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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...COMMENT REQUEST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1020 AM EDT MAR 18 2008

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

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

SUBJECT:        SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL 
                TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK PRODUCT THROUGH  
                NOVEMBER 30 2008 

REFER TO:       SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE /SCN/ 08-21: TRANSMITTED
                MAR 18 2008

BEGINNING MAY 15 2008 IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE 
BASIN...BEGINNING JUNE 1 2008 IN THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE 
BASIN...AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 2008...THE NWS IS 
SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON AN EXPERIMENTAL GRAPHICAL TROPICAL 
WEATHER OUTLOOK /TWO/. 

THE GRAPHICAL PRODUCT IS A VISUAL COMPANION PRODUCT TO THE TEXT 
TWO. THE TEXT TWO IS AN EXISTING PRODUCT DESCRIBING AREAS OF 
DISTURBED WEATHER AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE 
FORMATION. AREAS OF DISTURBED WEATHER MENTIONED IN THE TEXT 
PRODUCT ARE HIGHLIGHTED /CIRCLED/ IN THE GRAPHIC AND NUMBERED 
...WITH THE NUMBERS CORRESPONDING TO THE ORDER IN WHICH THE 
SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE TEXT TWO. THE GRAPHICAL PRODUCT 
WILL BE ISSUED FOR THE ATLANTIC AND EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE 
BASINS.

THE YEAR 2008 IS THE SECOND YEAR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND A 
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD...WITH TWO ENHANCEMENTS FOR THE 2008 
EXPERIMENTAL EFFORT AS FOLLOWS:

1.  THE GRAPHICAL TWO PRODUCT WILL INCLUDE AN EXPERIMENTAL  
3-TIERED GENESIS PROBABILITY FORECAST FOR EACH IDENTIFIED 
SYSTEM...WITH PROBABILITY CATEGORIES OF LOW...MEDIUM...AND 
HIGH...CORRESPONDING TO PROBABILITIES OF LESS THAN 20 
PERCENT...20 TO 50 PERCENT...AND GREATER THAN 50 PERCENT 
RESPECTIVELY. 

2.  THE ISSUANCE OF THE GRAPHICAL TWO PRODUCT INCREASES FROM TWO 
TO FOUR TIMES DAILY. FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE BASIN 
...THE NEW ISSUANCE TIMES WILL BE 0500/1100/1700/AND 2300 
PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME...WHICH CORRESPONDS TO 0400/1000/1600 AND 
2200 PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME...WHICH CORRESPONDS TO 
0400/1000/1600/AND 2200 PACIFIC STANDARD TIME. FOR THE ATLANTIC 
HURRICANE BASIN...THE NEW ISSUANCE TIMES WILL BE 0200/0800/1400 
AND 2000 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME...WHICH CORRESPONDS TO 
0100/0700/1300 AND 1900 EASTERN STANDARD TIME. ALL ISSUANCE 
TIMES FOR BOTH BASINS CORRESPOND WITH 0000/06000/1200 AND 1800 
COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME...CORRESPONDING WITH THE NEW ISSUANCE 
TIMES FOR THE TEXT TWO PRODUCT.  

THE PRODUCT WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT: /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

       ATLANTIC VERSION
       HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/GTWO_ATL.SHTML

       EAST PACIFIC VERSION
       HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/GTWO_EPAC.SHTML

A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION OF THE GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER 
OUTLOOK IS POSTED AT: /USE LOWER CASE/:

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

USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THIS EXPERIMENTAL 
PRODUCT BY USING THE BRIEF SURVEY AND COMMENT FORM AVAILABLE 
ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE/:

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

A LINK TO ALL NHC EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS IS ONLINE AT  
/USE LOWER CASE/:

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

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

       SCOTT KISER
       NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
       MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH
       1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13126
       SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910
       E-MAIL: SCOTT.KISER@NOAA.GOV
       PHONE: 301-713-1677 x121 

NWS NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT  
/USE LOWER CASE/:

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

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