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Experimental Enhanced Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook (EHWO)
Proposed to Extend Comment Pd
Data Mining Tool
Outreach / Education
The NWS core mission is to provide accurate and timely hazardous weather information for the protection of life and property. Although the textual Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) plays a vital role in supporting the NWS mission, effectively conveying hazardous weather information in a textual or narrative format can prove challenging to an increasingly diverse customer base. The EHWO is a decision support service that supports preparedness and response efforts prior to and during hazardous weather. In conjunction with the textual HWO, the clear and concise Internet-based EHWO graphics provides decision makers with convenient access to potential weather hazard information by graphically depicting the risk of multiple weather hazards out to seven days in the future. The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE) produced EHWO packages multi-level color coded hazard graphics and text within a comprehensive web page suite. Further, weather hazards and thresholds are easily customized based on external customer needs for a particular office. Ultimately, workload is conserved through the use of existing local and national guidance GFE grids such as the Storm Prediction Center and the Hydrometeorological Prediction Centers, supporting a seamless office to office presentation.
Product information and survey access
Point of Contact
John Ferree email@example.com
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Comment Start Date:
2012-04-01 Comment End Date: 2015-09-30
Approved to extend comment period 6/2/15 - previous comment period ended 9/30/15 -http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/pns15ehwo.htm Original start date - 4/1/12
Last edit date to this meta-data: 2018-11-29