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NOUS41 KWBC 221929

Public Information Statement, Comment Request Amended
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
330 PM EDT Tue Jul 22 2014

To:         Subscribers:
           -Family of Services
           -NOAA Weather Wire Service
           -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
           Other NWS Partners, Users and Employees

From:      Mark Tew
           Chief, Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch

Subject:   Amended: Extending Comment Period for Experimental
           Graphic Satellite Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation
           Estimates (QPE) and Quantitative Precipitation
           Forecasts (QPF) through November 30, 2014

The NWS Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) has extended
the comment period for seeking user feedback on its experimental
graphic Tropical Cyclone Satellite Rainfall Quantitative
Precipitation Estimates (QPE) and Quantitative Precipitation
Forecasts (QPF) web pages through November 30, 2014.

From September 23, 2011, through November 30, 2013, TAFB has been
providing, on an experimental basis, event-driven Satellite
Rainfall Quantitative Precipitation Estimates and model-derived
Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts for tropical cyclones and
tropical disturbances affecting areas within the National
Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center areas of
responsibility. The feedback period has been extended to solicit
sufficient feedback to ensure the product can be considered for
operational implementation.

These experimental rainfall QPE and QPF products are event driven
and are available 4 times a day at 0400 1000 1600 and 2200 UTC.
The products are online on the National Hurricane Center Website:

A comprehensive description of the Satellite based QPE and QPF
products is posted at:

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental
product by using the brief survey and comment form available on
line at:

A link to all NHC experimental products is also provided at:

If you have comments or questions please contact:

Hugh Cobb
Chief, Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
National Hurricane Center
Phone:  305-229-4454

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