19990827: Threats Assessment, Drought Product-ADMIN NOTICE NOUS41 KWBC (fwd)


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NOUS41 KWBC 271645   
PNSWSH
  
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT...TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION NOTICE 99-14
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1230 PM EDT FRI AUG 27 1999
  
TO        FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
           WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT
           SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
           CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
  
FROM      DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
           OFFICE OF METEOROLOGY
  
SUBJECT:  THREATS ASSESSMENT PRODUCT AND DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCT
           OPERATIONALLY AVAILABLE AUGUST 31 1999 AND SEPTEMBER 2
           1999...RESPECTIVELY...ON NWWS...FOS...NOAAPORT...AND
           AWIPS
  
1 OF 2. THE THREATS ASSESSMENT PRODUCT WILL BECOME AVAILABLE ON
NWWS...FOS...NOAAPORT...AND AWIPS BEGINNING TUESDAY AUGUST 31
1999 AT 400 P.M EASTERN TIME /ET/.  IT WILL BE UPDATED EVERY
TUESDAY THEREAFTER AT 400 P.M. ET AND MORE FREQUENTLY AS EVENTS
REQUIRE. THIS PRODUCT IS A FORECAST OF POTENTIAL SIGNIFICANT
WEATHER ACTIVITY OVER THE NEXT 3 TO 10 DAYS.  THIS FORECAST IS
FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS SUCH AS TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...
WIND...AND DROUGHT. 
  
TEXTUAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AWIPS...NOAAPORT...
FOS...AND NWWS UNDER THE FOLLOWING: 
  
                          WMO HEADING    NWWS ID
                          AWIPS ID
  
PROGNOSTIC DISCUSSION    FXUS21 KWNC    NMCPMDTHR
                          PMDTHR
  
GRAPHICAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AWIPS AND NOAAPORT 
UNDER THE FOLLOWING:
  
THREAT ASSESSMENT MAP:   WMO HEADING
                          AWIPS ID
  
FOR TEMPERATURE/WIND     PTIY98 KWNC
                          RBGTHT
           
FOR PRECIPITATION        PEIY50 KWNC
                          RBGTHP
  
FOR SOIL/WILDFIRE        PYIY88 KWNC
                          RBGTHS
  
2 OF 2.  THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR ANALYSIS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE
ON NWWS...FOS...NOAAPORT...AND AWIPS BEGINNING THURSDAY SEPTEMBER
2 1999 AT 1100 A.M. EASTERN TIME AND EVERY TUESDAY THEREAFTER AT
THE SAME TIME. THIS PRODUCT SUMMARIZES THE EXTENT AND INTENSITY
OF DROUGHT NATIONWIDE AND FORECASTS WHETHER DROUGHTS WILL
STRENGTHEN OR WEAKEN IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.  THE MAP USES A NEW
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM TO SHOW DROUGHT INTENSITY AND TYPE...
SIMILAR TO THOSE FOR HURRICANES AND TORNADOES.  THE MAP COMBINES
KEY INDICES OF RAINFALL AND DROUGHT TO PRODUCE THE FINAL DROUGHT
INTENSITY RATING.  SINCE DROUGHT OFTEN AFFECTS VARIOUS ACTIVITIES
DIFFERENTLY...THE MAP INDICATES IF DROUGHT IS AFFECTING
AGRICULTURE...FIRE DANGER...OR WATER SUPPLIES.
  
TEXTUAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AWIPS...NOAAPORT...
FOS...AND NWWS UNDER THE FOLLOWING: 
  
                          WMO HEADING    NWWS ID
                          AWIPS ID
  
PROGNOSTIC DISCUSSION    FXUS25 KWNC    NMCPMDDRO
                          PMDDRO
  
GRAPHICAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON NOAAPORT AND AWIPS
UNDER THE FOLLOWING:
  
                          WMO HEADING
                          AWIPS ID
  
DROUGHT MONITOR MAP      PYIA88 KWNC
                          RBGDRO
  
  
THE THREAT ASSESSMENT AND DROUGHT MONITOR PRODUCTS CAN ALSO BE
ACCESSED VIA INTERNET AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES: /ALL IN LOWER
CASE/
  
      HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV
      HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/THREATS
      HTTP://WWW.ENSO.UNL.EDU/MONITOR/MONITOR.HTML
  
FOR FUTHER INFORMATION...CONTACT
  
NOAA/NWS
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER - W/NP51
5200 AUTH RD 
CAMP SPRINGS MD 20746-4304
  
THIS AND OTHER NWS SERVICE NOTICES ARE POSTED AT
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/NOTIF.HTM /LOWER CASE/
  
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