Experimental use of bulleted Winter Storm and Non Precipitation products

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
900 AM WED NOV 25 2009

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

FROM NOW UNTIL MAY 29 2010...THE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE /WFO MKX/ 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...MKX 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/PDD/Bulleted_WSW_NPW_PDD.pdf

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE REQUESTED THROUGH MAY 29 2010:

  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
PRECEDE WITH THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF BULLETIZED WSW/NPW PRODUCTS
NATIONWIDE.

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

  JEFF CRAVEN OR RUSTY KAPELA
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
  MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
  (262) 965-2074

  jeffrey.craven@noaa.gov

  rusty.kapela@noaa.gov



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