Week 1 of this year’s Spring EM Experiment kicked off yesterday! EMs were able to get a first look at some of the new experimental products, and they began to work PHI in the Enhanced Data Display (shown on the screens). In the coming days we’ll add even more new products.
Spring is buzzing around the building and we are excited to have this year’s EM experiment just around the corner! It’s PHI-nally here!
We have Emergency Managers coming from all over the country–Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Michigan, Ohio, and Oklahoma–representing a variety of jurisdictions, such as cities, counties, states, hospital networks, utility companies, and more! We’ll be switching things up a bit this year so stay tuned for pictures and updates of the action. Week 1 starts next week, May 13, and Week 2 starts right after that on May 20.
This week emergency managers from hospital, city, county, and state jurisdictions are evaluating how they might use probabilistic hazard information for decision making during severe convective weather.
We had an unprecedented response to our call for EM applicants for the 2018 HWT PHI EM project. Over 50 EMs applied for 8 spots! So many strong candidates this year! We are actively pursuing funding for next year so we hope those we had to turn away this year will apply next year.
Thank you to our friends in the National Weather Service for helping to spread the word about our project!
This is the information page for emergency manager (EM) participation in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT). EMs in the HWT help evaluate probabilistic hazard information (PHI) for severe weather, the core of the future National Weather Service severe weather warning paradigm. PHI is part of NSSL’s overall FACETS initiative. Learn more about FACETS here: