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Public Information Statement

NOUS41 KWBC 151210
Public Information Statement, Comment Request
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
811 AM EDT Mon Apr 15 2013
To:         Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees
From:      Mark Tew
           Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch 
Subject:   Extending Comment period for Experimental  
           Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation
           Estimates (QPE) from May 15, 2013
           Through November 30, 2013
The NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) has extended
the comment period for seeking user feedback on its experimental
Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE)
Webpage through November 30, 2013.
From September 23, 2011, through November 30, 2012, TAFB has been
providing, on an experimental basis, event-driven Satellite
Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) and model-
derived Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPF) for tropical
cyclones and tropical disturbances affecting areas within the
National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center
areas of responsibility (AOR). The feedback period has been
extended to solicit sufficient feedback to ensure the product can
be considered for operational implementation.
These experimental rainfall QPE and QPF products are event driven
and are available 4 times a day at 0400 1000 1600 and 2200 UTC.
The products are online on the National Hurricane Center Website:
A comprehensive description of the Satellite based QPE product is
posted at:
Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental
product by using the brief survey and comment form available on
line at:
A link to all NHC experimental products is also provided at:
If you have comments or questions please contact:
Hugh Cobb
Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
National Hurricane Center
Phone:  305-229-4454
National NWS Public Information Statements are online at: