Bulleted Winter Storm and Non Precipitation Products Begin December 8

Experimental Use of Bulleted Winter Storm and Non Precipitation Watch,Warning and Advisory Products
         
Beginning December 8, 2009 and ending May 29, 2010, the Jackson, Kentucky Weather Forecast Office /WFO/ will begin modifying the Winter Weather /WSW/ and Non Precipitation /NPW/ formats to produce experimental bulleted Watch, Warning and Advisory products with a format similar to Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warnings. These formats are easier for users to read and quickly gather vital information during hazardous winter and non-precipitation events.  During the test period the Jackson WFO may temporarily revert back to the current format to maintain mission critical warning services.
 
A product description document /PDD/ for these experimental products including a list of other affected WFOS and examples of the bullet formatted WSW and NPW products are available at: 

 http://products.weather.gov/viewsite.php

 Public comments are requested through May 29, 2010 at:
 
http://www.weather.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=wswnpw
 
Upon the completion of this experimental period, the National Weather Service will evaluate all received comments to determine whether or not to proceed with the full implementation of bulleted WSW/NPW products nationwide.

 If you have comments or questions regarding the experimental use of bulleted Winter Storm and Non Precipitation products please contact:

Jim Maczko, WFO Jackson Warning Coordination Meteorologist

email: james.maczko@noaa.gov 

Phone: (606) 666-2560 x 726

 

 

 

 


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