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Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 221205 CCA
PNSWSH          

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
805 AM EDT TUE APR 22 2008

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

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

SUBJECT:  CORRECTED: SOLICITING COMMENTS FOR EXPERIMENTAL 
          PROBABILISTIC HURRICANE STORM SURGE PRODUCTS THROUGH 
          NOVEMBER 15 2008 AND EXPERIMENTAL STORM SURGE 
          PROBABILISTIC GRIB2 FILES ON NOAAPORT 

CORRECTED SECOND PARAGRAPH: PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED WHEN 
HURRICANE WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT...NOT WHEN THE 
FORECAST CALLS FOR A HURRICANE TO MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN 24 HOURS 
OF LANDFALL.

BEGINNING JUNE 1 2008 AND CONTINUING THROUGH NOVEMBER 15 
2008...NWS IS SEEKING USER FEEDBACK ON EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC 
STORM SURGE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANES. 

THESE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTS WILL BE GENERATED WHENEVER A 
HURRICANE WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANY PORTION OF THE 
GULF OR ATLANTIC COASTS OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. THE 
PRODUCTS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT: /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

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

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

ALSO BEGINNING JUNE 1 2008 THE PROBABILISTIC STORM SURGE GRIB2 
FILES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON NOAAPORT.  THOSE HEADERS ARE:

WMO HEADER
LGXP10 KNHC     10 PERCENT EXCEEDENCE   

LGXT02   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 2 FEET
LGXT03   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 3 FEET
LGXT04   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 4 FEET
LGXT05   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 5 FEET
LGXT06   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 6 FEET
LGXT07   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 7 FEET
LGXT08   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 8 FEET
LGXT09   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 9 FEET
LGXT10   KNHC   PROBABILITY OF STORM SURGE GREATER THAN 10 FEET

THE FOLLOWING WMO HEADERS ARE RESERVED BUT NOT USED AT THIS 
TIME:

WMO HEADER
LGXP20 KNHC     20 PERCENT EXCEEDENCE
LGXP30 KNHC     30 PERCENT EXCEEDENCE
LGXP40 KNHC     40 PERCENT EXCEEDENCE
LGXP50 KNHC     50 PERCENT EXCEEDENCE

AN EXPLANATION OF THESE TERMS CAN BE FOUND BY BY CLICKING ON THE 
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION TAB AT /USE LOWER CASE/:
        
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MDL/PSURGE

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

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

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

SCOTT KISER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
E-MAIL: SCOTT.KISER@NOAA.GOV
PHONE:  301-713-1677 x121 

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

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

$$
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