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Number / Title: 16-036:  Probabilistic Rip Current Guidance and Product Improvements


Provide forecasts that will more precisely identify where and when hazardous rip currents will occur so that the hazardous rip current risk can more effectively be communicated to the public.

Originator: John F. Kuhn Office: NWS/AFSO/AFS26  
Submitter: Timothy Oram Office: AFS26
Analyst: - - - - - - - Date Entered: 2016-10-24
Primary SPT: Marine Team Lead: Richard May
All Teams Reviewing: Marine, Water Resources, Public
Status: Assigned: Development/Execution Submitter Priority: Moderate

Decision / Status information
Tier   Date Disposition / Status
Tier 1 - Designated Submitter 2016-10-24 Approved
Tier 2 - Service Program Team Review2017-03-03 Approved
Tier 3 - AFS Director Review 2017-06-06 Approved and Validated Schedule for MDC
Tier 3 Notes:  Approved requirement: NWS has a need for accurate rip current predictions Insert as a slide in Marine MDC Presentation unstructured grids may also be needed for Storm Surge
Tier 4 - MDC Validation 2017-11-13 MDC has Validated the Requirement
Exec Council Validation (If Transformational)  

PIC related details
Date Disposition / Status : Initial meeting
2018-01-26 Assigned to STI
PIC Notes:
Portfolio/Dev. org and Development Status:  
Date Disposition / Status : Latest meeting (if addressed more than once)
PIC Notes:

Available Documents
Document Type Document Link
Mission Need or Requirement Request 16-036_ProbabilisticRipCurrent_MissionRequest (2).docx
Validation Decision Information Document 16-036_16036_signed vdi.pdf
Investment Justification
Products Catalog Link (Experimental or approved Operational)