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Experimental Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) Provision in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)
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Under statute, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) is charged to provide forecasts and warnings of severe weather in order to protect life and property, and create and disseminate forecasts and other weather information for the benefit of a wide range of weather sensitive businesses and activities. Heat is a major weather-related killer, and therefore deserves the utmost attention. Based upon engagement with core partners, particularly Emergency Management Officials, the NWS has identified the need to provide forecasts of a parameter that will address heat risk to active persons. The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a composite parameter that estimates the effect of temperature, humidity, wind chill, and solar radiation on humans. WBGT is becoming an increasingly needed parameter by partners in Decision Support Service (DSS) activities and research proves it is a more effective means of assessing heat risk to persons involved in physical activity.
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