Skip Navigation Links
NOAA NOAA United States Department of Commerce

Parts of the U.S. Government are closed. However, because the information this site provides is necessary to protect life and property, it will be updated and maintained during the Federal Government shutdown. For critical weather information, please visit www.weather.gov. To learn more, see www.commerce.gov.

Public Information Statement


NOUS41 KWBC 241557
PNSWSH

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE 09-12
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1055 AM EST TUE FEB 24 2009

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

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

SUBJECT:  ATLANTIC AND EASTERN PACIFIC GRAPHICAL TROPICAL
          WEATHER OUTLOOKS BECOME OPERATIONAL FOR THE 2009 
          HURRICANE SEASON

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER/S/ GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER 
OUTLOOKS WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL FOR THE ATLANTIC AND EASTERN 
PACIFIC HURRICANE BASINS...THE EASTERN PACIFIC GRAPHICAL 
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK COMMENCES ON MAY 15 2009 AND THE 
ATLANTIC GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK COMMENCES ON JUNE 1 
2009.

THE GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK IS A VISUAL COMPANION 
PRODUCT TO THE TEXT PRODUCT. THE TEXT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK 
IS AN EXISTING PRODUCT DESCRIBING AREAS OF DISTURBED WEATHER AND 
THEIR POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION. AREAS OF 
DISTURBED WEATHER REFERENCED IN THE TEXT PRODUCT ARE ENCIRCLED  
IN THE GRAPHIC AND NUMBERED...WITH THE NUMBERS CORRESPONDING TO 
THE ORDER IN WHICH THE SYSTEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE TEXT 
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK. THE GRAPHICAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK 
PRODUCT ALSO INCLUDES AN ASSESSMENT OF THE LIKELIHOOD THAT EACH 
DISTURBANCE WILL BECOME A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 
HOURS.

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

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

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

A COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTION AND EXAMPLE IS POSTED ONLINE AT /USE 
LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

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

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT:

     TIMOTHY SCHOTT
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
     MARINE AND COASTAL SERVICES BRANCH
     1325 EAST WEST HWY ROOM 13124
     SILVER SPRING MARYLAND  20910
     PHONE: 301-713-1677 EXTENSION 122

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

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

$$
NNNN