Introduction

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing forecasts, watches, and warnings to the public through various tropical cyclone graphical and text products.

To increase understanding of these hazards, the NWS strives to improve products. This survey is designed to invite feedback on potential changes to the Tropical Cyclone Forecast/Advisory (TCM) product issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC). The TCM contains a list of all current coastal watches and warnings for a tropical or subtropical cyclone, as well as the current latitude and longitude coordinates, intensity, and system motion. The advisory contains forecasts of the cyclone positions, intensities, track, and wind fields for 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours from the forecast’s nominal initial time. The information collected through this survey may be used for research reports, presentations, publications, educational materials, or future studies.

Please note that the examples shown in this survey are designed to invite feedback and are not an exact representation of the content of NWS tropical cyclone products in the future.

By initiating this survey, you are voluntarily agreeing to participate in the survey and allow your responses to be used for research purposes. You are also confirming that you, the survey participant, are at least 18 years of age.

Thank you.

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Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other suggestions for reducing this burden to Jessica Schauer at the NOAA/National Weather Service/Analyze, Forecast and Support Office: Jessica.Schauer@noaa.gov

Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subjected to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB Control Number 0648-0342.

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