[Ads-l] Notify NYC - Coastal Flood Products

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 22 19:46:20 UTC 2016


This just made me laugh. Perhaps there’s a good reason for their choice of wording….BB

> On 22 Jan 2016, at 11:40, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: Notify NYC - Coastal Flood Products
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> This message presents additional examples of NOAA's use of the term "product".
> 
> Below is a link to a webpage for the NOAA: National Oceanic and
> Atmospheric Administration, Office of Climate, Water and Weather
> Services Integrated Operations Branch
> 
> "Product" appears on the following page repeatedly. Even the URL
> contains the term "products".
> 
> http://products.weather.gov/
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> National Catalogue of New or Enhanced Products and Services
> 
> List Operational* Products
> 
> List all Experimental & Enhanced Products
> 
> Search for a product (Experimental or Operational)
> 
> Reports
> [End excerpt]
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> New Entry Checklist    To enter a new or enhanced product or service
> into the NWSI 10-102 process. This checklist is for submitting new
> entries into the NWSI 10-102 process.
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Here is a description of two of the "products":
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> A 3-Day Space Weather Forecast product to relay forecast information
> about anticipated space weather activity, in formats consistent with
> existing NOAA Scale thresholds and tailored to a government decision
> maker perspective.
> [End excerpt]
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> The Climate Prediction Center issues this product for the contiguous
> U.S. and Alaska to provide potential hazardous conditions from extreme
> temperature, high wind, heavy precipitation or lack of precipitation,
> and dry or moist soils and wildfire risk.
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Garson
> 
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> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Fwd: Notify NYC - Coastal Flood Products
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>> I just received the E-mail below from the National Weather Service.
>> 
>> The use of the word "products" just looks bizarre.
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>> From: "Notify NYC" <swnalert at sendwordnow.com>
>> Date: Jan 22, 2016 11:53 AM
>> Subject: Notify NYC - Coastal Flood Products
>> To: "Daniel Goncharoff" <TheGonch at gmail.com>
>> Cc:
>> 
>> 
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>> Notification issued 1/22/16 at 11:52 AM. The National Weather Service has
>> issued the following Coastal Flood products for NYC areas:
>> 
>> *Southern Queens, Brooklyn, & Staten Island:* Coastal Flood Warning in
>> effect from 6AM - 12PM on 1/23 and again from 5PM until midnight 1/23 for
>> coastal locations adjacent to the south shore of New York City along New
>> York Harbor. Tidal departures are forecast to be three to four feet above
>> normal. Beach erosion and localized flooding may occur.
>> 
>> *Bronx, Northern Queens:* Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 10AM -
>> 2PM on 1/23. Tidal departures are forecast to be one and a half to two feet
>> Saturday morning and two and a half to three and a half feet Saturday
>> night.Beach erosion and localized flooding may occur.
>> 
>> *Manhattan:* Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6Am - 10AM on 1/23.
>> Tidal departures are forecast to be two to three feet Saturday morning and
>> three to four feet Saturday evening.Localized flooding may occur.
>> 
>> A Coastal Flood Warning indicates that flooding is expected or occurring.
>> Beach erosion and localized flooding may occur. During a Coastal Flood
>> Advisory onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low
>> areas along the shore. Coastal residents should be alert for later
>> statements and take action to protect property. For more information,
>> please visit www.weather.gov/nyc.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> The sender provided the following contact information.
>> Sender's Name: Notify NYC
>> Sender's Email: notifynyc at oem.nyc.gov
>> Sender's Contact Phone: (212) 639-9675

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