National Weather Service Experimental Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook (EHWO)

Some Weather Forecast Offices (WFO)s of the National Weather Service (NWS) are experimenting with Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlooks.  Here is the page from the Minneapolis/St Paul office in Chanhassen, Minnesota (MPX).  It breaks down a gridded area in the WFO forecast area for a wide range of variables from Severe Thunderstorms, Lightning, Flooding, Fire Weather, Fog, Non-Thunderstorm Winds, Excessive Heat, Snow and Sleet, Ice Accumulation, Frost and Freeze, and Excessive Cold.

When you load the pages you get a detail breakdown of the risk levels and the definitions of the conditions to reach the levels.

It looks very promising for being a normal forecast product in the future.  The NWS is looking for online comments on the system, so go here and put in your thoughts on the system.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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