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Product Name Brief Description Submitter Date Entered
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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

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