Request for Feedback on Freezing Spray & Ice Edge Depictions
The Ocean Prediction Center proposes moving the depiction of the ice edge and forecast freezing spray warning labels from the wind wave forecast charts to the surface features forecast charts.
This proposed change adds the ice edge and Freezing Spray Warning labels to the surface charts (examples 6 and 7).
This proposed change will make the wind/wave forecast charts clearer, as these charts tend to be busier with wind barbs depicted chart-wide.
This proposed change also places all warnings on one chart – the surface forecast chart
Any changes made will be consistent for all products. These include:
24-hour Atlantic and Pacific surface forecast
24-hour Atlantic and Pacific wind/wave forecast
48-hour Atlantic and Pacific surface forecast
48-hour Atlantic and Pacific wind/wave forecast
96-hour Atlantic and Pacific surface forecast
96-hour Atlantic and Pacific wind/wave forecast
Shown below in column A is the current chart style while column B has the proposed chart style. If OPC makes this change, it will mean that ALL
of the column A charts will switch to column B charts. OPC is unable to keep one chart as column A and a different chart as column B, they
must all be either column A or all column B.