Experimental Bulleted Winter Storm and Non Precipitation Products

...EXPERIMENTAL BULLETED WINTER STORM AND NON PRECIPITATION
PRODUCTS TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 8 2009...

BEGINNING TUESDAY DECEMBER 8 2009 AND CONTINUING THROUGH
SATURDAY MAY 29 2010...SELECT NWS WEATHER FORECAST OFFICES /WFO/
ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES /CONUS/ WILL ISSUE WINTER
WEATHER /WSW/ AND NON PRECIPITATION /NPW/ WATCH...WARNING AND
ADVISORY PRODUCTS USING AN EXPERIMENTAL BULLET FORMAT. THE NWS IS
REQUESTING COMMENTS THROUGH MAY 29 2010 AT /USE LOWERCASE/:

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

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 FROM
DURING HAZARDOUS WINTER AND NON-PRECIPITATION EVENTS. DURING THE
EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD...WFOS MAY TEMPORARILY REVERT BACK TO THE
CURRENT...NON-BULLET FORMAT...TO MAINTAIN MISSION CRITICAL
WARNING SERVICES.

A PRODUCT DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT /PDD/ FOR THESE EXPERIMENTAL
PRODUCTS...WHICH INCLUDES EXAMPLES OF BULLET FORMATTED WSW AND
NPW PRODUCTS...IS ONLINE AT /USE LOWERCASE/:

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

A LIST OF WFOS TAKING PART IN THE TEST IS ONLINE AT 
/USE LOWERCASE/:

  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/RESOURCES/WFOS.PDF

UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD AND THE CLOSE OF
THE PUBLIC COMMENT 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 COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT:

  PAUL STOKOLS
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
  FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH
  1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY
  SILVER SPRING MARYLAND 20910
  301-713-1867 X139
  PAUL.STOKOLS@NOAA.GOV

NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE ONLINE AT 
/USE LOWERCASE/:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OS/NOTIF.HTM



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