Specific Job Task Skills and Knowledge:
Task 7.1: Utilize WarnGen to accurately define warning areas. See Instructional Component 7.1 for more relevant material.
Task 7.2: Use effective wording of warnings and conduct proper dissemination process to user community.
Task 7.3: Determine the evolution of convective storm threat and use observations to issue Severe Weather Statements (SVS), Local Storm Reports (LSR), and Short Term Forecasts (NOW) frequently to update severe weather event-driven prodcuts (SVR, TOR, FFW).
IC 7.1: Review relevant modules and/or documents on storm-based warnings, the AWIPS WarnGen tool, and communications in regards to severe weather warnings.
AWIPS D2D User Manual (Release OB9.0): Chapter 5 - WarnGen
Distance Learning Operations Course (DLOC): Topic 1
Advanced Warning Operations Course (AWOC) Core Track
Advanced Warning Operations Course (AWOC) Severe Track
Other WDTD Courses:
COMET Module on Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk
Effective Use of Various Communication Methods During a Severe Convective Outbreak by Albert E. Pietrycha and Mark A. Fox (WFO Amarillo)
Situation Specific Call-To-Action Statements by Timothy W. Troutman and Richard Smith
IC 7.2: Review national and regional NWS directives regarding the issuance of severe weather products.
Alaska Region (AR) Directives:
Central Region (CR) Directives:
Eastern Region (ER) Directives:
Pacific Region (PR) Directives:
Southern Region (SR) Directives:
Western Region (WR) Directives:
IC 7.3: Use the Weather Event Simulator (WES) displaced real-time (DRT) simulation mode to practice issuing warnings and other relevant products using WarnGen and to assess proficiency in issuing warnings.
References and Examples:
Emerging Technologies in the Field to Improve Information in Support of Operations and Research by Pietrycha et al. 2009
Using GOES Satellite Products to Enhance National Weather Service Warning Operations by Samuel L. Lashley (WFO Syracuse, IN)
Radar Detection and Warning Strategies Using Multiple Workspaces: AWIPS setup example by Josh Korotky (WFO - Pittsburg)
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