5.1 Hazard Services -- Progress Report

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 4:00 PM
608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and D. Nietfeld, J. L. Mahoney, J. Wakefield, S. Williams, C. Golden, E. Polster, R. Pierce, K. L. Manross, and N. Hardin

Hazard Services, a cornerstone of a Weather-Ready nation, promises to streamline National Weather Service operations by integrating software tools into a common interface for issuing timely and accurate hazard information. We will provide an update on Hazard Services development work, which is proceeding to operational capability for Hydrology and additional hazard phenomena.  While operational work for legacy capabilities continues, experimental work is expanding the concepts to other areas.

The basic process of identifying a hazard area, time frame, and other hazard characteristics is being applied to diverse phenomena such as aviation weather, national precipitation forecasts, and probabilistic convective and flash flood events.  We will present a sampling of applications and show how the operational and experimental work are both using and contributing to the Hazard Services framework.

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