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Public Information Statement 17-16
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
150 PM EDT Fri Apr 21 2017

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

From: Eli Jacks
 Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject: Soliciting Comments on Proposed Termination of the
 State Forecast Product until June 21, 2017

The NWS is accepting comments until June 21, 2017, on a proposal
to terminate the State Forecast Product (SFP). Users are
encouraged to email comments regarding this proposal to:

stfcstproduct@noaa.gov

The State Forecast Product, available operationally to users,
provides a general 7-day public forecast of hydro-meteorological
conditions across the state (or part of the state) in which a
Weather Forecast Office (WFO) resides. The SFP is available
for all WFOs.

Example:
http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=GA&pro
duct=SFP&format=ci&version=7&glossary=1

Alternatives to the SFP include Zone Forecast Products, Point
and Click web products and the Service Area Forecast-Weather
Radio Area Forecast Broadcast.

Example: https://forecast-
v3.weather.gov/products/locations/PQR/ZFP/1


The SFP will remain operational until all feedback has been
assessed and a technical analysis has been completed.

A decision to terminate the SFP may be considered independently
for the contiguous United States (CONUS) and outside the
continental United States (OCONUS) to include the Pacific and
Alaska offices. Once a decision is made on whether to terminate
the SFP in one or more areas, a Service Change Notice will be
sent prior to terminating this product.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Andy Horvitz
NWS Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Services Branch
Silver Spring, MD
Email: andy.horvitz@noaa.gov

National Service Change notices are online at:

 http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm



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