961212: Climate Outlooks & Predictions

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION MESSAGE /NTIM/ 96-29
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1045 AM EST THU DEC 12 1996
 
TO:       FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
          WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
          WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM:     THERESE Z. PIERCE...CHIEF....INTEGRATED HYDROMETEROLOGICAL
          SERVICES
 
SUBJECT:  ISSUANCE DATES FOR MONTHLY AND SEASONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOKS
 
     THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF ISSUANCE DATES FOR THE MONTHLY
AND SEASONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOKS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/S
/NWS/ CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER /CPC/.  FOR EACH ISSUANCE DATE...THE
MONTHLY OUTLOOK AND 13 SEASONAL OUTLOOKS ARE SHOWN IN THE COLUMN BELOW
THAT DATE.  THE 3-MONTH SEASONAL OUTLOOK PERIODS ARE INDICATED BY
3-LETTER ABBREVIATIONS /E.G. JFM IS JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH... AMJ IS
APRIL-MAY-JUNE  ETC./.  THE ISSUE TIME FOR OUTLOOKS IS AROUND 3 P.M.
EASTERN TIME ON EITHER THE SECOND OR THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. THE
LEAD TIME...THE TIME BETWEEN ISSUANCE OF AN OUTLOOK AND THE FIRST DAY
OF ITS VALID PERIOD...IS ABOUT  MONTH FOR THE MONTHLY OUTLOOK AND
VARIES FROM  MONTH TO 12  MONTHS FOR THE 13 SEASONAL OUTLOOKS.
 
                        ISSUANCE   DEC. 19 1996
           .                                 .
           OUTLOOKS FOR                      OUTLOOKS FOR
LEAD TIME  .                  LEAD TIME      .
 0.5 MO.   JANUARY             5.5 MO.       JJA
 0.5 MO.   JFM                 6.5 MO.       JAS
 1.5 MO.   FMA                 7.5 MO.       ASO
 2.5 MO.   MAM                 8.5 MO.       SON
 3.5 MO.   AMJ                 9.5 MO.       OND
 4.5 MO.   MJJ                10.5 MO.       NDJ
 5.5 MO.   JJA                11.5 MO.       DJF   
 6.5 MO.   JAS                12.5 MO.       JFM   
 
1997       JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY  JUN. JUL. AUG. SEP. OCT. NOV. DEC.
DATES OF   16   13   13   17   15   19   17   14   18   16   13   18
ISSUANCE   .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .
 
           .    .    .    ..OUTLOOKS FOR..    .    .    .    .
LEAD TIME  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 
 0.5 MO.   FEB. MAR. APR. MAY  JUN. JUL. AUG. SEP. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN.
 0.5 MO.   FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM
 1.5 MO.   MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA
 2.5 MO.   AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM
 3.5 MO.   MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ
 4.5 MO.   JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ
 5.5 MO.   JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA
 6.5 MO.   ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS 
 7.5 MO.   SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO
 8.5 MO.   OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON
 9.5 MO.   NDJ  DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND
10.5 MO.   DJF  JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ
11.5 MO.   JFM  FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF
12.5 MO.   FMA  MAM  AMJ  MJJ  JJA  JAS  ASO  SON  OND  NDJ  DJF  JFM
 
     ALL CLIMATE OUTLOOKS AND RELATED INFORMATION ARE OFFICIALLY
DISSEMINATED THOUGH THE /NWS/S DIGITAL FACSIMILE /DIFAX/ SERVICE AND
THE CPC/S ANONYMOUS FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL.  IN ADDITION...CPC
DISSEMINATES OUTLOOKS EXPERIMENTALLY ON ITS HOME PAGE ON INTERNET.
THE INTERNET URL ADDRESS IS HTTP://NIC.FB4.NOAA.GOV   /LOWER CASE/
 
     ALSO...CPC CONCURRENTLY ISSUES PROGNOSTIC DISCUSSIONS FOR THE
OUTLOOKS.  THE DISCUSSION FOR THE MONTHLY OUTLOOK IS ON NOAA WEATHER
WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ IDENTIFIER NMCPMD30D AND FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/
HEADER FXUS07 KWBC.  THE DISCUSSION FOR THE SEASONAL OUTLOOKS IS ON
NWWS IDENTIFIER NMCPMD90D AND FOS HEADER FXUS05 KWBC.
 
     THE REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTERS /RCC/ SERVE AS CLEARINGHOUSES FOR
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLIMATE OUTLOOKS.  EACH RCC AND THE STATES IT
COVERS IS LISTED BELOW.
 
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