NWS: New Glossary Feature Available for Text Products

I notice this new feature, while browsing different WFO's in the
Central Region of the National Weather Service.

New Glossary Feature Available for Text Products

A new glossary feature is available for text forecast products issued by the National Weather Service. When a text product is opened in the web browser, terms that are in the glossary will be highlighted in the text.

Example: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_sto...d=1040&source=0

Example 2:
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
341 PM CST MON JAN 16 2006

.DISCUSSION...
NEAR TERM FORECAST ISSUE IS PRECIP TRENDS/SNOW AMOUNTS INTO THIS
EVENING. A SMALL ENHANCED AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS MOVING
INTO NORTH CENTRAL IOWA.
Source:http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=DMX&issuedby=DMX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1
HEAVY SNOW IS HIGHLIGHTED, CLICK ON THAT, A POP UP WILL APPEAR
Source: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=D...on=1&glossary=1
Heavy Snow
This generally means...

* snowfall accumulating to 4" or more in depth in 12 hours or less; or
* snowfall accumulating to 6" or more in depth in 24 hours or less


In forecasts, snowfall amounts are expressed as a range of values, e.g., "8 to 12 inches." However, in heavy snow situations where there is considerable uncertainty concerning the range of values, more appropriate phrases are used, such as "...up to 12 inches..." or alternatively "...8 inches or more...".You can either type in the word you are looking for in the box below or browse by letter

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