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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 061245
PNSWSH

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 06-06
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
746 AM EST WED FEB 8 2006

TO:      FAMILY OF SERVICE /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
         WIRE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER
         INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT
         SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
         CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS...NWS EMPLOYEES

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

SUBJECT: CHANGES IN TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILISTIC PRODUCTS 
         EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006

BASED ON USER FEEDBACK...A NUMBER OF TROPICAL CYCLONE
PROBABILISTIC PRODUCTS CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006.

THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL TRANSITION TO
OPERATIONAL PRODUCTS EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006: 

1.  PROBABILISTIC SURFACE WIND SPEED TEXT PRODUCTS FOR THE
ATLANTIC...EASTERN PACIFIC...AND CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE
BASINS WERE EXPERIMENTAL IN 2005.  THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS BECOME
OPERATIONAL ON MAY 15 2006.

BASIN              WMO HEADING               AWIPS ID
ATLANTIC           FONT/11-15/ KNHC          PWSAT/1-5/
EASTERN PACIFIC    FOPZ/11-15/ KNHC          PWSEP/1-5/
CENTRAL PACIFIC    FOPA/11-15/ PHFO          PWSCP/1-5/

2.  PROBABILISTIC SURFACE WIND SPEED GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS FOR THE
ATLANTIC...EASTERN PACIFIC...CENTRAL PACIFIC...AND WESTERN
PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS WERE EXPERIMENTAL IN 2005. THE
FOLLOWING PRODUCTS BECOME OPERATIONAL ON MAY 15 2006 AND WILL BE
DISPLAYED ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

ATLANTIC AND EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS

      HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV

CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN

      HTTP://WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/CPHC/

THE WESTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN

      HTTP://WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/GUAM/
  
3.  WIND SPEED PROBABILITY TABLES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND EASTERN
PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS WERE DISSEMINATED ON AN EXPERIMENTAL
BASIS IN 2005.  THE PRODUCTS BECOME OPERATIONAL ON MAY 15 2006
AND WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE NHC WEB SITE AT /USE LOWER CASE
LETTERS/:

      HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV

THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONAL PRODUCT WILL BE DISCONTINUED EFFECTIVE
MAY 15 2006:

THE NHC WEBSITE WILL NO LONGER DISPLAY THE ATLANTIC BASIN TEXT
STRIKE PROBABILITY PRODUCT AS OF MAY 15 2006. THE FOLLOWING TEXT
STRIKE PROBABILITY PRODUCTS WILL BE DISCONTINUED.

BASIN              WMO HEADING              AWIPS ID
ATLANTIC           WTNT/71-75/ KNHC         SPFAT/1-5/

TEXT STRIKE PROBABILITY PRODUCTS ARE NOT ISSUED FOR THE
EASTERN...CENTRAL...AND WESTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS.

THE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE DISCONTINUED
EFFECTIVE MAY 15 2006:

1.  THE EXPERIMENTAL ATLANTIC BASIN GRAPHICAL STRIKE PROBABILITY
PRODUCT WILL NO LONGER BE DISPLAYED ON THE NHC WEB SITE AS OF
MAY 15 2006. EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL STRIKE PROBABILITY PRODUCTS
WERE NOT PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FOR THE EASTERN...CENTRAL...AND
WESTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS.

2.  THE NHC WEB SITE WILL NO LONGER DISPLAY THE EXPERIMENTAL
ATLANTIC AND EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN WIND SPEED FORECAST
AND PROBABILITY CHARTS AS OF MAY 15 2006. USERS SHOULD CONSULT
THE APPLICABLE BASIN WIND SPEED PROBABILITY PRODUCTS. THIS
EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FOR THE CENTRAL
AND WESTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS.

THE FOLLOWING INTERNET SITE PROVIDES EXAMPLES AND A SHORT
DESCRIPTION OF THESE PRODUCTS /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

      HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/PNS1_2006_EXAMPLES.SHTML

OPERATIONAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENTS ARE POSTED ONLINE AT
/USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

      HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT

      SCOTT KISER
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
      MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH
      1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13126
      SILVER SPRING MARYLAND  20910
      PHONE: 301-713-1677 EXTENSION 121

THIS NOTICE AND OTHER SERVICE CHANGE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE 
ONLINE AT (USE LOWER CASE LETTERS):

      HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM


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