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NOUS41 KWBC 271401

Public Information Notice:  Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1003 AM EDT Fri Mar 27 2015

To:      Subscribers
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         Other NWS partners and NWS employees

From:    Eli Jacks
         Chief, Fire and Public Weather Services Branch

Subject: Amended: Soliciting Comments until March 31, 2016, on
         the Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage

Amended to extend the comment period through March 31, 2016, and
to request comments on a national basis

NWS is accepting comments until March 31, 2016, on the
Experimental Graphical Weather Review Webpage. This webpage is
currently provided by the Corpus Christi (CRP), Texas, Weather
Forecast Office (WFO); however implementation is expected across
the NWS if successful.

WFO CRP will produce daily high temperature, daily low
temperature, and daily rainfall PNG graphics and KMZ files for
the South Texas region:

The raw data used in these PNG graphics and KMZ files comes from
official WFO CRP text products:

 -Miscellaneous Hydrologic Data Report (RRMCRP)
 -Temperature and Precipitation Summary for South Texas (RTPCRP)
 -COCRAHS Precipitation Summary (LCOCRP)

The rainfall shapefile

from the national Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)
is used in the generation of the daily rainfall graphics and KMZ

The raw data is merged with various geographical features, as
well as customized color tables, to produce the PNG graphics and
KMZ files.

The current rainfall PNG graphic and KMZ files are available
daily at approximately 1800 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Users may also retrieve past temperature and rainfall files
using the calendar feature at the top of the webpage.

More detailed information is available in the Product
Description Document (PDD) on line at:

Comments are requested on NWS plans for providing this product
on a nationwide basis.

For more information, please contact:

  Mike Buchanan
  National Weather Service
  Corpus Christi, TX 78406
  361-299-1354 ext. 224

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