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Watch By County Status Update NWS Partners Workshop June 24, 2004 NWS Partners Workshop June 24, 2004 Mark Tew Fire and Public Weather Services Branch.

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1 Watch By County Status Update NWS Partners Workshop June 24, 2004 NWS Partners Workshop June 24, 2004 Mark Tew Fire and Public Weather Services Branch Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services

2 Overview Recent Watch By County History SPC Software Development WFO Software Development 2004 WBC Milestones Implementation Issues Reminder Recent Watch By County History SPC Software Development WFO Software Development 2004 WBC Milestones Implementation Issues Reminder

3 Recent Watch By County History Initial Watch Outline Update Message Became an Operational Product on January 6 Internal Test of WFO WBC Software in March Select WFOs Issuing WCNs on an Experimental Basis. –18 WFOs by mid July WOUs are now the NWS’s Primary County Based Convective Watch Product Initial Watch Outline Update Message Became an Operational Product on January 6 Internal Test of WFO WBC Software in March Select WFOs Issuing WCNs on an Experimental Basis. –18 WFOs by mid July WOUs are now the NWS’s Primary County Based Convective Watch Product

4 SPC Software Development Service Backup –Successfully tested backup of initial WOUs –Will test backup of hourly update and final WOUs in September Valid Time Event Code (Revised Specification Pending) –Use Revised Specification –Add to WOUs on July 7 –“X” code for initial WOUs –“E” code for hourly update and final WOUs Marine Zones –Add on July 7 Service Backup –Successfully tested backup of initial WOUs –Will test backup of hourly update and final WOUs in September Valid Time Event Code (Revised Specification Pending) –Use Revised Specification –Add to WOUs on July 7 –“X” code for initial WOUs –“E” code for hourly update and final WOUs Marine Zones –Add on July 7

5 Watch Outline Update Message OUS64 KWNS BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 387 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 550 PM CDT WED JUN SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 387 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 12:00 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS OKC OK. OKLAHOMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE TILLMAN $$ TXC TX. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON ARCHER BAYLOR BOSQUE CALLAHAN COLLIN COMANCHE DALLAS DELTA DENTON EASTLAND ELLIS ERATH FISHER FOARD FREESTONE HAMILTON HARDEMAN HASKELL HENDERSON HILL HOOD HOPKINS HUNT JACK JOHNSON JONES KAUFMAN KNOX LEON LIMESTONE MCLENNAN NAVARRO NOLAN PALO PINTO PARKER RAINS ROCKWALL SHACKELFORD SOMERVELL STEPHENS TARRANT TAYLOR THROCKMORTON VAN ZANDT WICHITA WILBARGER WISE YOUNG $$ ATTN...WFO...OUN...FWD...SJT...

6 WFO Software Development Service Backup –Successfully test backup of WCNs Valid Time Event Code (Revised Specification Pending) –Switched to the revised specification in May –“E” code for all WCNs Marine Zones –Add on July 7 at coastal WFOs Watch Extensions in Area (Adding Counties) –Added in May Service Backup –Successfully test backup of WCNs Valid Time Event Code (Revised Specification Pending) –Switched to the revised specification in May –“E” code for all WCNs Marine Zones –Add on July 7 at coastal WFOs Watch Extensions in Area (Adding Counties) –Added in May

7 Watch County Notification Message WWUS62 KCHS WCNCHS EXPERIMENTAL...WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 966 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 419 AM EST WED NOV THIS WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION PRODUCT IS AN EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT BEING ISSUED IN ADDITION TO OUR SEVERE WEATHER PRODUCTS. GAC SCC /E.NEW.KCHS.TO.A T0920Z T1500Z/ THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 966 UNTIL 1000 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS… IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA BRYAN BULLOCH CANDLER CHATHAM EFFINGHAM EVANS JENKINS LIBERTY LONG MCINTOSH SCREVEN TATTNALL IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA ALLENDALE BEAUFORT COLLETON HAMPTON JASPER INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAXTON...DARIEN...HALFMOON LANDING... HINESVILLE...LUDOWICI...METTER...MILLEN...PEMBROKE...REIDSVILLE... SAVANNAH...SPRINGFIELD...STATESBORO...SYLVANIA...TOWNSEND... WILMINGTON...WILMINGTON ISLAND...ALLENDALE...BEAUFORT...EDISTO BEACH...HAMPTON...HILTON HEAD ISLAND...RIDGELAND AND WALTERBORO $$

8 2004 WBC Milestones MilestoneDate New WWA Design Alpha TestingMay – September Add Marine Zones to WOUs and WCNsJuly 7 Add VTEC to WOUsJuly 7 Second OT+E ( 18 Alpha Sites)September – October Expand WBC Testing to all CONUS WFOsSeptember Implement WBCFebruary 2005

9 Implementation Issue 1 Issue: Expanding WBC Testing to the remaining WFOs in CONUS Background: Around 100 WFOs will begin issuing WCNs by end of September. These offices will receive national teletraining in July and local “hands on” training in August. Impacts: –Limited real time convective watch opportunities from September to February –Potential WCN errors in early 2005 as WFOs learn on the go with WBC and WFO software Issue: Expanding WBC Testing to the remaining WFOs in CONUS Background: Around 100 WFOs will begin issuing WCNs by end of September. These offices will receive national teletraining in July and local “hands on” training in August. Impacts: –Limited real time convective watch opportunities from September to February –Potential WCN errors in early 2005 as WFOs learn on the go with WBC and WFO software

10 Implementation Issue 2 Issue: Transition from the Legacy Convective Watch Products (SEV/SLS/SPS) to Watch By County (WOU/WCN) Background: The Watch By County suite of products replaces the existing convective watch products. Question: How should the NWS execute the transition from the legacy watch products to the WBC products with minimal impact to both customers and our offices? Options –Partners accepted a 30 day service overlap with operational legacy and WBC products – January Partners Workshop in Seattle –Discontinue legacy products on March 8, 2005 Issue: Transition from the Legacy Convective Watch Products (SEV/SLS/SPS) to Watch By County (WOU/WCN) Background: The Watch By County suite of products replaces the existing convective watch products. Question: How should the NWS execute the transition from the legacy watch products to the WBC products with minimal impact to both customers and our offices? Options –Partners accepted a 30 day service overlap with operational legacy and WBC products – January Partners Workshop in Seattle –Discontinue legacy products on March 8, 2005

11 Reminder Watch By County Provides an Orderly Process for Convective Watches from the Time of Issuance Until Cancellation –National (WOU) and Local (WCN) Products Linked by Software –VTEC Event Tracking Number Provides Easy Identification of all Products for one or More Watches Existing Convective Watch Product Suite Does Not Meet Your Needs –Limited Number of Customers use the SPS for Watch “Clearing” Information –SLS Information Often Does Not Match National Product Information Watch By County Provides an Orderly Process for Convective Watches from the Time of Issuance Until Cancellation –National (WOU) and Local (WCN) Products Linked by Software –VTEC Event Tracking Number Provides Easy Identification of all Products for one or More Watches Existing Convective Watch Product Suite Does Not Meet Your Needs –Limited Number of Customers use the SPS for Watch “Clearing” Information –SLS Information Often Does Not Match National Product Information

12 Legacy System vs. WBC Legacy Watch System Watch By County

13 The End Question or Comments?


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