Visualizing NOAA National Weather Service Forecasts and Services In Southern California Through The Use of Story Maps
The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office in Los Angeles/Oxnard California has developed a series of story maps that allow visualization of weather, water and climate forecasts and observations for the Southern California area. In a forecast office environment, they can be used for operational support, training, outreach, and enhanced situational awareness. Story map samples that will be presented include a map tour of the NWS river forecast locations in Southern California, a swipe map comparison of two U.S. drought monitor weekly maps, climatic data for select SW California cities, as well as several others.
To view these interactive Story Maps, users access a simple easy to use on-line web application through an Internet web browser.
This presentation/paper will discuss in further detail the development and current and future use of Story Maps by the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Los Angeles/Oxnard California for the Southern California area.