Prototype Tool Development for Creating Probabilistic Hazard Information for Severe Convective Phenomena
This presentation will discuss early development of next-generation, highly interactive prototype PHI creation tools, in addition to reviewing prior PHI tool development and testing conducted at the National Severe Storms Laboratory and Hazardous Weather Testbed. This development process is taking into consideration several factors, including forecaster workload, user-interface functionality, and public communication and response. The resulting prototype aims to test how forecasters can effectively convey uncertainties (i.e., time, space, motion, intensity) associated with multi-scale severe weather threats. As part of the presentation we will provide examples of the current prototype PHI tools under development as well as explore the underlying science necessary for forecasters to turn mesoscale and storm-scale statistical and numerical model output of severe convective phenomena into understandable and readily-applicable, grid-based hazardous weather information.