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Listing of EXPERIMENTAL Products
Product Name Brief Description Submitter Date Entered
Experimental NWS Emergency Response Tool The ERTool is a website designed for mobile devices that serves as a one-stop collection of the most popular NWS web pages.A frequent complaint from our partners is that the current NWS website is hard to navigate using a mobile device. In addition, finding weather data can be a cumbersome process, especially during high stress situations. This webpage will provide users the necessary weather information in no more than three clicks. Melinda Bailey 2013-04-30
Experimental Enhanced Data Display Multi-purpose web-based, cross-platform GIS system that provides our partners and customers with a single comprehensive web-based interface to access both forecasts and observations of any nature (public, fire, marine, aviation, hydrologic, climate, etc.). EDD puts this information in one place making it very easy to display and manipulate this data. EDD is hosted on the National Internet Dissemination System (NIDS) and was developed by the Weather Ready Nation Pilot Project in Charleston, WV.. Jonathan Wolfe 2013-04-11
Experimental User Defined Area Forecast Web Application Enhanced Service, allowing user to select area for which forecast information is derived from the point-and-click data base. The User Defined Area Forecast (UDAF) is an Internet-accessible application which allows direct interaction with the full resolution (2.5km horizontal grid spacing) NWS netCDF forecast data base to obtain forecast information within a geographic area specified by the user. The interface allows an individual to define geographical boundaries in both area and elevation, and submit those values to retrieve a forecast directly from the digital forecast data base populated by NWS meteorologists at local weather forecast offices (WFOs) responsible for that user-defined polygon domain. Output is presented in the same format as the point-and-click forecast, but based on an average value of the area specified. Additionally, a table with maximum and minimum values is created, along with statistics about the size and elevation range of the selected area. The area itself is displayed graphically to ensure the area from which the data is derived matches the user’s identified zone of interest. A future upgrade will incorporate affected population within the table, by querying the US census data base. Kim Runk 2013-03-29
Experimental Service National Weather Service Provision of Supplemental Public Safety Information before, during and after High Impact Events A number of government agencies (federal, state and local) produce supplemental public safety information that is useful to the general public before, during and after high impact events. Recently, after two such high impact events, the National Weather Service (NWS) was able to share supplemental public safety information via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio (NWR) and as messages in text format via the Public Information Statement (PNS) or Special Weather Statement (SPS) as described in NWSI 10-501 and NSWI 10-517. This SDD describes a service that will provide an established method of dissemination of this important information, without incurring the cost that would come with setting up a dissemination architecture system Michelle D. Hawkins 2013-03-27
Experimental Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in the NDFD The National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center’s Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB), the National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) and the Honolulu Weather Forecast Office (HFO) will provide gridded forecasts of four marine weather elements to the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) on an experimental basis for their offshore waters and high seas forecast areas of responsibility for the Atlantic and Pacific basins. The Weather Forecast Offices (WFO’s) in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau Alaska will continue to supply on an experimental basis to the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) gridded forecasts of five marine weather elements over their offshore waters in the Arctic basin. Richard May 2013-03-14
Experimental Long Range River Flood Risk A national scale map with drill down capabilities on AHPS which routinely displays the long range (3-month) risk of minor, moderate and major river flooding for locations where probabilistic forecasts are produced. Mary Mullusky 2013-03-01
Experimental Tampa Bay Marine Channel Forecast Point forecast for 13 locations along the Tampa Bay channel designed to aid local mariners including emergency managers, United States Coast Guard, researchers (NOAA, universities, Florida Fish and Wildlife), Tampa Bay Harbor Pilots, towing or tug boat operators, recreational boaters, and any customer or partner with interest in the respective environmental data for Tampa Bay. A static Google Earth map displays the shipping channel in Tampa Bay along with 13 forecast points. Digital and high resolution model forecast data are used to produce the forecast for all points. Users may click on any point to view the latest information. Melinda Bailey 2012-12-05
Experimental RIDGE2 RIDGE2 displays radar data in a web mashup using a web mapping application-programming interface (API) in combination with global information system (GIS) imagery overlays in the form of web mapping services (WMS). John Ferree 2012-11-19
Experimental Nearshore Wave Prediction System Model Output The Nearshore Wave Prediction System (NWPS) wave model is run locally and used operationally at many coastal WFOs. NWPS output products include displays of winds, significant wave height and peak wave direction, and other wind, wave, and ocean parameters. These displays are now available on an experimental basis on the webpages of Southern Region Coastal WFOs and Southern Region Headquarters (SRH). Displays may become available at non-SR sites TBD. This high-resolution model can be used for operational forecasting and research. The NWPS output is used as guidance to produce marine forecasts at the coastal WFOs. The web pages are a convenient way for local users to view the same meteorological forecast data as the local forecaster. Richard May 2012-11-19
Experimental Revised Wave Terminology in the Coastal Waters Forecast Provide enhanced descriptions of the wave environment in the coastal waters. This will eliminate the terms “wind wave” and “swell” from the CWF and replace them with more descriptive wave systems. the enhanced wave terminology will introduce an overall sea state to every forecast period and provide a wave period for each significant wave system. Each forecast period will contain at minimum the overall sea height and a dominant period. At maximum given forecast periods will contain an overall sea height and its component wave systems and associated wave periods. At most, four wave systems could be listed. The old way of creating the CWF forces forecasters to arbitrarily break a combined sea state into swell and wind wave components using nomograms from the middle of the last century. Moving toward enhanced wave terminology allows the forecaster to detach from rules of the last century and leverage off of modern technology and establish a framework for utilization of future wave modeling advances. Brian Garcia 2012-06-26
Experimental National Marine Weather Web Portal The National Marine Weather Web Portal is an experimental effort designed to provide a seamless suite of information to the marine community. This effort has grown out of an initial Eastern and Southern Regional led and NOAA IOOS sponsored/developed effort in 2006 in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast and is now being expanded nationwide. David Soroka 2012-05-29
Experimental Rayleigh Distribution in the NWS Coastal Waters Forecast Product Comment period extended to add more SR offices. WFOs Miami, San Juan, Houston, Brownsville, Jacksonville, Corpus Christi and Houston. This is an enhancement to the CWF product at WFO Miami (MFL) with the inclusion of additional wave height fields by implementing the theoretical Rayleigh Distribution. The inclusion of the average height of the highest 10%of waves observed at sea into the CWF product will provide a more descriptive and accurate assessment of the wave field expected for any particular time across a given marine zone. Melinda Bailey 2012-03-12
Experimental Probability of Exceedance Forecast for Precipitation and Snowfall This service enhancement adds the probability of exceedance for specific rainfall amount thresholds (0.10, 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 inch) and snowfall amount thresholds (0.1, 1, 3, 6 and 12 inches) to the list of selectable elements for display by the user. B. Purpose/Intended Use: Enhancement of the Hourly Weather Graph format to provide access to forecast probabilities for rainfall and snowfall exceeding specific thresholds. The NWS has historically provided the probability of precipitation (PoP) for 12 hour time periods which is the chance that the occurrence of rainfall will equal or exceed 0.01 inch or more at the selected location. This service enhancement provides the probability that rainfall or snowfall will exceed additional (higher) threshold amounts. Potential users of this enhancement would be in construction, agriculture, water management, outdoor planning, media, academia and the general public. For example, workers pouring concrete often need to know what is the chance of rainfall exceeding 0.10 inches, since rainfall above 0.10 would hamper or damage their work. Therefore, they would be able to display the probability of rainfall above the threshold of 0.10. John S. Eise 2012-02-17
Experimental PQR Model Spectrum Webpage This experimental web page originally developed at WFO Portland, OR (PQR) displays a “box and whisker” plot time series of statistical data that summarizes output from multiple numerical weather models in addition to the NWS forecast.This experimental web page will clearly show the uncertainty in the models (a good indicator of the possible outcomes) while at the same time being easy to understand. This service is meant to provide users the range of possibilities that exist in a forecast, not simply a single number that may be right or wrong. Users can use this web page to make a more informed decision based on the data presented, with the option to choose the NWS forecast if they feel uncomfortable with their interpretation of the data. Jonathan Wolfe 2011-04-15

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