Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA
NOUS46 KHNX 301540
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
840 AM PDT FRI SEP 30 2016
...Update to CA Fire Weather Web Page coming October 17, 2016...
Effective October 17, 2016, the Current National Weather Service
California Fire Weather Web site,
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/ will be replaced with an
updated and enhanced version.
The new page will include enhancements such as:
- Detailed hazards of Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches
colored on the map
- ECCDA, NWS Fire Zones and County boundaries on zoomable map
- Link to new National Spot Forecast Page, which goes
operational Oct. 17, 2016
- Revised menu links
The detailed hazards of Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather
Watches on the map is different than our current watch/warning
map. The detailed hazard map will highlight only the portion of
the NWS Fire Weather Zone, that is actually included in the Red
Flag Warning or a Fire Weather Watch. If the watch or warning is
valid for the entire fire weather zone, it will highlight the
entire zone. The (Emergency Command Center Dispatch Area) ECCDA,
NWS Fire Weather Zones, and County boundaries are now clickable
layers that can be viewed individually or at the same time on the
front map. The forecasts for these are now a one click option
directly from the map, and defaults to the last boundary chosen.
For example: when you click on the map it will bring up the
forecast for ECCDAs if that`s the only boundary highlighted. If
you then chose to add the Fire Weather Zones on top of the ECCDA
boundaries, then click somewhere on the map, the Fire weather
zone forecast will pop up.
A preview of the new website is available at:
Please send any comments or issues to CAFW_webmaster@noaa.gov.