[Ads-l] Notify NYC - Coastal Flood Products

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 22 21:12:09 UTC 2016


I find it interesting that they understand there is a difference between a
product and a service, but they don't quite seem to understand what the
difference is.
On Jan 22, 2016 2:40 PM, "ADSGarson O'Toole" <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> 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
>
>
> 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:
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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> > The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
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