Post Storm Survey Responses

   This survey was created by Matt Taraldsen, a meteorology student at St. Cloud State University, under the guidance of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor Dr. Anthony Hansen, Communication Studies professor Suzanne Stangl-Erkens and meteorologists from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Duluth, Minnesota. This survey and its results do not constitute an endorsement by the NWS of any information, products or services within this project.

2008-2009 Post Storm Survey Responses
(pdf file may take a min to download. 2 MB)

The objective of this Post Storm Survey (PSS) is to gain insight into decision-making related to hazardous winter weather, as well as providing a critical tool in bridging the gap between the weather community and users.  This information will be vital for the weather forecasting community to improve communicating the threat of hazardous winter weather.

The winter season of 2008-2009 was a huge succes for the Post Storm Survey with over 2700 responses following eight significant weather events. 

Although the survey was produced and is maintained by
St. Cloud State University, the responses and findings will greatly enhance the National Weather Service's ability to 
convey future winter weather threats. 

View Survey Responses Broken Down By Event
(pdf file may take a min to download)


Background into the Development of 
the Post Storm Survey

(pdf file may take a min to download. 1.5 MB) 


For additional information on how the NWS is involved with this project how the data will be used to improve NWS products and services, please contact Amanda.

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