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Public Information Notice
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
830 AM EDT Fri Jul 11 2014

TO:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

FROM:    David Novak
         Acting Director, Weather Prediction Center

SUBJECT: Soliciting Comments until August 11, 2014, on a
Proposed Change in the Display Options of the Short-
Range Weather Charts

The NWS National Centers for Environmental Predictions (NCEP)
Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is accepting comments until
August 11, 2014, on its proposal to display ONLY the latest
National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) weather forecast for
the weather portion of the short-range weather charts. This
change improves the detail of the product as well as the
consistency between the NDFD and WPC information.

Currently, the weather portion of the short-term weather charts
allows partners and users to select either Color, Black and
White, Terrain Background or NDFD alternate displays:

Color:
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php

Black and White:
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_bw.php

Terrain Background:
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ter.php

NDFD:
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd.php

If the proposed change is implemented, the weather portion of the
short-term weather charts will only display the NDFD graphic.
The other display formats and selection buttons (Color, Black and
White and Terrain Background) will not be available.
Additionally, the legacy AWIPS Redbook Graphic format will be
discontinued in favor of the NDFD web display.

Please send comments or requests for more information to:

  edwin.danaher@noaa.gov
  301-683-1494

National Public Information Notices are online at:

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

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