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  • COMET has published Communicating Winter Weather Surface Impacts. This 1.25 hour lesson introduces NWS forecasters to the benefits of pre-season coordination in understanding the critical needs of decision-makers, particularly state and local Departments of Transportation (DOTs). The strategies used by DOTs to mitigate road impacts during the winter and how the NWS can best support their needs are discussed, followed by a simulation. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (10/10/17)


  • COMET has published Using the Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT) for Water Resilience Decisions. This lesson demonstrates the utility of the Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT) for water resources applications. The training follows a NOAA Climate Resilience Toolkit case study in Tampa, Florida, and illustrates some of types of LCAT analyses available and how these analyses can be used to inform the steps to climate resilience outlined in the Toolkit. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (08/17/17)


  • COMET has published Statistical Methods in the NWS National Blend of Global Models Part 2.  Versions 2.0 and 3.0 of the National Blend of global Models (NBM) provide forecasts for precipitation, relative humidity, cloud ceiling heights, surface visibility, and ocean wind speed and direction.  This lesson introduces learners to the UnRestricted Mesoscale Analysis (URMA, the analysis of record) used to calibrate the NBM's bias and error estimates.  Learners will also explore the bias correction, weighting, and post-processing procedures used to produce the new forecast elements.  To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (08/14/17)


  • COMET has published WPC Rainfall Guidance for Tropical Cyclones.  This 30-45 minute lesson introduces learners to the challenges in predicting precipitation associated with tropical cyclones.  It also provides an overview of the deterministic and probabilistic rainfall guidance products issued by the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) to forecast TC-related precipitation.  Learners work through a TC case to practice interpreting the guidance correctly and communicating the precipitation threat.  To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (08/10/17)


  • COMET has published Communicating Impacts and Mitigation for Wind Chill and Extreme Cold.  This 20-30 minute lesson describes the potential impacts of cold wind chill values and extremely cold temperatures, and explores ways forecasters can communicate the impacts of these weather events along with mitigation strategies.  To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (07/21/17)




         

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