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    From Daryl Stout@1:2320/105 to All on Wed Apr 7 21:29:44 2021
    Public Information Statement
    National Weather Service Little Rock AR
    820 PM CDT Wed Apr 7 2021

    To: Subscribers:
    -NOAA Weather Wire Service
    -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
    Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

    From: Allison Allen, Chief
    Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch

    Subject: Hurricane Threats and Impacts (HTI) Mosaic Testing on
    April 8, 2021 (Backup date: April 22, 2021)

    The NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Honolulu and WFOs in the
    NWS Southern Region and in the NWS Eastern Region will commence
    with Hurricane Threats and Impacts (HTI) threat grid mosaic
    testing on Thursday, April 8. Thursday, April 22 has been
    designated as the backup test date in the event that testing
    cannot be conducted on April 8.

    Testing will begin at approximately 1500 UTC. Test activities
    will take approximately 1 hour; however, NWS dissemination systems
    may take up to an hour and a half to purge all test data. All
    test data is expected to be cleared by 1730 UTC.

    For the test, HTI grids will be created for Hurricane Wind
    Threat, Hurricane Storm Surge Threat, Hurricane Flooding Rain
    Threat, and Hurricane Tornado Threat. These grids are sent to the
    National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) and can be seen on the
    NDFD web viewer at:

    The Product Description Document for these threat grids can be found here: https://www.weather.gov/media/srh/tropical/PDD_HTI.pdf

    HTI grids are created by WFOs for their county warning area and
    mosaicked together to form a more geographically consistent
    depiction of the threat posed by hurricane hazards. The HTI
    mosaics can be found in kml format at:

    When populated HTI grids are posted, they also can be found on
    the WFO Tropical Web Portal page linked below under the Threats
    and Impacts tab:

    Periodic software and hardware testing in preparation for
    tropical cyclone events will continue during the remainder of

    For more information, please contact:

    Chris Buonanno
    Science and Operations Officer
    National Weather Service Office
    North Little Rock AR 72118


    National Public Information Statements are online at: https://www.weather.gov/notification/


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/105 to All on Tue Apr 20 16:37:30 2021
    The National Hurricane Conference will take place June 14-17 in
    New Orleans, Louisiana. The primary goal of the National Hurricane
    Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery,
    and mitigation in the US, the Caribbean Basin, and the Pacific.

    The conference serves as a national forum for federal, state, and
    local officials to exchange ideas, and recommend new policies to
    improve emergency management. EMI and FEMA certificate training
    courses are offered, as well as workshops and training sessions
    on a wide range of topics for hurricane responders.

    General session speakers will include many of the nation's top
    experts in hurricane-related issues. Radio amateurs involved in
    hurricane response are invited. In years past, radio amateurs
    who attend the amateur radio related conferences have been able
    to do so, free of charge.

    The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1, and runs
    through November 30. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) will
    start issuing regular Tropical Weather Outlook reports on May 15;
    for both the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Basins.

    The Atlantic Basin encompasses the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea,
    and the Gulf Of Mexico. The Eastern Pacific Basin covers the
    Eastern Pacific Ocean, east of 140 degrees west longitude.

    The National Hurricane Center is located in Miami, Florida, on the
    campus of Florida International University...and issues all tropical
    weather advisories, watches, warnings, and outlooks, for the Atlantic
    and East Pacific Basin.

    Areas from 140 degrees west longtitude to the International Date
    Line are covered by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, located
    in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Areas from the International Date line are in the Western Pacific
    Basin, and are covered by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Guam.

    For details on the 2021 Hurricane Conference, go to:


    To register online, go to:


    The National Hurricane Center website is at:

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