A Change in the Style of Some Products

Effective today, a few of the products the National Weather Service in Louisville issues will come out as normal text, instead of ALL CAPS and ellipses (...).  These products include our Area Forecast Discussion (AFDLMK), our Public Information Statement (PNSLMK), and our Regional Weather Summary (RWSLMK).  We are one of four offices testing this change, with the eventual goal of having all offices use this format.  It is also being tested tomorrow at the Spokane, WA (OTX), Tallahassee, FL (TAE), and Pleasant Hill, MO (EAX) offices.

As an example, here is the top few lines of the early morning Area Forecast Discussion from this office:

FXUS63 KLMK 030845
443 AM EDT MON OCT 03 2011

.Short Term (Today and Tonight)...

With an omega block centered over the continental U.S., dry weather
will continue for today. An upper level low spinning over the New
England States has already begun to push mid level clouds into
southeast Indiana and the Bluegrass region. Expect slow progress
westward with these clouds this afternoon with the best coverage
(partly cloudy) remaining over the Bluegrass and southeast Indiana



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