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1 WMO CAP in the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) – An Introduction Samuel Muchemi Public Weather Services (PWS) programme, WMO WMO; Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department (WDS)

2 WMO Presentation outline  Introduction to SWFDP  The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of SWFDP  CAP in SWFDP

3 Introduction to SWFDP  World Meteorological Congress, Cg-XV (2007) had requested for: oimprovement of severe weather forecasting; and owarning services in developing countries.  SWFDP Vision: “NMHSs in developing countries are able to implement and maintain reliable and effective routine forecasting and severe weather warning programmes through enhanced use of NWP products and delivery of timely and authoritative forecasts and early warnings, thereby contributing to reducing the risk of disasters from natural hazards.”

4 Status of implementation of SWFDP  SWFDP Regional Subprojects  Southern Africa (16 countries; RSMC Pretoria, RSMC-TC La Réunion)  South Pacific Islands (9 Island States; RSMC Wellington, RSMC-TC Nadi)  Eastern Africa (7 countries, RSMC Nairobi, RFSC Dar Es Salaam)  Southeast Asia (5 countries, RFSC, Hanoi)  Bay of Bengal (6 countries, RSMC, New Delhi)

5 SWFDP Cascading Forecasting Process  Global NWP centres provide NWP and EPS products;  Regional centres: ointerpret global NWP information; orun limited-area model to refine products; oprepare daily guidance products (for up to day-5) for NMCs; omaintain RSMC Web site; and oliaise with the participating NMCs. 5 Global Centers Disaster Management Centres NMCsRSMC Pretoria

6 Operational Website of SWFDP - Eastern Africa Region Website provides severe weather guidance products prepared in the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) Nairobi, for use by forecasters in seven (7) Meteorological Services in Eastern Africa

7 SWFDP Cascading Forecasting Process  National Meteorological Centres: omaintain responsibility/authority over national warning services, oissue alerts, advisories, severe weather warnings; oliaise with Disaster Management and media; and ocontribute feedback and evaluation of the project 7

8 Operational Website of SWFDP - Eastern Africa Region Example of severe weather forecast product

9 Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) main components Regional Centre Global Centres RSMCs-TC Global NWP/EPS and Sat-based products TC Guidance Products (risk/probability) GDPFS National Met Centres (Forecast D / D+5; Bulletins) Mobile; SMS; Weather Radio Systems; Public Web; Social Media; CAP etc. General Public PWS Disaster Management and Civil Protection Other specific Communication Systems; CAP Media ; Telephone; Press releases; CAP etc. Radio; TV

10 WMO Presentation outline  Introduction to SWFDP  The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of SWFDP  CAP in SWFDP

11 The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of the SWFDP  Training staff of NMHSs on essential skills such as:  Coordination with the media;  Coordination with Disaster Management and Civil Protection Authorities (DMCPAs);  Preparation of weather alerts and warnings;  Public education and outreach;  Communication skills;  Conducting surveys;  Service evaluation; and  TV and radio weather presentation.

12 The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of the SWFDP  Training staff of NMHSs on how to implement multiple communication channels such as:  TV weather presentation studios;  Press releases;  Mobile technology applications;  Social media;  Websites;  Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)

13 CAP activities in PWS  CAP Activities in the PWS programme go beyond the SWFDP and include:  Maintaining CAP WebPages on the PWS Website tingProtocol_en.html tingProtocol_en.html  The CAP Jump-Start initiative: oThe CAP experts provide direct support at the strategic, operational, or technical levels to NMHSs staff, and offer hands-on support  Publication of CAP-related material; and  Organizing workshops.

14 WMO Presentation outline  Introduction to SWFDP  The Public Weather Services (PWS) component of SWFDP  CAP in SWFDP

15 CAP in SWFDP  CAP training introduced in the SWFDP workshops in 2012  About 50 individuals trained from: o16 countries in Southern Africa; and o7 Countries in Eastern Africa.

16 CAP in SWFDP  CAP Jump-Start Workshops :  2-day CAP Jump-Start workshops (conducted by PWS CAP advisor) held in the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) and in the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD);  Trained technical and managerial staff of the TMA and KMD;  Provided free CAP open-source software to Met Services and installed on computers to start them off.

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