All-Hazards Decision Support Services
An Emergency Manager’s Resource for NWS Support during All-Hazards Incidents
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|| Spot Forecast and Hysplit Training
| Digital Tabular Forecast
Public Safety Officials can request an All-Hazards Incident or Non-Wild Fire Spot Forecast and HYSPLIT model run from the Paducah National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office. For some additional training on Non-Wild Fire Spot Forecasts and HYSPLIT model runs, click on the "Spot Forecast and HYSPLIT Training" link above. Please note that the training module was created by the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, Georgia. While the process is very similar for creation and dissemination of spot forecasts, HYSPLIT model output can only be sent via fax or e-mail, and cannot be displayed on our website.
Fill out the Spot Forecast Request Form, making sure to:
...On-Site Incident Weather Support is Available...
In some cases, on-site weather support can be provided at EOCs and Incident Command Posts. During large and prolonged incidents, the NWS Office in Paducah can dispatch an on-site meteorologist to provide critical wind, temperature, relative humidity, precipitation and dispersion forecasts. These on-site meteorologists are trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and can deploy weather equipment at the incident location, download model and weather data on-site, and provide critical weather briefings to the command team.
Emergency Managers or other Public Safety Officials wishing to request on-site weather support during an incident, or just wanting to learn more about the on-site weather support program, should call the NWS office in Paducah, Kentucky.
Related Useful Links
Forecast Tutorial - Instructions on different ways to view your forecast(Large PDF file).
Forecast Navigator - Guide to WFO Paducah products and services.
MDSS - NWS Mobile Decision Support Services (receive text messages and e-mail alerts).
NWSCHAT - Instant messaging program for information exchange between NWS personnel and key partners.