Experimental Bulleted Winter and Non-Precipitation Product Now Being Disseminated

The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in La Crosse, WI will be one of many National Weather Service offices across the country using an experimental bullet format for some informational products this winter.  The La Crosse NWS office will issue winter weather (WSW) and non-precipitation (NPW) watches, warnings, and advisories using this experimental bullet format for the duration of the 2009/2010 winter season.

The experimental bullet format is similar to the current format used for severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings.  These formats are typically easier to read and to quickly gather vital information from during hazardous winter and non-precipitation events.  A Product Description Document (PDD) for these experimental products, including examples of the bulleted WSW and NPW products, is available online by clicking here.

Public comments about this experimental bullet format are welcome through Saturday, May 29, 2010.  Please click here to access this survey.  Upon completion of this experimental period and the close of the public comment period, the NWS will evaluate all received comments to determine whether or not to proceed with a full implementation of bulleted WSW and NPW products nationwide.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the experimental bullet format for WSW and NPW watches, warnings, and advisories, please contact WFO La Crosse Warning Coordination Meteorologist Todd Shea at:

National Weather Service
N2788 County Road FA
La Crosse, WI 54601

or email to : todd.shea@noaa.gov

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