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Heat Continues For Parts Of Western & Southern U.S. While Monsoon Slowly Begins To Decrease

Another day of dangerous heat is in store for parts of the western and southern U.S. on Tuesday before a cooling trend begins Wednesday. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for northern CA and southwestern OR, while Heat Advisories cover parts of the southern Plains/Lower MS Valley. Meanwhile, monsoon will slowly taper off Tuesday in the Southwest, but isolated heavy rain remains possible. Read More >

HazCollect

HazCollect Service Status
 

HazCollect service is operational and available nationally. See the For Government information for details on the two required registrations:

  1. FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) application to obtain your Collaborative Operations Group (COG) identity: Memorandum of Agreement with FEMA required.
     
  2. HazCollect registration: a Memorandum of Agreement is not required. The registration page is online.

HazCollect, the NWS's All-Hazards Emergency Message Collection System, is a comprehensive national solution for the centralized collection and efficient distribution of Non-Weather Emergency Messages (NWEMs). NWEMs created by government officials with public warning authority are distributed through the NWS dissemination infrastructure, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, other national systems, and to the nation's Emergency Alert System (EAS).

A NWEM is a specialized form of an OASIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) alert. The CAP alert is sent to the HazCollect service via FEMA's Open Platform for Emergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN) interoperability infrastructure.

Third party developers may also develop authoring tools using the NWEM Application Programming Interface (API). A list of third-party developers is online. Developers who have CAP 1.1. or 1.2 listed under the Post NWEM plan to provide an alert authoring capability for HazCollect.