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Listing of EXPERIMENTAL Products
Product Name Brief Description Submitter Date Entered
Experimental Hold Over Threat Index (Elko) In the Great Basin a significant threat to large fire spread occurs when relative humidity is low and strong winds develop a day or two after a lightning event. The Holdover Threat Index is a GFE graphic that displays the threat of “holdover fires” for the WFO Elko county warning area. It can also be displayed on the web with all other fire weather graphical forecasts. This graphic is intended to heighten awareness for days when conditions are favorable for smoldering fires to grow. Users of this product are the fire weather community. Claudia Bell 2014-05-14
Experimental Graphical Wind Against Current The experimental product is a graphical depiction of the maximum 24 hour wind component from the NWS Global Forecast System that opposes the surface current of the Gulf Stream system as defined by the U.S. Navy High Resolution Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM). Joseph Sienkiewicz 2014-05-01
Addition of Experimental Waterspout coding to the Special Marine Warning and Marine Weather Statement for all Coastal WFOS. NWS Central Region offices have issued Special Marine Warnings (SMW) and Marine Weather Statements (MWS) with tags for hail and wind as an operational product format since 2010. The purpose of this PDD is to change how these hail and wind tags are encoded to bring them into conformity with how they are done within the Severe Thunderstorm Warning product, and to introduce a new tag to help users better identify the potential threat from waterspouts for all coastal WFOs Brian Hirsch 2014-04-25
Experimental Impact Based Warnings This is an expansion of the NWS Experimental Central Region Impact Based Warning demonstration in 2012 and 2013.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.Based on feedback from the Central Region 2013 Experimental Impact Based Warnings, the 2014 demonstration will include some changes. The most significant change for the 2014 national experiment is that the impact statements for “CONSIDERABLE” and “CATASTROPHIC” serve as markers of confidence of tornado occurrence, with both reflecting an “elevated tier” of tornado damage and risk. The term CATASTROPHIC will only be used when a tornado is striking an actual community. Issuing enhanced convective warnings in 2014 will be the 38 Central Region Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), 5 WFOs within NWS Southern Region (Norman, OK; Tulsa, OK; Jackson, MS; Lubbock, TX and San Angelo, TX); 1 WFO within NWS Eastern Region (Blacksburg, VA); and 2 WFOs within NWS Western Region (Great Falls, MT and Glasgow, MT). John Ferree 2014-03-11
Experimental Adaptable NWS Forecast/Warning/Observation Widget and Web Page This tool’s simple integration into any web page, will allow a broad range of users the ability to embed NWS forecast warning, and observation data seamlessly, while providing for a consistent look and feel, and assurance that NWS data is being used as intended. Melinda Bailey 2014-01-08
Experimental Situation Report Hazardous Weather Outlooks modified to include graphics, links and other relevant information. Name changed from Experimental HWO Briefing. Derek Deroche 2014-01-08
Experimental Spanish Language Hurricane Local Statement WFO Brownsville has developed a text formatter that generates a Hurricane Local Statement (HLS) using Spanish language, in a manner identical to the process that creates the English language HLS. This product is designed to convey critical warning information in tropical cyclone events to a significantly large population in the Brownsville CWA that speaks English as a second language, or not at all. By generating an HLS in Spanish, rather than translating an English-language product into Spanish, saves critical time in dissemination and avoids a heavy workload on the limited number of Spanish speaking staff at WFO Brownsville. Melinda Bailey 2013-12-26
Experimental National Model Spread/Spectrum Webpage The experimental Model Spectrum Webpage originally developed at WFO Portland, OR (PQR) displays a “box and whisker” plot time series of statistical data summarizing the output from multiple numerical weather model forecasts in addition to the NWS forecast. The scope has been expanded to include a Model Spectrum for all NWS WFOs. Jonathan Wolfe 2013-12-12
Experimental Maximum Wave Height in the Great Lakes Open Lake Forecast (GLF) 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. WFOs Chicago (LOT) and Detroit (DTX) are testing the inclusion of the maximum wave height in the GLF. The other three WFOs that issue the GLF (Marquette, Cleveland, and Buffalo)may be added at a later date Richard May 2013-11-27
Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage The WFO Corpus Christi issues daily LCO, RTP, and RRM text products for users. This local data is merged with the national AHPS rainfall data to produce PNG and KMZ files of daily high temperatures, daily low temperatures, and daily rainfall for the WFO Corpus Christi County Warning Area. The ability to retrieve past PNG and KMZ files exists within the web interface. Melinda Bailey 2013-11-08
Experimental Probabilistic Snowfall Internet Graphical Products Probabilistic internet-based snowfall products provide customers and partners a range of snowfall possibilities, better communicate forecast uncertainties and enhance Decision Support Services during winter weather events. These snowfall products will complement existing National Weather Service deterministic snowfall graphics indicating areas of low and/or high uncertainty. Feedback on the experimental products has been overwhelmingly positive. This will be the fourth winter of the experiment, with the project expanding from a total of 18 Contiguous United States (CONUS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) last winter to 60 CONUS WFOs for the Winter 2016/2017 season (note that 16 of the 60 will utilize the date “internally” only). Feedback will continue to be collected via the formal web survey and interaction with major users as well as an ongoing Social Science study. Richard Watling 2013-11-06
Enhanced Product Experimental RFW Bullet Format (local enhancement to national product) Fire weather customers in two NWS Regions have expressed current Fire Weather Warnings headlines result in long, complex RFW sentences that are difficult to understand. The Warning headlines must be read to fire fighters over the radio; so quick and efficient messaging is vital to user actions. To address these concerns, select Western (WFO BYZ) and Southern Region WFOs (WFOs servicing West Texas, the Oklahoma Panhandle and New Mexico) will provide an experimental RFW format for the 2013 fire season. The experimental product places the weather threat, reason for issuance and affected area from the main headline and into several, easy to read bullets immediately below the headline Heath Hockenberry 2013-06-28
Enhanced Impact Based Decision Support Services This Service Description Document describes NWS’s impact-based decision support services (IDSS) provided for the protection of life and property to officials that serve within Emergency Support Functions as outlined in the Department of Homeland Security’. Wendy Levine 2013-05-30
Experimental Wind Compression Decision Support Graphic Compression is an Air Traffic Control (ATC) phenomena that occurs when aircraft flying Standard Terminal Arrivals (STARS), usually following one behind the other (nose to tail or in air traffic known as Miles in Trail (MIT)), lose adequate horizontal separation from each other. The phenomenon that creates this is usually a change in wind direction and speed between the two aircraft. Compression can occur when an aircraft, during descent, transitions from a tailwind, or a weak headwind, to a stronger headwind over a small change in altitude. This change could also occur with a heading change of the aircraft during its approach. The purpose of the Experimental Wind Compression Graphic is to calculate the likelihood of ATC wind compression within the participating Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities. Melinda Bailey 2013-05-30

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