The Evolution of NWS Digital Aviation Services Part II: Creating User Displays Based on Partner Interaction (343)
Jamie Enderlen, National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Chicago, IL, Romeoville, IL
Marcia Cronce, National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI
Brian Hirsch, National Weather Service Central Region Headquarters
Joe Dellicarpini, National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Boston/Taunton, MA
As covered in &ldquoThe Evolution of NWS Digital Aviation Services Part I: Developing a Unified Forecast Process&rdquo, all NWS forecast offices will be producing gridded aviation forecasts in support of DAS by 2021. New forecast fields of visibility, cloud base height, and low level wind shear will be available to aviation and non-aviation partners. Therefore, the NWS needs to create a platform for our diverse partners to view the digital forecasts once the new forecast fields become official. In 2017, the Aviation Weather Center, NWS Chicago, CWSU Chicago, NWS Boston, CWSU Boston, NWS Central Region Headquarters, and NWS Eastern Region Headquarters developed a plan to engage a variety of aviation partners and use their feedback to create a standardized, user-focused aviation weather website. NWS Chicago, CWSU Chicago, NWS Boston, and CWSU Boston hosted Aviation Workshops where both commercial and general aviation partners interacted with existing aviation web pages and provided feedback. NWS Central Region Headquarters and NWS Chicago also engaged general aviation pilots through an Experimental Aircraft Association webinar. The results from the meetings have been compiled and are being used to create adaptable web pages that FAA controllers, commercial pilots, general aviation pilots, and other non-aviation partners can use to make decisions.