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Evacuation Immediate


WOUS43 KGRR 141414
EVIGRR
MIC123-141715-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
EVACUATION IMMEDIATE
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1014 AM EDT MON APR 14 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF NEWAYGO COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

EVERYONE LIVING ALONG THE MUSKEGON RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF CROTON NEED
TO PREPARE TO EVACUATE NOW. RIVER STAGES ARE APPROACHING 12 FEET
AS OF MONDAY MORNING AND IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR TWELVE AND A
HALF FEET AS WATER FROM RECENT HEAVY RAIN MOVES DOWNSTREAM.


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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text


NOUS63 KGRR 120906
FTMGRR
Message Date: Apr 12 2014 09:06:37

THE Z/R RELATIONSHIP FOR kGRR HAS BEEN UPDATED TO 300/1.4



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text


NOUS63 KGRR 101350
FTMGRR
Message Date: Apr 10 2014 13:50:22

KGRR RADAR IS BACK ONLINE.



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WSR-88D Radar Outage Notification / Free Text


NOUS63 KGRR 101243
FTMGRR
Message Date: Apr 10 2014 12:43:55

KGRR RADAR WILL BE OFFLINE FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES.



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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 101118 AAA

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request: Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

720 AM EDT Thu Apr 10 2014

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From: Mark Tew

Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

Subject: Amended: Extension of comment period for
Experimental

Wind Speed Probabilities-Based Tropical Cyclone Danger

Graphic through November 30, 2014.

Amended to extend comment period through November 30, 2014

The NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) is
extending

the user feedback period for its experimental wind speed

probabilities-based tropical cyclone danger graphic into the
2014

hurricane season. The period is from May 15, 2014, through

November 30, 2014.

The current Tropical Cyclone Danger Area graphic uses the

mariners 1-2-3 rule to outline avoidance areas for active

tropical cyclones. Feedback from users indicated that the
1-2-3

methodology has led to over-warned large avoidance areas. For
the

2012 and 2013 Hurricane Seasons, TAFB provided, on an

experimental basis, a Tropical Cyclone Danger Area Graphic
based

on the 34-kt wind speed probabilities through 72 hours from
the

latest tropical cyclone advisory for an active tropical
cyclone

using the 10 percent and 50 percent 34 kt wind speed
probability

contours. Feedback suggested that the 10 percent contour

represented a much smaller potential avoidance area than what
is

considered adequate for planning purposes. For the 2014
Hurricane

season, the graphic will outline avoidance areas using the 5

percent and 50 percent 34-kt wind speed probability contours
from

the latest tropical cyclone advisory issuances for both the

Atlantic and East Pacific basins.

In the event there are no active tropical cyclones in either

basin, the graphic will be blank with the following wording:

THERE IS NO TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY IN THE ATLANTIC or
THERE IS

NO TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY IN THE EAST PACIFIC.

These experimental tropical cyclone danger area graphics are

available four times daily at 0400, 1000, 1600, and 2200

Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) on the National Hurricane
Center

(NHC) website at:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/#graphical

A comprehensive description of the tropical cyclone danger
area

graphic is posted at:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/danger/

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form available
on

line at:

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

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

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutexperimental.shtml

If you have comments or questions please contact:

Hugh Cobb

Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center

E-mail: Hugh.Cobb@noaa.gov

Phone: 305-229-4454

National NWS Public Information Statements are on line at:

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


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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 041124

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice: Comments Requested

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

725 AM EDT Fri Apr 4 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: Soliciting Comments from April 8, 2014, until July
1,

2014, on an Experimental Enhanced Format for Fire

Weather Planning Forecasts (FWF) from Select Southern

Region(SR) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs)

NWS is accepting comments from April 8, 2014, stating at 0600

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and ending on July 1, 2014,
on

experimentally formatted FWFs from select WFOs. NWS Western

Region (WR) WFOs are already using the format operationally.
The

format is being considered for national implementation:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/scn13-8fire_wx_forecast_oper.htm

The proposed change uses a left justified asterisk to begin
each

new line of text. This format allows proper word wrapping and

indentations in the AWIPS FWF text editor, reduces forecaster

edit time and allows increased dissemination efficiency.

The following WFOs will use the experimental FWF format:

Albuquerque, NM: ABQ

El Paso, TX: EPZ

Midland, TX: MAF

Lubbock, TX: LUB

An example of the WR operational FWF format, which is the
same as

the proposed National FWF format, is online at:

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=rev&pil=fwf&sid=rev&version=0

Please provide comments via the survey at the following link:

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

For more information, please contact:

Heath Hockenberry

Fire Weather Program Manager

National Weather Service

Boise, ID 83705

208-334-9862

heath.hockenberry@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


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Public Information Statement


NOUS42 KWBC 251101

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement, Comment Request

National Weather Service Headquarters, Washington DC

702 AM EDT Tue Mar 25 2014

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From: Bill Lapenta

Acting Director, Environmental Modeling Center

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

Subject: Soliciting Comments through April 23, 2014 on
Modifying

Product Dissemination Time of Hurricane Weather

Research and Forecast (HWRF) System Products

NCEP is proposing to upgrade the Hurricane Weather Research
and

Forecast (HWRF) modeling system in May 2014. This upgrade
would

result in HWRF products being distributed to the National

Hurricane Center (NHC) and to the public up to 20 minutes
later

than the current distribution time (and still be able to meet
the

NHC deadline of t+6). NWS is seeking comments on this
proposed

upgrade and distribution schedule change by April 23, 2014.

The proposed upgrades to the HWRF modeling system would be:

- Increase in vertical resolution from 42 levels to 61 levels
and

raise the model top from 50 hPa to 2 hPa

- Expand the size of intermediate (9km) domain by 20 percent
and

inner most domain (3km) by 10 percent

- Implement high-resolution MPIPOM-TC Ocean Model for
Atlantic

and Eastern Pacific basins

- Implement RRTMG radiation and upgraded Ferrier-Aligo

Microphysics scheme

The change would improve hurricane track, intensity and
structure

prediction for users.

The delayed delivery time would affect all HWRF products

distributed through the NWS ftp server and the NCEP ftp/http

server.

More details about the HWRF are available at:

http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/HWRF/

At the close of the public comment period, NWS will evaluate
the

comments to determine whether to proceed with this upgrade to
the

HWRF as planned. If a decision is made to move forward, a

Technical Information Notice will be issued containing the

implementation date and more details about the upgrade and

resultant product delays.

Please send comments on this proposal to:

Vijay Tallapragada,

Hurricane Team Leader

NWS/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center

301-683-3672

Vijay.Tallapragada@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 201959 AAA

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice, Comment Request: Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

400 PM EDT Thu Mar 20 2014

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From: Edward Clark

Acting Chief, Hydrologic Services Branch

National Weather Service Headquarters

Subject: Amended: Soliciting Comments on the Experimental
River

Forecast Center Decision Support Map Through

April 1, 2015

Amended to extend comment period through April 1, 2015, and
to add two

additional participating River Forecast Centers (RFC)

NWS is seeking comments on the Experimental River Forecast
Center

Decision Support Map through April 1, 2015. The NWS West Gulf
River

Forecast Center, Arkansas Red Basin River Forecast Center,
Lower

Mississippi River Forecast Center, and the Southeast River
Forecast

Center are testing a new Hydrologic Decision Support Map
service that

melds a variety of spatial data products on the same
background map to

aide analysis and decision making.

The Hydrologic Decision Support Map is a Google Map-based
tool

containing many of the data sets needed to make water
resources,

flood, and emergency management decisions. The map tool
provides

stakeholders the flexibility to create customized maps and
the

ability to scale maps beyond a single RFC boundary.

The Decision Support Map and a description of how to use the
map

are available at:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc/

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abrfc/

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form at:

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

or provide comments directly to

sr-FWR.dsstool@noaa.gov

At the end of the comment period, the product will be
evaluated for

operational status as a national product.

More information on this product is online at:

http://products.weather.gov/

For questions regarding this notice, please contact:

Tracy Clark

Hydrologic Services Program Manager

NWS Southern Region Headquarters

817-978-1100 x 120

Tracy.Clark@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


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NOUS41 KWBC 201959

PNSWSH

Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

400 PM EDT Thu Mar 20 2014

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

FROM: Luis Cano

Acting Director, OOS Operations Division

Manager, NOAA Integration Dissemination Program (IDP)

SUBJECT: Soliciting Comments until April 25, 2014, on New Map

Interface for NWS Point Forecast Pages

On Friday, March 14, 2014, the NWS Internet Dissemination
System

(NIDS) changed the interactive map display and the location

search bar from Google Maps to the ESRI Maps service on:

www.weather.gov

This migration resulted in some functionality changes
involving

topography and other map features as compared to the previous

Google maps.

Accordingly, NWS is accepting comments through April 25,
2014,

on this changed service. We will analyze all comments and

enhance the map capability as appropriate and feasible within

the feature set of the ESRI Maps service.

Please submit comments to the following link:

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

For more information please contact:

Kolly Mars

NWS National Internet Dissemination Service Lead

918-832-4115

kolly.mars@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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


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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 181554

PNSWSH

Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1140 AM EDT Tue Mar 18 2014

To: Subscribers:

-Family of Services

-NOAA Weather Wire Service

-Emergency Managers Weather Information Network

-NOAAPORT

Other NWS Partners and NWS employees

From: Michael Angove

Manager, NWS Tsunami Program

Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

Subject: Tsunami Preparedness Week

March 23-29, 2014

Tsunami Preparedness Week Is March 23-29

At 5:36 pm on March 27, 1964, without warning, the largest

recorded earthquake in U.S. history, and the second largest
in

world history, occurred in Alaskas Prince William Sound.
Valdez,

Anchorage, and many villages along the Alaska Coast were

significantly damaged or destroyed by the magnitude 9.2

earthquake and the tsunamis that followed. Over 130 people
died

in Alaska, Oregon and California. Damage from the tsunamis
alone,

which also impacted the west coasts of the United States and

Canada and Hawaii, was estimated at almost $1 billion (2013

dollars).

The 50th anniversary of this event is a reminder that a
tsunami

could strike the U.S. coastline at any time. To boost U.S.

tsunami preparedness, NOAA, the Federal Emergency Management

Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey, in coordination with
the

National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, a partnership
among

these federal agencies and 29 U.S. states and territories,

are promoting and supporting Tsunami Preparedness Week, March
23

29. During this week, NOAA and its partners will promote

awareness and safety and urge coastal residents and visitors
to

prepare themselves and their families for a tsunami.

Information about activities taking place across the country
to

encourage tsunami preparedness and commemorate the 1964
event, as

well as links to tsunami-related preparedness information,
can be

found on the Tsunami Preparedness Week web page at:

http://nthmp.tsunami.gov/tpw/tsunami-preparedness-week.html

Tsunami Warnings: What You Need to Know

Tsunami warnings are issued through television and radio,

community sirens, local officials, text message alerts, NOAA
Web

sites and NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. However, some
tsunamis

can reach the coast within minutes of an earthquake, so it is

important to understand natures warnings:

Know Natures Warning Signs

- A strong earthquake at the coast, or one that persists

- A sudden rise or fall of the ocean tide

- A loud, roaring sound from the ocean

Know How to Respond

- Immediately move inland to high ground outside the hazard
zone

- Turn on your radio or television to learn if there is a
tsunami

warning

- Stay away from the beach until officials say it is safe to

return (Note: a tsunami is a series of waves that can last
for

hours. The first wave may not be the last or the most
dangerous.)

For more information about tsunami awareness and safety,
visit:

http://nthmp.tsunami.gov/tpw/tsunami-factsheet.html

If you have any comments or questions regarding this Public

Service Announcement, please contact:

Michael Angove

NWS Tsunami Program Manager

Silver Spring, MD

301-713-1858, Ext. 106

michael.angove@noaa.gov

NWS Public Information Statements are online:

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


All information obtained from the National Weather Service.

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