Users of NWS Indianapolis graphical services, including the Weather Story, Graphical Nowcast, and the Extended Forecast Graphic, will notice changes in both the style and content of these graphics in the coming days and weeks. Enhanced software capabilities will allow NWS Indianapolis meteorologists to do more with these graphics.
Over the last several years, these graphics have contained the following content:
Beginning April 1st, the content of the graphics will change slightly (The content of the Graphical Nowcast will not change):
These changes will allow NWS Indianapolis to place greater emphasis on decision support services for hazardous weather, in support of the Weather Ready Nation initiative. The typical issuance times (aside from the discontinuation of the Extended Graphic as routine) will not change. As always, the Hazardous Weather Outlook product contains a full textual summary of the anticipated weather hazards throughout the 7 day forecast period, and is updated as needed throughout the day and night.
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