- Languages: English, Spanish
- Publish Date: 2016-04-04
- Skill Level: 1
- Completion Time: .50 - .75 h
- Includes Audio: no
- Required Plugins: none
- Included in Courses:
Tropical Cyclone Winds: Forecasting and Communication, Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge: Forecasting and Communication
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- Explain the importance of pre-season coordination.
- Identify the decision cycle timelines and typical options that are executed by the groups receiving the briefing.
- Describe the basic structure of a briefing and effective briefing content
- Utilize existing NWS graphics appropriately to support your main message.
- Craft clear, concise and effective messages focused on customer specific needs.
- Frame the forecast message in the most effective way to enable customers/partners to make the best informed decision possible.
- Tailor meteorological information according to temporal and spatial resolution needs while appreciating forecast uncertainty - throughout the event timeline of a tropical cyclone (pre-watch, watch, warning, landfall, and post landfall).
- Coordinate with forecasters in other offices to ensure that a consistent forecast message is created and communicated to the public. This includes coordination between the WFO and Regional/National/International Centers including the NHC, SPC, WPC, and RFCs.