Experimental Bulleted Winter and Non-Precipitation Products

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
800 AM MST WED DEC 2 2009

SUBJECT: EXPERIMENTAL USE OF BULLETED WINTER STORM /WSW/ AND
         NON PRECIPITATION /NPW/ WATCH...WARNING AND ADVISORY
         PRODUCTS

BEGINNING DECEMBER 8 2009 AND ENDING MAY 29 2010...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ GRAND JUNCTION /GJT/ WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
/WFO/ WILL ISSUE WINTER WEATHER /WSW/ AND NON PRECIPITATION /NPW/
WATCH...WARNING AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS USING AN EXPERIMENTAL BULLET
FORMAT. THE EXPERIMENTAL BULLET FORMAT IS SIMILAR TO THE CURRENT
FORMAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS. IT IS
EASIER FOR USERS TO READ AND TO QUICKLY GATHER VITAL INFORMATION
DURING HAZARDOUS STORM EVENTS. DURING THE TEST PERIOD...GJT WFO MAY
TEMPORARILY REVERT BACK TO THE CURRENT...NON-BULLET FORMAT...TO
MAINTAIN MISSION CRITICAL WARNING SERVICES.

A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ WITH A LINK FOR PRODUCT
EXAMPLES OF THE BULLET FORMAT IS AVAILABLE AT /USE LOWERCASE/:

   HTTP://PRODUCTS.WEATHER.GOV/VIEWLISTE.PHP

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE REQUESTED THROUGH MAY 29 2010 AT
/USE LOWERCASE/:

   HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=WSWNPW

UPON THE COMPLETION OF THIS EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD...THE NWS WILL
EVALUATE ALL RECEIVED COMMENTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO
PROCEED WITH A NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF BULLETED WSW/NPW PRODUCTS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT:

    JIM PRINGLE
    WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    GRAND JUNCTION WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE
    970-243-7007 EXT 726
    JAMES.PRINGLE@NOAA.GOV



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