We Want Your Feedback about the Latest Extreme Cold Episode

The Post Storm Survey

The objective of this Post Storm Survey (PSS) is to gain insight into decision-making related to hazardous winter weather.  This information will be vital for the weather forecasting community in learning to better communicate the threat of hazardous weather. This research is one of the critical tools in bridging the gap between the weather community and users. 
This survey and its results do not constitute an endorsement by the NWS of any information, products or services within this project.

We Want Your Feedback About the 
Latest Extreme Cold Episode
Take the Survey Here!

How it works:

Following an exceptionally cold period that requires a Wind Chill Advisory or Wind Chill Warning to be issued by your local National Weather Service office, this short online survey will be available at the link above for anyone to complete.
For more details please view this slideshow.

What's New This Season?
Due to the great success of the survey, an effort was made to keep it active. Project mentors Matt Taraldsen, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, and meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Duluth, MN composed a team of six SCSU students to take on a new focus for the
2012-2013 winter season. The Post Storm Survey will now be activated following Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings to assess the understanding and impacts of extreme cold.
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More Information 
The Post Storm Survey's History
The Post Storm Survey was created in 2007 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.
Over the past 5 years the Post Storm Survey has spread to over a dozen states, been active following two dozen winter storms and collected over 8500 responses. Find more information and links to the preliminary results below.
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Tools For Survey Partners  
Template for News of the Day Story  
Post Storm Survey Development  
Post Storm Survey Responses & Results 2008-2010  
Peak Performance Newsletter Article, An Innovative Partnership to Help Improve Dissemination And Customer Use of Critical Weather Information (page 10)  

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





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