and
hurricane

forecast and warning products provided by WFOs and NWS’
National

Centers.

Updates will be provided at least every six hours, and will

cease when watches and/or warnings are no longer in effect.

Further information on HTI-Web can be found in the Product

Description Document located at:

http://products.weather.gov/PDD/HTI-Web.pdf

The following experimental HTI-Web will be accessible
beginning

Monday, August 17, 2015:

http://preview.weather.gov/hti

Please provide feedback on the interactive web page at:

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

For questions regarding this notice, please contact:

Michael Dion

NWS Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami Services Branch

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone: 301-427-9373

Email: Michael.Dion@noaa.gov

National Public Information Statements are online at:

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


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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 101308

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

905 AM EDT Mon Aug 10 2015

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners and Employees

FROM: Mike Dion

Acting Chief, Marine, Tropical, and Tsunami

Services Branch

SUBJECT: Soliciting Comments on Experimental Impact-Based

Marine Hazard Grids until June 30, 2016

The NWS is accepting comments until June 30, 2016, on

Experimental Impact-Based Marine Hazard Grids (IBH) being
tested

at the NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Medford, OR,
(MFR).

Additional coastal WFOs along the Gulf of Mexico may
participate

at a future date. A PNS will be sent out at that time.

The Experimental IBH provides the marine community with a

detailed depiction of expected adverse weather conditions.

Unlike zone-based hazards, the Experimental IBH also show
parts

of zones where no hazard is expected, which allows for
continued

marine operations. The NWS Weather-Ready Nation concept calls
for

improving information to users and partners to enhance
decision

support. Providing additional hazard details fills that

requirement. The details, combined with the separation of

hazards, allow mariners to make informed decisions based upon

their vessel capabilities and personal level of skill.

The hazard grid information can be viewed at:

http://digital.weather.gov

Select "Hazards" from the drop down menu.

The Experimental IBH are described in detail, with example

graphics included, in a Product Description Document
available

online at:

http://products.weather.gov/viewExperimental.php?selrow=559?

Please provide comments on this experimental service via a
short

online survey at:

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

For more information, please contact:

John Lovegrove

Meteorologist in Charge

National Weather Service

Medford, Oregon 97504-4187

541-776-4303, x222

John.Lovegrove@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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