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Public Information Statement, Comments Sought: Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
227 PM EDT Mon Jun 29 2015

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

From:    Eli Jacks
         Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division

Subject: Corrected: Seeking Public Comment and Review on
         Experimental Severe Weather Impact Graphics through
         February 9, 2016 (CONUS only)

Corrected ending date for accepting comments in Subject to
February 9, 2016

From June 9, 2015, through February 9, 2016, NWS is seeking
additional public comment and review on experimental Severe
Weather Impact Graphics. The graphics are available online at:

A graphic depicting the warning area, storm information, and
societal impact statistics will be automatically produced upon
the initial issuance of, and subsequent updates to, each NWS
text short-fuse warning product (Tornado Warning, Severe
Thunderstorm Warning, and Flash Flood Warning). NWS will produce
a new graphic for each subsequent Severe Weather Statement (SVS)
or Flash Flood Statement (FLS) associated with the original

During the experimental period, the graphics will only be
produced for short-fuse warning and update products issued
within the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and will be removed
from the web service when associated text warning expires.

In addition, the graphics will be distributed automatically via
Twitter feeds of the following selected NWS Weather Forecast
Offices (WFO):

     Weather Forecast Office              Twitter Username
     Atlanta, Georgia                     @NWSAtlanta
     Billings, Montana                    @NWSBillings
     Binghamton, New York                 @NWSBinghamton
     Burlington, Vermont                  @NWSBurlington
     Chicago, Illinois                    @NWSChicago
     Columbia, South Carolina             @NWSColumbia
     Elko, Nevada                         @NWSElko
     Fort Worth, Texas                    @NWSFortWorth
     Hastings, Nebraska                   @NWSHastings
     New York City, New York              @NWSNewYorkNY
     Omaha, Nebraska                      @NWSOmaha
     Raleigh, North Carolina              @NWSRaleigh
     San Antonio, Texas                   @NWSSanAntonio
     Shreveport, Louisiana                @NWSShreveport
     Tucson, Arizona                      @NWSTucson

The experimental graphics are described in detail, with example
graphics included, in a Product Description Document available
online at:

Comments and feedback on this experimental service for proposed
implementation as a nationally-available product may be directed
to the NWS via an online survey form at:

This statement extends the comment period announced July 1,
2014, with changes to the format of the graphics to improve
readability and addition of Twitter-based dissemination.
Additional comments will be collected from June 9, 2015, through
February 9, 2016. At the end of this comment period, NWS will
evaluate feedback and determine whether to approve as
operational for national implementation, discontinue the
product, or revise and extend the experimental feedback period.

For questions regarding this notice or the experimental short-
fuse warning graphics, please contact:

     Brian Walawender
     Chief, Information Technology Branch
     NWS Central Region Headquarters
     Kansas City, MO 64153-2371

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