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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 231404
PNSWSH          

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1005 AM EDT THU JUL 23 2009

TO:        SUBSCRIBERS:
           -FAMILY OF SERVICES
           -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
           -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK 
           -NOAAPORT
           OTHER NWS PARTNERS AND NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM:      THERESE Z. PIERCE
           MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH CHIEF 

SUBJECT:   SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE
           PROBABILISTIC STORM SURGE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS THROUGH 
           NOVEMBER 30 2009

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 
2009...NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON EXPERIMENTAL TROPICAL 
CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC STORM SURGE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS. THE 
EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH 
OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANY PORTION OF THE GULF OR ATLANTIC 
COASTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.

LAST YEAR THE 10 PERCENT EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT WAS PROVIDED ON AN 
EXPERIMENTAL BASIS. IT WILL REMAIN EXPERIMENTAL FOR 2009. THE  
10 PERCENT EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT PROVIDES THE STORM SURGE HEIGHTS 
WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING EXCEEDED.  

THIS YEAR THE EXPERIMENTAL EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT SUITE EXPANDS FROM 
20 THROUGH 90 PERCENT AT INCREMENTS OF 10 PERCENT.

THE PRODUCTS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/:

    HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MDL/PSURGE

A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION AND STATIC EXAMPLES OF THE 
EXPERIMENTAL EXCEEDANCE PRODUCTS ARE POSTED AT THE ABOVE WEB 
SITE.  GRIB2 FILES WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE AT 
THIS WEB SITE BY CLICKING ON THE DOWNLOAD TAB.

CURRENT PLANS ARE FOR THE EXCEEDANCE PRODUCT GRIB2 FILES TO BE 
TRANSMITTED ON NOAAPORT AROUND SEPTEMBER 1 2009. 

USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THESE EXPERIMENTAL 
PRODUCTS BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE ON 
LINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/:

  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=PHSS

IF YOU HAVE TECHNICAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: 

ARTHUR TAYLOR
NWS METEOROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY
ARTHUR.TAYLOR@NOAA.GOV
301-713-1613 x163 

FOR POLICY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT:

TIMOTHY SCHOTT
NWS MARINE AND COASTAL WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH
TIMOTHY.SCHOTT@NOAA.GOV
301-713-1677 X122

NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT  
/USE LOWERCASE/:

  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM

$$
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