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Product Information

Local NWS Product Information

small NOAA logo This data taken from our Oregon Guide to National Weather Service Products and Services (1997, revised 2006). If you would like to request a copy, contact: Tyree Wilde, Warning Coordinator Meteorologist.
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small NOAA logoOther Resources: [ Natl. Catalogue of Products ] [ NWS Products and Services ]

NWS Portland's
Guide to National Weather Service's Products and Services

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  • Cover Sheet
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Public Products (and decoding the PoP and other data )
  • Non-Routine Public Products
  • Digital Products
  • Marine Products
  • Aviation Products
  • Fire Weather Products
  • Hydrologic Products
  • Note to Users of this Guide
  • Appendix A (Wind Chill, Heat Index, and other conversion tables )
  • Appendix B (Weather and Safety Guidelines)
  • Appendix C (Weather Glossary)

  • Assorted Links

  • Glossary to Weather and Terms Glossary
  • Listing of Abbreviations used by NWS

  • Decoding Numerical Guidance and other Data

  • Decoding PFM, or the Point Forecast Matrix
  • Decoding MAV
  • Decoding MET
  • Decoding UTC or ZULU Time

  • Unique Data

  • Elevations of local locations/cities
                   Portland/Vancouver | SW Washington |
                   Salem/Mid Valley | Eugene/South Valley |
                   Coast/Coast Range | Gorge/Cascades Range
  • Probability of a White Christmas

  • Indicies, Scales
    and Other Reference

    (many of these scales are in .pdf easy to print version).

    Also, see NOAA's Weather Safety

  • UltraViolet Index (UVI)
  • Wind Chill Chart
  • Heat Index Chart
  • Fujita Tornado Scale: webpage or pdf
  • Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale: webpage or pdf
  • Estimating Wind Speed: webpage or pdf
  • Estimating Hail Size
  • Skywarn™ Spotter Reporting Criteria: webpage or pdf
  • Beaufort Wind Force: webpage or pdf
  • Wind Conversion Charts: webpage or pdf

  • Pacific NW Windstorms brochure (.pdf)
  • Earthquake Scales: Mercalli and and other data

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