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StormDat Program Modernization

Webinar on StormDat Program Modernization - June 2nd at 3pm EDT


A Webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd at 3pm EDT to discuss the future of the StormDat program.  Brent MacAloney from the Performance Branch will discuss some of the issues with the current StormDat program, as well as get into the details behind some of the current requirements for a modernized StormDat program.  Those who register for this Webinar will have an opportunity to suggest additional requirements.  To register for this webinar, please go to: 

Individual Forecaster Verification Going Away

TAF Stats on Demand: Individual Forecaster Verification Going Away


We received word that there is a major change to the format of the forecaster identification information in the VFT files being created in AWIPS OB14.4.1, which has already been installed at several offices.  Unfortunately, this change will take away the Performance and Evaluation Branch's ability to generate individual forecaster verification reports.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on your ability to view your own verification statistics or oversee the verification statistics of the forecasters at your office.  However, this change is beyond the control of the Performance and Evaluation Branch.  

Website Maintenance

Website Maintenance: May 12 - 13


The Performance Management website will be taken offline around 3pm EDT on Tuesday, May 12th and will not be turned back online until sometime during the day on Wednesday, May 13th.  This downtime is needed to upgrade two servers which run the Performance Management website.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Any questions may be directed to

GPRA Metrics National Yearly Trends

GPRA Metrics National Yearly Trends Updated!


GPRA Metrics National Yearly Trends have been updated to include FY14 scores.  This report contains graphics and summaries of multi-year GPRA trends in the following categories:  Tornado Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings, Aviation (TAFs), Marine Forecasts, Flash Flood Warnings, Hurricane Track Forecasts, and Max/Min Temperature Forecasts.  You may view all charts and summaries on the GPRA Overview Page of the Performance Management site.

Sping 2015 Peak Performance Newsletter

Released - Spring 2015 Peak Performance Newsletter!


The Performance and Evaluation Branch is pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2015 Edition of Peak Performance! 

In this issue, you will find the following articles- 1) The Newly Formatted NWS 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey Will Go “Live” April 2015  2) Did You Know? “National Weather Service Headquarters Reorganization”  3) On the Road Again  4) Status of Service Assessment Actions  5) StormDat Program Modernization Update

We hope this edition provides both interesting and educational topics.  If you would like to contribute to our “Summer 2015 Peak Performance Newsletter” articles are due May 29, 2015.  Submission guidelines may be found here.  We look forward to hearing from you!

NWS Marine Forecast Verification Webinars

NWS Marine Forecast Verification Webinars - April 22nd and 30th


Webinars will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd at 3pm EDT and Thursday, April 30th at 2pm EDT to discuss the new NWS Marine Forecast Verification Stats on Demand program.  Chuck Kluepfel, meteorologist in the Performance and Evaluation Branch, will discuss the knobology and use of the marine verification stats on demand system, talk about understanding data in reports, discuss ways in which additional stations can be added to the program, as well as answer any questions you may have. 

To register for the  Wednesday, April 22nd at 3pm EDT session:

To register for the  Thursday, April 30th at 2pm EDT session:

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 Spring Edition Available NOW!
Spring Edition Available NOW!