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Proposed changes to the Surface Analyses and Forecast charts for OPC, TAFB, and WFO HNL
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The National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), NCEP's National Hurricane Center's (NHC) Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB), and the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Honolulu, Hawaii will change the content of their surface analyses and/or forecast charts. The OPC will change the content of its surface analyses, and 24-, 48-, and 96-hour forecast charts. The TAFB will change the content of its surface analyses and 72-hour forecast charts. WFO Honolulu, Hawaii will change the content of its surface analyses. The change is for these charts to contain future forecast track information only for extratropical low pressure systems that have, or are forecast to have, hazards associated with them. The hazards displayed will be gale, storm, hurricane-force, developing gale, developing storm, developing hurricane-force, and possible tropical cyclone. Heavy freezing spray information and the ice edge will be included as well. As proposed, the analysis and forecast charts will no longer include past track information, and forecast tracks for highs, extratropical lows with none of the aforementioned hazards associated with them or expected, and tropical cyclones. The OPC will produce new 72-hour surface and wind/wave forecasts, one of the most desired forecast improvements requested of OPC by its customers
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Comment Start Date:
2017-04-24 Comment End Date: 2017-05-24
Eli Jacks for Andy Stern
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Last edit date to this meta-data: 2019-07-05