The National Weather Service in Des Moines, IA will be broadcasting web-based briefings prior to significant severe weather, flood and extreme winter weather events. The web-based briefings, known as Hazardous Weather Briefings (HWB), will be found in the “IN THE NEWS” section of the NWS Des Moines website. The HWBs will include information about upcoming significant events including a meteorological or hydrologic discussion, what the threat is, and when and where it will occur. HWBs will include graphics with a meteorologist narrating the information. Most HWBs will be less than five minutes in length. Look for the HWB in the hours leading up to a potentially significant event.
The HWB will be ideal for emergency managers, spotters, the media and others who are interesting in preparing for a significant weather event.
The HWB will be located at www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/briefing. When a HWB is valid, the HWB website will be linked to the "IN THE NEWS" section of the NWS Des Moines website. When there is no valid HWB, a message will direct viewers back to the NWS Des Moines website.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Johnson at the National Weather Service, Des Moines, IA.