Your feedback wanted for Mon. Snow and Blowing Snow




Were you affected by the blizzard conditions that affected portions of central and eastern North Dakota Monday? If so, we want your feedback. Please take the short Post Storm Survey.

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This winter season will be the first year the Grand Forks NWS forecast office participtes in the Post Storm Survey project. Be sure to check back here, the Grand Forks NWS homepage, after a winter storm to take the survey!

This is an online survey that will ask a few specific questions about how you received the winter storm information, how you perceived the threat of the storm, what steps you took to prepare and how your plans changed due to the storm. You are encouraged to take this short survey following each winter storm that afftected you. 

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.

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.


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 winter weather threats in the future.            



To learn more about the background and details of the Post Storm Survey view the PSS Slideshow. (pdf file may take a min to download. 1.2 MB)

To view the survey questions and responses from the test season,  see the PSS Results slideshow. (pdf file may take a min to download. 2.1 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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