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NOAA>NWS>NCEP>OPC>Marine>Freezing Spray & Ice Edge Feedback

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.

Feedback Request:  Do you prefer chart style "A" or chart style "B"?  Please leave your comments in the box at the bottom of the page.

Comments will be accepted from February 1, 2013 to May 1, 2013. Any changes are planned for implementation September 9, 2013.

1A: Current style without freezing spray 1B: Proposed style with freezing spray



2A: Current style with freezing spray 2B: Proposed style without freezing spray



3A: Current style without freezing spray 3B: Proposed style with freezing spray



4A: Current style with freezing spray 4B: Proposed style without freezing spray



5A: Current style without freezing spray 5B: Proposed style with freezing spray



6A: Current style without ice edge and freezing spray 6B: Planned new style with ice edge and freezing spray



7A: Current style without ice edge and freezing spray 7B: Planned new style with ice edge and freezing spray



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