March - April 2018
During March and April, forecasters participating in the 2018 NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) continued the third year of tests with the experimental Hazard Services - Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) application. GSD is developing the Hazard Services framework, and this preliminary version includes the NSSL-developed component PHI. HS-PHI is a graphical depiction of plumes of probabilities of a severe weather hazard occurring at grid points across a continuum of days to minutes. Forecasters evaluated the performance and usefulness of HS-PHI to convey hazardous weather threats to the public, and provided suggestions to improve the software and helped formulate operational best practices. HS-PHI is a joint effort between GSD, NSSL, and MDL under the Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs) umbrella to modernize high-impact weather forecasting and communication processes.
For more information contact: Susan Cobb 303-497-5093