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This Media Guide to NWS Terminology is a World Wide Web version of the Media Guide published in early 1996. We believe this guide will be helpful to the Media when explaining weather forecasts "on the air", or "in print". It can also serve as an education tool for the general public. The development of any publication requires the resources of a number of people..their efforts are greatly appreciated and enumerated in the "hardcopy" version. Special acknowledgement goes to the original authors:

Steve Thompson
National Weather Service Office
La Crosse (ARX), Wisconsin


Anton F. Kapela
National Weather Service Forecast Office
Milwaukee/Sullivan (MKX), Wisconsin

The guide is broken down into these basic areas for easier understanding

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