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Weather Information for Decision Makers. Bill Sammler Warning Coordination Meteorologist NOAA/National Weather Service - Wakefield, VA. So Much Weather… So Many Places to Find It!!. National Hurricane Center. Local Office Web Sites. NCEP-HPC. Storm Prediction Center.

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weather information for decision makers

Weather Information for Decision Makers

Bill Sammler

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

NOAA/National Weather Service - Wakefield, VA

so much weather so many places to find it
So Much Weather… So Many Places to Find It!!

National Hurricane Center

Local Office Web Sites

NCEP-HPC

Storm Prediction Center

Climate Prediction Center

The Private Sector (Accuweather, Weather Channel, local media, etc.)

Our desire is increase YOUR knowledge of an impending weather event without forcing you to use multiple web sites to get that knowledge

virginia nws web sites
Virginia NWS Web Sites

NWS Wakefield, VA:

http://weather.gov/akq

NWS Blacksburg VA:

http://weather.gov/rnk

Clickable Map for Forecasts

NWS Sterling VA:

http://weather.gov/lwx

Graphical Forecasts

NWS Charleston WV:

http://weather.gov/rlx

NWS Morristown TN:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx

point specific 7 day forecast
Point Specific 7 Day Forecast

Forecast Grid Point

KML link to GIS displayable forecast

accessing graphical forecasts
Accessing Graphical Forecasts

Regional Graphical Forecasts

hourly weather graph
Hourly Weather Graph

Temp/Dew Point

Wind/Wind Gusts

Surface RH/POP/Sky

Precip Type/Tstms?

nws wakefield em briefing page
NWS Wakefield EM/Briefing Page

http://weather.gov/akq/empage.php

Hazard/Topic Specific Tabs

Local

Radar

Local

WFO

Products

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NWS Wakefield EM/Briefing Page

http://weather.gov/akq/empage.php

nws blacksburg em briefing page
NWS Blacksburg EM/Briefing Page

http://weather.gov/rnk/emer/emer_severe.php

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NWS Blacksburg EM/Briefing Page

http://weather.gov/rnk/emer/emer_severe.php

nws sterling em page
NWS Sterling EM Page

http://weather.gov/lwx/em.php

area forecast discussion afd
Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)

How can I determine the forecaster’s confidence?

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Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)

How can I determine the forecaster’s confidence?

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Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)

How can I determine the forecaster’s confidence?

Jan 16, 2008 Forecast Discussion

accessing real time radar data
Accessing Real-Time Radar Data

Local + Regional/National Mosaics

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Accessing Real-Time Radar Data

Local + Regional/National Mosaics

Enhanced Version

Regional Mosaics

Standard Version

using tabbed browsing
Using Tabbed Browsing
  • How can I make this info Routine?
  • Making it a Priority is One Possibility
  • Tabbed Browsing is an Easier Solution
    • Open Multiple Pages Each Time Your Browser Opens
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Using Tabbed Browsing
  • Available in Firefox and IE7
  • In Firefox – File -> New Tab
  • In IE7 – Click “blank” tab to open New Tab
  • Open a New Tab for Each Page you wish to open
making tabs home pages
FIREFOX

Tools -> Options

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)

Tools Icon -> Internet Options

Making Tabs “Home Pages”
tabbed browsing examples
Tabbed Browsing Examples

My Office

At Home

conference calls help us help you
Conference Calls – Help Us Help You
  • Highly valued by NWS (and EMs)
  • Run Smoothly Sometimes…Others – Not So Much
  • Resources Often Not be Used PRIOR to the Conference Calls
    • Baseline Understanding of Impending Event Important to the Quality of Conference Calls
  • Many Questions Answered Via These Resources – Please Use Them

AKQ Conference Calls During Hanna

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