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Non Technical Format of the Winter Low Tracks Graphic The National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) Winter Weather Desk (WWD) issues a forecast of significant surface low positions twice daily. This graphic is known as the Winter Low Tracks Graphic. The Winter Low Tracks Graphic depicts over the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) the HPC forecast position of significant surface lows in 12 hour increments out to 72 hours. Uncertainty in the HPC forecast low position is depicted by including the forecast low position from model guidance available to the HPC forecaster Art Thomas 
Storm Prediction Center Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook Guidance This Product Description Document concerns SPC issuance of Day 3-8 fire weather outlooks to provide national guidance on a critical public safety issue for media, emergency managers, local National Weather Service Forecast Offices and ultimately the United States public. This product will help its customers to adequately prepare several days in advance for the potential of significant fire weather conditions. This product enhancement is aligned with the NOAA Strategic Objective for FY2005-2010 to ?Improve predictability of the onset, duration and impact of hazardous severe weather and water events? and its experimental initiation was part of the 2005 NWS Service Improvement Plan. Art Thomas 
National Air Quality Forecast System (AQFS) Smoke Forecast Graphic Display The National Weather Service?s National Air Quality Forecast System (AQFS) Wildland Fire Smoke Forecast (WFSF) Experimental Graphic Display is a web-based presentation of gridded forecast smoke dispersion guidance produced by NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory and Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) of the National Environmental Prediction (NCEP)and using the HYSPLIT dispersion model. The dispersion model is preconfigured to run over the entire country once-a-day using the 0600 UTC NAM meteorological forecast. Hourly average output maps of primary PM2.5 air concentration are produced using the actual fire locations from the previous day obtained from NOAA?s NESDIS Hazard Mapping System. The dispersion simulation consists of two parts: 1) a 24 h analysis simulation run for the previous day, and 2) a 48 h forecast simulation, which assumes that yesterday's fires will continue to burn for the next two days. The smoke particle positions at the end of each analysis period are used to initialize the next day's analysis simulation. Art Thomas 
Mixed Case Letters in WFO Text Products Many NWS partners and users have identified the need for NWS text products to be provided in mixed case letters and to include an expanded punctuation and character set. Previously, national Public Information Statements (PNSs), including national Service Change Notices (SCNs) and national Technical Implementation Notices (TINs), were provided in mixed case letters with an expanded punctuation/character set for a risk reduction effort using non-operational products: ( Art Thomas 
RIDGE Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements (National) NWS is responsible to make its weather, water and climate information widely available to taxpayers using commonly accepted standards and technologies. Currently, the NWS provides weather radar information for all Weather Service Doppler Radars (WSR 88-D) in the United States on the NWS Internet page. The National Weather Service Southern Region, working in cooperation with North Central Texas Council of Governments, has developed a method to display radar images more efficiently than the previous method. These radar images, call RIDGE (Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements), allows the radar image to be combined with geospatial elements such as topography maps, highways, and county boundaries. This not only produces a better image, but provides additional reference information for users to understand where they are located. RIDGE also adds the ability to overlay polygon warnings issued by the National Weather Service Forecast Offices. Arthur Thomas 
Regional/Local Seasonal Forecast Regional/Local Seasonal Forecasts may be textual or graphical. They typically consist of short-term climate variability forecasts and monitoring data, and meteorological/hydrological interpretation and assessment of societal impact on a web page. These web pages will normally provide educational material to help users understand the forecast methodology and reliability to better aid preparedness and mitigation efforts. The web page will typically assimilate a wide variety of information on short-term climate variability for the forecast area such as links to official NOAA/NWS forecasts and experimental, locally/regionally produced graphical/textual monitoring products. The area covered by the forecast may be a commonly accepted political or geographical location such as a state, county or region, or it may be a uniquely defined in which case the area will be made explicitly clear on a map on the web page. An example of such a seasonal forecast product suite is the "Florida EL Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Home Page Featuring: 2002-2003 Experimental Dry Season Forecast for Florida (Valid for period November 1st 2002 through April 30th 2003)" produced by WFO Melbourne, Florida and available on the Internet at: Bart Hagemeyer 
Gridded Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook The Melbourne Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Gridded Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook (gHWO) complements the text Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) by providing a graphical depiction of threat levels for the following hazards: lightning, tornado, wind, hail, (flash) flood, excessive heat, excessive cold, high wind, dense fog/smoke, fire weather, rip current, coastal flood, waterspout, marine wind/sea, and marine thunderstorm gust. The threat impacts are specific to the WFO county warning area (CWA) and marine area of responsibility (MAOR), and depict the geographical distribution and level of threat of each hazard. Bart Hagemeyer 
Water Resource Outlook Multi-Media Briefing This Internet-based multi-media recorded briefing provides water managers in the Southeast U.S. with a one to three month water resource outlook based on current surface water/groundwater/soil conditions, reservoir conditions, input from state and federal water resource partners on supply and water use, Climate Prediction Center weekly/monthly temperature and precipitation forecasts, and SERFC ensemble streamflow predictions. Ben Weiger 
Graphical Airman 's Meteorological Advisory (G-AIRMET) The graphical Airmanís Meteorological Advisory (G-AIRMET) is a BUFR-formatted time-series depiction of aviation hazards occurring with occasional or greater frequency throughout the conterminous U.S. and adjacent coastal waters (NWS, 2005a). G-AIRMET is available to users via the Internet web site. This product provides a graphical depiction of the standard AIRMET text product from AWC, and covers the CONUS only Beth McNulty 
Alaska Low Level Significant Weather Graphic (SWL) The Alaska Low Level Significant Weather Graphic (SWL) is a graphic product providing an outlook forecast of significant weather for aviation below 25,000 ft (FL250). Bill Alexander 
Alaska Graphic Area Forecast The Alaska Graphic Area Forecast (GFA) is a graphical representation of forecasts contained in the text Area Forecasts (FA) for Alaska. The GFA is comprised of four separate graphics produced using NMAP software at the Alaska Aviation Weather Unit (AAWU). Bill Alexander 
Graphical Severe Weather Warnings The Graphical Severe Weather Warning (GSWW) combines the polygon generatedby WARNGEN for a TOR or SVR issuance with a current radar reflectivity image, high-detail GIS map backgrounds showing roads, cities, and terrain, and a summary of demographic information for the population at risk. The GSWW also contains the text of the warning and any subsequent SVSs issued for that warning.... Bill Bunting 

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