4A.5 National Weather Service Hazard Services—Field Deployment and Vision

Tuesday, 14 January 2020: 9:45 AM
157C (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Mark Armstrong, NWS, Silver Spring, MD

The National Weather Service (NWS) is deploying Hazard Services, an innovative new software application to produce the watch, warning, and advisory products that define the NWS mission. Hazard Services consolidates the hazard generation functions of three existing applications, providing a unified interface and more efficient workflow for NWS forecasters. Hazard services also provides a flexible software framework for the NWS to develop the next generation of products and services.

Hazard Services is in the process of deploying to the Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs). The first phase of the operational software produces the NWS suite of hydrologic products. The remaining hazard types will be added incrementally, beginning with winter weather hazards later in 2020. New hazard types will continue to be added until the entire NWS product suite is migrated to Hazard Services in 2022.

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